Every Prominent Male Actor Who Has Worked With Woody Allen and Said Nothing

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On Thursday, Colin Firth became the latest actor who has appeared in a Woody Allen film to drop his support for the disgraced director. In response to an inquiry from the Guardian, Firth (who starred in 2014’s Magic in the Moonlight) stated, “I wouldn’t work with him again.”


Firth’s statement is notable not only because it adds to the momentum against Allen, but because he’s one of just a handful of men—along with Timotheé Chalamet, David Krumholtz, and Griffin Newman—who have expressed some form of regret about working with the director, who was first accused in 1992 of molesting his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was a child. (Allen has denied the allegations).

More male actors coming forward to denounce working with Allen is important, because as we’re seeing with the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, the onus to take responsibility and seek meaningful change has unfairly fallen on the shoulders of women, who are already struggling to gain equal footing in other parts of the industry, like pay. Actresses led the charge in standing in support of Farrow and renouncing their roles in Allen’s films—and indirectly contributing to Farrow’s pain. After Ellen Page condemned working with Allen last November, four actresses have since followed suit. Women continue to carry more than their fair share of the burden.

For example, Kate Winslet and Selena Gomez have both been immensely (and rightfully) criticized for defending their decisions to work with Allen. But their male peers—like the newly “woke” Justin Timberlake, who co-starred with Winslet in 2017's Wonder Wheel—have managed to elude the same kind of bad press entirely, largely because they haven’t been asked about working with Allen in the same way, if at all.

That dichotomy showed up in full force nearly two weeks ago at the Golden Globes. Sexism and sexual harassment dominated the conversation—among women. Although many supposed male allies were dressed in black and wearing Time’s Up pins, none of those honored at the ceremony mentioned the issue at all. No calls for Hollywood to change, no pledges to support women, nothing.

It always comes down to the same question: What do we expect these men to say? There are plenty who would argue that they’re damned if they do, damned if they don’t: Speak up and risk not saying the right thing and be harangued in the press (see: Matt Damon) or stay silent and be similarly dogged by your silence. Tough shit. As we’ve already seen, women don’t have the luxury of hiding in moral gray areas: They’ve had to share painful, traumatic stories of abuse to get us to this moment of reckoning, leaving themselves vulnerable to the kind of backlash all victims of sexual violence receive. The very least men can do is show a modicum of solidarity and risk leaving their comfort zones for the length of an acceptance speech or press release.


In the latest episode of his new podcast Keep It!, host Ira Madison III listed the men who have starred in Woody Allen movies in the last 10 years and have so far remained silent. In the same spirit, we’ve listed the male stars of Allen’s films since 1992, when details surrounding the allegations of Allen’s sexual assault of adopted daughter Dylan Farrow first surfaced. If you see one of them, maybe you can ask them why they haven’t spoken out against him.

A note: Alec Baldwin (Blue Jasmine, To Rome with Love) is not on this list because he has responded to the allegations against Allen—and defended him. He tweeted that the “renunciation” of Allen and his work is “unfair and sad,” and doubts that the abuse ever took place.


Jude Law, A Rainy Day in New York (2018)

Diego Luna, A Rainy Day in New York (2018)

Liev Schreiber, A Rainy Day in New York (2018)

Justin Timberlake, Wonder Wheel (2017)

Jim Belushi, Wonder Wheel (2017)

Steve Carell, Café Society (2016)

Jesse Eisenberg, Café Society (2016), To Rome With Love (2012)

Corey Stoll, Café Society (2016), Midnight in Paris (2011)

Joaquin Phoenix, Irrational Man (2015)

Hamish Linklater, Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Peter Sarsgaard, Blue Jasmine (2013)

Andrew Dice Clay, Blue Jasmine (2013)

Michael Stuhlbarg, Blue Jasmine (2013)

Bobby Cannavale, Blue Jasmine (2013)

Louis C.K., Blue Jasmine (2013)

Roberto Benigni, To Rome With Love (2012)

Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris (2011)

Adrien Brody, Midnight in Paris (2011)

Michael Sheen, Midnight in Paris (2011)

Tom Hiddleston, Midnight in Paris (2011)

Antonio Banderas, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

Josh Brolin, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

Anthony Hopkins, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

Larry David, Whatever Works (2009)

Ed Begley Jr., Whatever Works (2009)

Kevin Dunn, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Chris Messina, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Colin Farrell, Cassandra’s Dream (2007)

Ewan McGregor, Cassandra’s Dream (2007)

Hugh Jackman, Scoop (2006)

Ian McShane, Scoop (2006)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Match Point (2005)

Matthew Goode, Match Point (2005)

Brian Cox, Match Point (2005)

Jonny Lee Miller, Melinda and Melinda (2004)

Will Ferrell, Melinda and Melinda (2004)

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Melinda and Melinda (2004)

Wallace Shawn, Melinda and Melinda (2004), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Josh Brolin, Melinda and Melinda (2005)

Steve Carell, Melinda and Melinda (2005)

Jason Biggs, Anything Else (2003)

Danny DeVito, Anything Else (2003)

Jimmy Fallon, Anything Else (2003)

Adrian Grenier, Anything Else (2003), Celebrity (1998)

Treat Williams, Hollywood Ending (2002)

Dan Aykroyd, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Hugh Grant, Small Time Crooks (2000)

Michael Rapaport, Small Time Crooks (2000), Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

Jon Lovitz, Small Time Crooks (2000)

Sean Penn, Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Anthony LaPaglia, Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Kenneth Branagh, Celebrity (1998)

Leonardo DiCaprio, Celebrity (1998)

Joe Mantegna, Celebrity (1998)

Hank Azaria, Celebrity (1998)

J.K. Simmons, Celebrity (1998)

Sam Rockwell, Celebrity (1998)

Billy Crystal, Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Bob Balaban, Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Tobey Maguire, Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Paul Giamatti, Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Stanley Tucci, Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Alan Alda, Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

Edward Norton, Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

Tim Roth, Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

John Cusack, Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Chazz Palminteri, Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Rob Reiner, Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Jim Broadbent, Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Harvey Fierstein, Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Correction: this post originally said that Kevin Dunn appeared in To Rome With Love. In fact, he appeared in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. In addition, we have updated the post to include the actors who appeared in Cassandra’s Dream.

Isha is a staff reporter who covers pop culture, representation in media, and your new faves.