Actor and director Woody Allen speaks after he received the honorary doctorate of the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, June 14, 2007.
Allen was born Dec. 1, 1935, and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. He started out at the age of 15 writing jokes and selling one-liners to gossip columns. He worked as stand-up comedian and directed his first film, "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" in 1966