January 5, 2021

Diane Keaton's Anniversary

On January 5, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, USA, a daughter, Diane, was born into the family of realtor Jack Hall and his wife Dorothy (nee Keaton).

The Godfather. 1972. Director Francis Ford Coppola. Movie's Rating - 9,874; 52nd Rank in the Golden Thousand.

The mother of the future actress, being a housewife, actively participated in amateur theatrical performances. She passed on her love for acting to her daughter. In addition, noticing Diane's vocal abilities, she encouraged her to participate in the church choir. All this, as well as Dorothy's victory in the competition for the title of "Mrs. Los Angeles" among housewives, gave birth to Diane's desire to become an actress. Following the example of her mother, Diane also played in amateur school plays, in particular, in the role of Blanche Dubois in the play "A Streetcar Named Desire".

Annie Hall. 1977. Director Woody Allen. Movie's Rating - 9,863; 54th Rank in the Golden Thousand. For her role in this film, Diane Keaton received an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award.

After graduating from high school in 1964, Diane Hall attended college for a year, but then dropped out because she decided to get an acting education. She entered the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, joined the Actors' Equity Association (actors trade union). When joining the union, she had to change her last name, since the actress with the name Diane Hall was already registered. From that moment on, she became Diana Keaton.

Manhattan. 1979. Director Woody Allen. Movie's Rating - 9,683; 68th Rank in the Golden Thousand.

Diane Keaton combined her studies at drama school with singing in nightclubs. The experience gained was later useful to her for creating images in a number of films.

The Godfather II. 1974. Director Francis Ford Coppola. Movie's Rating - 9,295; 104th Rank in the Golden Thousand.

After graduating from drama school in 1968, she starred in the Broadway rock musical Hair, and in 1969 she was cast for a role in the Broadway production of Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam! In this performance, in which the author of the play himself played the main role, Diane Keaton met Woody Allen, which later grew into a long-term creative and romantic union.

Love and Death. 1975. Director Woody Allen. Movie's Rating - 7,873; 884th Rank in the Golden Thousand.

In 1970, Diane Keaton played her first role in the feature film Lovers and Other Strangers, directed by Cy Howard. This role did not bring much fame to Diane, but her second role in the cinema brought her world fame. Because it was a role in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather.

Radio Days. 1987. Director Woody Allen. Movie's Rating - 7,806; 983rd Rank in the Golden Thousand.

For her 75th birthday, Diane Keaton has starred in 58 full-length feature films (not counting numerous roles on television). 6 of these films were included in the Golden Thousand.

The Godfather III. 1990. Director Francis Ford Coppola.

Diane Keaton's acting activity was marked by 34 film awards, including the most honorable Oscars, two Golden Globes, the British BAFTA award, and two Italian David di Donatello awards.

Play It Again, Sam. 1972. Director Woody Allen.

Diane Keaton is included in the list of the 100 most beautiful and sexiest Actresses in the world of cinema, compiled by FilmGourmand.

Manhattan Murder Mystery. 1993. Director Woody Allen.

To celebrate the anniversary of the Actress, we want to remind her fans of shots from the best films with her participation.

Interiors. 1978. Director Woody Allen.