Why Woody Allen Rarely Casts Woody Allen These Days

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Photo: TIZIANA FABI/2011 AFP

"I got too old," the filmmaker groans to The Talks. "You can imagine how frustrating it is when I do these movies with Scarlett Johansson and Naomi Watts and the other guys get them and I am the director ... I don’t like that. I like to be the one that sits opposite them in the restaurant, looks in their eyes and lies to them. So if I can’t do that, it’s not much fun to play in the movies."