1946 - Diane Keaton, born on the 5th of January in Los Angeles, California. She went on to enjoy a successful film career both as an actress and as a director.
1968 - She studied acting at Manhattan's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater and understudied in +Hair.
1969 - On Broadway she met actor/director Allen and appeared in his stage hit Play It Again, Sam.
1970 - She made her film debut in the comedy Lovers and Other Strangers and rose to fame as the paramour of Al Pacino's Michael Corleone in the blockbuster The Godfather.
1977 - Allen released his fourth film with her, Annie Hall. A clearly autobiographical portrait of the couple's real-life romance, it was a landmark, bittersweet, soul-searching tale which brought a new level of sophistication to comedy in films.
1978 - 1978 - Two more films with Allen, Bergmanesque Interiors and the masterpiece Manhattan followed; however, when the couple separated, she began a romance with Warren Beatty.
1981 - She co-starred in the epic Reds; she earned a Best Actress nomination for her work in Beatty's film.
1982 - She next co-starred in Shoot the Moon, followed by a pair of box-office disappointments, The Little Drummer Girl and Mrs. Soffel.
1986 - Crimes of the Heart was a minor success, and a year later she made her directorial debut with the documentary Heaven.
1987 - Her next starring role in the domestic comedy Baby Boom was a smash, and after close to a decade apart, she and Allen reunited for Radio Days, in which she briefly appeared as a singer.
1993 - 1995 - After stepping in for Mia Farrow in Allen's picture Manhattan Murder Mystery, Keaton essayed the title role in the TV biopic Amelia Earhart: the Final Flight and in made her feature-length directorial debut with the quirky drama Unstrung Heroes.
1998 - 1999 - She starred in The Only Thrill and followed that in with The Other Sister.
2000 - She subsequently stepped into another familial role in Hanging Up with Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow.
2003 - She played Jack Nicholson's love interest in director Nancy Meyers' Something's Gotta Give (for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination) and executive produced director Gus Van Sant's avant-garde Elephant).
- Won Best Director and Golden Palm awards at the Cannes Film Festival.
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