Diane Hall Keaton is an American actress and filmmaker. She rose to prominence with her first major film role as Kay Adams-Corleone in The Godfather. Keaton began her career on stage and made her screen debut as an extra in Lovers and Other Strangers.
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Diane Hall Keaton is an American actress and filmmaker. She rose to prominence with her first major film role as Kay Adams-Corleone in The Godfather. Keaton began her career on stage and made her screen debut as an extra in Lovers and Other Strangers. Her films that most shaped her career were those with director and co-star Woody Allen, beginning with Play It Again, Sam. Her next two films with Allen, Sleeper and Love and Death, established her as a comic actor. Her fourth, the romantic comedy Annie Hall, won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She has received an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and the AFI Life Achievement Award. She also appeared in a series of deodorant commercials, and has appeared in numerous television series, including American Style, American Night Gallery, and Mannix. She is married to actor Michael Keaton, with whom she has a son, Max, and a daughter, Ava, who was born in 1987. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Play It again, Sam, and received three more Academy Award nominations for playing feminist activist Louise Bryant in Reds, a woman with leukemia in Marvin’s Room, and a dramatist in Something’s Gotta Give. Her mother won the Mrs. Los Angeles pageant for homemakers; Keaton has said that the theatricality of the event inspired her first impulse to be an actress, and led to her wanting to work on stage.
She admires Katharine Hepburn, whom she admires for playing strong and independent women, as one of her inspirations. She describes her acting technique as, \” only as good as the person you’re acting with… As opposed to going it on my own and forging my path to create a wonderful performance without the help of anyone. I always need to help of everyone!\” According to Jack Nicholson, \”She approaches a script sort of like a play in that she has the entire script memorized before you start doing the movie, which I don’t know any other actors doing that. \”In 1968, Keaton became a member of the \”Tribe\” and understudy to Sheila in the original Broadway production of Hair. She gained some notoriety for her refusal to disrobe at the end of Act I when the cast performs nude, even though nudity in the production was optional for actors. After acting in Hair for nine months, she auditioned for a part in Woody Allen’s production of Play It It Again,. After nearly being passed over for being too tall, she won the part for aTony Award for a play. She followed her film debut with guest roles on the television series Love, American Style and Night Gallery. She appeared in The Family Stone, The First Wives Club, Morning Glory, Finding Dory, and Book Club. She played Kay Adams, the girlfriend and eventual wife of Michael Corleone, in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 film TheGodfather.