Unconventional, iconoclastic and left-of-center, Diane Keaton arrived in our collective magination by way of that three-syllable phrase — now synonymous with the freewheeling ensibility of an era — in ANNIE HALL (1977), one of the all-time great romantic comedies.
One is internal — his fear of committing to one woman, especially one he doesn’t have 30 years on.
The churning of this romantic comedy's gears becomes more and more apparent as the story progresses.
At the local hospital, Harry's doctor, Julian Mercer (Keanu Reeves, "The Matrix Revolutions"), catches the eye of both Marin and her aunt Zoe (Frances Mc Dormand, "Laurel Canyon"), but his eye has been caught by Erica and when he learns her identity, he's even more intrigued, having seen all her plays.
With incomparable comic skill, pioneering fashion sense and unmistakable presence, she has illuminated our screens in comedies and dramas, catalyzed some of the best performances of all time — her costars' and her own — and has also been the muse for master storytellers.
To honor one of the greats of American film, the AFI Board of Trustees has selected Keaton as the recipient of the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award.