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Diane Keaton talks fave leading ladies

Diane Keaton doesn't think Amy Poehler makes enough movies.

The legendary actress has more than 60 acting credits to her name and has bagged an Oscar and two Golden Globes over her 35 years in front of the camera.

Proving she's not out of touch with Hollywood's current stars, Diane reeled off a list of some of her favourite actresses and couldn't help but gush over their talents.

"A lot. I admire so many, a very diverse group of young great talents... Obviously Jennifer Lawrence. I mean, duh!" she laughed to Total Film magazine. "I like Emma Stone. Adorable. She's great. I love her. I love Melissa McCarthy. I love her.

"I love Amy Poehler but she's not in the movies enough. She was in Blades of Glory, though, and I love her. I love Kristen Wiig. I love those comedy players. They're totally great. I just really love Jill Scott in this James Brown movie [Get on Up]. I didn't expect her to be the most sexy woman I've ever seen on film."

It's not just the girls who Diane appreciates. The 69-year-old has starred alongside some of Hollywood's most legendary leading men, including Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.

But there's still one more A-list actor she'd like to collaborate with.

"I do think Leonardo DiCaprio is a genius. I really do. That scene in Wolf of Wall Street where he took too many drugs and he was stoned... It's not possible to do that scene and be that great," she praised.

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