Zelig (1983)

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  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1983-07-15
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 814 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 19min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Woody Allen
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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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  • Woody Allen

    as Leonard Zelig
  • Mia Farrow

    as Dr. Eudora Nesbitt Fletcher
  • Patrick Horgan

    as The Narrator (voice)
  • John Buckwalter

    as Dr. Sindell
  • Marvin Chatinover

    as Glandular Diagnosis Doctor
  • Stanley Swerdlow

    as Mexican Food Doctor
  • Paul Nevens

    as Dr. Birsky
  • Howard Erskine

    as Hypodermic Doctor
  • Richard Whiting

    as Other Doctor
  • Ralph Bell

    as Other Doctor
  • Will Hussung

    as Other Doctor
  • Gale Hansen

    as Freshman #1
  • Michael Jeter

    as Freshman #2
  • Peter McRobbie

    as Workers Rally Speaker
  • Richard Litt

    as Charles Koslow
  • Mary Louise Wilson

    as Sister Ruth
  • Alice Beardsley

    as Telephone Operator
  • Paula Trueman

    as Woman on Telephone
  • Garrett M. Brown

    as Actor Zelig
  • Marianne Tatum

    as Actress Fletcher
  • Charles Denny

    as Actor Doctor
  • Michael Kell

    as Actor Koslow
  • John Rothman

    as Paul Deghuee
  • Deborah Rush

    as Lita Fox
  • Stanley Simmonds

    as Lita's Lawyer
  • Robert Berger

    as Zelig's Lawyer
  • Jeanine Jackson

    as Helen Gray
  • John Doumanian

    as Greek Waiter
  • Willy Holt

    as Rally Chancellor
  • Susan Sontag

    as Susan Sontag - Contemporary Interviews
  • Saul Bellow

    as Saul Bellow - Contemporary Interviews
  • Irving Howe

    as Irving Howe - Contemporary Interviews
  • Marshall Cole Sr.

    as Calvin Turner - Contemporary Interviews
  • Ellen Garrison

    as Older Dr. Fletcher - Contemporary Interviews
  • Jack Cannon

    as Mike Geibell - Contemporary Interviews
  • Theodore R. Smits

    as Ted Bierbauer - Contemporary Interviews
  • Sherman Loud

    as Older Paul Deghuee - Contemporary Interviews
  • Elizabeth Rothschild

    as Older Sister Meryl Fletcher - Contemporary Interviews
  • Kuno Sponholz

    as Oswald Pohl - Contemporary Interviews
  • Ed Herlihy

    as Pathe News Announcer (voice)
  • Dwight Weist

    as Hearst Metrotone Announcer (voice)
  • George Hamlin

    as Experimental Drugs Doctor
  • Robert Iglesia

    as Man in Barber Chair
  • Eli Resnick

    as Man in Park
  • Edward McPhillips

    as Scotsman
  • Sol Lomita

    as Martin Geist
  • Ed Lane

    as Man on Telephone
  • Sharon Ferrol-Young

    as Miss Baker
  • Dimitri Vassilopoulos

    as Martinez
  • Stephanie Farrow

    as Sister Meryl
  • Francis Beggins

    as City Hall Speaker
  • Jean Trowbridge

    as Dr. Fletcher's Mother
  • Ken Chapin

    as On-Camera Interviewer
  • Gerald Klein

    as Hearst Guest
  • Vincent Jerman-Jerosa

    as Hearst Guest
  • Erma Campbell

    as Zelig's Wife
  • Anton Marco

    as Wrist Victim
  • Louise Deitch

    as House-Painting Victim
  • Bernice Dowis

    as Vilification Woman
  • Bernie Herold

    as Carter Dean
  • Elizabeth Kaitan

    as German Girl (uncredited)
  • Arthur Anderson

    as Other Doctor (uncredited)
  • Mae Questel

    as Voice of Helen Kane (uncredited)
  • Bubba Dean Rambo

    as Charleston Dancer (uncredited)
  • Kim Johnston Ulrich

    as Beauty Contestant (uncredited)
  • William Haines

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Dorothy Mackaill

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Josephine Baker

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Michael Blevins

    as Lizard Dancer (uncredited)
  • Fanny Brice

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Wilhelm Brückner

    as Self - Walking Behind Hitler (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • James Cagney

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Al Capone

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Charlie Chaplin

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Calvin Coolidge

    as Self - Pinning Medal (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Marion Davies

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Dolores del Río

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Sepp Dietrich

    as Self - with Hitler and Streicher (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Joe DiMaggio

    as Self - Playing Baseball (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Marie Dressler

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Lou Gehrig

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Joseph Goebbels

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Harold 'Red' Grange

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Hermann Göring

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Jon Hayden

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • William Randolph Hearst

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Rudolf Heß

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Adolf Hitler

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Bobby Jones

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Robert Ley

    as Self - with Goebbels (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Charles A. Lindbergh

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Carole Lombard

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Adolphe Menjou

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Tom Mix

    as Self - At San Simeon (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Franz Pfeffer von Salomon

    as Self with Hitler and Streicher (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Mae Questel

    as Helen Kane (voice) (uncredited)
  • Billy Rose

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Babe Ruth

    as Self - Swinging Bat (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Julius Schaub

    as Self - Walking Behind Hitler (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Gregor Strasser

    as Self - With Back to Hitler (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Julius Streicher

    as Self - With Hitler and Hess (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Franz von Epp

    as Self - With Goebbels and Ley (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Walker

    as Self - Mayor of New York (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Ruth Leon Weiman

    as Mother of a Graduate (uncredited)
  • Tug Wilson

    as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Claire Windsor

    as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Camera Gordon Willis Director of Photography
Directing Woody Allen Director
Editing Susan E. Morse Editor
Production Charles H. Joffe Executive Producer
Production Jack Rollins Executive Producer
Sound Dick Hyman Original Music Composer
Production Robert Greenhut Producer
Writing Woody Allen Writer
Production Michael Peyser Associate Producer
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Costume & Make-Up John Caglione Jr. Makeup Artist
Art Speed Hopkins Art Direction
Art Mel Bourne Production Design
Production Michael Peyser Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Santo Loquasto Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Romaine Greene Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Werner Sherer Hairstylist
Art Leslie Bloom Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Fern Buchner Makeup Designer
Sound Dan Sable Supervising Sound Editor
Crew John Edward Allen Thanks
Crew Ken Murray Thanks
Directing Kay Chapin Script Supervisor
Crew Irwin Young Thanks
Editing Pamela Scott Arnold Assistant Editor
Crew James Fanning Transportation Captain
Sound James Sabat Production Sound Mixer
Visual Effects Stuart Robertson Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound Louis Sabat Boom Operator
Sound Rick Dior Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Paula Herold Casting Associate
Production Timothy M. Bourne Location Manager
Crew David J. Schweitzer Special Effects
Camera Kerry Hayes Still Photographer
Crew Patrick Hogan Driver
Lighting Ray Quinlan Gaffer
Crew Gail Sicilia Unit Publicist
Production Helen Robin Production Coordinator
Camera Dick Mingalone Camera Operator
Camera Ronald Burke Grip
Editing Richard Nord Assistant Editor
Crew Cosmo Sorice Scenic Artist
Sound Frank Graziadei Sound Recordist
Art James Mazzola Property Master
Directing Frederic B. Blankfein First Assistant Director
Directing Tony Gittelson Second Assistant Director
Production Ezra Swerdlow Unit Manager
Directing Duncan Scott Additional Second Assistant Director
Directing Jim Chory Additional Second Assistant Director
Directing Thomas A. Reilly Assistant Director
Sound Marjorie Deutsch Sound Editor
Art Janet Rosenbloom Set Decoration
Art Joseph Badalucco Jr. Lead Set Dresser
Crew James Sorice Key Scenic Artist
Camera Douglas C. Hart Assistant Camera
Camera Bob Paone Second Assistant Camera
Sound Roy B. Yokelson Sound Engineer
Crew Danny Daniels Choreographer
Camera Robert Ward Key Grip
Art Arne Olsen Construction Grip
Lighting Robert Connors Best Boy Electric
Costume & Make-Up Tom McKinley Costume Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Richard Hornung Costume Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Lyn Carroll Costume Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Bill Christians Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Lancey Saunders Clough Wardrobe Supervisor
Art Joan Lopate Art Department Coordinator
Production Todd M. Thaler Assistant Production Coordinator
Crew Carl Turnquest Projection
Art Cheryl Hill Location Scout
Art Carol Nast Location Scout
Art Susan Rollins Location Scout
Art Ken Rothstein Location Scout
Sound Lynn Sable Apprentice Sound Editor
Sound Janet Lund Robbins Apprentice Sound Editor
Sound Randall Coleman Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Gina Roose Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Fred Rosenberg Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Harry Peck Bolles Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Jeffrey Stern Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Debra Bard Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Suzanne Pillsbury Assistant Sound Editor