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Diane Keaton

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Diane Keaton Biography

Diane was a California native who studied Drama at Santa Ana College before dropping out to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. After appearing in summer stock for several months, she got her first major stage role in the Broadway rock musical "Hair". As understudy to the lead, she gained attention by not removing any of her clothing. In 1970, Woody Allen cast her in his Broadway play "Play It Again, Sam", which had a successful run. It was during this time that she became involved with Woody and thereafter she appeared in a number of his films. The first one was the comedy Play It Again, Sam (1972) which was the screen adaption of the stage play. That same year Coppola cast her as Kay in the Oscar winning movie Godfather, The (1972) and she was on her way to stardom. Also stared in Godfather: Part II, The (1974), appeared with Woody in Sleeper (1973), Love and Death (1975) and so on. Read Full Bio >>

Diane Keaton Awards

2008 Razzie Awards Worst Actress Because I Said So (2007). Nominated
2007 Film Society of Lincoln Center Won
2005 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress The Family Stone (2005). 3rd place
2005 Hollywood Film Festival Won
2005 Satellite Awards Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical The Family Stone (2005). Nominated

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Diane Keaton Trivia

  • 1995: Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History" (#46).
  • She has adult-onset asthma.
  • She was born at 2:49 a.m. PST.
  • She has never married.
  • January 1996: Adopted a baby girl.
  • She is not related to Michael Keaton, as her birth name is Diane Hall. She changed her last name to her mother's maiden name as a result of a Diane Hall already being in the Actors Guild. According to her, Michael Keaton had a similar problem with his natural name when entering the Guild (his birth name is Michael Douglas!), though he picked "Keaton" because he liked Diane's name.
  • 2001: Adopted a baby boy. Children are named Dexter and Duke.
  • Was part of the original cast of the Broadway musical "Hair" (1968).
  • Woody Allen said of her, "In real life, Keaton believes in God. But she also believes that the radio works because there are tiny people inside it."
  • She wanted to direct a remake of the film Der blaue Engel (1930) (aka "The Blue Angel") with Madonna in the lead but the project was canceled.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1969 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "Play It Again, Sam," a performance she recreated in the film version with the same title, Play It Again, Sam (1972).
  • In both her 1977 films, Annie Hall (1977) and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), The Godfather (1972) is referenced. In "Annie Hall," Woody Allen mentions the film as two men bother him for an autograph outside a movie theater. In "Goodbar", Theresa (Keaton) is seen reading Mario Puzo's "The Godfather" at a bar counter when Richard Gere approaches her.
  • Two of her four Oscar-nominated roles were directed by her then boyfriends: Annie Hall (1977) (which won her an Oscar) was directed by Woody Allen and Reds (1981) was directed by Warren Beatty
  • She and Woody Allen made 8 movies together: Annie Hall (1977), Love and Death (1975), Manhattan (1979), Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), Radio Days (1987), Play It Again, Sam (1972), Interiors (1978) and Sleeper (1973)
  • Created a new fashion style in the 1970s, when women all over the world started to copy her style of wearing suits and ties, first recognized by the public in Annie Hall (1977).
  • Woody Allen wrote her starring vehicle, Annie Hall (1977), with her in mind. Her real name is Diane Hall and her nickname is Annie.
  • 2006: Her performance as Annie Hall in Annie Hall (1977) is ranked #60 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.
  • Parents: Dorothy Keaton (b.1921, d.2008), a housewife, and Jack Hall (b.1921, d.1990), a civil engineer.
  • She's the oldest of four children. Diane has a brother named Randy Hall (b.March 21th 1948) and two sisters named Robin Hall (b.March 27th 1951) and Dorrie Hall (b. April 1st 1953).
  • Diane Keaton was nominated for the 1969 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "Play It Again Sam" and recreated her role in the movie.
  • She changed her name from Hall to Keaton as a tribute to Buster Keaton.


Diane Keaton Photos

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    "Morning Glory" World Premiere - Arrivals

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    2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals

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    "Darling Companion" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    27th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival - "Darling Companion" World Premiere - Arrivals

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    Celebrities Sighted Arriving at Lady Gaga's Concert at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, March 28, 2011

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    L'Oreal Legends Gala to Benefit The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund - Arrivals

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