Faye Dunaway Overview:

Actress, Faye Dunaway, was born Dorothy Faye Dunaway on Jan 14, 1941 in Bascom, FL. As of December 2020, Faye Dunaway was 80 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Faye Dunaway was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for Network (as Diana Christensen) in 1976.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1967Best ActressBonnie and Clyde (1967)Bonnie ParkerNominated
1974Best ActressChinatown (1974)Evelyn Cross MulwrayNominated
1976Best ActressNetwork (1976)Diana ChristensenWon
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Faye Dunaway Quotes:

[moments after Clyde has committed armed robbery and they are about to make their getaway in a stolen car]
Bonnie Parker: Hey! What's your name, anyway?
Clyde Barrow: [starts car] Clyde Barrow.
Bonnie Parker: [loudly over the engine noise] Hi. I'm Bonnie Parker. Pleased to meet you!


Julia: I see you like experiments. How would you like to experiment by staying with me for two days?


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.


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Faye Dunaway Facts
In order to be taken seriously as an actress, she turned down a regular role on "Guiding Light" (1952) in 1965.

The role of Evelyn Mulwray in Chinatown (1974) was originally offered to Jane Fonda. Fonda was wanted by the film's producer Robert Evans, who was also at the time chief of production at Paramount Pictures, and by director Roman Polanski and Paramount owner Charlie Bluhdorn. After lengthy negotiations, Fonda passed on the role. Evans then contacted Faye Dunaway's agent Sue Mengers and got her for the rock bottom price of $50,000, telling Mengers -- a close friend -- that he wanted Dunaway whereas everyone else wanted Fonda. Saying that he had time to intercede before Fonda signed her contract, Mengers got Dunaway to agree to the insulting offer. (Evans had explained to Mengers that after three flops in a row, Faye was a cold property.) After signing Dunaway, he told Mengers that Fonda had actually passed on the role. Mengers slammed down the phone on him. Polanski had not wanted Dunaway as his female lead due to her reputation for being temperamental, which she lived up to on the "Chinatown shoot. She received an Oscar nomination for the role.

Was offered the role of Lillian Hellman in Julia (1977) but she turned it down and Jane Fonda, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.

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