Diane Keaton to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award

Diane Keaton Receive Zurich Film Festival's

Actress to present romantic comedy 'And So It Goes'

LONDON — The Zurich Film Festival is to honor Diane Keaton with its Golden Icon Award.

The award, which is in recognition of lifetime achievements, will be presented to the thesp on Oct. 1.

SEE ALSO: Film Review: ‘And So It Goes’

In a statement, the festival’s directors, Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri, said: “Her longevity is a testament to her ability to consistently reinvent and challenge herself, explore new creative avenues, and her overall prowess as one of the greatest actresses of our generation.”

Keaton won the best actress Academy Award for “Annie Hall,” and was Oscar nominated for “Reds,” “Marvin’s Room” and “Something’s Gotta Give.”

Keaton will present her latest film, “And So It Goes,” in Zurich. The romantic comedy, directed by Rob Reiner and co-starring Michael Douglas, plays in the Gala Premieres section.

The festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, runs Sept. 25-Oct. 5.

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  1. Francis Ex. says:

    Keaton’s longevity has been remarkable, if not utterly unique. She is the only actress of her
    generation to still star in movies (the quality of some of them is questionably–of course, and
    yes there is still Susan Sarandon, but she has shifted into supporting roles. Some may argue
    Meryl Streep, but she came along well after Keaton had hit her stride with Woody Allen and the

    “Godfather” movies). I love Diane Keaton because there has never been anyone like her in the

    movies before, ever. At one point in the notorious “Town and Country”, Warren Beatty looks at

    her and says “You’re very strange” to which she shoots back “But strange is good!” “Strange”

    means you get to stick around. Here’s to The Original.

  2. Julienne says:

    It must be tough always playing the same neurotic character in every film you’ve ever made.

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