Diane Keaton’s career has spanned almost 50 years. She started off on stage where she was nominated for a Tony Award, before progressing onto the big screen with her 1970 film debut Lovers and Other Strangers and continues through to the present day. It includes a huge range of titles and genres from the epic crime films of The Godfather trilogy, comedy such as The First Wives Club and the cult classic, Annie Hall which first propelled her into the mainstream.
Rumoured to be based on the real life relationship with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, Annie Hall is a romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen, and centres on the relationship between a neurotic comedian, Alvy, (played by Woody Allen) and the ditzy but exuberant Annie. The film was both a financial and critical success and not only did Diane win an Academy Award for Best Actress but she also became an unlikely style icon for the late 70’s, as nearly all of the clothes featured in the film were Diane’s own.
After the success of Annie Hall, Keaton subsequently expanded her range to avoid becoming typecast as her Annie Hall persona. She became an accomplished dramatic performer, starring in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and received Academy Award nominations for Reds (1981) and Marvin’s Room (1996). Some of her popular later films include Baby Boom (1987), Father of the Bride (1991), Something’s Gotta Give(2003) and The Family Stone (2005). Diane’s films have earned a cumulative gross of over USD$1.1 billion in North America.
In addition to acting, Diane is a keen photographer, a hobby she developed in the late 1970s when she was asked to photographs of the Rolling Stones. She published Reservations, a collection of hotel interiors, in 1980.
Her memoir, Then Again, is available now.