Diane Keaton is one of those special actors who can shift from comedy to drama without missing a beat. She has been nominated for two Oscars in comedy (“Something’s Gotta Give” and winning for “Annie Hall”) and two in drama (“Reds” and “Marvin’s Room”). And she shows no signs of slowing down, continuing to pop up in films and television shows. She’s celebrating her 74th birthday on January 5, 2020, so let’s honor her by taking a look back at 15 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.
Keaton is also a key cast member in one of the seminal film series of all time — Francis Ford Coppola‘s “The Godfather” trilogy. Her heartbreaking turn as Kay Adams Corleone, a woman who sincerely believed that her husband was a good man, will forever be a part of motion picture history.
A recipient of the 2017 American Film Institute life achievement award, Keaton has also been nominated for eight Golden Globes for her work in film, winning two (for “Annie Hall” and “Something’s Gotta Give”). In recognition of her current film, let’s take a photo gallery tour of her 15 greatest performances, ranked from worst to best.
– Original text and gallery published in May 2018.