Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton is known for her wit and style. A black turtle neck, a hat, and boyish, oversized blazers are always a hit for the star of Book Club, Annie Hall, Something's Gotta Give, etc.
But did you know that Diane Keaton is hopelessly crushing on Chris Martin from Coldplay? Or that Diane Keaton finds it easier to do a nude scene than to take a good photo?
Well, for all the film and style icon fans, here are 20 things you probably did not know about Diane Keaton!
Singing Came First
Diane Keaton always wanted to be a singer. She tried, on Broadway, nonetheless. She was in Hair, hoping it would lead to a record deal. That never happened.
She used her love for singing for her roles, including the latest for a luxury fashion brand.
Despite her love for music, acting took over. Today, Diane Keaton is one of the most respected actors on the planet. However, her successes do end with Hollywood. She also has her wine, The Keaton.
She drinks her red wine with ice, and people think this is groundbreaking.
Diane Had A Crush On Woody Allen
Keaton had a significant crush on Woody Allen. They had a brief romance, but the longest-lasting relationship in Diane Keaton's life was with Al Pacino.
Al Pacino And Keaton Were On/off For 20 Years
They met on the set of The Godfather, started dating soon after, and she left him once she learned he made a child with another woman in 1991.
Diane Keaton reportedly dated Keanu Reeves in 2005, despite being almost two decades older than him.
After that, Keaton gave up on men and focused on more exciting things.
Warren Beatty And Diane Keaton Dated In The Early 80s
During the filming of Reds, Warren Beatty and Keaton shared more than raving reviews.
The two dated, briefly, and 35 years later, she called him "sexy, mysterious, and extremely gifted."
Diane first saw Beatty in Splendor in the Grass when she was a teenager. She got to date her teenage crush!
Clearly, there is no bad blood there, and Keaton was busy figuring out her relationship with Pacino.
Keaton Does Not Have A Husband And She Never Did
Not only did she never marry, but she only decided to adopt a first child once she turned 50. It was once her father passed away that she realized that she loved being a daughter. Now, she is a mom of two.
Keaton never married because she did not want to compromise. She doesn't think she was marriage material, though Diane was afraid of men and flying per her admission.
Diane Is Sexually Frustrated Today
Considering she gave up dating a long time ago, Diane Keaton does hide the fact that she is sexually frustrated now.
Though she claimed she hasn't dated for over three decades, we are not sure about that.
Diane Keaton Doesn't Recall Her Big Oscar Win
Keaton won an Oscar in 1977 for her role in Annie Hall. She, however, doesn't even remember the night. Yes, she was that excited, though at the time, as Diane explained, celebrity was not as big as it is now.
She does remember driving to her parent's house the following morning.
Unlike today, Keaton's Oscar win was more modest, fashion-wise. But, as the new face of Gucci, Keaton got her chance to get many fancy outfits.
Annie Hall Is Actually Diane Keaton
Diane was born Diane Hall. Her nickname is Annie. When Woody Allen wrote the movie, Annie Hall, he wrote the role with Diane Keaton in mind.
Needless to say, Woody Allen had a thing for Diane Keaton, and they went on to make several successful movies together, despite their romance not working out.
Diane Keaton Vs. Karl Lagerfeld
Talking to Ellen, Diane explained that her style resembles Karl Lagerfeld's. She would never give up her turtlenecks and hats or monochromatic combinations.
Stylish people have uniforms. The rest of us are merely their followers!
Blame It On Cary Grant
Her addiction to hats started with Cary Grant. As for Keaton's signature style, she merely revived Marlene Dietrich and Katrine Hepburn and added personal touches.
Diane Keaton loves masculine men, and old Hollywood stars are her favorites.
Major Crush On Chris Martin
Keaton doesn't hide her massive admiration for Chris Martin of Coldplay. She spoke not so candidly about her love for the British musician.
She also said that Justin Bieber was gorgeous, so it seems that Diane's taste in men is genuinely unpredictable.
She Loves Her Big Feet And Small Eyes
Though she spent most of her days hating the small eyes she inherited from her dad, and she now loves them because they remind her of her beloved father.
She also likes her large feet. Keaton wears size 10 or 11.
Diane Keaton Is That Shy
No, it is not her public persona. Diane Keaton is shy, and she is easily intimidated by people.
Even in the 80s, she spoke about how acting saved her from becoming a nerve-wracking mess. She easily transforms her fears and insecurities into scripts, and that's what makes Diane stands out in any movie.
The Love Of The Color Black
As per Diane herself, black frames everything. She said:
"I'm always going to love black because it highlights. It accentuates. It's beautiful.
Diane Keaton loves her black and white outfits because "colors are too demanding." Fair point!
She Is Singing For Gucci
As the face of Italian fashion giant, Diane Keaton picked up a microphone and sang Am I Blue? in the star-studded The Beloved Campaign.
She was also the face of L'Oreal.
Keaton Defended Allen
Dylan Farrow accused Allen, her father, of sexually assaulting her when she was 7.
Diane Keaton was asked about the allegations and tweeted her support to Allen. Of course, it led to a significant backlash, but Allen was never charged in her defense.
In 2017, she stated:
"Annie Hall was everything. Where would I be without it? Where would I be without Woody? I wouldn't be here."
Keaton Likes To Make People Laugh
Though she excels in dramatic roles, Diane loves to create quirky, funny characters. As the oldest of four children, Diane Keaton was always putting on a show for her parents and siblings, and that's how she mastered the art of comedy.
Of course, she is a professionally trained actor. She studied the Meisner Technique while at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.
Nudity At 58
In Something's Gotta Give, Diane took her clothes off. She explained:
"I had to do it to be honorable to the movie. Look, the film is about middle-aged love, and this is a woman's body naked, and this is a man's bottom just flailing about. Jack's [Nicholson] making fun of himself. Why shouldn't I make fun of myself?"
Amanda Peet, Her Co-star, Praised Her Body
Peet, who was also in Something's Gotta Give, stated:
"If I were Diane Keaton, I'd take off my clothes all the time. "
Passion For Fashion
Diane Keaton spoke of her love of fashion on numerous occasions. Speaking to Vogue, the actress explained:
"Even when I was young, I was way into fashion. My mom and I used to pick out patterns, and then I'd tell her what I wanted, and she'd do it for me."
In a sea of glitzy gowns, Keaton always knew how to stand out with her minimalistic yet playful ways and feminine takes on primarily masculine pieces.
Keaton Stays Away From Plastic Surgeons
Diane Keaton said she wanted to leave this world the same way she came to it in an interview.
On a more serious note, she explained that her face needs to match how she truly feels. But, she also said never say never.
Struggling With Body Image And Bulimia
Behind her recognizable, contagious smile, there were some moments Diane revealed in her autobiography Then Again.
She was always self-aware, even when she was in her preteen years. In her 20s, she would eat everything in sight, then hide in her New York apartment and make herself throw up.
Then Again is dedicated to Diane's mother, Dorothy Hall
A memoir is a work of Diane and Dorothy Hall.
Diane's mother kept over 85 journals, and when Diane turned 65, she decided to go through all of them and add all that she went through.
Keaton considers her mom to be a co-author of her autobiography.
Motherhood Changed Her
Keaton, now 75, is a mom of two, daughter Dexter White (née Keaton) and son Duke Keaton.
Dexter was born in 1995 and adopted a year later. Duke was born and adopted in 2001.
Diane Keaton never said that she had less energy as an older mom. However, the single mom stated:
Motherhood has completely changed me .It's just about the most completely humbling experience that I've ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in, and if you can't stand up to those principles when you're raising a child, forget it. "
Aging Is Liberating
Diane Keaton famously said:
"A sense of freedom is something that, happily, comes with age and life experience."
In 2015, she released another memoir, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty, and it is full of inspiring, realistic quotes about aging.
Diane is not celebrating but embracing aging and finding ways to be grateful for what she has now, knowing how to put things into perspective.
Mending A Relationship With Her Brother
Diane's only brother Randy is the reason she wrote her third memoir, Brother and Sister.
Randy and Diane became estranged as she was becoming an international superstar. Randy struggled with mental illness, alcoholism, and social isolation and is now suffering from dementia.
In her book, Diane bared her soul, trying to deconstruct what went wrong.
Beating Skin Cancer, Twice
Diane Keaton was diagnosed with skin cancer twice. The first time was when she was 21, and the second time in her 60s.
Now, she doesn't leave her home without SPF, and as a L'Oreal ambassador, she never forgets to remind women about the importance of wearing protection against the sun.
Over 50 Movies, And 5 Books Later
Vibrant, witty, and wise, Diane Keaton does not shy away from speaking her mind. However, her celebrity still holds a particular enigma because Keaton is not too keen on making appearances.
She has three movies scheduled for 2022. As for her personal life, Diane Keaton is looking forward to becoming a grandma.
Writer, singer, editor, photographer, style icon, and fantastic actor, Diane Keaton became a living legend long ago. And there's no stopping her any time soon!