Diane Keaton to receive AFI Life Achievement award

Diane Keaton will join an esteemed group of her peers next year.

The actress is being honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award, joining previous winners like composer John Williams, Steve Martin, Jane Fonda, Mel Brooks and Shirley MacLaine.

"Diane Keaton is one of the most beloved leading ladies of American film," said Sir Howard Stringer, chairman of the AFI board of trustees in a statement. "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."

Keaton has left her mark on the film world with seminal films such as The Godfather, her Oscar-winning turn in Annie Hall, Marvin's Room, Reds, Baby Boom, the Father of the Bride franchise, The First Wives Club and Something's Gotta Give.

She'll be honored with a gala tribute on June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles.


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