Paul Frederic Simon provided songs for the romantic comedy-drama ‘The Graduate’ (1967), and composed music for satirical comedy ‘Shampoo’ (1975), before making his acting debut in the role of ‘music producer’ in 1977 romantic-comedy ‘Annie Hall.’
Simon appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live’ episodes on 14 occasions (1975-2008). In satirical TV-movie ‘All You Need is Cash’ (1978) he featured as himself. He wrote, starred in a cameo, and composed music for film ‘One-Trick Pony’ (1980).
Simon composed music for documentary ‘The Statue of Liberty’ (1985), comedy-drama film ‘Mother’ (1996), and animated film ‘The Wild Thornberrys Movie’ (2002). He appeared as ‘Simple Simon’ in TV-film ‘Mother Goose Rock n Rhyme’ (1990), and featured in series ‘Millennium’ (1999), and comedy-drama ‘The Great Buck Howard’ (2008).
In 1998, Simon wrote and produced Broadway musical ‘The Capeman.’ He provided voice for animated film ‘Henry & Me’ (2014). In 2015, he appeared in sketch-comedy series ‘Portlandia,’ sitcom ‘Welcome to Sweden,’ and ‘40th Anniversary Special of Saturday Night Live.’ He composed music and featured in ‘Horace & Pete’ (2016).
One of the greatest movies of all-time, Annie Hall tells the story of comedian Alvy Singer who is trying to figure out the ups and downs of his failed relationship with singer Annie Hall. Alvy speaks directly to the audience, dissecting his childhood and relationships while revealing surreal and emotional moments from his life.
Defying his father, a young man, Troy, who is an aspiring writer, looks for a way to gain some meaningful experience in his life. He soon takes a job with a well-known mentalist named Buck Howard, who is trying to revive his fading career.
This drama film tells the story of an aging rock star who is trying to put together a new album, although he hasn’t had a hit for a long time. Meanwhile he is also trying to save his marriage, and restore his relationship with his estranged wife, Marion, and his young son.
Paul Simon Awards
|The Paul Simon Special||Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special||1978|
|The Graduate||Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture||1969|
|Winner||Record of the Year||1988|
|Winner||Album of the Year||1987|
|Winner||Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male||1976|
|Winner||Album of the Year||1976|
|Winner||Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)||1971|
|Winner||Song of the Year||1971|
|Winner||Best Contemporary Song||1971|
|Winner||Album of the Year||1971|
|Winner||Record of the Year||1971|
|The Graduate||Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special||1969|
|Winner||Record of the Year||1969|
|Winner||Best Contemporary Pop Performance - Vocal Duo or Group||1969|