Diane Keaton is an American film producer, director, and actor. Keaton
began her career as a stage actor, and made her screen debut in 1970.
Keaton's first major film role was as Kay Adams in The Godfather
(1972), but the films that shaped her early career were those with
director and co-star Woody Allen. Her films with Allen such as Sleeper
(1973), Love and Death (1975), and her Academy Award-winning
performance in Annie Hall established her as a comic actor. Keaton has
claimed that she is "tailor-made for comedy". Keaton ceased
collaborating with Allen in 1979, and took on new roles to avoid
becoming typecast as her Annie Hall persona. She became an
accomplished dramatic actor, starting with Looking for Mr. Goodbar
(1977) and received Academy Award nominations for Reds (1981) and
Marvin's Room (1996). Some of her popular recent films include Father
of the Bride (1991), The First Wives Club (1996), and Something's
Gotta Give (2003). Keaton's films have earned a cumulative gross of
over $1.1 billion USD in North America.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Umayyad troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad landed at Gibraltar, beginning
the Moorish invasion of Iberia.
George Washington took office as the first President of the United
Martin Bormann and Heinz Linge found Adolf Hitler dead in the
The Organization of American States was established in Bogotá,
North Vietnamese troops captured Saigon, ending the Vietnam War.
A powerful tropical cyclone struck Chittagong, killing at least
138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless in
Wikiquote of the day:
"You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never
satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and
writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length." -- Carl