Woody Allen and his muse Diane Keaton appeared in Hollywood for AFI’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony. In his speech, the legendary director thanked the actress for her being his muse over decades.
The greatest director of all time Woody Allen knows the actress Diane Keaton for ages, he paid tribute to his ex-girlfriend on Thursday night. Mr Allen made a rare West Coast appearance to present Ms Keaton with AFI’s Lifetime Achievement Award in front of a star-studded audience personally.
‘We go back a long way, Diane and I. Much of what I accomplished in my life I owe for sure to her,’
said the 81-year-old filmmaker.
Diane Keaton starred in several Allen movies in the 1970s, which made her famous. Among her role was also Kay Adams, the wife of Michael Corleone, in Godfather (1972) and its sequel.
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton: romance and work
Diane was a longtime muse for Woody Allen, played the lead roles in Sleeper, Love and Death, Interiors, Manhattan, and the film version of Play It Again, Sam, the pay she starred in on Broadway before making the move to films.
Woody Allen is very proud of the actress who won a Best Actress Academy Award for Allen’s 1977 romantic comedy Annie Hall. In 1978, their romantic relationship with Allen was ended on the optimistic note, after Annie Hall, they have become just the good friends and creative professionals.