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Diane Lane: Her Best Roles
From child prodigy to Oscar prospect

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Horse-racing biopic Secretariat gallops into cinemas this week. While it might have the nag’s name in the title, the real story is about the swift-hoofed horse’s owner, Penny Chenery. Lane’s enjoyed an eclectic career through the years, and we know she has plenty of fans among you out there, so we thought we’d list what we think are her best work…

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Diane Lane: Her Best Roles | A Little Romance (1979)
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Diane Lane has been acting professionally since the age of six, treading the boards around the world and in New York with the likes of Meryl Streep. At 13, she turned down a role on Broadway to make the jump to movies, signing on to co-star in George Roy Hill’s love-chronicling comedy A Little Romance. Among her co-stars was no less a talent than Laurence Olivier, who described her as the "new Grace Kelly". Feted by Francis Ford Coppola, she also landed on the cover of Time, listed as one of "Hollywood’s Whiz Kids". Not bad for a first film…
 

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