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Diane Keaton



After rising to fame in a series of hit Woody Allen comedies, Diane Keaton went on to enjoy a successful film career both as an actress and as a director. Born Diane Hall on January 5, 1946, in Los Angeles, she studied acting at Manhattan's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater and in 1968 understudied in Hair. On Broadway she met actor/director Allen and appeared in his 1969 stage hit Play It Again, Sam. In 1970, Keaton made her film debut in the comedy Lovers and Other Strangers and rose to fame as the paramour of Al Pacino's Michael Corleone in the 1972 blockbuster The Godfather. That same year, she and Allen -- with whom Keaton had become romantically involved offscreen -- reprised Play It Again, Sam for the cameras, and in 1973 he directed her in Sleeper. The Godfather Part II followed, as did Allen's Love and Death. All of these films enjoyed great success, and Keaton stood on the verge of becoming a major star; however, when her next two pictures -- 1976's I Will, I Will for Now and Harry and Walter Go to New York -- both flopped, she returned to the stage to star in The Primary English Class.



In 1977, Allen released his fourth film with Keaton, Annie Hall. A clearly autobiographical portrait of the couple's real-life romance, it was a landmark, bittersweet, soul-searching tale which brought a new level of sophistication to comedy in films. Not only did the film itself win an Academy Award for Best Picture, but Keaton garnered Best Actress honors. That same year, she also headlined the controversial drama Looking for Mr. Goodbar. Two more films with Allen, 1978's Bergmanesque Interiors and the 1979 masterpiece Manhattan followed; however, when the couple separated, Keaton began a romance with Warren Beatty, with whom she co-starred in the 1981 epic Reds; she earned a Best Actress nomination for her work in Beatty's film. Continuing to pursue more dramatic projects, she next co-starred in 1982's Shoot the Moon, followed by a pair of box-office disappointments, The Little Drummer Girl and Mrs. Soffel. The 1986 Crimes of the Heart was a minor success, and a year later she made her directorial debut with the documentary Heaven.



Keaton's next starring role in the domestic comedy Baby Boom (1987) was a smash, and after close to a decade apart, she and Allen reunited for Radio Days, in which she briefly appeared as a singer. Upon starring in 1988's disappointing The Good Mother, she began splitting her time between acting and directing. In between appearing in films including 1990's The Godfather Part III, 1991's hit Father of the Bride, and 1992's telefilm Running Mates, she helmed music videos, afterschool specials (1990's The Girl with the Crazy Brother), and TV features (1991's Wildflower). She even directed an episode of the David Lynch cult favorite Twin Peaks. After stepping in for Mia Farrow in Allen's 1993 picture Manhattan Murder Mystery, Keaton essayed the title role in the 1994 TV biopic Amelia Earhart: the Final Flight and in 1995 made her feature-length directorial debut with the quirky drama Unstrung Heroes. After co-starring with Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn in the 1996 comedy smash The First Wives Club, she 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. She subsequently stepped into another familial role in 2000's Hanging Up with Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow.



Despite participating amongst a star-studded cast including veterans Goldie Hawn, Garry Shandling, Charlton Heston, and Warren Beatty, 2001's Town & Country was not particularly well-received among audiences or critics. In 2003, Keaton played Jack Nicholson's love interest in director Nancy Meyers's Something's Gotta Give (for which she received a Best Actress Oscar nomination) and executive produced director Gus Van Sant's avant-garde Elephant), which won Best Director and Golden Palm awards at the 200

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
94% Finding Dory
  • Jenny
2016
No Score Yet The Godfather Epic
  • Kay Adams Corleone
2016
19% Love the Coopers
  • Charlotte
2015
51% 5 Flights Up
  • Ruth Carver
2015
19% And So It Goes
  • Leah
2014
7% The Big Wedding
  • Ellie Griffin
2013
22% Darling Companion
  • Beth
2012
95% Woody Allen: A Documentary
  • Actor
2011
56% Morning Glory
  • Colleen Peck
2010
22% Mad Money
  • Bridget Cardigan
2008
8% Mama's Boy
  • Jan Mannus
2007
38% Smother
  • Marilyn Cooper
  • Executive Producer
2007
4% Because I Said So
  • Daphne
2007
No Score Yet Maynard Dixon: Art and Spirit
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Da Vinci's Mother
  • Actor
2005
52% The Family Stone
  • Sybil Stone
2005
71% Something's Gotta Give
  • Erica Barry
2003
72% Elephant
  • Executive Producer
2003
No Score Yet On Thin Ice
  • Executive Producer
  • Patsy McCartle
2003
No Score Yet Plan B
  • Fran Varecchio
2002
No Score Yet Crossed Over
  • Beverly Lowry
  • Executive Producer
2002
No Score Yet Sister Mary Explains It All
  • Sister Mary
2001
13% Town & Country
  • Ellie Stoddard
2000
12% Hanging Up
  • Director
  • Georgia
2000
29% The Other Sister
  • Elizabeth
1999
No Score Yet The Only Thrill
  • Carol Fitzsimmons
1998
No Score Yet Surrender Dorothy
  • Natalie
  • Executive Producer
1998
No Score Yet Northern Lights
  • Executive Producer
  • Roberta Blumstein
1997
No Score Yet Only Thrill
  • Actor
1997
80% Marvin's Room
  • Bessie
1996
39% The First Wives Club
  • Annie MacDuggan Paradise
1996
48% Father of the Bride: Part II
  • Nina Banks
1995
74% Unstrung Heroes
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight
  • Amelia Earhart
1994
0% Look Who's Talking Now
  • Daphne
1993
93% Manhattan Murder Mystery
  • Carol Lipton
1993
No Score Yet Running Mates
  • Aggie Snow
1992
No Score Yet Wildflower
  • Director
1991
71% Father of the Bride
  • Nina Banks
1991
67% The Godfather, Part III
  • Kay Adams
1990
No Score Yet The Godfather Part III: 2008 Digitally Remastered Edition
  • Actor
1990
14% The Lemon Sisters
  • Producer
  • Eloise Hamer
1989
55% The Good Mother (The Price of Passion)
  • Anna
1988
76% Baby Boom
  • J.C. Wiatt
1987
60% Heaven
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1987
88% Radio Days
  • Songstress
1987
81% Crimes of the Heart
  • Lenny Magrath
1986
40% Mrs. Soffel
  • Kate Soffel
1984
67% The Little Drummer Girl
  • Charlie
1984
89% Shoot the Moon
  • Faith Dunlap
1982
94% Reds
  • Louise Bryant
1981
No Score Yet The Wizard of Malta
  • Actor
1981
98% Manhattan
  • Mary Wilke
1979
77% Interiors
  • Renata
1978
99% Annie Hall
  • Annie Hall
1977
76% Looking for Mr. Goodbar
  • Theresa Dunn
1977
57% Harry and Walter Go to New York
  • Lissa Chestnut
1976
No Score Yet I Will, I Will...For Now
  • Actor
1976
100% Love and Death
  • Sonja
1975
No Score Yet I Will, I Will...For Now
  • Katie Bingham
1975
97% The Godfather, Part II
  • Kay
1974
100% Sleeper
  • Luna
1973
97% Play It Again, Sam
  • Linda
1972
99% The Godfather
  • Kay Adams
1972
No Score Yet The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration
  • Actor
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
73% The Young Pope
2017
  • Sister Mary
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Twin Peaks
1990-1991
  • Director
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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