Faye Dunaway


Dorothy Faye Dunaway (born January 14, 1941) is an American actress. Her career began in the early 1960s on Broadway. She made her screen debut in the film in Elliot Silverstein’s The Happening (1967), with Anthony Quinn, Michael Parks, George Maharis, Robert Walker Jr., and Martha Hyer; followed by Otto Preminger‘s Hurry Sundown (1976), with Michael Caine and Jane Fonda. She then rose to fame with her portrayal of outlaw Bonnie Parker in Arthur Penn‘s Bonnie and Clyde (1967), with Warren Beatty, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, and Estelle Parsons; for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. Her other notable roles during this time include the Norman Jewison’s The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), with Steve McQueen; and Elia Kazan’s The Arrangement (1969), with Kirk Douglas, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone, and Hume Cronyn.

Her Notable roles in the 1970s include Penn’s Little Big Man (1970), Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam, Jeff Corey and Richard Mulligan; Stanley Kramer‘s Oklahoma Crude (1973), with George C. Scott, John Mills and Jack Palance; Richard Lester‘s The Three Musketeers (1973), with Oliver Reed, Charlton Heston, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Frank Finley, Michael York, and Christopher Lee; Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974), with Jack Nicholson, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, and John Huston; for which she earned her second Oscar nomination; John Guillerman’s The Towering Inferno (1974), with McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner, Susan Flannery, Gregory Sierra, Dabney Coleman, and Jennifer Jones; Sydney Pollack’s Three Days of the Condor (1975), with Robert Redford, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow; Sidney Lumet’s Network (1976), with Holden, Peter Finch and Robert Duvall; for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress; and Irvin Kershner‘s Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), with Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Douriff, René Auberjonois, and Raul Julia.

Her career evolved to more mature and character roles in subsequent years, often in independent films, beginning with her controversial portrayal of Joan Crawford in the biopic Mommie Dearest (1981). Other notable films in the early to mid 1980s include The First Deadly Sin (1980), with Frank Sinatra, David Dukes, Brenda Vaccaro, James Whitmore, and Martin Gabel; The Wicked Lady (1983), with Alan Bates, John Gielgud, Denholm Elliott, and Hugh Millais; Ordeal of Innocence (1984), with Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, and Sarah Miles; and Supergirl (1984), with Helen Slater, Hart Bochner, Peter Cook, Mia Farrow, Brenda Vaccaro, and Peter O’Toole. Barfly (1987), with Mickey Rourke; Midnight Crossing (1988), with Daniel J. Travanti, Kim Cattrall, John Laughlin, and Ned Beatty; The Gamble (1988), with Matthew Modine; Crystal or Ash, Fire or Wind, as Long as It’s Love (1989), with Rutger Hauer; and Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989), with Joe Mantegna, Ornella Muti, and Burt Young.

Roles in the 1990s include The Handmaid’s Tale (1990), with Natasha Richardson, Duvall, Aidan Quinn, and Elizabeth McGovern; Scorchers (1991), with James Earl Jones, Denholm Elliott, Leland Crooke, Emily Lloyd, and Jennifer Tilly; The Temp (1993), with Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Oliver Platt; Arizona Dream (1994), with Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Lili Taylor, and Vincent Gallo; Don Juan DeMarco (1995), with Marlon Brando and Depp; Dunston Checks In (1996), with Eric Lloyd, Jason Alexande, Rupert Everett, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix.

Films in the mid to late 1990s include Albino Drunks (1995), with Richard Lewis, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Plummer, Kevin Corrigan, Parker Posey, and Diane Wiest; Alligator (1996), with Matt Dillon Gary Sinise, William Fichtner, Viggo Mortensen, and M. Emmett Walsh; The Twilight of the Golds (1996), with Jennifer Beal, Brendan Fraser, and Garry Marshall; Love Lies Bleeding (1997), with Malcom McDowell; the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), with Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, and Denis Leary; and Luc Besson’s The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999), with stars Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, and Hoffman.

Roles in the 2000s include The Yards (2000), with Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, Ellen Burstyn, and James Caan; Blind Horizon (2003), with Val Kilmer, Neve Campbell, Sam Shepard, and Amy Smart; Cougar Club (2007), with Carrie Fisher and Jon Polito; The Bye Bye Man (2017), with Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, and Carrie-Anne Moss; The Case for Christ (2017), with Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, and Robert Forster; and Inconceivable (2017), with Gina Gershon, Nicolas Cage, Nicky Whelan and Natalie Eva Marie.

TV movies and miniseries roles include The Disappearance of Aimee (1976), with Bette Davis, James Sloyan, and James Woods; Christopher Columbus (1985), with Gabriel Byrne, Reed, Von Sydow, and Eli Wallach; Thirteen at Dinner (1985), with Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Cecil, Diane Keen, Bill Nighy, and David Suchet; Beverly Hills Madam (1986), with Melody Anderson, Donna Dixon, and Robin Givens; Gia (1998), with Angelina Jolie, Mercedes Ruehl, and Elizabeth Mitchell; Running Mates (2000), with Tom Selleck, Laura Linney, Nancy Travis, and Teri Hatcher; and Back When We Were Grownups (2004), with Blythe Danner, Peter Fonda, Jack Palance, Peter Riegert, Ione Skye, Anjul Nigam.

Dunaway has also performed on stage in several plays, including A Man for All Seasons (1961–63), After the Fall (1964), Hogan’s Goat (1965–67), A Streetcar Named Desire (1973) and was awarded the Sarah Siddons Award for her portrayal of opera singer Maria Callas in Master Class (1996). She is very protective of her personal life, rarely gives interviews, and makes very few public appearances. After romantic relationships with Jerry Schatzberg and Marcello Mastroianni, Dunaway married twice, first to singer Peter Wolf and then to photographer Terry O’Neill, with whom she had a son, Liam. She is the recipient of many accolades, an Emmy Award (Primetime), three Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award. In 2011, the government of France made her an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.

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  • The Happening (1967) – directed by Elliot Silverstein
  • Hurry Sundown (1967) – directed by Otto Preminger
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)** – directed by Arthur Penn
  • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) – directed by Norman Jewison
  • A Place for Lovers (1968) – directed by Vittorio De Sica
  • The Extraordinary Seaman (1969) – directed by John Frankenheimer
  • The Arrangemen (1969) – directed Elia Kazan
  • Little Big Man (1970) – directed by Arthur Penn
  • Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) – directed by Jerry Schatzberg
  • The Deadly Trap (1971) – directed by René Clément
  • Doc (1971) – directed by Frank Perry
  • Hogan’s Goat (1971) – directed by Glenn Jordan – TV movie
  • The Woman I Love (1972) – directed by Paul Wendkos – TV movie
  • Oklahoma Crude (1973) – directed by Stanley Kramer
  • The Three Musketeers (1973) – directed by Richard Lester
  • Chinatown (1974) – directed by Roman Polanski
  • The Four Musketeers (1974) – directed by Richard Lester
  • After the Fall (1974) – directed by Gilbert Cates – TV movie
  • The Towering Inferno (1974) – directed by John Guillermin
  • Three Days of the Condor (1975) – directed by Sydney Pollack
  • Network (1976) – directed by Sidney Lumet
  • Voyage of the Damned (1976) – directed by Stuart Rosenberg
  • Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) – directed by Irvin Kershner
  • The Champ (1979) – directed by Franco Zeffirelli
  • The First Deadly Sin (1980) – directed by Brian G. Hutton
  • Elvita Peron (1981) – Marvin J. Chomsky – TV movie
  • Mommie Dearest (1981) – directed by Frank Perry
  • The Country Girl (1982) – directed by Gary Halvorson & Michael Montel – TV movie
  • The Wicked Lady (1983) – directed by Michael Winner
  • Ordeal by Innocence (1984) – directed by Desmond Davis
  • Supergirl (1984) – directed by Jeannot Szwarc
  • Ellis Island (1984) – directed by Jerry London – miniseries – 3 episodes
  • Christopher Columbus (1985) – directed by Alberta Lattuada – miniseries – 4 episodes
  • Thirteen at Dinner (1985) – directed by Lou Antonio – TV movie
  • Thirteen at Dinner (1985) – Lou Antonio – TV movie
  • Beverly Hill’s Madame (1986) – directed by Harvey Hart – TV movie
  • Raspberry Ripple (1986) – directed by Nigel Finch – TV movie
  • Casanova (1987) – directed by Simon Langton – TV movie
  • Barfly (1987) – directed by Barbet Schroeder
  • Midnight Crossing (1988) – directed by Roger Holzberg
  • Burning Secret (1988) – directed by Andrew Birkin
  • The Gamble (1988) – directed by Carlo Vanzino
  • Crystal or Ash, Fire or Wind, as Long as It’s Love (1989) – directed by Lina Wertmüller
  • Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989) – directed by Dominique Deruddere
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (1990) – directed by Volker Schlöndorff
  • The Two Jakes (1990) – directed by Jack Nicholson – voice cameo
  • Silhouette (1990) – directed by Carl Schenkel – TV movie
  • Scorchers (1991) – directed by David Beaird
  • Double Edge (1992) – directed by Amos Kollek
  • Arizona Dream (1993) – directed by Emir Kusturica
  • The Temp (1993) – directed by Tom Holland
  • Don Juan DeMarco (1995) – directed by Jeremy Leven
  • A Family Divided (1995) – directed by Donald Wrye
  • Drunks (1995) – directed by Peter Cohn
  • Dunston Checks In (1996) – directed Ken Kwapis
  • Albino Alligator (1996) – directed by Kevin Spacey
  • The People Next Door (1996) – directed by Tim Hunter – TV movie
  • The Chamber (1996) – directed by James Foley
  • The Twilight of the Golds (1996) directed by Ross Kagan Marks
  • In Praise of Older Women (1997) – directed by Manuel Lombardero
  • Gia (1998) – directed by Michael Cristofer – TV movie
  • Love Lies Bleeding (1999) – directed by William Tannen
  • The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) – directed by John McTiernan
  • The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) – directed by Luc Besson
  • The Yards (2000) – directed by James Gray
  • Stanley’s Gig (2000) – directed by Marc Lazard
  • Running Mates (2000) – directed by Ron Lagomarsino – TV movie
  • The Yellow Bird (2001) – also director, writer, producer
  • Changing Hearts (2002) – directed by Martin Guigui
  • The Biographer (2002) – directed by Philip Saville – TV movie
  • The Rules of Attraction (2002) – directed by Roger Avery
  • The Calling (2002) – directed by Damian Chapa
  • Mid-Century (2002) – directed by Scott Billups – short
  • Blind Horizon (2003) – directed my Michael Haussman
  • Last Goodbye (2004) – directed by Jacob Gentry
  • El Padrino (2004) – directed by Damian Chapa
  • Jennifer’s Shadow (2004) – directed by Daniel de la Vega & Pablo Parés
  • Anonymous Rex (2004) – directed by Julian Jarrold – TV movie
  • Back When We Were Grownups (2004) – directed by Ron Underwood – TV movie
  • Ghosts Never Sleep (2005) – directed by Steve Freedman
  • Love Hollywood Style (2006) – directed by Michael Stein
  • Rain (2006) – directed by Craig DiBona
  • Cut Off (2006) – directed by Gino Cabanas & Dick Fisher
  • Cougar Club (2007) – Christopher Duddy
  • Say it in Russian (2007) – directed by Kenneth G. Eade
  • The Gene Generation (2007) – directed by Perry Reginald Teo
  • The Rage (2008) – directed by Louis Nero
  • Flick (2008) – directed by David Howard
  • Midnight Bayou (2009) – directed by Ralph Hemecker – TV movie
  • The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi (2009) – directed by October Kingsley
  • The Bait (2009) – directed by Dariusz Zawiślak – aka Balladyna
  • 21 and a Wake-Up (2009) – directed by Chris McIntyre
  • The Magic Stone (2009) – directed by Jowita Gondek
  • Earth Ring (2010) – directed by Scott Billups – short
  • A Family Thanksgiving (2010) – directed by Neill Fearnley – TV movie
  • The Bye Bye Man (2017) – directed by Stacy Title
  • The Case for Christ (2017) – directed by Joe Gunn
  • Inconceivable (2017) – directed by Jonathan Baker