Diane Keaton

Actor, Director, Producer
As a multi-faceted actress, director and producer, Diane Keaton received her start as a favorite actress - as well as off-screen girlfriend - of filmmaker Woody Allen, earning a Best Actress Academy Award for her ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (76)

5 Flights Up 2015 (Movie)

Ruth Carver (Actor)

Love the Coopers 2015 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

And So it Goes 2014 (Movie)

Leah (Actor)

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Wedding 2013 (Movie)

Ellie (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Darling Companion 2012 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

Woody Allen: A Documentary 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2000 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Morning Glory 2010 (Movie)

Colleen Peck (Actor)

Mad Money 2008 (Movie)

Bridget Cardigan (Actor)

Smother 2008 (Movie)

Marilyn Cooper (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

Because I Said So 2007 (Movie)

Daphne Wilder (Actor)

Mama's Boy 2007 (Movie)

Jan Mannus (Actor)

Surrender Dorothy 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Stone 2005 (Movie)

Sybil Stone (Actor)

On Thin Ice 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (2/29/04) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Something's Gotta Give 2003 (Movie)

Erica Barry (Actor)

AFI Awards 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Plan B 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Diane Keaton 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Town & Country 2001 (Movie)

Ellie Stoddard (Actor)

America's Millennium 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

Georgia Mozell (Actor)

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Other Sister 1999 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

All About Alfred 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Only Thrill 1998 (Movie)

Carol Fitzsimmons (Actor)

The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Marvin's Room 1996 (Movie)

Bessie (Actor)

The First Wives Club 1996 (Movie)

Annie MacDuggan Paradise (Actor)

Father of the Bride Part II 1995 (Movie)

Nina Banks (Actor)

Look Who's Talking Now 1993 (Movie)

of Daphne (Voice)

Manhattan Murder Mystery 1993 (Movie)

Carol Lipton (Actor)

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

Nina Banks (Actor)

The Godfather, Part III 1990 (Movie)

Kay Adams (Actor)

The Lemon Sisters 1990 (Movie)

Eloise Hamer (Actor)

The Good Mother 1988 (Movie)

Anna Dunlap (Actor)

Baby Boom 1987 (Movie)

JC Wiatt (Actor)

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

Sophisticated Songstress--New Year's Singer (Actor)

Crimes of the Heart 1986 (Movie)

Lenny Magrath (Actor)

Mrs. Soffel 1984 (Movie)

Kate Soffel (Actor)

The Little Drummer Girl 1984 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Shoot the Moon 1982 (Movie)

Faith Dunlap (Actor)

Reds 1981 (Movie)

Louise Bryant (Actor)

Manhattan 1979 (Movie)

Mary Wilke (Actor)

Interiors 1978 (Movie)

Renata (Actor)

Annie Hall 1977 (Movie)

Annie Hall (Actor)

Looking For Mr. Goodbar 1977 (Movie)

Theresa Dunn (Actor)

Harry and Walter Go to New York 1976 (Movie)

Lissa Chestnut (Actor)

Love and Death 1975 (Movie)

Sonia (Actor)

I Will... I Will... For Now 1974 (Movie)

Katie Bingham (Actor)

The Godfather, Part II 1974 (Movie)

Kay (Actor)

Sleeper 1973 (Movie)

Luna Schlosser (Actor)

Play It Again, Sam 1972 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

The Godfather 1972 (Movie)

Kay Adams (Actor)

Lovers and Other Strangers 1970 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story 1970 (Movie)

Wallinger's Wife (Actor)

Crossed Over (TV Show)

Actor

From Zero to Sixty (Movie)

(Actor)

Northern Lights (TV Show)

Actor

Running Mates (TV Show)

Actor

Sister Mary Explains It All (TV Show)

Actor
Director (7)

Pasadena 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Unstrung Heroes 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Heaven 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

What Does Dorrie Want? 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

The Girl With the Crazy Brother (TV Show)

Director

Wildflower (TV Show)

Director
Producer (4)

Love the Coopers 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Smother 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Elephant 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Plan B 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (2)

And So it Goes 2014 (Movie)

("It Could Happen To You") (Song Performer)

Annie Hall 1977 (Movie)

("It Had to Be You") (Song Performer)

Biography

As a multi-faceted actress, director and producer, Diane Keaton received her start as a favorite actress - as well as off-screen girlfriend - of filmmaker Woody Allen, earning a Best Actress Academy Award for her breakout performance in "Annie Hall" (1977). Prior to that, she was the troubled wife of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" (1972) and "The Godfather, Part II" (1974), and further displayed her dramatic chops as a promiscuous schoolteacher in "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" (1977). Following a role in Woody Allen's "Manhattan" (1979), she earned another Oscar nod for Warren Beatty's "Reds" (1981) and had another critical success with "Crimes of the Heart" (1986). Keaton made her directing debut with the documentary "Heaven" (1987) and segued into television with "The Girl with the Crazy Brother" (CBS, 1990). Along the way, she starred opposite Steve Martin in "Father of the Bride" (1989), reprised Kay Corleone for "The Godfather, Part III" (1990) and had her last role with Allen in "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (1993). Meanwhile, she scored a big hit with "The First Wives Club" (1996), directed the box-office dud "Hanging Up" (2000) and revived that failure with an acclaimed turn opposite Jack Nicholson in the comedy "Something's Gotta Give" (2003). By the time she starred in the romantic comedy "Morning Glory" (2010), the ever stylish Keaton was well known for showcasing powerful emotional journeys of typically non-conformist characters, while having made significant contributions to movies, television, photography, interior design and fashion.

Relationships

Woody Allen Actor

Companion
Together for much of the 1970s; lived together for three years Allen directed Keaton in five films during their relationship including "Sleeper" (1973), "Annie Hall" (1977) and "Manhattan" (1979)

Warren Beatty Actor

Companion
Together in the early 1980s; directed and co-starred with Keaton in "Reds" (1981)

Dorrie Hall Actor

Sister
Born April 1, 1953; subject of Keaton's short film "What Does Dorrie Want?" (1982)

Jack Hall

Father
Died in 1990 from an inoperable brain tumor

Dorothy Hall

Mother

Randy Hall

Brother
Born March 21, 1948

Robin Hall

Sister
Born March 27, 1951

Steve Jobs Actor

Companion
Dated a few times in the 1980s

Dexter Keaton

Daughter
Adopted in 1996

Duke Keaton

Son
Adopted in 2001

Al Pacino Actor

Companion
Became involved in the early 1970s Rekindled relationship in the early 1980s Acted together in "The Godfather" trilogy Reportedly became romantically involved during filming of the third part in 1989 No longer together

Keanu Reeves Actor

Companion
Co-starred in 2003's "Something's Gotta Give" Although rumored to have dated in 2005, both their reps denied the romance

EDUCATION

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana , California

Neighborhood Playhouse

New York , New York
Studied acting under the Meisner technique, an ensemble acting technique made popular in the 1920s by Sanford Meisner

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa , California
Dropped out after a year to pursue acting

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
Attended USC's School of Film and Television; took a screenwriting course

Santa Ana High School

Santa Ana , California 1964

Milestones

2011

Released her memoir Then Again

2010

Played a morning show anchor in the comedy feature "Morning Glory"

2008

Co-starred alongside Liv Tyler and Dax Shepard in "Smother"

2008

Co-starred with Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes in "Mad Money"

2007

Played an overbearing yet well-intentioned mother in the comedy "Because I Said So"

2005

Cast as Sybil Stone, the matriarch in "The Family Stone"; written and directed by Thomas Bezucha

2003

Teamed with Jack Nicholson for the comedy, "Something's Gotta Give"; written and directed by Nancy Myers; earned SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actress

2001

Cast as Warren Beatty's wife in "Town and Country"; film also co-starred Goldie Hawn

2001

Had title role in the Showtime adaptation of Christopher Durang's hit play "Sister Mary Explains It All"

2001

Was an executive producer and directed the pilot for the fall Fox primetime serial "Pasadena"

2000

Interviewed for Lifetime's documentary of "Beauty and Aging in America"

2000

Directed Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow as sisters coping with the impending death of their problematic father (Walter Matthau) in "Hanging Up"; also co-starred in the film

1999

Portrayed Juliette Lewis' mother in "The Other Sister"

1997

Paired again with Shepard for "The Only Thrill"

1997

Served as executive producer and star of The Disney Channel movie "Northern Lights"

1996

Scored big hit in Hugh Wilson's "The First Wives Club"; co-starred with Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler

1996

Earned third Best Actress Oscar nomination for "Marvin's Room"

1995

Feature directorial debut, "Unstrung Heroes"

1995

Third film with Shyer, "Father of the Bride Part II"

1994

Starred as the aviatrix in the TNT biopic "Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight"; earned an Emmy nomination

1993

Replaced Mia Farrow as the leading lady in Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery"; last film to date with Allen

1993

Provided the voice of Daphne for "Look Who's Talking Now"

1992

TV-movie acting debut, "Running Mates" (HBO); played a journalist who falls in love with a presidential candidate

1991

Helmed first feature-length TV-movie "Wildflower" (Lifetime), starring Patricia Arquette

1991

Directed an episode of ABC's quirky serial "Twin Peaks"

1990

Helmed the "Fever" episode of the ABC drama "China Beach"

1990

Reteamed with Coppola to once again essay Kay Corleone in "The Godfather, Part III"

1990

TV directorial debut, "The Girl With the Crazy Brother" a "CBS Schoolbreak Special"

1989

Teamed with Steve Martin for Shyer's "Father of the Bride"

1988

Offered a strong performance as a divorced woman forced to choose between her child and her lover in "The Good Mother"

1987

Appeared in a cameo role (as a nightclub singer) in Allen's "Radio Days"

1987

Documentary feature directing debut, "Heaven"

1987

Starred in Charles Shyer's "Baby Boom"; second collaboration with Sam Shepard

1986

Co-starred with Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek in Bruce Bereford's "Crimes of the Heart"; first film with actor Sam Shepard

1986

Teamed with Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek as three equally off-center Southern sisters in Bruce Bereford's "Crimes of the Heart", adapted from Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play; also first film with actor Sam Shepard

1984

Played titular role of a warden's wife who falls in love with one of the inmates (Mel Gibson) in "Mrs. Soffel"

1982

Directed short film, "What Does Dorrie Want?"

1982

Co-starred with Albert Finney as a wife and husband in a collapsing marriage in Alan Parker's "Shoot the Moon"

1981

Portrayed Louise Bryant to Warren Beatty's John Reed in Beatty's epic "Reds"; garnered a Best Actress Oscar nomination

1979

Last starring role in a film opposite Woody Allen for over a decade, "Manhattan"

1978

Starred in Allen's first drama feature, "Interiors"

1977

Earned a Best Actress Oscar as "Annie Hall"; directed by and co-starring Woody Allen

1977

Delivered a fine dramatic turn as a promiscuous schoolteacher in "Looking for Mr. Goodbar"

1976

Returned to the New York stage to appear in the Off-Broadway play "The Primary English Class" by Israel Horovitz

1975

Reunited with Allen for "Love and Death," a spoof of Russian literature that owed more than a passing debt to "War and Peace"

1974

Reprised role of Kay Corleone in the sequel "The Godfather, Part II"

1973

Co-starred opposite Woody Allen (who also wrote and directed) in the futuristic comedy "Sleeper"

1972

Cast in breakthrough role as Kay Adams, the girlfriend and later wife of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather"

1972

First feature opposite Allen, reprising her stage role in "Play It Again, Sam"; scripted by Allen and directed by Herbert Ross

1970

Starred opposite Allen in the writer-director's "lost" 25-minute short "Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story"; film shelved by PBS in 1972 due to its controversal subject matter; discovered in 1997 at WNET in NYC

1969

Film acting debut in "Lovers and Other Strangers"

1968

Acted opposite Woody Allen (also directed) in the Broadway production of "Play It Again, Sam"; earned a Tony nomination

1968

Made Broadway debut in "Hair"; became known as the girl who would not remove her clothes in the finale

Formed production company, Blue Relief, with partner Bill Robinson

Raised in Santa Ana, CA

Bonus Trivia

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When Keaton was starting out as an actress, she very briefly used her sister's name, Dorrie Hall.

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She was named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year in 1991.

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"I'm not a natural-born director. Now that I'm actually doing it, I wonder why everybody wants to in the first place. You have to think of everything." – Keaton quoted in EW, June 10, 1994

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"I didn't know my dad nearly as well as I know my mother. However, I felt a tremendous closeness to him regarding performing. My father was extraordinary, like a light, when he would come backstage. I had his attention in, yeah, oh boy, a big way. I'll never forget the first time – this is so stupid. I did 'Little Mary Sunshine' in high school. My father was radiant. I was shocked. I didn't know what I had done that made him so excited. There was something sweet and kind of innocent about my father in a strange way." – Keaton to Nancy Collins in Vanity Fair, November 1995

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"How could I resent 'Annie Hall,' the thing that gave me all I have? I'd have to be a fool, a moron. Besides, good things don't come without problems: Yes, I got typecast, yes, I lost my privacy, but God, give me that again!" – Keaton quoted in New York Women in Film and Television News, December 1995

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On eschewing marriage: "I grew up in the 50s, when there was a pervading feeling that you could have it all. Of course there's a sadness that in some way I didn't fulfill that early dream."I didn't have it in me to go the distance. Sure, maybe that would have been wonderful – fulfilling in a deeper way. On the other hand, I don't envy it at all. I don't think that because I'm not married it's made my life any less. That's the myth of the old maid. It's garbage. For a while you think, 'Oh, you have to have someone in your life to be fulfilled.' Now I don't feel that way for a second." – Keaton quoted in USA Weekend, Dec. 8-10, 1995

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"The cast went insane from the attention – people just didn't know how to handle it. I remember somebody had a baby while on LSD in the dressing room. I always sort of felt on the outside of the Tribe (as the 'Hair' cast was called). It's my nature to be cautious and a little bit leery." – Keaton on being a cast member of the original Broadway production of "Hair" to EW, Aug. 22-29, 1997

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"I believe my job as the director is to listen, to laugh, to empathize, to encourage and to be deeply moved by what I hope will be deeply moving performances. My job is to know when the actors are telling the truth, feeling the truth, living the truth - their truth. My job is to make it clear how much I am rooting for them in their effort to find a way, a process, a skill, that unlocks and frees them into giving the audience all their accumulated experiences and insights and feelings in the service of the screenplay." – from "Diane Keaton: Learning to Trust Actions, Not Words" in New York Times, Jan. 16, 2000

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"The thing about her is, she's really oblivious, She has no idea she's an icon, a fashion icon, an iconic figure in terms of acting." – Amanada Peet on Keaton, who played her mother in "Something's Gotta Give" EW, Nov. 14, 2003

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Keaton was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004.

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"Actresses are constantly trying to please everyone, or at least I am. But I don't think plastic surgery solves your problem" Still, she's keeping an open mind: "I was definitely not going to have sex before I got married and that went out the window! So who knows?" – Keaton quoted in People, May 10, 2004

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"I don't really have a method, except to keep it as much alive as I can. I feel like as a performer I'm sloppy. I don't trust myself. I like a lot of takes. I always feel like more is better, because if you don't really know what you're getting, it's better to have more." – Keaton to Interview magazine, February 2008

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Keaton released her memoir Then Again in November 2011. Much of the autobiography relied on her mother Dorothy Hall's private journals, that she only read after her death in 2008.

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In her 2011 book Then Again, Keaton revealed for the first time that she had a five-year battle with bulimia after the director of "Hair" reportedly offered her the lead if she would slim down. "I don't think it was called bulimia then," Keaton said in People magazine's Nov. 21 issue. "It was just this trick you could do. It's a horrible problem. Ugly and awful."

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