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"As you get older, the physical deterioration is offset by a larger world view and a deeper sense of gratitude." ~ Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton

Actress Diane Keaton (1946-) was born Diane Hall on this day in Santa Ana, California. With the unique style of say, Annie Hall, she has celebrated a successful film career with the creation of quirky, loveable, and unforgettable characters.

She once said, "No one gets everything."

Keaton has a respectable resume-- The Godfather trilogy (1972, 1974, 1990), Annie Hall (1977)--for which she won the Best Actress Oscar-- Father of the Bride (1991, 1995), and The First Wives Club (1996).

With a reputation for eccentricity and self-deprecation, she told Ladies Home Journal in January 2004, "I'm constantly amazed that people like Meryl Streep, Leo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro, or Jack Nicholson want to work with me. What do they see in me?

Obviously, they see a grounded, intelligent woman with a lot of talent. The versatile actress received kudos for her direction of Unstrung Heroes (1995) and Hanging Up (2000).

With a string of famous former boyfriends that include Woody Allen, Warren Beatty, and Al Pacino, Keaton has never married. "Being an actress has given me a privileged life but it always seemed to play havoc with my intimate relationships," she explained.

With two young adopted children, Keaton's life is awash with many passionate colors. "I'm completely in love with my kids, but I also realize that I have to try and be a better person every day."

"The thing I was not prepared for about getting older is that I feel more engaged in life than ever," she said.