Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Faye Dunaway in 1971

In 1941, American on February 3, 2017 at 9:49 am


Faye Dunaway (born 1941): minor roles on TV from 1965, breakout performance in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) with Warren Beatty, followed by The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) with Steve McQueen, Little Big Man (1970) with Dustin Hoffman, Chinatown (1974) with Jack Nicholson and Network (1976) with William Holden, until Mommie Dearest (1981) at age 40 ended her career as a Hollywood leading lady.

  1. Ridiculous. Mommie Dearest did not end her career as a leading lady. Review her resume and history to get the facts correct.

  2. Faye Dunaway’s 10 Best Movies
    Rotten Tomatoes Editorial by Jeff Giles | January 11, 2017 |

    Barfly (1987)
    After spending a few years in England and focusing on television work in the mid-1980s, Dunaway returned to Hollywood in search of film roles — and found a doozy in Barfly, about a perpetually sozzled writer (Mickey Rourke) whose self-destructive habits put him in the path of a fellow alcoholic (Dunaway). Roger Ebert wrote, “The dialogue scenes between Rourke and Dunaway in this movie are never less than a pleasure… Rourke and Dunaway take their characters as opportunities to stretch as actors, to take chances and do extreme things.”

    Arizona Dream (1993)
    Filmed in 1991, Emir Kusturica’s Arizona Dream languished in limbo for two years before it was released in Europe — and it didn’t reach American shores until the following September, at which point it grossed a little over $100,000 in limited release. If you’ve ever seen Dream, you know it is not, to put it mildly, the type of film Hollywood studios were made to promote.

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