Allen Surprised He's Considered Influential
Oscar-winning director Woody Allen is amazed he's considered a legend of the movie business, because he doesn't think his films have been influential.
The 71-year-old, who has three Academy Awards, always felt the movies of directors such as Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg appealed more to the next generation of filmmakers than his own.
He says, "Oddly enough, over the years I've never felt that I have influenced anyone.
"I don't mean that to sound like false modesty, but I could always feel the influence of my contemporaries Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Altman, Steven Spielberg but I have never seen my influence on anyone."