Diane Keaton’s Gallery of Leading Men

Since her breakout role in “The Godfather” opposite Al Pacino, Keaton’s onscreen romances have included a glittering constellation of actors. Her newest comedy, “5 Flights Up,” opening May 8, is no exception. She and Morgan Freeman are a married couple deciding whether to sell their beloved Brooklyn home. Here’s a guide to the Santa Ana High School grad’s other movie partners.


Woody Allen
“Annie Hall” (1977)
Allen is Alvy Singer, who looks back on his romance and breakup with Keaton’s heroine. Her romance rating:  “I was in love with him before I knew him,” she writes about Allen in her memoir, “Then Again.” “He was even better looking in real life. He had a great body, and he was physically very graceful.”



Warren Beatty
“Reds” (1981)
Beatty and Keaton play real-life journalists and political activists John Reed and Louise Bryant. Keaton’s romance rating: “Once Warren chose to shine his light on you, there was no going back. Within his gaze I
was the most captivating person in the world,” she writes in “Then Again.”



Mel Gibson
“Mrs. Soffel” (1984)
Keaton plays a prison warden’s wife in the early 1900s who falls in love with a convicted killer and helps him escape. Keaton’s romance rating: “Now I kissed Mel Gibson,” she told Ellen DeGeneres in 2012, “and he was, I’m talking stunning.”



Jack Nicholson
“Something’s Gotta Give” (2003)
A rom-com about two opposites who meet and fall in love. Keaton’s romance rating: “Kissing him within the safety of a story that wasn’t mine, even though it felt like it was, was exhilarating,” she writes in her memoir. “I forgot I was in a movie.”



Robert De Niro
“The Big Wedding” (2013)
De Niro and Keaton play a divorced couple forced to pretend they’re still married. Keaton’s romance rating: “Actually, I kissed Robert De Niro’s chest. That was fun. I kissed his chest. That’s going to stay with me for
a long time,” she told DeGeneres, prompting the comedian to deadpan: “Me, too.”

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