Thursday, August 8, 2013



That face,
those eyes,
that smile.

I just finished reading what Diane Keaton said in an interview.

Golly, I love her. I never met Keaton, but I feel as if I know her -- she's so real, so believable -- no matter what role she plays, it's as if she's someone I've known for years. 

It was in The Guardian, (newspaper whose online offering is the 2nd most popular British newspaper website) -- an interview before the opening of "The Big Wedding," in which she co-starred with Robert De Niro.

Right off the bat, Diane Keaton said, "I'm going to say what I think."

Though the interviewer mentioned Keaton's Oscar for "Annie Hall" and the Golden Globe Keaton got for "Something’s Gotta Give," Keaton immediately started talking about her long term relationships with Woody Allen, Warren Beatty and Al Pacino.

She said, "Woody was my twenties, Warren was my thirties and Al was borderline: late thirties/early forties. I never see Al now." Rambling on she said, "Beatty's got a big family life and I don’t really run with his crowd," and came back to Woody, "I still love him – there are some people who stay in your life and they are in for the long haul. We talk often on the phone."

Explaining that she has never been married because "No one ever asked me," Keaton said she was 67, and at 50, she adopted a baby girl, Dexter (now 17), and a few years later a boy, Duke (now 12). Referring to herself as an oddball, she reminded the interviewer that 35 years ago at the Oscars, critics said she looked like a bag lady, and bragged about the fact that she dressed herself -- most stars have stylists. 

It was fascinating -- the article had a photo of Keaton at this interview --in Celine pink pants, high heels with black and white spotted socks that matched her black and white spotted nails, huge rings on practically all her fingers, and three studs in her ears.

Diane Keaton was amazing truthful, joking, but putting herself down, revealing her short-comings and her unconventional private life.

What woman, I thought as I you-tubed other interviews, and saw that her self- deprecating remarks, her saying whatever she was thinking -- be it silly, crude, or rude, was her style -- that playing "herself" was a sure-fire way of promoting a new film, as well as Diane Keaton, the star.

Take a look at her with Ellen DeGenerese, in 2005, promoting "The Family Stone," (Claire Danes and Sarah Jessica Parker); with Katie Couric in 2010 promoting "Morning Glory." (Harrison Ford); with Stephen Colbert, 2011 promoting her book "Then Again;" again with Ellen in 2013, promoting "Big Wedding." I've said it before, I'll say it again, golly I love her.


Carola said...

I've always liked her.

Stan said...

I've had a crush on her forever so anything I say would be beeped out, but she is a great actress and we're the same age. Great article Em.

Linda Phillips said...

I feel exactly the same way as you do about her. She is quirky. She is always her own person. She is a terrific actress and I have always loved her.

Anonymous said...

Great lady in every way. Love her too. Too few of her like around.

Dustspeck said...

Since the middle seventies I've liked the film-roles that she has played.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute blog to Diane Keaton! I think she is one of the most talented and best actresses in the world. I like her in all her films and enjoy her interviews too. She would be a movie star I would love to meet someday. kam