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Directed byWoody Allen
Produced byRobert Greenhut
Written byWoody Allen
Narrated byPatrick Horgan
Music byDick Hyman
CinematographyGordon Willis
Edited bySusan E. Morse
Distributed byWarner Bros.[1]
Release date
  • July 15, 1983 (1983-07-15)
Running time
79 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States[2]
Box officeUS$11.8 million[1]

Zelig is a 1983 American mockumentary film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen and Mia Farrow. Allen plays Leonard Zelig, a nondescript enigma, who, apparently out of his desire to fit in and be liked, unwittingly takes on the characteristics of strong personalities around him. The film, presented as a documentary, recounts his period of intense celebrity in the 1920s, including analyses by contemporary intellectuals.

The film was nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Costume Design. It was well-received by critics, receiving a 100% rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

  1. ^ a b c Zelig at Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  2. ^ "Zelig (1983)". British Film Institute. Retrieved December 5, 2018.