Diane Keaton biographyDiane Keaton is an American film actress, director, and producer, winner of the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. Keaton’s most famous roles are in the series of films The Godfather (1972), Love and Death (1975), Annie Hall (1977), Reds (1981), Marvin’s Room (1996), and many others.
Childhood and youthDiane Keaton (Hall) was born on January 5, 1946, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Dorothy Deanne Keaton (1921–2008), was a housewife and amateur photographer; her father, John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall (1922–1990) worked as a real estate broker and civil engineer. Diane is the oldest child in the family: she has two sisters, Dorrie and Robin, and a brother Randy.
In her school years, Keaton actively participated in school concerts, performed vocal performances, and attended acting classes. After graduating from school, the girl entered the acting department of California Orange Coast College, but a year later she dropped out of college for a career in Manhattan. In the same period, Diane changed her last name to Keaton, her mother’s maiden name, since there was already one actress Diane Hall in Hollywood.
Working on Broadway gave Diane an acquaintance with Woody Allen ‒ the actress played in his production Play It Again, Sam, which brought the girl a nomination for the Tony Award. In 1972, on the basis of the play, the film of the same name was shot, in which Keaton and Allen's duo played.
In 1981, Diane teamed up with Warren Beatty, whom she dated “off-screen”, in the film Reds. The plot of the historical drama nominated for an Oscar revolves around an American couple, who emigrated to Russia after the October Revolution of 1917. Brilliant acting brought Keaton an Oscar nomination, but the award went to the idol of her youth, 75-year-old Catherine Hepburn, for her role in the film On Golden Pond.
Three years later, the actress appeared with Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler in the funny movie The First Wives Club, about friends who decided to take revenge on their lovers who had left them. The film was a great success, earning more than 181 million dollars worldwide.
Among Diane’s other successful full-length films of the 2000s, the film The Family Stone (2005) can be noted, in which she played as cheerful housewife Sybil Stone, as well as the comedy Mad Money (2008), where the actress appeared as the organizer of the bank robbery operation.