About

Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, and others.

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Directed by

Woody Allen

Written by

Woody Allen (Writer)

Runtime

79 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

You wanted more when it was all over!

Cast

Keywords

paris, france mockumentary psychiatrist celebrity great depression 1930s 1920s chameleon newsreel footage electroconvulsive therapy

Lists

#408 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#658 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography Gordon Willis

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design