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Diane Keaton reminisces about her famous romances

Diane Keaton reminisces about her famous romances

Diane Keaton has never been married, but she sure has had a number of high-profile romances with famous men.

The famed actress, now 71, has fond romances of her “many loves” as she cheekily calls her exes.

In an exclsuive interview with PEOPLE, she reveals she “had a crush” on Al Pacino when they worked together on The Godfather in 1971.

“I was mad for him. Charming, hilarious, a nonstop talker,” says Keaton of when the pair became a couple.

“There was an aspect of him that was like a lost orphan, like this kind of crazy idiot savant. And oh, gorgeous!”

When Pacino would not commit to marriage, Keaton says she gave him an ultimatum. The relationship ended.

“I worked hard on that one. I went about it in not a perfect way,” she says.

Looking back on her life in pictures in the new issue of PEOPLE, Keaton reminisces about her past loves, including Warren Beatty, her co-star and director in 1981’s Reds.

“He is just a brilliant character,” she says. “So complex and charming. He should have made more movies.”

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She fell hard for him, and looking back at the movie, she says a scene in particular stayed with her.

“I slam the door in his face and then we make up, of course,” she says. “It felt real. I think when you know someone well, you feel comfortable in your acting enough to do that.”

For the Annie Hall star though, it’s one of her earliest romances with Woody Allen that has stood the test of time. They’ve kept a close friendship since the early 1970s when they first were involved.

“He is so hilarious and I just adored him, I really did,” she says.

Allen drew on their relationship when writing Annie Hall, “but he didn’t know if the movie would work. He would say, ‘It’s just another sitcom.’ I knew it was a great script.”

“I have dinner with Woody and [his wife] Soon Yi whenever I go to New York. I pick up the check, that’s how generous I am,” Keaton says.

She’s also stood by her close friend’s side since allegation he sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow first aired. Allen has denied the allegation and Keaton firmly concludes, “I believe him.”