It’s January 5th, which means we get to celebrate the 77th birthday of a legendary actress and director – Diane Keaton. She reminded everyone of her special day in a funny Instagram video that featured her singing ‘Happy Birthday to Me.’ At the end of the video, she lets out one of her famous little chuckles.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE… ME!” she captioned the post. The 77-year-old actress was born on January 5, 1946, in Los Angeles, CA, and grew inspired to become an actress after watching her mother win the ‘Mrs. Los Angeles’ pageant for homemakers – citing the theatricality of the event.
She went on to participate in singing/acting clubs throughout high school before dropping out of college to pursue a career in entertainment. She joined the Actors’ Equity Association and eventually made her film debut in 1970 – her breakthrough came in 1972 when she was cast as Kay Adams in The Godfather.
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That was just the start of what has been an iconic and legendary career spanning more than 50 years. She has received four Best Actress nominations at the Academy Awards, winning in 1977 for her role as Annie Hall in Annie Hall. She also received two Emmy nominations and nine Golden Globe nominations.
Some of her greatest films include Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), Reds (1981), Shoot the Moon (1982), Baby Boom (1987), Marvin’s Room (1996), Crimes of the Heart (1986), Interiors (1978), Sleeper (1973), Something’s Gotta Give (2003), The First Wives Club (1996), and Father of the Bride (1991).
Now more than 50 years in, Diane Keaton continues to entertain audiences well into her 70s. In 2022, she appeared in Mack & Rita as the older Mackenzie – the younger Mackenzie being played by Elizabeth Lail. In the film, the younger Mackenzie (30 years old) wakes up as her 70-year-old self (Diane Keaton).
She also appeared in two romantic comedy films in 2020 – including Love, Weddings & Other Disasters and Father of the Bride, Part 3(ish). In what was more of a surprise appearance, Keaton was also seen in the music video for ‘Ghost’ by Justin Bieber. She’s a woman of many talents and a large network.
Diane Keaton Has Even More Planned for 2023
If you thought Diane Keaton was planning on stopping in 2023 and beyond, don’t worry – she’s not going anywhere just yet. She was cast in an upcoming romantic comedy Maybe I Do, directed by Michael Jacobs, which is set for a January 27, 2023 release. It’ll be Jacob’s feature film debut as a director.
The filming occurred in February and March of last year, with the rights being acquired by Vertical Entertainment in November. Starring alongside Keaton is Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, and William H. Macy. If you like a good romantic comedy, then get excited!
That’s not all Diane Keaton has planned for 2023. She was also cast in Book Club 2 – The Next Chapter, directed by Bill Holderman. The film acts as a sequel to the 2018 film Book Club, which was Holderman’s directorial debut. It also stars Mary Steenburgen, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, and many more.
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According to IMDB, the film ‘follows the new journey of four best friends as they take their book club to Italy for the fun girls’ trip they never had.’ A release date has been set for May 12, 2023 – so you’ll have some time to watch Maybe I Do before her second film of 2023 drops. Are you excited, yet?!
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