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Woody Allen Had a 'Great Body,' Diane Keaton Said in Memoir

By Ben Fractenberg | October 20, 2011 8:12pm
A still from Annie Hall, with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton.
A still from Annie Hall, with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton.
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MANHATTAN — Score one for nerdy, neurotic guys everywhere!

Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton may have dated the likes of Warren Beatty and Al Pacino, but it is Woody Allen who rocked her world with his "great body," the Associated Press reported Thursday.

The juicy detail comes from Keaton's forthcoming book, "Then Again," which is due out Nov. 15.

“He was even better-looking in real life," she wrote, according to the report. "He had a great body, and he was physically very graceful.”

Keaton first met Allen in 1968 when she starred in his stage comedy "Play It Again, Sam." She wrote she was immediately attached to one of film's most famous nebbish actors.

“How could I not? I was in love with him before I knew him. He was Woody Allen. Our entire family used to gather around the TV set and watch him on Johnny Carson. He was so hip, with his thick glasses and cool suits,” she reportedly wrote.

She later starred in his seminal "Annie Hall," which was based on their relationship, and won the Academy Award for best picture in 1977.

Keaton, who described herself as Allen's "endearing oaf," was self-deprecating about the relationship like her former beau.

“Woody got used to me," she said, according to the report. "He couldn’t help himself; he loved neurotic girls.”