Diane Keaton Called ‘Ugly’ & ‘Fat’ after Accepting Gray Hair & Body — She Finds Joy in Being a Mom of 2 in Farmhouse

Diane Keaton, originally born Diane Hall, comes from Los Angeles, California. Her father, John Newton Ignatius “Jack” Hall, was a civil engineer and real estate broker, and her mother, Dorothy Deanne Keaton, was a fledgling photographer. After completing her studies in the field of Drama, the Hollywood actress went on to accumulate star power and numerous accolades.

Keaton has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. She is easily one of the most successful and accomplished actresses in Hollywood. Four of her films, where she played the leading lady, have been chosen by the Library of Congress for the National Film Registry in light of their cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance that has shifted and influenced entertainment and pop culture.

Milos Forman and Diane Keaton backstage after winning an award at the 48th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, 1976 | Source: Getty Images

Milos Forman and Diane Keaton backstage after winning an award at the 48th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, 1976 | Source: Getty Images

The Hollywood icon has a plethora of noteworthy works. However, she is best known for her epic character portrayals in movies such as “The Godfather: Part II,” “Annie Hall,” “The First Wives Club,” “Love and Death,” “Play It Again, Sam,” “Father of the Bride,” “Sleeper,” and “Something’s Gotta Give.” She has also worked with the legendary likes of American filmmaker Woody Allen on many projects.

Keaton has received an immense amount of accreditation and awards throughout her career. Some of the most significant include her Academy Award win for Best Actress for the movie “Annie Hall” in 1977, her BAFTA nomination for “Manhattan,” and her Golden Globe nomination for “Looking for Mr. Goodbar,” to name a few.

Diane Keaton in a scene from "The Godfather: Part II" in 1974 | Source: Getty Images

Diane Keaton in a scene from “The Godfather: Part II” in 1974 | Source: Getty Images

Besides her illustrious career, Keaton is known for her brief romantic flings with fellow renowned stars. Though the beautiful actress has been tied to several accomplished men in the industry, she has made it clear that she does not see herself making a resurgence in the dating scene:

“I don’t date, [it’s] highly unlikely. I don’t remember anyone calling me, going, ‘This is so-and-so – I’d like to take you out.’ They don’t happen, of course not.”

Despite her non-marital status, the “Book Club” talent has been involved in a few public romantic relationships. Her off-and-on relationship with film legend Al Pacino through the late ’70s and early ’90s and her brief relationship with Allen and then Warren Beatty are most notable.

Al Pacino and Diane Keaton at the premiere of "Sea of Love" in New York City, 1989 | Source: Getty Images

Al Pacino and Diane Keaton at the premiere of “Sea of Love” in New York City, 1989 | Source: Getty Images

In an exclusive interview with Variety in 2016, Keaton discussed everything related to the release of her then-new movie “Rules Don’t Apply,” with Beatty as her dashing co-star. Keaton was asked about traits that she thinks make Beatty stand out from the rest and she candidly retorted:

“The first time I saw Warren was in ‘Splendor in the Grass’ [and] I mean, come on! He was to die for; a dream. I mean, ‘Bonnie and Clyde’? Come on, and not only was he beautiful, gorgeous, sexy and captivating, and mysterious and a great movie star, but he was also an unbelievable producer and director.”

Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton spotted out in New York City, 1978 | Source: Getty Images

Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton spotted out in New York City, 1978 | Source: Getty Images

In 2003, Keaton and iconic actor Keanu Reeves collaborated as co-stars in “Something’s Gotta Give.” The actors played a couple in the movie, and their on-screen chemistry left fans wondering if there was ever an official off-screen romantic exploration between them. Reeves and Keaton allegedly only started dating two years after the movie’s release in 2005.

Reportedly, Reeves had dumped his former girlfriend, Lynn Collins, in order to pursue Keaton. Though Keaton and Reeves never formally confirmed their relationship, in a 2006 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Keaton jokingly exclaimed about Reeves:

“I’m going to marry him. He likes an older woman.”

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in a publicity portrait for "Play It Again, Sam" in 1972 | Source: Getty Images

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in a publicity portrait for “Play It Again, Sam” in 1972 | Source: Getty Images

When it comes to Keaton’s reputation as a beloved and iconic actress in Hollywood, her stardom shines bright. Her charming personality makes her popular in several social circles. However, she is not free of critics. The actress has also been on the receiving end of body shaming. Back in 2014, following her appearance at the Golden Globes, a tweet surfaced that read:

“Wow. Diane Keaton got fat. #GoldenGlobes.”

Diane Keaton at the press conference for "Poms" in Beverly Hills, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Diane Keaton at the press conference for “Poms” in Beverly Hills, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Worse, the Hollywood actress has been criticized for allegedly not being a kind person. One other critic expressed their opinion on Keaton’s reportedly “ugly” personality, writing in 2022:

“Well, Diane Keaton isn’t nice. She[‘s] ugly inside and out!”

Diane Keaton at the premiere of "Love The Coopers" in Los Angeles, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

Diane Keaton at the premiere of “Love The Coopers” in Los Angeles, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

Diane Keaton Accepts Herself at 77

Keaton has come a long way from who she used to be before the pinnacle of her career and her incredibly fast-tracked rise to international fame.

In a 2014 interview with Dr. Oz, the “Maybe I Do” star revealed that she had bulimia in her twenties. According to the actress, she used to binge 20,000 calories a day. For her, a typical meal at dinner would consist of numerous bouts of fries with blue cheese dip and ketchup, a whole bucket of fried chicken, a few TV dinners, a massive amount of soda, cake, dozens of pieces of candy, and three banana cream pies in one sitting.

Keaton may be used to a life of glitz, glam, and lavish events, but her down-to-earth farmhouse-style mansion reflects her true affinity for a life rooted in nature…

Diane Keaton at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, 2014 | Source: Getty Images

Diane Keaton at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, 2014 | Source: Getty Images

Even while maintaining her slender and petite figure, for which she is widely known, Keaton would feel like she was obese. The star spoke about how she felt at the time while grappling with her diagnosis:

“It was horrible [and] it was, of course, the lowest point in my life… I was a fat person. I was an obese person who had somehow tricked myself and managed to hide it. I’m an addict in recovery, [and] I’ll always be an addict [because] I have an addictive nature to me.”

Though Keaton has overcome her battle with her eating disorder, the star claims she has simply filled that void with a new obsession—being super focused on work and raising her children, even though they are in their 20s.

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