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Diane Keaton to receive AFI Life Achievement Award

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Diane Keaton, the Oscar-winning actress known for her work in films such as Annie Hall, Reds, Marvin’s Room, and the Godfather trilogy, will be the 45th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. 

Keaton, 70, will be honored at a gala June 8 in Los Angeles, and the event will later be broadcast on TNT and TCM.

“Diane Keaton is one of the most beloved leading ladies of American film,” said Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI Board of Trustees, in an announcement Thursday. “Peerless in her mastery of both comedy and drama, she has won the world’s heart time and again by creating characters of both great strength and vulnerability. Her career as a director and producer is even further evidence of her passion for the art form and her seemingly boundless talents.”

A native of Los Angeles, Keaton landed her first major film role as Kay Adams, the wife of Al Pacino’s reluctant mafioso Michael Corleone in The Godfather.

She won an Oscar for best actress playing the title role in Annie Hall, one of her many collaborations with Woody Allen (others include Sleeper, Love and Death, and Manhattan), and also earned nominations for Reds, Marvin’s Room, and Something’s Gotta Give.

Keaton’s extensive credits also include Looking for Mr. Goodbar, two Father of the Bride movies, The First Wives Club, and Finding Dory. She’ll next appear in the HBO miniseries The Young Pope.

Previous recipients of the AFI Life Achievement Award include John Williams, Steve Martin, and Jane Fonda.

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