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General public: $12
ssional actress on the New York stage at the age of six, Diane
Lane made her screen debut at 14 opposite no less a light than Sir
Laurence Olivier in George Roy Hill's A Little Romance. Her
extraordinary performance as the smart but neglected daughter of Sally
Kellerman put her on the cover of Time magazine. Since then, her film
career has continued without interruption with a variety of notable
stage, screen and television appearances. Her acting style, never showy,
is imbued with truthful, understated moments that give her scenes an
exciting immediacy. Added to talent and craft are her incomparable good
looks, although she has never traded on them. This year, Diane impressed
audiences and critics alike with her finely shaded, revealing portrayal
of a perfect wife and mother suddenly caught in a web of extramarital
deceit in Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful.
On December 12 the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present a career
overview of this natural actress through film clips
and an interview
conducted by film critic Roger Ebert.
A rare breed among actors, a native New Yorker,
Diane Lane made her first stage appearance in Andrei Serban's Medea at
La Mama. She performed in The Cherry Orchard and Agamemnon at Lincoln
Center and Runaways at the Public Theater all this before her screen
debut in A Little Romance. Subsequent films have include four for
Francis Ford Coppola, including Rumble Fish and The Cotton Club, Richard
Attenborough's Chaplin, Walter Hill's Wild Bill and Streets of Fire,
Stacy Cochrans My New Gun, Tony Goldwyn's A Walk on the Moon and
Wolfgang Petersens The Perfect Storm.
Diane Lane has had a long-standing association with the Film Society of
Lincoln Center. In 1983 she appeared on stage at Avery Fisher Hall for
the Laurence Olivier tribute; in the same year she attended the New York
Film Festival when Rumble Fish was shown; last year, she participated in
the Francis Ford Coppola tribute.
Welcome back, Diane!