Diane Lane's Interesting Facts

1 She has English, and some German and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) ancestry.
2 Diane Lane came very close to being cast as Vivian Ward in 1990's blockbuster hit 'Pretty Woman' (which had a much darker script at the time), but due to scheduling was unable to take the role. Apparently, they had even got as far as costume fittings for Lane, before the role eventually went to Julia Roberts.
3 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a daughter Eleanor Jasmine Lambert (aka Eleanor Lambert) on September 5, 1993. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband Christopher Lambert.
4 Threatened to quit show-business in October 2008, stating she was disenchanted. [October 2008]
5 Appears in a commercial for Neutrogena Ageless Intensive.
6 Will appear in 'Sweet Bird of Youth' that will play from September 14th-October 25th, 2012 at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in their Albert Theatre. She will play the character Alexandra Del Lago. The Goodman Theatre is located in the city of Chicago, Illinois. [August 2012]
7 In 2013, it was announced that Lane had been cast as Hillary Clinton in a television miniseries that Fox network was going to produce to air on NBC about the former First Lady. But in August, Fox canceled plans for the production.
8 Has co-starred with Matt Dillon in three films: The Outsiders (1983), Rumble Fish (1983) and The Big Town (1987).
9 Both Diane and her husband Josh Brolin have played DC Comics characters. He played the title role in Jonah Hex (2010) while she played Martha Kent, adoptive mother of Clark Kent/Superman in Man of Steel (2013).
10 Separated from her second husband of 8 years Josh Brolin. [February 2013]
11 Met first husband Christopher Lambert while filming Priceless Beauty (1988), together. They eventually had a daughter, Eleanor Lambert, and later divorced.
12 Turned down the role of Kathryn Murphy in The Accused (1988), which went to Kelly McGillis.
13 Has starred with Richard Gere in three movies to date: The Cotton Club (1984), Unfaithful (2002) and Nights in Rodanthe (2008).
14 While filming The Outsiders (1983), co-star Tom Cruise received the script for Risky Business (1983) and asked her to co-star with him in the film as Lana. She stated that her father would "never" let her star as a prostitute and the role went to Rebecca De Mornay.
15 1980: She was hit in the eye with a tennis ball, the impact of which caused permanent pupil dilation.
16 Auditioned for the role of Avery Bishop in Jerry Maguire (1996).
17 Was voted #7 in "VH1's Hottest Over 40".
18 Was #79 on VH1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005).
19 Was considered for the role of Ana in the remake of Dawn of the Dead (2004), which eventually went to Sarah Polley.
20 There is a street in Ashland, Massachusetts named "Diane Lane".
21 One of the "later" members of the Brat Pack, along with John Cusack.
22 Ex-stepmother of Josh Brolin's children, Eden Brolin and Trevor Brolin, from Brolin's first marriage to Alice Adair.
23 Ex-stepdaughter-in-law of Barbra Streisand.
24 Best friend of Elizabeth Perkins.
25 Ex-daughter-in-law of James Brolin.
26 When she was 13, George Roy Hill wanted her to star opposite Laurence Olivier in his film A Little Romance (1979). At the time, she was working on Broadway for Joseph Papp at the Public Theatre in the original production of "The Runaways". Both Hill and Papp wanted her, and a series of telegrams among Papp, Hill, Olivier' and her father transpired, with Hill, Olivier and Diane's father wanting her in the film, and Papp wanting to keep her in the play. She ended up doing the film.
27 Has said that some of her biggest acting influences have been Jane Fonda, Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.
28 2004: Voted one of the "World's Most Desirable Women".
29 9/14/01: Two of her movies - Hard Ball (2001) and The Glass House (2001) - opened in theaters in the US on the same day. They were the top two movies at the box office that weekend.
30 Once pursued professional modeling as a teen but was told by Eileen Ford (of the Ford Modeling Agency) that her neck was "too short" to be a model.
31 July 2003: Engaged to actor Josh Brolin.
32 2003: Voted one of People Magazine's "Most Beautiful People in the World".
33 Her father passed away shortly before Unfaithful (2002), in which she gave an Academy Award-nominated performance, was released. He did see a rough cut of the film three weeks before his death.
34 2003: Attended the Oscars with Josh Brolin.
35 August 1979: Was on the cover of Time Magazine at the age of 14.
36 In her off time, she likes to travel, ride her horses and go walking. She also enjoys keeping fit and does yoga. She especially loves to spend as much time as possible with her daughter, Eleanor Lambert, whose father is her ex-husband Christopher Lambert of Highlander (1986) fame.
37 Collects antique furniture and has a strange fetish - she admitted in Playboy (1995) that she has "a thing for really high thigh-boots. I have a cool collection! I love high heels."
38 She enjoys music and movies and has a large home-theater in her home.
39 One of Francis Ford Coppola's favorite actresses - she has starred in no less than four of his films.
40 Was a multi-millionaire by the time she was 18 years old.
41 February 2000: Admitted in Esquire Magazine that she had had affairs with both Timothy Hutton and Christopher Atkins.
42 Daughter of acting coach Burt Lane and Playboy centerfold Colleen Farrington (Miss October 1957).
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