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18 Reasons Why We Still Love You, Woody Allen
Magnificent moments from the real King Of Comedy

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12. Woody Contemplating Suicide

Film:  Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

Critically acclaimed and very popular at the box office, Hannah And Her Sisters achieved the rare feat of winning the Best Supporting Actor and Actress Oscars for Michael Caine and Dianne Wiest’s work, like Julia before it in 1977 and The Fighter after it.

The story itself sees Woody’s character somewhat in the sidelines as the film's ensemble cast tells the tale of a complicated New York family’s complicated lives, with three main arcs set around a Fanny and Alexander-like family gathering, Thanksgiving.

Though Roger Ebert might have said it was "the best movie [Woody Allen] has ever made", we’re still not so sure – Annie Hall and Manhattan put up a damn good fight in our books. That said, many set-ups are undeniably brilliant, such as the rifle scene and its ensuing debate on the meaning of life. And Groucho Marx’s place in it, of course.

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