Oscar Actors: Lane, Diane–From Child (A Little Romance) Actor to Nominated Star

Diane Lane’s filmography includes the Francis Ford Coppola films “The Outsiders,” “Rumble Fish” and “The Cotton Club.”
Her credits include George C. Wolfe’s “Nights in Rodanthe” opposite Richard Gere; Gregory Hoblit’s thriller “Untraceable”; John Madden’s “Killshot”; Doug Liman’s “Jumper”; Allen Coulter’s “Hollywoodland” with Ben Affleck and Adrian Brody; the comedy “Must Love Dogs” with John Cusack; the drama “A Walk on the Moon” (earning Lane an Independent Spirit Award nomination); the Audrey Wells romantic comedy “Under the Tuscan Sun” (resulting in a Golden Globe nomination).
She has appeared in Wolfgang Peterson’s “The Perfect Storm” with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg; the successful adaptation of Willie Morris’ childhood memoir “My Dog Skip”; the critically acclaimed independent feature “My New Gun”; “Hardball” opposite Keanu Reeves; “Chaplin” for director Sir Richard Attenborough; Peter Masterson’s independent drama “The Only Thrill” opposite Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard and Robert Patrick; the Warner Bros. political thriller “Murder at 1600” opposite Wesley Snipes; Coppola’s “Jack” opposite Robin Williams; and Walter Hill’s epic western “Wild Bill” with Jeff Bridges.
On TV, Lane has appeared in a variety of roles in acclaimed made-for-TV movies and miniseries, including TNT’s “The Virginian” opposite Bill Pullman, “A Streetcar Named Desire” opposite Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange, and her Emmy-nominated role in the CBS series “Lonesome Dove” opposite Robert Duvall.
She also starred opposite Gena Rowlands in the Hallmark Hall of Fame drama “Grace & Glorie” for CBS.
In 1994, Lane starred opposite Donald Sutherland, Cicely Tyson and Anne Bancroft in the CBS miniseries “The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All” based on the best-selling novel by Allan Gurganus.
The daughter of drama coach Burt Lane and singer Colleen Farrington, Lane answered a call for child actors at La Mama Experimental Theater at the age of six. She won a role in Andrei Serbian’s unique version of “Medea” and subsequently appeared over the next 5 years in his productions of “Electra,”“The Trojan Women,”“The Good Woman of Szechuan” and “As You Like It,” both in New York and at theater festivals around the world.
After performing in Joseph Papp’s productions of “The Cherry Orchard” and “Agamemnon” at Lincoln Center in 1976-77, Lane starred at The Public Theater in “Runaways” and made her film debut opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in George Roy Hill’s “A Little Romance” in 1978.