Zelig (1983)

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  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1983-07-15
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 482 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 19min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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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.

Zelig Trailer

  • 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
  • Elizabeth Kaitan

    as German Girl (uncredited)
  • Howard Erskine

    as Hypodermic Doctor
  • Richard Whiting

    as Other Doctor
  • Gale Hansen

    as Freshman #1
  • Michael Jeter

    as Freshman #2
  • Peter McRobbie

    as Workers Rally Speaker
  • Mary Louise Wilson

    as Sister Ruth
  • Alice Beardsley

    as Telephone Operator
  • Paula Trueman

    as Woman on Telephone
  • Garrett M. Brown

    as Actor Zelig
  • Richard Litt

    as Charles 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
  • Ed Herlihy

    as Pathe News Announcer (voice)
  • Dwight Weist

    as Hearst Metrotone Announcer (voice)
  • 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)
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Directing Woody Allen Director
Writing Woody Allen Writer
Camera Gordon Willis Director of Photography
Production Robert Greenhut Producer
Art Leslie Bloom Set Decoration
Production Helen Robin Production Coordinator
Production Charles H. Joffe Executive Producer
Production Jack Rollins Executive Producer
Editing Susan E. Morse Editor
Art Mel Bourne Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Fern Buchner Makeup Designer
Costume & Make-Up Romaine Greene Hair Designer
Directing Frederic B. Blankfein Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up John Caglione Jr. Makeup Artist
Lighting Ray Quinlan Gaffer
Sound Dan Sable Supervising Sound Editor
Sound James Sabat Production Sound Mixer
Sound Dick Hyman Original Music Composer
Production Ezra Swerdlow Unit Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Santo Loquasto Costume Design
Crew Gail Sicilia Unit Publicist
Production Timothy M. Bourne Location Manager
Editing Richard Nord Assistant Editor
Production Michael Peyser Production Manager
Production Michael Peyser Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Joseph Badalucco Jr. Set Dressing Manager
Crew James Fanning Transportation Captain
Crew Ken Murray Thanks
Crew John Edward Allen Thanks
Art Speed Hopkins Art Direction
Editing Pamela Scott Arnold Assistant Editor
Art James Mazzola Property Master
Crew David J. Schweitzer Special Effects
Camera Kerry Hayes Still Photographer
Production Paula Herold Casting Associate
Crew Cosmo Sorice Scenic Artist
Sound Rick Dior Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Visual Effects Stuart Robertson Visual Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Werner Sherer Hairstylist
Sound Frank Graziadei Sound Recordist
Camera Dick Mingalone Camera Operator
Directing Kay Chapin Script Supervisor
Crew Irwin Young Thanks
Sound Louis Sabat Boom Operator
Camera Ronald Burke Grip
Camera Robert Ward Grip
Crew Patrick Hogan Driver