Diane Keaton is a famous American actress and random singer. She has also tried her hand at directing and producing films. Apart from building her concentration in the entertainment industry, this multi-faceted personality has also showcased her creativity and versatility in writing and photography. She is also a real estate developer. Her journey as an actor started on stage in the late-60s, and she played in Woody Allen’s hit stage show ‘Play It Again, Sam.’ In the early-70s, she made her film and television debut. After acting in a couple of films, she landed the dramatic character of ‘Kay Adams’ in the film ‘The Godfather.’
She then went on to reprise the character in the film’s sequels, ‘The Godfather Part II’ and ‘The Godfather Part III.’ Her other notable dramatic roles include ‘Louise Bryant’ in ‘Reds,’ ‘Bessie’ in ‘Marvin’s Room,’ and ‘Erica Barry’ in ‘Something’s Gotta Give.’ Though she received critical acclaim for her dramatic roles in various films, she gained immense popularity and fame for her comical characters in a number of Woody Allen films, including ‘Play It Again, Sam,’ ‘Sleeper,’ ‘Love and Death,’ and ‘Annie Hall.’ Her performance in the 1977 romantic comedy film ‘Annie Hall’ won her several awards, including ‘Academy Award,’ ‘BAFTA,’ and ‘Golden Globe Award.’
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Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Dorothy Deanne, was a homemaker and amateur photographer, and her father, John Newton Ignatius “Jack” Hall, was a real estate agent and civil engineer.
Keaton was grown as a Free Methodist by her mother. Her mother won the “Mrs. Los Angeles” pageant for homemakers. Keaton has told that the theatricality of the event encouraged her first impulse to be an actress, and led to her wanting to work on stage. She has also credited Katharine Hepburn, whom she credits for playing strong and independent women, as one of her revelations.
Keaton is a 1964 graduate of Santa Ana High School in Santa Ana, California. During her time there, she participated in singing and acting clubs at school and starred as Blanche DuBois in a school production of A Streetcar Named Desire. After graduation, she attended Santa Ana College, and later Orange Coast College as an acting student, but dropped out after a year to seek an entertainment career in Manhattan.
Upon joining the Actors’ Equity Association, she turned her surname to Keaton, her mother’s maiden name, as there was already an actress listed under the name of Diane Hall. For a brief time, she also moonlighted at nightclubs with a singing act. She revisited her nightclub act in Annie Hall (1977), And So It Goes (2014), and a cameo in Radio Days (1987).
Keaton started studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. She initially studied acting under the Meisner technique, an organization acting technique first evolved in the 1930s by Sanford Meisner, a New York stage actor/acting coach/director who had been a member of The Group Theater (1931–1940).
In 1968, Keaton became a member of the “Tribe” and understudy to Sheila in the original Broadway production of Hair. She achieved some notoriety for her refusal to disrobe at the end of Act I when the cast performs nude, even though nudity in the production was optional for actors (Those who performed nude received a $50 bonus).
Diane Keaton Net Worth
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While she’s made the bulk of her estate from movies, her other talents have contributed to her hefty bank account. She’s also made money from TV roles as well, having appeared in HBO’s The Young Pope in 2016 and Green Eggs and Ham in 2019.
Diane Keaton Movies And TV Shows
- For a few days, she played at nightclubs as a singer.
- In 1968, she settled a role in the Broadway rock musical ‘Hair.’ Though her role required her to perform nude at the end of ‘Act I,’ she refused to strip.
- In 1969, she played in Woody Allen’s hit Broadway stage show ‘Play It Again, Sam.’ She earned a ‘Tony Award’ nomination for her performance in the play.
- The next year, she began her film debut, performing ‘Joan Vecchio’ in the comedy film ‘Lovers and Other Strangers.’ She also performed as a guest artist in TV series, namely ‘Love, American Style’ and ‘Night Gallery.’
- In 1971, she essayed the character of ‘Renata Wallinger’ in the short film ‘Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story.’
- She then performed in two television series, namely ‘The F.B.I’ and ‘Mannix.’
- She won her first major performance in 1972 when she emerged alongside Al Pacino in Francis Ford Coppola’s award-winning film ‘The Godfather.’ The film received critical acclaim. It was also a huge box office success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1972. It proved to be the breakthrough film that Keaton was looking for to take her career forward.
- She then started working comical roles, starting with Woody Allen’s 1972 film ‘Play It Again, Sam’ where she played ‘Linda.’
- She then performed ‘Luna Schlosser’ in the 1973 film ‘Sleeper.’ Both films became prosperous and strengthened her status as a star performer.
- In 1974, she reprised her performance as ‘Kay Adams’ in ‘The Godfather’ sequel, ‘The Godfather Part II.’
- Her collaboration with Woody Allen proceeded with several other successful movies, such as ‘Love and Death’ (1975), ‘Annie Hall’ (1977), ‘Interiors’ (1978), and ‘Manhattan’ (1979).
- The 1977-released film ‘Annie Hall,’ which was considered an on-screen sketch of Diane Keaton and Woody Allen’s real-life romance, went on to become a cult classic in the comedy genre. ’
- After a break of a few years, she turned to television in 1977, playing the role of ‘Kay Adams Corleone’ in the miniseries ‘The Godfather Saga.’
- Her next major film happened to be the 1981-released ‘Reds,’ where she played ‘Louise Bryant,’ starring opposite her then-boyfriend Warren Beatty. She received rave reviews for her role. She was also nominated for several awards, including ‘Academy Award,’ ‘Golden Globe,’ and ‘People’s Choice Award.’
- In 1984, she did two movies, ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ and ‘Mrs. Soffel.’ While the former could not achieve success, the latter won her significant acclaim.
- Some of her other films of the 1980s include ‘Crimes of the Heart’ (1986), ‘Radio Days’ (1987), and ‘The Good Mother’ (1988). She starred in the 1987 hit comedy film ‘Baby Boom,’ which was written and produced by Nancy Meyers.
- In the same year, she did her debut as a director and editor with the documentary feature film ‘Heaven’ which dealt with the possibility of an afterlife.
- Her stint as a director proceeded as she directed music videos, television films, and few episodes of a couple of television series.
- She started the 1990s by reprising her role as ‘Kay Adams’ in the 1990 film ‘The Godfather Part III.’ In 1991, she tasted success with the comedy film ‘Father of the Bride,’ starring opposite Steve Martin. She reprised her character as ‘Nina Banks’ in the 1995 sequel ‘Father of the Bride Part II.’
- In 1993, she played ‘Carol Lipton’ in Woody Allen’s film ‘Manhattan Murder Mystery.’ Her portrayal of ‘Carol Lipton’ earned her a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination. Earlier in 1987, she had done a cameo role in Allen’s film ‘Radio Days.’
- In 1995, she directed the film ‘Unstrung Heroes.’ Though the film was not a commercial success, it received positive reviews from critics.
- The comedy film ‘The First Wives Club,’ which released in 1996, happened to be her biggest hit at the box office during the 90s. She received the ‘National Board of Review’ award for the film.
- She essayed the challenging performance of ‘Bessie,’ a woman suffering from leukemia, in the 1996 film ‘Marvin’s Room.’ In the film, she performed alongside actors like Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film earned positive reviews from critics and earned her nominations at the ‘Academy Award’ and ‘Screen Actors Guild Award.’
- Some of her other films of the 90s include ‘Look Who’s Talking Now’ (1993), ‘The Only Thrill’ (1997), and ‘The Other Sister’ (1999). Her television movies include ‘The Running Mates’ (1992) and ‘Northern Lights’ (1997).
- Her performance as ‘Amelia Earhart’ in the TV film ‘Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight’ (1994) earned her nominations at ‘Golden Globe,’ ‘Primetime Emmy,’ and ‘Screen Actors Guild Award.’
- In 1999, she revealed ‘If I Get Out Alive,’ an hour-long documentary produced by ‘Lichtenstein Creative Media.’ The program, which showcased the challenges faced by young inmates of the adult correctional system, was aired on various public radio stations all over the country.
- She directed and starred in the 2000-released film ‘Hanging Up.’ She went on to win the ‘Modern Master Award’ at the 2001 ‘Santa Barbara International Film Festival.’
- She hogged the spotlight after starring opposite Jack Nicholson in the 2003 hit romantic comedy film ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ which was directed by Nancy Meyers. She won the ‘Golden Globe’ award and the ‘Satellite Award’ among other awards for her performance. She also won several nominations, including a nomination at the ‘Academy Awards.’
- Some of her films in the 2000s include ‘Town & Country’ (2001), ‘The Family Stone’ (2005), ‘Mama’s Boy’ (2007), ‘Morning Glory’ (2010), ‘And So It Goes’ (2014), and ‘Love the Coopers’ (2015).
- Along with her big-screen flicks, she also proceeded to perform in several television movies. Some of her TV films of the 2000s include ‘Sister Mary Explains It All’ (2001), ‘Crossed Over’ (2002), and ‘Surrender, Dorothy’ (2006).
- She played ‘Sister Mary’ in the 2016 television series ‘The Young Pope.’ She also voiced ‘Jenny’ in the animated film ‘Finding Dory,’ a sequel to ‘Finding Nemo.’
- She went on to perform in movies like ‘Hampstead’ (2017), ‘Book Club’ (2018), and ‘Poms’ (2019). In 2019, she was cast to perform an important character in the romantic comedy film ‘Love, Weddings & Other Disasters.’
- Apart from being an actor, she is also a writer, photographer, and real estate developer. She has written books, such as ‘Then Again’ and ‘Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty.’
- She has also edited books, such as ‘California Romantica,’ ‘House,’ and ‘Clown Paintings.’
- In 1980, she released a book on photography titled ‘Reservations.’
- She hates the smell of perfumes.
- She is enamored of photography.
- Diane also works as a real-estate agent and even traded a house to Madonna in 2003.
- She battled skin cancer in 2011.
- Diane announced that she had bulimia in the past.
- She admitted that she had to get work done on her teeth due to bulimia.
- She revealed that she has never gone under the knife and had plastic surgery.
- Diane adopted 2 children, daughter Dexter in 1996 and son Duke in 2001, after the death of her father.
- She has asthma.
- She composed a memoir titled Then Again in November 2011.
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Diane Keaton Sometimes Feels Bad About Her Neck. As She Explains In “Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty,” She Also Occasionally Feels Bad About Her Self-described Thin Hair, The Downward Slope Of Her Eyes And Various Other Physical Features That Have Begun To Crinkle Or Buckle Because Of The Ruthlessness Of Time.
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