Diane Lane

Diane Lane

Diane Lane portrayed Martha Kent in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

Significant rolesEdit

  • Breezy in Six Pack (1982)
  • Corinne Burns in Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stain (1982)
  • Cherry Valance in The Outsiders (1983)
  • Patty in Rumble Fish (1983)
  • Vera Cicero in Cotton Club (1984)
  • Lorena Wood in Lonesome Dove (1989)
  • Paulette Godard in Charlot (1992)
  • Judge Barbara Hershey in Judge Dredd (1995)
  • Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
  • Karen Powell in Jack (1996)
  • Nina Chance in Murder at 1600 (1997)
  • Melissa in Gunshy (1998)
  • Pearl Kantrowitz in A Walk on the Moon (1999)
  • Ellen Morris in My Dog Skip (2000)
  • Molly Stark in The Virginian (2000)
  • Christina Cotter in The Perfect Storm (2000)
  • Elizabeth Wilkes in Hard Ball (2001)
  • Erin Glass in The Glass House (2001)
  • Connie Sumner in Unfaithful (2002)
  • Frances in Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
  • Liz Earl in Fierce People (2005)
  • Sarah Nolan in Must Love Dogs (2005)
  • Toni Mannix in Hollywoodland (2006)
  • Jennifer Marsh in Untraceable (2008)
  • Mary Rice in Jumper (2008)
  • Adrienne Willis in Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
  • Carmen Colson in Killshot (2008)
  • Penny Chenery in Secretariat (2010)
  • Martha Kent in Man of Steel (2013)
  • Helen Manning in Every Secret Thing (2014)
  • Martha Kent in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)


  • "To remind myself of what an audacious, brilliant man Zack Snyder is."
  • "I love 300 and I’m very flattered to play Martha Kent and live up to his vision. It’s pretty cool."
  • "I’ve always wanted to raise a good man, I thought that was the biggest challenge a woman could have, and so I get the embarrassment of riches."
  • "It's daunting, but in a very healthy way. It's like a dare. I have heard and read many people say, 'Do what scares you. Don't run from it, run toward it.' I am delighted to be challenged with the opportunity."
  • "Zack Snyder said wonderful things in the press release, and I was like, 'Well, it's like he threw down the white glove. Now I have to bend down and pick it up.' It's wonderful, though. He's a visionary, and he'll create his own version. I find that very refreshing. People love to talk about things, and this will definitely be something to talk about."
  • "The movie's going to be a wild ride."
  • "I read the script under lock and key, I was locked in a room with the script and was only allowed three hours with it. I nailed it into my memory. I'm really excited. I'm really not allowed to talk much about it, I think, but it does cover the entire range of years, from infancy on."
  • "When I worked on Hollywoodland, I got to experience sort of the behind the scenes of what it was like for the people who were making the television series that I grew up watching, so it's all very inbred in my mind," "But this is going to be a whole reinvention. A visitation and a reinvention."
  • "Superman and Batman certainly entered the superhero business from opposite roads, yet they have similar histories. There's the loss of your original family, so they're both orphans. And I don't think Batman sees Superman as human until he realizes that he has a mother. And I think, when Batman makes the decision to rescue Martha, Superman's mother, in a way he's redeeming his own sense of powerlessness he had when he could not save his own mother."