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Screen legend Diane Keaton opens up about age, marriage and Hollywood

  • Published at 05:18 pm May 8th, 2019
Diane Keaton
File photo of Screen legend Diane Keaton at the Los Angeles premier of 'Poms' | AFP

Keaton's big screen appearances include 'The Godfather' (1972) and its sequels, 'Reds' with Warren Beatty (1981), two 'Father of the Bride' movies in the 1990s with Steve Martin and 'Something's Gotta Give' with Jack Nicholson (2003), for which she won a Golden Globe

Diane Keaton claims to be one of the fortunate ones: as the screen legend reflects on age, marriage, and nearly half a century of working in Hollywood, she says that she's never felt sexually harassed.

"Never. Maybe I just wasn't harassment material," joked Keaton, who has 68 screen credits since her 1970 debut in the comedy "Lovers and Other Strangers."

"You know in the beginning... when I had successful films I would have offers. But you know I've been really fortunate," the 72-year-old star told AFP.

Keaton's big screen appearances include "The Godfather" (1972) and its sequels, "Reds" with Warren Beatty (1981), two "Father of the Bride" movies in the 1990s with Steve Martin and "Something's Gotta Give" with Jack Nicholson (2003), for which she won a Golden Globe.

Keaton's friend Woody 

The actress truly made her mark co-starring in eight Woody Allen movies, from "Play in Again Sam" (1972) to "Annie Hall" (1977), "Radio Days" (1987) and "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (1993).

She won her best actress Oscar for starring in "Annie Hall" with Allen and was nominated a further three times.

Keaton and Allen were lovers for a time, and when they broke up they remained friends and work partners.

As the Hollywood sexual harassment scandals detonated in late 2017, cascading from producer Harvey Weinstein to heavyweight actors like Kevin Spacey, old accusations of child sex abuse against Allen by his adoptive daughter Dylan resurfaced.

"I think so, because what have you got to lose? It's like it's the truth. That's what it is. You face it, we talk about it," she said.

Keaton is less certain about spending her final years in a retirement home. She enjoys photography when she isn't acting, in no rush to retire.