Diane admits she keeps her Oscar® statuette stored in the closet, but that's no reflection of how much she values the enormous opportunities it's afforded her. Some golden benefits that are close to her heart are the friendships she's formed over the years with co-stars, such as the great Walter Matthau and one of her favorite leading men of all time, Jack Nicholson.
Diane says winning the Oscar has also allowed her to pursue an off-screen passion—restoring the Spanish colonial architecture of southern California. One home Diane refurbished was featured in Architectural Digest, and she's currently writing a book on the subject. "Do you think that would have happened to me if I hadn't been in Annie Hall and won the Academy Award?" she asks. "Of course not. Never!"