Diane Keaton

Movie Actress

Diane Keaton was born in Los Angeles, California, United States on January 5th, 1946 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 78, Diane Keaton biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

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Other Names / Nick Names
Diane Hall, Annie, Diane Keaton
Date of Birth
January 5, 1946
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
Los Angeles, California, United States
Age
78 years old
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Networth
$32 Million
Profession
Actor, Comedian, Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Music Video Director, Photographer, Screenwriter, Singer, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor, Writer
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Diane Keaton Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 78 years old, Diane Keaton has this physical status:

Height
169cm
Weight
56kg
Hair Color
White
Eye Color
Green
Build
Slim
Measurements
Not Available
Diane Keaton Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
Diane was raised under Free Methodist values and follows Christianity.
Hobbies
Not Available
Education
Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana College, Orange Coast College
Diane Keaton Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Not Available
Children
2
Dating / Affair
Woody Allen (1971-1972), Al Pacino (1971-1991), Warren Beatty (1978-1980), Edward Ruscha (1977), Steve Jobs, Keanu Reeves (2005)
Parents
John Newton Ignatius “Jack” Hall, Dorothy Deanne
Siblings
Randy Hall (Younger Brother), Robin Hall (Younger Sister), Dorrie Hall (Younger Sister)
Other Family
Chester Newton Hall (Paternal Grandfather), Mary Alice Powers (Paternal Grandmother), Lemuel Roy Keaton (Maternal Grandfather), Beulah Evinger (Maternal Grandmother)
Diane Keaton Life

Diane Keaton (née Hall), born January 5, 1946) is an American actress, director, photographer, real estate developer, and singer.

She has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Fellowship, two Golden Globe Awards, and the AFI Life Achievement Award, among other notable actresses of the 1970s and 1980s. Keaton began her acting career on stage and made her screen debut in 1970.

Kay Adams-Corleone appeared in The Godfather (1972), a film role she reprised in The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Godfather Part III (1990).

However, director and co-star Woody Allen's films that influenced her early career, beginning with Play It Again, Sam in 1972.

Allen, Sleeper (1973) and Love and Death (1975), her next two films, established her as a comedian.

Annie Hall (1977), her fourth film, received the Academy Award for Best Actress. Keaton portrayed herself in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and Interiors (1978), and she received three more Academy Award nominations for playing feminist activist Louise Bryant in Reds (1981), a woman with leukemia in Marvin's Room (1996), and a dramatist in Something's Gotta Give (2003). Keaton's other film appearances include Manhattan (1979), Shoot the Moon (1982), Mr. Soffel (1991), The Other Sister (1994), The Other Sister (1995), The First Wives Club (2004), Finding Dory (2016), Book Club (2018), and Poms (2019).

Early life and education

Diane Hall was born in Los Angeles, California, and Keaton was born there. Dorothy Deanne (née Keaton) was a homemaker and amateur photographer; her father, John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, was a real estate broker and civil engineer; her mother, Dorothy Deanne (née Keaton), was a homemaker and amateur photographer; her father, John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, was a real estate agent and civil engineer. Keaton's mother was raised a Free Methodist. Her mother received the "Mrs. Los Angeles" pageant for homemakers; Keaton has said that the dramaticity of the performance inspired her first desire to be a performer and resulted in her desire to perform on stage. Katharine Hepburn, a woman she admires for being a leader and independent woman, has also been credited as one of her inspirations.

Keaton, a 1964 graduate of Santa Ana High School in Santa Ana, California, is a member of the Santa Ana High School. Blanche DuBois appeared in a school performance of A Streetcar Named Desire during her time at school, as she participated in singing and acting clubs at school. She went to Santa Ana College and then Orange Coast College as an acting student but then dropped out after a year to pursue a career in Manhattan. She changed her surname to Keaton, her mother's maiden name, as there was already an actress registered under the name of Diane Hall when she joined the Actors' Equity Association. She also moonlighted at nightclubs with a singing act for a brief period of time. She revived her nightclub appearance in Annie Hall (1977), And So It Goes (2014), and a cameo in Radio Days (1987).

Keaton began training at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. She began training under the Meisner method, an ensemble acting style that was first developed in the 1930s by Sanford Meisner, a New York stage actor/acting coach/director who had been a member of The Group Theatre (1931-1940). "Because being] only as good as the one you're portraying with," she says of her acting technique.

I always need the help of everyone!"

"She approaches a script in the sense that she has the entire script memorized before beginning to perform the role," fellow actor Jack Nicholson says.

Personal life

Keaton has had romantic relations with a variety of entertainment industry stars, beginning with director Woody Allen during her role in the 1969 Broadway production of Play It Again, Sam. Following a dinner after a late-night rehearsal, their relationship turned romantic. Allen was attracted by her sense of humor. They briefly lived together during the film's run, but by the time of the film's release of the same name in 1972, their living conditions became informal. Allen was one of her closest friends, who worked together on eight films from 1971 to 1993, and Keaton has said that Allen is one of her closest friends.

Keaton also had a relationship with her Godfather, Trilogy costar Al Pacino. After the filming of The Godfather Part III, the family's on-again, off-again relationship came to an end. "Al was simply the most amusing guy," Keaton said of Pacino. "To me, that is the most beautiful smile." Warren [Beatty] was lovely and charming, but Al's smile is like whoa. "Killer, killer face."

When they co-starred in the film Reds in 1979, Keaton was already dating Warren Beatty. Beatty appeared in tabloid newspapers and media reports, and she was often included in articles of newspaper and media coverage, much to her surprise. "The most reclusive actress since Garbo" in 1985, Vanity Fair called her "the most reclusive celebrity since Garbo." This friendship came shortly after Reds ended. The relationship is said to have been tense due to several financial and scheduling issues. Keaton is still friends with Beatty.

"I don't think that because I'm not married, it's made my life any less enjoyable," Keaton said in July 2001. "The old maid myth is rubbish." Keaton has two adopted children, Dexter (adopted 1996), and Duke Duke (2001). Death of her father made mortality more apparent to her, and she began to become a mother at the age of 50. "Motherhood has completely changed me," she later said of having children. It's just about like the most humbling experience I've ever had."

"I was always very religious as a child," Keaton said about Heaven in 1987. I was mostly interested in religion because I wanted to go to heaven." As she grew up, she became an agnostic.

Keaton has continued to explore photography. "I have amassed a massive library of pictures, including scenes from movies and photographs that she adored," she told Vanity Fair in 1987. For me, visual elements are really important." She has published numerous collections of her photographs as an editor and editor of vintage photography collections. zzo Ron Galella's book of photographs, an anthology of clown paintings' reproductions, as well as a collection of photos of California's Spanish-Colonial-style houses, are among her publications.

Keaton has worked as a producer on film and television series. Pasadena, the Fox series that was cancelled after airing just four episodes in 2001 but finishing its run on television in 2005. Gus Van Sant's drama Elephant about a school shooting was released in 2003. "It makes me think about my job as an adult to try and figure out what's going on with young people," she said of the film.

Keaton was honoured with the Gala Tribute at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2007.

Plastic surgery is controversial, according to Keaton. "I'm trapped in this belief that I must be authentic," she told More magazine in 2004. "My face needs to look the way I feel."

Keaton has been a contributing blogger to The Huffington Post since 2005. Since 2006, she has been L'Oréal's face.

Keaton is active in Los Angeles County, California, working to save and restore historic buildings, especially in the Los Angeles area. The Ennis House in the Hollywood Hills, which Frank Lloyd Wright designed, is one of the buildings she has been involved in restoring. Keaton was also instrumental in the failed effort to save the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles (a hotel featured in Reservations), where Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. She is a lover of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture.

Keaton has also established herself as a residential developer. Since renovating and redesigned several mansions in Southern California, she has resold several. Madonna, one of her clients, bought a $6.5 million Beverly Hills mansion from Keaton in 2003.

In November 2011, Keaton wrote Then Again for Random House, her first memoir. The bulk of it is dependent on her mother's private journals, which include the word "Diane...is a mystery...At times, she's so simple, but at others it terrorizes me." On Audible.com, Keaton's audiobook recording of Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem was released in 2012. Her performance was nominated for a 2013 Audie Award in the Short Stories/Collections category.

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Diane Keaton Career

Career

In 1968, Keaton appeared in the original Broadway production of Hair as a member of the "Tribe" and understudy. Sheila is a student at the University of Sheila. Even though nudity in Act I was optional for actors, she gained some notoriety for refusing to disrobe at the end of Act I. She auditioned for a part in Woody Allen's production of Play It Again, Sam, after being in Hair for nine months. She was voted over for being too tall (at 5 ft 8 in (173 cm), and she was 2 inches (5 cm) taller than Allen), and she was more popular than Allen). For her appearance in Play It Again, Sam, she earned a Tony Award nomination for a Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Keaton made her film debut in Lovers and Other Strangers next year. She appeared on the television series Love, American Style, Night Gallery, and Mannix. Keaton appeared in a string of deodorant advertisements between films.

Keaton's breakthrough came two years later when she was cast as Kay Adams, the girlfriend and potential wife of Michael Corleone (played by Al Pacino) in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 film The Godfather. Coppola said he first noticed Keaton in Lovers and Other Strangers, and later cast her because of her eccentricity that he wanted to bring to the role (Keaton claims she was often referred to as "the kooky actress" of film (Keaton). Her role in the film was loosely based on her real-life experience of making the film, both of whom she has described as "the woman in a world of men." The Godfather was an unparalleled critical and financial success, winning the Best Picture Oscar of 1972 and being the highest-grossing film of the year.

Kay Adams appeared in The Godfather Part II two years later. "I was skeptical about playing Kay again in the Godfather sequel at first," she said. The character in the first film looked much more realistic than in the first film. Her character in Part II changed dramatically, becoming more aware of her husband's criminal empire. Despite the fact that Keaton was widely distributed in the films, several commentators felt that her character was marginalized. Time said she was "invisible in The Godfather and pallid" in Part II, but Empire magazine reports that Keaton "proves the lynchpin," which is no mean feat in [the] largely male-dominated films."

Keaton's other notable films of the 1970s included many collaborations with Woody Allen; but by the time they made films together, their romantic involvement had ceased. In several of his comedies and dramatic films, including Sleeper, Love and Death, Interiors, Manhattan, Murder Mysteries, and Herbert Ross' film version of Play It Again, Sam, she appeared in many of his comedies and dramatic films, including Sleeper, Love and Death, Sleeper, Love and Murder Mystery. During Allen's early film career, he credited Keaton as his muse.

In 1977, Keaton was named in Allen's romantic comedy Annie Hall, one of her most well-known roles. Annie Hall, written by Allen and Marshall Brickman and directed by Allen, was considered by some to be an autobiographical investigation into his friendship with Keaton. Annie Hall based the story of Annie Hall loosely based on Keaton ("Annie" is her nickname, and "Hall" is her original surname. Allen brought several of Keaton's demeanors and her self-deprecating sense of humor into the role. (Director Nancy Meyers has said, "Diane is the most self-deprecating individual alive." Allen, according to Keaton, was also portrayed as a "idealized version" of herself. The two appeared in New York City as a couple who were on advation, off-again couples. Her behavior was later described by CNN as "awkward, self-deprecating, speaking in an endearing little whirlwinds of semi-logic" and "nervous breakdown in slow motion." The film was both a critical and critical success, and it received the Academy Award for Best Picture. "Keaton took me by surprise in Annie Hall," feminist film critic Molly Haskell wrote of Keaton's performance. Here she blossomed into something more than just another kooky dame, the golden shiksa from the provinces, who seems to be cool and together, but she has to open her mouth, gulp, or dart spastically sideways to reveal herself as the insecure bungler she is, as Allen's horny West Side intellectual is concerned. Keaton came in 60th on the "100 Greatest Performances of All Time" list in 2006, according to the Premiere magazine.

Keaton's eccentric wardrobe in Annie Hall, which mainly consisted of vintage men's clothes, including neckties, vests, baggy pants, and fedora hats, made her a rare fashion icon of the late 1970s. A small amount of the clothing seen in the film came from Keaton herself, who was already known for her tomboyish clothing style years before Annie Hall, and Ruth Morley supervised the film's costumes. Both men's clothing and pantsuits became common women's clothing soon after the film's release. She is known to wear men's vintage clothing and often appears in public wearing gloves and conservative clothing. (She was "easy to find" in a 2005 San Francisco Chronicle article. Take a look at the only woman in sight wearing a turtleneck. "In Pasadena, 90 degrees, anyone."

Douglas Kirkland's photo appeared on the front page of Time magazine on September 26, 1977, the woman who was "the funniest woman now working in films." When she won the highly coveted lead role in the drama Looking for Mr. Goodbar, based on Judith Rossner's book, she departed from her usual lighthearted comedy roles later this year. She portrayed a Catholic schoolteacher for deaf children who live a double life, spending nights in singles bars, and engaging in promiscuous sex in the film. After being treated as a "psychological case history," Keaton became interested in the position. Time magazine praised her role choice and sluggish roles for female actors in American films: The same issue was addressed in Time magazine: The actress praised her role choice and critiqued the limited roles available for female actors in American films.

Keaton has said she had "a lifetime ambition to be a singer." In the 1970s, she had a brief, unrealized career as a recording artist. In 1971, she was the first woman to record Hair as an original cast member. She began recording tracks for a solo album in 1977, but the final album never appeared.

Keaton achieved greater success in the medium of still photography. Keaton, like her character in Annie Hall, had long admired photography as a favorite pastime, a passion she developed as a child from her mother. When traveling in the late 1970s, she began to explore her career more seriously. "Rolling Stone had requested me to photograph them, and I thought, 'Wait a minute, what I'm really interested in are these lobbies and those strange ballrooms in these old hotels.' So I started shooting them," she recalled in 2003. "These places were deserted, and I could sneak in at any time and nobody cared." It was so simple, and I could do it myself. "It was an adventure for me." In 1980, Reservations, her collection of photographs of hotel interiors, were published in book form.

Keaton and Woody Allen's long-cooperation ended with Manhattan (1979), the pair's last major collaboration until 1993. She became intimately involved with Warren Beatty in 1978, and two years later she played her opposite him in the epic historical drama Reds. Louise Bryant, a journalist and feminist, flees her husband to work with radical journalist John Reed (Beatty) and then returns to Russia to find him as he chronicles the Russian Civil War. After being seen in Annie Hall, Beatty cast Keaton as he attempted to bring her natural trepidation and insecure demeanor to the role. Following its inception in 1977, the production of Reds was postponed several times, and Keaton almost dropped the venture when she feared it would never be made. Two years later, filming finally began.

Keaton wrote about her role as "the everyman of that piece" in a Vanity Fair essay in 2006 as someone who aspired to be extraordinary but was actually more ordinary. I knew it was going to be extremely uncomfortable." Louise Bryant was one of Keaton's most difficult roles, according to assistant director Simon Relph, "[she] almost got broken." The Reds were widely lauded, and Keaton's performance was especially lauded. Keaton was "nothing less than spectacular as Louise Bryant" – beautiful, selfish, funny, and driven, according to the New York Times. It's the best work she has done to date." Keaton was "a pleasant surprise," Roger Ebert said. I had somehow developed the habit of wishing that she be a touchy New Yorker, sweet, afraid, and intellectual. Here, she is just what she wants to be: plucky, strong, exacerbated, loyal, and funny." Keaton received her second Academy Award nomination for her appearance.

Keaton appeared in the domestic drama Shoot the Moon opposite Albert Finney for the next year. George (Finney) and Faith Dunlap (Keaton), whose four children's deteriorating marriage, separation, and love affairs have been portrayed in the film. Critical observers and Keaton's performance were generally supportive, and Shoot the Moon's achievement was lauded once more. Pauline Kael of The New Yorker wrote that the film was "perhaps the most revealing American film of the period," she said of Keaton: "perhaps the most revealing American film of the era."

"Keaton has always found it harmless enough to release the rage that lies beneath her surface demeanor," David Denby of New York magazine said. Following Reds, Keaton's appearance earned her her second Golden Globe nomination in a row for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Little Drummer Girl, Keaton's first excursion into the thriller and action genre, appeared in 1984. Both a financial and critical failure, with critics alleging that Keaton was miscast for the role, such as a New Republic analysis, and the scene shattering around her. She is so fragile and insensitive. But she received accolades for her role in Mrs. Soffel, a film based on the true story of a convicted prison warden's wife who falls in love with a convicted murderer and arranges for his escape, but she did not receive them the first year. Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play turned into a moderately successful screen comedy two years later. "As the frumpy Lenny, Keaton's rampant transformation from New York neurotic to southern eccentric," critics and Rita Kempley of The Washington Post wrote, "as the tymie led to her stymied by her shriveled ovary."

In 1987, Keaton appeared in Baby Boom, the first of four collaborations with writer-producer Nancy Meyers. She was a Manhattan career woman who was suddenly compelled to care for a toddler. Keaton's performance was deemed "a touching comedy performance that rides over many of the inanities in this photograph," according to Kael. Keaton is proving that all this effort is being staged for farce, but Keaton keeps you up to every shade of pride and trembling that the character is describing. She's an ultra-feminine executive, a wide-eyed charmer, with a breathless ditziness that may remind you of Jean Arthur in The More The Merrier." Keaton made a cameo in Allen's film Radio Days as a nightclub performer the year before. The Good Mother, a 1988 film, was a financial loss (accord to Keaton, the film was "a Big Losse." "Her behavior degenerates into a buzz, as if she's trying to sell an ideology she can't fully believe in," the Washington Post reported.

Heaven, Keaton's first feature film about the possibility of an afterlife, was produced and edited in 1987. It received mixed critical reactions, with The New York Times likening it to "a power imposed on its subjects." Keaton produced music for artists like Belinda Carlisle, including "Heaven Is a Place on Earth," two television films starring Patricia Arquette, and episodes of the series China Beach and Twin Peaks, over the next four years.

Keaton was one of Hollywood's most popular and versatile actresses by the 1990s. She migrated to more mature roles, often playing middle-class matriarchs. "Most often a job does you some good and Bang!" she said about her role choices and avoiding being typecast. You have a slew of offers, some of which are for similar positions.... "I have tried to break away from the traditional roles and have tried my hand at several things."

Keaton appeared and produced The Lemon Sisters, a little-received comedy/drama that was shelved for a year after its completion. She appeared in the family comedy Father of the Bride, alongside Steve Martin in 1991. She was almost not cast in the film as The Good Mother's commercial disappointment had strained her friendship with Walt Disney Pictures, the film's studio. After four years of commercial flops, Kevin's father was Keaton's first big hit. She appeared in the sequel four years later as a woman who is pregnant in middle age at the same time as her daughter. "No longer relying on the stuttering mystery that characterized all Keaton's characterizations of the 1970s, she has somehow become Katharine Hepburn, which means she doesn't have to be tense and edgy in order to demonstrate her feminist convictions."

In 1990's The Godfather Part III, Keaton resurrects her role as Kay Adams, 20 years after the film "The Godfather, Part II" came to an end. Keaton appeared in Manhattan Murder Mystery in 1993, her first major film role in a Woody Allen film since 1979. The part was supposed to be for Mia Farrow but Farrow was forced to abandon the initiative after breaking up with Allen. Todd McCarthy of Variety praised her performance, saying she "nicely handles her often buffoonish central comedic role." "On film, Keaton and Allen have always been made for each other: they also have a vivacious spark on them," Newsweek's David Ansen wrote. Keaton was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role.

Unstrung Heroes, Keaton's first theatrically released narrative film, was released in 1995. Nathan Watt appeared as a boy in the 1960s whose mother (Andie MacDowell) is diagnosed with cancer. The film, which was based on Franz Lidz' memoir, stars Nathan Watt as a boy. The boy is sent to live with his two eccentric uncles as her illness progresses and his inventor father (John Turturro) becomes more distant (Maury Chaykin and Michael Richards). Keaton changed the story's setting from Lidz's book to a Southern California of her own childhood, and the four eccentric uncles were reduced to a nutty couple. Lidz said in an essay for The New York Times that the cinematic Selma had died not of cancer but rather of "Old Movie Disease." "Someday, someone will find a cure for cancer," says the terminal sappiness of cancer films is obviously beyond repair." Unstrung Heroes came out in a relatively limited number and made no splash at the box office, but the film and its direction were generally well received critically.

The First Wives Club, Keaton's most popular film of the decade, was released in 1996. She appeared in Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler as a trio of "first wives": middle-aged women who had been divorced by their husbands in favour of younger women. According to Keaton, making the film "saved [her] life." The film was a huge success, grossing US$105 million at the North American box office, and it established a cult following among middle-aged women. The majority of the reviews were favorable for Keaton and her co-stars, and The San Francisco Chronicle called her "probably [one of] the best comic film actresses alive." "Outstanding women who, through their perseverance and their excellence of their work, have helped to broaden the role of women in film," Keaton, Hawn, and Midler received the Women in Film Crystal Award in 1997, which honors "outstanding women who, through their perseverance and excellence of their work, have helped to increase the role of women in film."

In Bessie's Room, a Russell McPherson's adaptation of the play, Keaton appeared in 1996. Meryl Stouts plays Bessie, her estranged sister, Lee, and she had also been considered for the role as Bessie. Leonardo DiCaprio appeared in the film as Lee's rebellious son. "Streep and Keaton, in their various styles, find ways to make Lee and Bessie's expressions more than the product of their thoughts," Roger Ebert wrote. Keaton received his third Academy Award nomination for the film, which was critically acclaimed. She said that recognizing the mental health of a person with a terminal illness was the biggest challenge in the role. Keaton appeared in The Only Thrill (1997) opposite her Baby Boom co-star Sam Shephard, and she appeared in The Other Sister (1999).

Keaton narrated "If I Get Out Alive" on a one-hour public radio documentary in 1999, the first to explore the conditions and violence that young people face in the adult correctional system. The program, produced by Lichtenstein Creative Media, aired on public radio stations around the country and was lauded with the First Place National Headliner Award and the Casey Award for Meritorious Journalism.

Hanging Up, Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow's first film of 2000, was Keaton's first film of the year. "You automatically have different goals as a director," she said in a 1996 interview that she would never direct herself in a film. When I'm acting, I can't worry about directing. A drama about three sisters struggling with the senility and eventual death of their elderly father (Walter Matthau), Hanging Up was not well received by critics, and the North American box office took in a modest US$36 million.

In 2001, Keaton co-starred with Warren Beatty in Town & Country, a critical and financial fiasco. The film, which was budgeted at over US$90 million, opened with little warning and grossed just US$7 million in its North American theatrical run. Town & Country was "less deserving of a review than it is an obituary," Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said, "the body carried with it the names of its supporting cast members, including Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton." Keaton appeared in four low-budget television films between 2001 and 2002. In the mob comedy Plan B, she played a fanatical nun, an impoverished mother, and a bookkeeper. Beverly Lowry played Beverly Lowry, a woman who forms an unusual friendship with the only woman executed while on death row in Texas, Karla Faye Tucker.

Something's Gotta Give, directed by Nancy Meyers and co-starring Jack Nicholson, was Keaton's first big hit since 1996. Both Nicholson and Keaton, 55 and 56 years old, were seen as bold casting choices for leads in a romantic comedy. According to Twentieth Century Fox, the film's original studio, the film's Twentieth Century Fox refused to produce the film out of fear that the lead characters were too young to be profitable. "Let's face it, people my age and Jack's age are much more conscious, much more soulful because they've lived a lot of life," Keaton told Ladies' Home Journal. They have a lot of passion and apprehension; why can't they fall in love?

Why shouldn't movies show that?"

Keaton portrayed a middle-aged playwright who falls in love with her daughter's much older brother. The film was a huge success at the box office, grossing US$125 million in North America. "Nicholson and Keaton have so much experience, knowledge, and humour to their characters that the film may not have even hoped for," Roger Ebert wrote. Keaton received her third Academy Award nomination for her appearance.

The comedy The Family Stone (2005), starring an ensemble cast, was Keaton's only film between 2004 and 2006. Keaton, a breast cancer survivor and matriarch of a large New England family who reunites at the parents' house for the annual Christmas holidays, was the subject of scripted and directed by Thomas Bezucha. The film was released to moderate critical and commercial success worldwide, earning US$92.2 million. Keaton received her second Satellite Award nomination for her role, including Peter Travers of Rolling Stone's, "Keaton, a sorceress at mixing humor and tragedy, honors the film with a grace that makes it stick in the memory."

Keaton appeared in both Because I Said So and Mama's Baby in 2007. Keaton played a long-divorced mother of three children, determined to pair off her only single daughter, Milly (Mandy Moore) in the romantic comedy Because I Said So, directed by Michael Lehmann. The project, which also stars Stephen Collins and Gabriel Macht, received mainly critical feedback, with Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe naming it "a sloppily made bowl of reheated chick-flick cliches" and ranked among the year's worst-reviewed films. Keaton's first and only Golden Raspberry Award nomination for the film were granted in the following year. Keaton starred in Mama's Boy, director Tim Hamilton's debut film, and her world turns upside down as she begins dating and considers kicking him out of the house. The independent comedy, which was limited to certain areas of the United States, only received mostly critical feedback.

In Vince Di Meglio's dramedy Smother, Keaton played the overbearing mother of an unemployed therapist who has decided to move in with him and his girlfriend after breaking up with her husband (Ken Howard). The film, as with Mama's Boy, was released in a limited way, resulting in a gross of US$1.8 million worldwide. The film's reaction was generally unfavorable, and Keaton was dismissed for her role choices once more, as Sandra Hall of the New York Times wrote, "Diane's career is dyin'"[in] this case, she's gone too far. She's made herself into a mother-in-law joke." Keaton appeared alongside Katie Holmes and Queen Latifah in the crime-comedy film Mad Money, directed by Callie Khouri, in 2008. The film, based on the British television drama Hot Money (2001), revolves around three female members of the Federal Reserve who are planning to steal money that is about to be destroyed. The film bombed at the box offices with a gross total of US$26.4 million and was universally panned, placing third in the New York Post's Top 10 Worst Movies of 2008.

In 2010, Keaton appeared in Roger Michell's comedy Morning Glory, alongside Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford, as the veteran TV host of a fictional morning talk show that desperately needs to raise its lagging ratings. Keaton, portraying a narcissist character who would do whatever to please the audience, described her role as "the kind of woman you hate to hate." The film, based on Neil Simon's 1972 Broadway play The Sunshine Boys, was a moderate success at the box office, grossing almost US$59 million. Keaton was underused in the film, according to some commentators, but "Diane Keaton is so good at her role that one can imagine her sliding seamlessly into an anchor's chair on a real morning show."

Keaton appeared in the fall 2010 edition of Lawrence Kasdan's comedy thriller Darling Companion, which was first published in 2012. The film stars Kevin Kline and Dianne Wiest, and it's location in Telluride, Colorado, follows a woman whose husband loses her much-beloved dog at a wedding held at their vacation home in the Rocky Mountains, resulting in a search party to find the pet. The film, Kasdan's first film in nine years, bombed at the US box office, where it earned about $790,000 during its entire theatrical run. Critics dismissed the film as "an overwritten, underplotted vanity project," but fans cheered Keaton's performances. If not for Keaton, who imbues [her role] with a sadness, warmth, wisdom, and a rage that feels earned," the Boston Globe's Ty Burr wrote, "the film will be immediately forgettable."

Also in 2011, Keaton began a production of Justin Zackham's 2013 ensemble comedy The Big Wedding, a remake of the 2006 French film Mon frère se marie in which she and Robert De Niro played a long-divorced couple who seem to be married while their adopted son's wedding and his extremely religious biological mother. The film received mainly critical feedback. "The brutally unfunny, cringe-worthy The Big Wedding gives Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams ample opportunities for humiliation." Lou Lumenick wrote in a New York Post article "the brutally unfunny, cringe-worthy The Big Wedding provides Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams ample opportunities for them to embarrass themselves."

Keaton appeared in And So It Goes and 5 Flights Up in 2014. Keaton portrayed a widowed lounge singer who is in search of autumnal love with a bad boy in Rob Reiner's romantic dramedy And So It Goes (Michael Douglas). The film received largely critical feedback. "And So It Goes is a comedy," one reviewer wrote, but "Unintentionally tragic tragedy" comes from two talented actors trapped in a half-hearted effort from a once-great filmmaker. In Richard Loncraine's comedy film 5 Flights Up, based on Jill Ciment's novel Heroic Measures, Keaton costarred with Morgan Freeman. They are a long-married couple with an exciting weekend after being forced to consider selling their beloved Brooklyn apartment. The film premiered in New York under its former name Ruth & Alex at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Keaton made history by becoming the first woman to receive the Golden Lion Award at the Zurich Film Festival in 2008.

Love the Coopers, an ensemble drama about a struggling family getting together for Christmas, was Keaton's only film of the year in 2015, for which she reunited with Because I Said So writer Jessie Nelson. Before the film was released, John Goodman, Ed Helms, and Marisa Tomei were all starring John Goodman, Ed Helms, and Marisa Tomei. Her role in attracting and attracting the majority of other actors, which led to her role as an executive producer in the film. Love the Coopers received mainly critical feedback from critics, who called it a "bittersweet mix of holiday cheer," and the company soared to moderate commercial success at a worldwide total of US$41.1 million against a US$17 million budget. In 2015, Netflix announced the comedy Divanation, for which Keaton was supposed to reunite with her First Wives Club co-stars Midler and Hawn to portray a former singing group, but the venture didn't materialize.

In Disney and Pixar's Finding Dory (2016), the sequel to the 2003 Pixar computer-animated film Finding Nemo, Keaton voiced amnesiac fish Dory's mother. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over US$1 billion worldwide, the second Pixar film to cross this threshold after Toy Story 3 (2010). Besides, the country's biggest animated opening, including the first animated opening of all time, is also recognized. Keaton's other project of the year was The Young Pope, in which she plays a nun who raised the recently elected Pope (Jude Law) and assisted him in reaching the papacy. The miniseries received two nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, marking the first Italian television series to be nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards.

In the British dramedy film Hampstead, Keaton appeared opposite Brendan Gleeson. It's based on Harry Hallowes' life and it depicts an American widow (Keaton) who helps a local man (Keaton) who has been leading on Hampstead Heath for 17 years. Critics were mixed about the film's "deeply flawed tale," but it became a minor commercial success. Book Club, Keaton's only project of the year, involved Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen, who read Fifty Shades of Grey as part of their monthly book club, and later began to change how they think about their personal lives. Critics who felt that Book Club only "intermittently raises to the level of its legendary veteran cast" were split on the romantic comedy, but Keaton's biggest commercial success since 2003's Something's Gotta Gives was mixed. In 2019, Keaton appeared in the comedy Poms as a woman dying of cancer who formed a cheerleading squad with other female residents of a retirement home. Critics had the film downplayed it as a box office flop and critics had sluggishly dismissed it.

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The 100 greatest classic films ever and where you can watch them right now: Veteran critic BRIAN VINER'S movies everyone should see at least once - and they don't include Marvel, Shawshank Redemption or Titanic

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 10, 2024
Here are 100 films that I believe every person should see at least once in their lifetime, and all of them should make you laugh, cry, gasp, or think. In some instances, perhaps all four are present. I hope my list would bring you some good cinematic treats, or better still, introduce you to them. Happy viewing!

Kieran Culkin's older brother Macaulay played iconic roles in Home Alone and Father of the Bride, but Succession has stifled his fame

www.dailymail.co.uk, January 13, 2024
On Sunday, Kieran Culkin scooped his first Golden Globe award for his outstanding role as Roman Roy in Succession, setting a new record. The actor, 41, came to fame as a kid star in the 1990 film thanks to his older brother and Home Alone legend Macaulay Culkin, now 43, who played Kevin McCallister's bedwetting cousin, Fuller. In Steve Martin and Diane Keaton's Father of the Bride (1991) and Father of the Bride Part II (1995) - but he was not supposed to remain in Macaulay's shadow forever.

This traumatic, harrowing tale is told with compassion and compassion, writes BRIAN VINER

www.dailymail.co.uk, January 5, 2024
VINER: BRIAN VINER: In the Spanish-language film Society Of The Snow, an uplifting true tale involving a tragic plane crash and cannibalism can be considered encouraging. A Uruguayan air force plane Flight 571 bound for Chile in October 1972, carrying the Old Christians Club rugby team among its 40 passengers and five crews, crashed in the Andes. Almost half of those on board died as a result of their injury or within seconds. Others died later, but the 16 remaining survivors were rescued after only ten weeks.
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