Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway

  • Highest Rated: 99% Chinatown (1974)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% Supergirl (1984)
  • Birthday: Jan 14, 1941
  • Birthplace: Bascom, Florida, USA
  • As the co-star of the landmark Bonnie and Clyde, actress Faye Dunaway helped usher in a new golden era in American filmmaking, going on to appear in several of the greatest films of the 1970s. Born January 14, 1941, in Bascom, FL, Dunaway was the daughter of an army officer. She studied theater arts at the University of Boston and later joined the Lincoln Center Repertory Company under the direction of Elia Kazan and Robert Whitehead. Between 1962 and 1967, she appeared in a number of prominent stage productions, including A Man for All Seasons and Arthur Miller's After the Fall, playing a character based on Marilyn Monroe. Dunaway's breakthrough performance came in an off-Broadway production of Hogan's Goat, which resulted in a contract with director Otto Preminger. She made her film debut in his 1967 drama Hurry Sundown, but the two frequently clashed, and she refused to appear in his Skidoo; after a legal battle, Dunaway was allowed to buy out the remainder of her contract, and she then starred in The Happening (1967).Still, Dunaway was virtually unknown when she accepted the role of the notorious gangster Bonnie Parker opposite Warren Beatty in Arthur Penn's 1967 crime saga Bonnie and Clyde. The picture was an unqualified success, one of the most influential films of the era, and she had become a star seemingly overnight, earning a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her sexy performance. Dunaway's next major role cast her with Steve McQueen in 1968's The Thomas Crown Affair, another major hit. However, her next several projects -- Amanti, a romance with Marcello Mastroianni, and the Kazan-directed The Arrangement -- stumbled, and although 1970's Little Big Man was a hit, Puzzle of a Downfall Child (directed by her fiancé, Jerry Schatzberg) was a disaster. Quickly, Dunaway was reduced to projects like the little-seen 1971 thriller La Maison Sous Les Arbres and the Western Doc. When they too failed, she retreated from films, first appearing on-stage in Harold Pinter's Old Times and then starring in the made-for-television The Woman I Love.After portraying Blanche du Bois in a Los Angeles stage adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, Dunaway returned to the cinema in Stanley Kramer's 1973 drama Oklahoma Crude. Subsequent to her appearance in Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers, she made headlines for her marriage to rocker Peter Wolf and was then cast in Roman Polanski's 1974 noir Chinatown. The performance was her best since Bonnie and Clyde, scoring another Academy Award nomination, and the film itself remains a classic. The success of The Towering Inferno later that same year confirmed that Dunaway's star power had returned in full, and she next co-starred with Robert Redford in the well-received thriller Three Days of the Condor. In 1976, Dunaway starred as an ambitious television executive in Sidney Lumet's scathing black comedy Network, and on her third attempt she finally won an Oscar. A British feature, Voyage of the Damned, and a TV-movie, The Disappearance of Aimee, quickly followed, and in 1978 she starred in the much-maligned thriller The Eyes of Laura Mars.After 1979's The Champ, Dunaway starred with Frank Sinatra in The First Deadly Sin. An over-the-top turn as Joan Crawford in the tell-all biopic Mommie Dearest followed in 1981, as did another biography, the TV feature Evita Peron. Her career was again slumping, a fate which neither the Broadway production of The Curse of an Aching Heart nor another telefilm, 1982's The Country Girl, helped to remedy. After 1984's Supergirl, Dunaway spent much of the decade on the small screen, appearing in a pair of miniseries -- Ellis Island and Christopher Columbus -- and in 1986 appearing as the titular Beverly Hills Madam. The 1987 feature Barfly found a cult audience, but almost without exception, Dunaway's subsequent films went unnoticed; even the 1990 Chinatown sequel The Two Jakes was a failure. In 1993, she starred in a short-lived sitcom, It Had to Be You, and conti

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Becoming Iconic Actor 2018
31% Inconceivable Donna 2017
59% The Case for Christ Dr. Roberta Waters $14.7M 2017
19% The Bye Bye Man Widow Redmon $22.4M 2017
No Score Yet A Family Thanksgiving Gina 2010
No Score Yet Raspberry Ripple Actor 2010
No Score Yet 21 and a Wake-Up Actor 2009
No Score Yet Say It in Russian Actor 2009
No Score Yet Midnight Bayou Odette 2009
No Score Yet You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Gene Generation Josephine Hayden 2007
No Score Yet Pandemic Lillian Shaefer 2007
No Score Yet The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi Actor 2007
No Score Yet Rain Actor 2007
No Score Yet Cougar Club Edith Birnbaum 2007
No Score Yet Ghosts Never Sleep Kathleen Dolan 2006
No Score Yet Rain Isabel Hudson 2006
No Score Yet Cut Off Actor 2006
No Score Yet The People Next Door Ellen Morse 2006
No Score Yet Back When We Were Grownups Tina 2004
No Score Yet Anonymous Rex Shin 2004
No Score Yet Last Goodbye Sean Winston 2004
No Score Yet Love Hollywood Style Actor 2004
No Score Yet Chronicle of the Raven Mary Ellen Cassi 2004
No Score Yet El Padrino Actor 2004
No Score Yet Blind Horizon Miss K. 2003
No Score Yet Man of Faith Actor 2002
43% The Rules of Attraction Eve Denton $6.5M 2002
No Score Yet Changing Hearts Betty Miller 2002
65% Festival in Cannes Herself $41.5K 2002
64% The Yards Kitty Olchin 2000
14% Running Mates Meg Gable 2000
No Score Yet Stanley's Gig Leila 2000
30% The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Yolande D'Aragon 1999
70% The Thomas Crown Affair The Psychiatrist 1999
No Score Yet A Will of Their Own Margaret Sanger 1998
92% Gia Wilhelmina Cooper 1998
No Score Yet Double Edge Faye Milano 1997
No Score Yet Rebecca Mrs. Van Hopper 1997
43% The Twilight of the Golds Phyllis Gold 1997
No Score Yet En Brazos De La Mujer Madura (In Praise of Older Women) Countess 1997
12% The Chamber Lee Bowen 1996
50% Albino Alligator Janet 1996
12% Dunston Checks In Mrs. Dubrow 1996
57% Drunks Becky 1995
69% Don Juan DeMarco Marilyn Mickler 1994
19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Actor 1994
29% The Temp Charlene Towne 1993
87% Arizona Dream Elaine 1993
No Score Yet Double Edge Actor 1992
No Score Yet Silhouette Producer Samantha Kimball 1991
No Score Yet Scorchers Thais 1991
29% The Handmaid's Tale Serena Joy 1990
68% The Two Jakes Evelyn Mulwray 1990
No Score Yet Wait Until Spring, Bandini Mrs. Hildegarde 1990
No Score Yet Cold Sassy Tree Love Simpson Blakeslee 1989
No Score Yet In una notte di chiaro di luna (As Long as It's Love) (On a Moonlit Night) Mrs. Colber 1989
No Score Yet Burning Secret Sonya 1988
No Score Yet La Partita (The Gamble) Countess 1988
40% Midnight Crossing Helen Barton 1988
74% Barfly Wanda Wilcox 1987
No Score Yet Casanova Madame D'Urfe 1987
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Madam, (Ladies of the Night) Lil Hutton 1986
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's 'Thirteen at Dinner' Jane Wilkinson 1985
No Score Yet Ordeal by Innocence Rachel Argyle 1985
10% Supergirl Selena 1984
57% Terror in the Aisles Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Wicked Lady Lady Barbara Skelton 1983
No Score Yet The Country Girl Actor 1982
49% Mommie Dearest Joan Crawford 1981
63% The First Deadly Sin Barbara Delaney 1980
38% The Champ Annie 1979
No Score Yet Arthur Miller on Home Ground Actor 1979
46% Eyes of Laura Mars Laura Mars 1978
89% Voyage of the Damned Denise Kreisler 1976
92% Network Diana Christensen 1976
No Score Yet The Disappearance of Aimee Sister Aimee Semple McPherson 1976
86% Three Days of the Condor Kathy Hale 1975
80% The Four Musketeers Lady de Winter 1975
72% The Towering Inferno Susan Franklin 1974
99% Chinatown Evelyn Mulwray 1974
82% The Three Musketeers Milady 1973
No Score Yet Oklahoma Crude Lena Doyle 1973
No Score Yet Hogan's Goat Actor 1971
43% Doc Holliday Kate Elder 1971
No Score Yet La maison sous les arbres (The Deadly Trap) Actor 1971
No Score Yet Puzzle of a Downfall Child Lou Andreas Sand 1970
96% Little Big Man Mrs. Pendrake 1970
11% The Arrangement Gwen 1969
17% A Place for Lovers Julia 1968
78% The Thomas Crown Affair Vicki Anderson 1968
88% Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie Parker 1967
No Score Yet The Happening Sandy 1967
25% Hurry Sundown Lou McDowell 1967
No Score Yet Stanley's Gig Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Dr. Campbell
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Lois O'Neill
  • 2006
89% Alias
2001-2006
Ariana Kane
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Soul Food
2000-2004
Katherine Burke
  • 2002
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Rebecca Markham
  • 2001
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Mrs. Van Hopper
  • 1997
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • 1993

QUOTES FROM Faye Dunaway CHARACTERS

Kate Elder
I looked everywhere. I tried every saloon in town.
Joan Crawford
Why can't you give me the respect that I'm entitled to? Why can't treat me, like I would be treated by any stranger on the street?!
Joan Crawford
Why can't you give me the respect that I'm entitled to? Why can't you treat me like I would be treated by any stranger on the street?
Christina Crawford (adult)
Because I am not, one of your fans!
Christina Crawford (adult)
Because I am not one of your fans!
Joan Crawford
Don't fuck with me fellas!
Joan Crawford
Yes what?
Christina Crawford (child)
Yes......mommie dearest.
Joan Crawford
You drove Al Steele to his grave and now you're trying to stab me in the back? Forget it! I fought worse monsters than you for years in Hollywood. I know how to win the hard way! Don't fuck with me, fellas! This ain't my first time at the rodeo.
Aunt Lee
Pretty good for poor white trash. How well I'll be accepted after everybody finds out I'm Hitler's daughter is another thing.
Aunt Lee
Pretty good for poor white trash. How hell I'll be accepted after everybody finds out I'm Hitler's daughter is another thing.
Aunt Lee
We come from a long line of hate.
Diana Christensen
Howard Beale is processed instant God, and right now, it looks like he may just go over bigger than Mary Tyler Moore.
Frank Hackett
Where's that put us, Diana?
Diana Christensen
That puts us in the shithouse. That's where that puts us.
Diana Christensen
Let's stop kidding ourselves. Full-fledged messiahs don't come in bunches.
Frank Hackett
Mr. Jensen is unhappy with Howard Beale and wants him discontinued.
Diana Christensen
He may be unhappy, but he isn't stupid enough to withdraw the number one show on television out of pique.
Frank Hackett
Two billion dollars is not pique! That's the Wrath of God! And the Wrath of God wants Howard Beale fired.
Diana Christensen
Son of a bitch. We've struck the mother lode.
Frank Hackett
Well, the issue is: Shall we kill Howard Beale, or not? I'd like to get some more opinions on that.
Diana Christensen
I don't see we have any options, Frank. Let's kill the son-of-a-bitch.
Diana Christensen
I'm sorry for all those things I said to you last night. You're not the worst fuck I ever had. Believe me, I've had worse. You don't puff or snorkel and make death-like rattles. As a matter of fact, you're rather serene in the sack.
Max Schumacher
Why is it that a woman always thinks that the most savage thing she can say to a man is to impugn his cocksmanship.
Diana Christensen
I'm sorry I impugned your cocksmanship.
Max Schumacher
I gave up comparing genitals back in the schoolyard.
Diana Christensen
What's really bugging me now is my daytime programming. NBC's got a lock on daytime - lousy game shows - and I'd like to bust them. I'm thinking of doing a homosexual soap opera, "The Dykes": The heart-rending saga about a woman hopelessly in love with her husband's mistress.
Diana Christensen
The time has come to reevaluate our friendship, Max.
Max Schumacher
So I see.
Diana Christensen
I don't lime the way this script of ours has turned out. It's turning into a seedy little drama.
Max Schumacher
You're going to cancel the show?
Diana Christensen
Right.
Diana Christensen
I'm interested in doing a weekly dramatic series based on the Ecumenical Liberation Army. The way I see the series is: Each week we open with an authentic act of political terrorism taken on the spot, in the actual moment. Then we go to the drama behind the opening film footage. That's your job, Ms. Hobbs. You've got to get the Ecumenicals to bring in that film footage for us. The network can't deal with them directly; they are, after all, wanted criminals.
Diana Christensen
Hi. I'm Diana Christensen, a racist lackey of the imperialist ruling circles.
Laureen Hobbs
I'm Laureen Hobbs, a badass commie nigger.
Diana Christensen
Sounds like the basis of a firm friendship.
Diana Christensen
Well Max, here we are: Middle-aged man reaffirming his middle-aged manhood, and a terrified young woman with a father complex. What sort of script do you think we can make out of this?
Diana Christensen
I watched your 6 o'clock news today; it's straight tabloid. You had a minute and a half of that lady riding a bike naked in Central Park; on the other hand, you had less than a minute of hard national and international news. It was all sex, scandal, brutal crime, sports, children with incurable diseases, and lost puppies. So, I don't think I'll listen to any protestations of high standards of journalism when you're right down on the streets soliciting audiences like the rest of us. Look, all I'm saying is if you're going to hustle, at least do it right.
Diana Christensen
I was married for four years, and pretended to be happy; and I had six years of analysis, and pretended to be sane. My husband ran off with his boyfriend, and I had an affair with my analyst, who told me I was the worst lay he'd ever had. I can't tell you how many men have told me what a lousy lay I am. I apparently have a masculine temperament. I arouse quickly, consummate prematurely, and can't wait to get my clothes back on and get out of that bedroom. I seem to be inept at everything except my work. I'm goddamn good at my work and so I confine myself to that. All I want out of life is a 30 share and a 20 rating.
Evelyn Mulwray
I don't get tough with anyone ... my lawyer does.
Vicky Anderson
All right, Eddie, I'm immoral. So is the world. I'm here for the money, okay?
Joan Crawford
No wire hangers, ever!
Christina Crawford
There's a liquor store to the right.
Joan Crawford
I should have known you'd know where to find the boys AND the booze.
Joan Crawford
I should have known you'd know where to find the boys and the booze.
Bonnie Parker
[Bonnie to Buck and Blanche] Why don't y'all go back to your *own* cabin, if you want to play with C.W.
Bonnie Parker
[reading her poem] You've heard the story of Jesse James / Of how he lived and died / If you're still in need / Of something to read / Here's the story of Bonnie and Clyde. / Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang / I'm sure you all have read / How they rob and steal / And those who squeal / Are usually found dyin' or dead. / They call them cold-hearted killers / They say they are heartless and mean / But I say this with pride / That I once knew Clyde / When he was honest and upright and clean. / But the laws fooled around / Kept takin' him down / And lockin' him up in a cell / Till he said to me: "I'll never be free / So I'll meet a few of them in Hell." / If a policeman is killed in Dallas / And they have no clue to guide / If they can't find a fiend / They just wipe their slate clean / And hang it on Bonnie and Clyde / If they try to act like citizens / And rent them a nice little flat / About the third night / They're invited to fight / By a sub-guns' rat-a-tat-tat. / Some day, they'll go down together / They'll bury them side by side / To a few, it'll be grief / To the law, a relief / But it's death for Bonnie and Clyde.
C.W. Moss
I spent a year... I spent *A YEAR* in reformatory!
Bonnie Parker
Whooee! A man with a record!
Selena
"What good is a sword if it's not unleashed?"
Selena
What good is a sword if it's not unleashed?
Joan Crawford
NO WIRE-HANGERS! EVER!
Joan Crawford
Christina, bring me the ax!
Joan Crawford
Tear down that BITCH of a bearing wall and put a window where it OUGHT to be
Joan Crawford
Tear down that BITCH of a bearing wall and put a window where it OUGHT to be.
Evelyn Mulwray
She's my sister AND my daughter!
Evelyn Mulwray
' You wont go to the police if i tell you?'
Evelyn Mulwray
You won't go to the police if I tell you?
J.J. Gittes
' I will ,if you dont'
J.J. Gittes
I will, if you don't.
Joan Crawford
You love it don't you? YOU LOVE TO MAKE ME HIT YOU!
Evelyn Mulwray
She's my sister and my daughter!
J.J. Gittes
where were you when your husband died. you were seeing someone to... for very long
J.J. Gittes
Where were you when your husband died. you were seeing someone to... for very long.
Evelyn Mulwray
i don't see anyone for very long mr. Gittes it's difficult me
Evelyn Mulwray
I don't see anyone for very long mr. Gittes it's difficult me.
Evelyn Mulwray
She's my sister! She's my daughter!
Joan Crawford
No! Wire! Hangers! EVER!