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  • Diane Keaton

    Born on January 5, 1946 in Los Angeles, California

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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Diane Keaton as "Erica"

When aging womanizer Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) and his young girlfriend, Marin (Amanda Peet), arrive at her family's beach house in the Hamptons, they find that her mother, dramatist Erica Barry (Diane Keaton), also plans to stay for the weekend. Erica is scandalized by the relationship and Harry's sexist ways. But when Harry has a heart attack, and a doctor (Keanu Reeves) prescribes bed rest at the Barry home, he finds himself falling for Erica -- who, for once, may be out of his league.

Academy Award (2003) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (2003) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Marvin's Room (1996)

Diane Keaton as "Bessie"

Bessie (Diane Keaton) and Lee (Meryl Streep) are sisters who have remained apart for nearly 20 years due to radically different personalities and life paths. Bessie remained in Florida to care for their ill, bed-ridden father (Hume Cronyn), and Lee moved to Ohio to marry and have a family. But Bessie's doctor (Robert De Niro) has informed her she has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. Bessie's prognosis and Lee's troubled son (Leonardo DiCaprio) create an unexpected family reunion.

Academy Award (1996) Nominated Best Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Baby Boom (1987)

Diane Keaton as "J.C. Wiatt"

J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) is a New York City businesswoman who is married to her job and has a relationship with Steven (Harold Ramis), a successful investment broker. J.C.'s life takes an unexpected turn when a relative suddenly dies and makes her the caretaker of a baby girl. Soon, the baby's arrival causes J.C. to lose first Steven, and then her job. She moves to Vermont and embarks on a series of life-changing events. But when offered the opportunity, will she return to her corporate ways?

Golden Globe (1987) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Mrs. Soffel (1984)

Diane Keaton as "Kate Soffel"

Kate Soffel (Diane Keaton) is married to a prison warden in Pittsburgh, and is the mother of their four children. Ed Biddle (Mel Gibson) is a convicted murderer awaiting execution on death row with his brother, Jack (Matthew Modine). When Kate meets Eddie through her Bible readings to the prisoners, she is drawn to him, and they pursue a clandestine relationship. She agrees to help the brothers escape, and begins a treacherous journey with them to freedom in Canada.

Golden Globe (1984) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Shoot the Moon (1982)

Diane Keaton as "Faith Dunlap"

After years of marriage, the seemingly perfect relationship between accomplished writer George Dunlap (Albert Finney) and his wife, Faith (Diane Keaton), is rapidly deteriorating. While George becomes involved in an affair with the lovely Sandy (Karen Allen), Faith begins a romance with handsome contractor Frank (Peter Weller). These infidelities not only take a toll on George and Faith, they affect their four daughters, who start to resent their father in particular.

Golden Globe (1982) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Reds (1981)

Diane Keaton as "Louise Bryant"

American journalist John Reed (Warren Beatty) journeys to Russia to document the Boleshevik Revolution and returns a revolutionary. His fervor for left-wing politics leads him to Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton), then married, who will become a feminist icon and activist. Politics at home become more complicated as the rift grows between reality and Reed's ideals. Bryant takes up with a cynical playwright (Jack Nicholson), and Reed returns to Russia, where his health declines.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982) Nominated Actress
Academy Award (1981) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1981) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Manhattan (1979)

Diane Keaton as "Mary Wilkie"

Director Woody Allen's love letter to New York City stars Allen as frustrated television writer Isaac Davis, a twice-divorced malcontent facing middle age alone after his wife, Jill (Meryl Streep), leaves him for a woman. Isaac is dating fresh-faced Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), a high school girl he knows is wrong for him, and begins to wonder if he and brainy writer Mary (Diane Keaton), the mistress of his best friend, Yale (Michael Murphy), might make a better couple.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979) Nominated Actress

Annie Hall (1977)

Diane Keaton as "Annie Hall"

Comedian Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) examines the rise and fall of his relationship with struggling nightclub singer Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). Speaking directly to the audience in front of a bare background, Singer reflects briefly on his childhood and his early adult years before settling in to tell the story of how he and Annie met, fell in love, and struggled with the obstacles of modern romance, mixing surreal fantasy sequences with small moments of emotional drama.

Academy Award (1977) Won Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977) Won Actress
Golden Globe (1977) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

Diane Keaton as "Theresa"

Raised in a strict Catholic family, Theresa (Diane Keaton) teaches deaf children during the day and cruises singles bars and discos at night. Theresa favors rough sex with random suitors, ignoring the advances of well-meaning but nerdy social worker James (William Atherton). Instead, Theresa pursues the likes of Tony (Richard Gere), whose threatening knife and swagger excite her. Theresa indulges in increasingly dangerous encounters, putting her life at risk.

Golden Globe (1977) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

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