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Diane Keaton

Originally from California, Diane Keaton studied acting at Manhattan's Neighborhood Playhouse. On Broadway, she met actor/director Woody Allen and appeared in his 1969 stage hit Play It Again, Sam. The following year, Keaton made her film debut in the comedy Lovers and Other Strangers and rose to fame as the girlfriend of Al Pacino's Michael Corleone in the 1972 blockbuster The Godfather.

That same year, she and Allen reprised Play It Again, Sam for the cameras, and he again directed her in Sleeper. This was followed by The Godfather: Part II and Allen's Love and Death.

In 1977, Allen completed his fourth film with Keaton, Annie Hall, an autobiographical portrait of the couple's real-life romance, for which Keaton won the Academy Award for Best Actress as well as a Golden Globe Award. That same year, she also headlined the controversial drama Looking for Mr. Goodbar. Two more films with Allen, 1978's Interiors and 1979's Manhattan, followed.

Keaton starred in and received an Oscar nomination for Warren Beatty's epic film Reds. After publishing two photography books, she directed a documentary, a music video, a Twin Peaks episode and a cable movie. In 1996, she co-starred with Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn in the comedy smash hit The First Wives Club and earned another Oscar nomination for her work in Marvin's Room. In 1998, Keaton starred in The Only Thrill and followed that in 1999 with The Other Sister.

More recently, she has been alternating between directing and acting, helming the feature Hanging Up (2000) and episodes of the television series Paradise. For her role as Erica Barry, whose daughter's date is an older man (Jack Nicholson) who generally prefers young women but finds himself attracted to Keaton's character in the big-budget feature Something's Gotta Give, Keaton won her second Golden Globe Award and her fourth Oscar nomination. Her recent releases include The Family Stone and Terminal Impact, the latter which she narrated.

Keaton, who never married, adopted a baby girl in January 1996 and a baby boy in 2001.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Diane Keaton Facts

Birth NameDiane Hall
OccupationActress, Director, Producer
BirthdayJanuary 5, 1946 (77)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 7½" (1m71)  How tall is Diane Keaton compared to you?
Awards2004 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical (for Something's Gotta Give)
1978 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Annie Hall)
1978 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Annie Hall)

Selected Filmography

Finding Dory
Baby Boom
Radio Days
The Family Stone
The Godfather
The Only Thrill
The Godfather Part II
Father Of The Bride/Father Of The Bride 2 2-Movie Collection
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