Woody himself may have shed some light upon the issue: "For some reason I'm more appreciated in France than I am back home," he once remarked. "The subtitles must be incredibly good!"
[In 2003, Allen appeared in a promotional video for the French bureau of tourism. Allen said it was time to bury the hatchet over France's opposition to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He urged fellow Americans to travel to France, eat french fries, and French kiss!]
[Allen was once named one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history by Empire magazine (#89).]