Shifting effortlessly between comedy and drama, Diane Keaton continues to captivate and delight her audiences with every project to which she devotes herself.
Her timeless beauty and self-assurance seem effortless; her uncanny sense of humor and animated spirit breathe life into every character she portrays. At 61, Diane Keaton embodies a woman of strength and resilience. She serves as a role model to women of all ages, reminding us that true beauty comes from within. For these reasons and many more, Keaton is an ideal spokesperson, embodying all the qualities that represent L'Oréal Paris.
An extremely versatile actress, director, and producer.
Born and raised in California, Keaton left home to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Since her screen debut in Lovers and Other Strangers, Diane Keaton has proven to be an extremely versatile actress, director, and producer. Her acting career spans more than 25 legendary movies, including The Godfather trilogy, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Annie Hall (for which she received a best actress Academy Award), and the smash hits Father of the Bride and The First Wives Club. Keaton also received Academy Award nominations for her roles in Something's Gotta Give, Reds, and for her poignant performance in Marvin's Room, making history as the only actress to have earned Academy Award nominations in four consecutive decades.
Keaton has also received praise as a director, beginning with her work on Heaven and culminating with the critically acclaimed Unstrung Heroes. Most recently, Keaton won the Golden Globe for her performance in Something's Gotta Give, written and directed by Nancy Meyers and co-starring Jack Nicholson. She also received a National Board of Review award for this performance.
As a producer, she worked with Gus Van Sant on his well-received film Elephant, which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival last year. She has starred in and executive produced the Lifetime TV movie On Thin Ice, for which she won a Prism Award for her compelling performance. She directed and executive produced the TV pilot Pasadena for Fox Television; directed and co-starred in Hanging Up with Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow, and Walter Matthau; and co-starred in The Other Sister directed by Garry Marshall.
In addition to her work as an actor, producer, and director, Keaton is devoted to many philanthropic projects.
She is an architectural preservationist who campaigns to save and restore historic buildings, especially in the Los Angeles area, and is a supporter of National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance and other charitable organizations.
Los Angeles Conservancy (historical preservation organization)
Diane Keaton serves as the vice president of education and community relations. Keaton is active in campaigns with the Los Angeles Conservancy to save and restore historic buildings, particularly in the Los Angeles area. Among the buildings she has been active in restoring is a former home of Frank Lloyd Wright's. Keaton was also active in the failed campaign to save the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles (featured in her book Reservations), the location of Robert Kennedy's assassination in 1968.
2006 Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for Colorectal Cancer Screening for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Diane supports the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA), an organization that emphasizes the importance of early medical screening and also funds research to develop better tests, treatments, and ultimately a cure for colon cancer. Keaton starred in the television PSA, "Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign". In it, she urged viewers to get screened for colorectal cancer, the nation's second leading cancer killer.
Keaton talks poignantly about her "Grammy Keaton," who died of colon cancer, as well as of her own commitment to do everything in her power to remain healthy. Flashing her trademark smile, she says, "Just get screened....If I can do it, you can do it. How's that for a deal?"
Every penny raised by NCCRA is spent on public education and medical research, supporting some of the most advanced medical research in the field today. Thanks to its donors and sponsors, NCCRA has raised more than $23 million dollars for colon cancer research and awareness.
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