Diane Keaton recalled her childhood dream of being a part of Hollywood’s “wonderful world”, when she put her handprints on the cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
The 76-year-old actress paid tribute to her mom and dad, telling them she’s “still little Dianey” with ambitions to hit the silver screen at Thursday’s ceremony.
Keaton, whose acting career spans more than six decades, is best known for his roles in the Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall, Father Of The Bride and The First Wives Club.
She has won numerous awards including an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the film Something’s Gotta Give, Reds and her performance in Marvin’s Room.
Keaton won a Golden Globe for her performance in Something’s Gotta Give, written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and starring Jack Nicholson.
Arriving at the ceremony at the famous theater in Los Angeles, she wore a large black hat and white flared pants, she smiled with delight and waved to friends and family members who had come to support her. it at the ceremony.
“As a girl growing up in Orange County, the mere thought of Hollywood Boulevard seemed like a mysterious dream that would never come true,” she said.
“One summer day, Mom and Dad packed us kids up with a nice surprise treat, which turned out to be an empty parking lot near Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
“Each of us was dazzled by the sheer beauty of the building…it was great to see dad seeing his favorite stars” (footprint).
“I was soon overwhelmed by a secret desire to be funny… I wanted so badly, of course, to be a part of the wondrous world called Hollywood.
“It’s amazing that I’m here right now.”
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Becoming extremely emotional, she added, “This is with mom and dad, I’m still little Dianey, all tied up with emotions.
“I used to dream on the silver screen and I just want to thank you, for being here right now is not only an honor but a real reminder to take care of precious monuments. ours.
“I am so fortunate to be standing in front of you at this time in your life.
“Thanks for this honor, it’s remarkable.”
With the help of event staff, Keaton then put her hands and feet in the cement, remarked “this is weird” and signed her name.
The ceremony coincides with the release of her latest film Mack And Rita in the United States, in which she plays 70-year-old nursery icon Mack Martin – the film hits theaters on August 12.
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