Faye Dunaway

Highest Rated: 98% Chinatown (1974)
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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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Becoming Iconic Actor 2018
31% Inconceivable Donna 2017
54% The Case for Christ Dr. Roberta Waters 2017
20% The Bye Bye Man Widow Redmon 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 2002
No Score Yet Changing Hearts Betty Miller 2002
65% Festival in Cannes Herself 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
6% 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
31% 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
53% Mommie Dearest Joan Crawford 1981
63% The First Deadly Sin Barbara Delaney 1980
40% The Champ Annie 1979
No Score Yet Arthur Miller on Home Ground Actor 1979
48% 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
79% The Four Musketeers Lady de Winter 1975
71% The Towering Inferno Susan Franklin 1974
98% 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
20% A Place for Lovers Julia 1968
77% 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

CREDIT
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Dr. Campbell
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Lois O'Neill
  • 2006
88% Alias
2001-2006
Ariana Kane
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Mrs. Van Hopper
  • 1997
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • 1993

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