Annette Bening

Annette Bening

Highest Rated: 96% Richard III (1995)

Lowest Rated: 13% Life Itself (2018)

Birthday: May 29, 1958

Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, USA

Revered by film directors for her ability to take characters into deep, unexpected, emotional places, Annette Bening was a Tony-nominated stage actress before parlaying her dramatic intensity into award-worthy film performances. Early in her movie career, she made an impression as a wise-beyond-her-years sex kitten in "The Grifters" (1990) before exploding onto the scene as sultry mob moll, Virginia Hill, in the biopic, "Bugsy" (1991). And though she never lost that sly, brainy, sex appeal, she became more often associated with complex, professional women on the verge of self-destruction in darkly humorous dramas like "American Beauty" (1999), "Being Julia" (2004) and "Running with Scissors" (2006). The A-list leading actress managed to maintain a solid output of well-received films by limiting herself to just one carefully chosen project per year, and retreating for extended periods into her very private family life with actor and director Warren Beatty and the couple's four children. The formula would prove to be successful, with critically lauded performances in select films like "The Kids Are All Right" (2010) and Beatty's longtime passion project "Rules Don't Apply" (2016), reminding critics and audiences alike that the supremely talented Ms. Bening was an actor still very much in demand and at the top of her game.

Highest rated movies

Richard III
The Kids Are All Right
The American President
The Grifters
20th Century Women
American Beauty
Bugsy
Postcards From the Edge

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 78% Jerry & Marge Go Large Marge Selbee (Character) - 2022
62% 82% Death on the Nile Euphemia (Character) $45.6M 2022
62% 55% Georgetown Amanda Brecht (Character) - 2019
64% 70% Hope Gap Grace (Character) $95.8K 2019
82% 82% The Report Senator Dianne Feinstein (Character) - 2019
79% 45% Captain Marvel Supreme Intelligence/Dr. Wendy Lawson (Character) $426.8M 2019
83% No Score Yet A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps Narrator - 2019
13% 83% Life Itself Dr. Cait Morris (Character) $4.1M 2018
67% 45% The Seagull Irina Arkadina (Character) $1.2M 2018
80% 67% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Gloria Grahame (Character) $1.0M 2017
88% 74% 20th Century Women Dorothea (Character) $5.7M 2016
55% 33% Rules Don't Apply Lucy Mabrey (Character) $3.6M 2016
78% 73% Danny Collins Mary Sinclair (Character) $5.5M 2015
21% 52% The Search Helen (Character) - 2014
43% 32% The Face of Love Nikki (Character) $309.4K 2013
23% 33% Girl Most Likely Zelda (Character) $1.4M 2012
78% 50% Ginger & Rosa Bella (Character) $1.0M 2012
79% 75% Ruby Sparks Gertrude (Character) $2.5M 2012
36% 79% Yogawoman Narrator - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Milos Forman: Co te nezabije... (Milos Forman: What doesn't kill you...) Unknown (Character) - 2011
92% 74% The Kids Are All Right Nic (Character) $20.8M 2010
No Score Yet 48% Poliwood Unknown (Character) - 2009
78% 75% Mother and Child Karen (Character) $1.1M 2009
14% 37% The Women Sylvie Fowler (Character) $26.9M 2008
31% 56% Running With Scissors Deirdre Burroughs (Character) $6.8M 2006
43% 40% Mrs. Harris Jean Harris (Character) - 2005
77% 74% Being Julia Julia Lambert (Character) $7.7M 2004
79% 84% Open Range Sue Barlow (Character) $58.3M 2003
42% 28% What Planet Are You From? Susan (Character) $6.3M 2000
87% 93% American Beauty Carolyn Burnham (Character) $130.1M 1999
25% 40% In Dreams Claire Cooper (Character) $11.9M 1999
No Score Yet 50% Forever Hollywood Self - 1999
44% 53% The Siege Elise Kraft/Sharon Bridger (Character) $40.9M 1998
56% 53% Mars Attacks! Barbara Land (Character) $37.8M 1996
91% 77% The American President Sydney Ellen Wade (Character) $59.0M 1995
96% 85% Richard III Queen Elizabeth (Character) $2.4M 1995
28% 68% Love Affair Terry McKay (Character) - 1994
67% 55% Guilty by Suspicion Ruth Merrill (Character) $8.4M 1991
84% 69% Bugsy Virginia Hill (Character) $48.2M 1991
43% 63% Regarding Henry Sarah Turner (Character) $41.0M 1991
84% 66% Postcards From the Edge Evelyn Ames (Character) $36.9M 1990
91% 70% The Grifters Myra Langtry (Character) $10.1M 1990
48% 69% Valmont Merteuil (Character) $572.9K 1989
41% 70% The Great Outdoors Kate Craig (Character) $37.3M 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016 2018 2020 2022
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2022
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012 2014 2017 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Guest 2020
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2014 2018-2019
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013 2018
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2016-2017
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2006
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2005
92% 96% The Sopranos Herself (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Guest 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Karen Leland / Maloy (Guest Star) 1987
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987