Happy happy 54th birthday to Diane Lane on January 22, 2019! It’s difficult to believe, but Lane has been a star for four decades now, having first appeared on the cover of Time Magazine at age 14 for her performance in George Roy Hill‘s “A Little Romance.” Since then, Lane has shone in dramas, romances and even a biker musical!
Beginning her career as a romantic lead, Lane eventually matured as a serious, critically-acclaimed actress, earning an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe nom and a Screen Actors Award nomination for her performance in 2002’s “Unfaithful,” as well as a second Globe bid for “Under the Tuscan Sun” and a second SAG nomination as part of the ensemble cast of 2015’s “Trumbo.”
So let’s raise a glass of the bubbly to the wonderful Lane and celebrate by counting down here 12 greatest performances of her distinguished career, ranked from worst to best. Our photo gallery above includes these mentioned films as well as “Secretariat,” “The Outsiders” and “A Walk on the Moon.”
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