Faye Dunaway

Born Jan 14, 1941

Dorothy Faye Dunaway is an American actress. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1976 film Network. She was previously nominated for Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Chinatown (1974). She has starred in a variety of other successful films, including The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Little Big Man (1970), Three Days of the Condor (1975), and Mommie Dearest (1981).… Read More

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1941 Birth Born on January 14, 1941.


1962 21 Years Old In 1962, at the age of 21, she took acting classes at the American National Theater and Academy. … Read More
…  She made her screen debut in the 1967 film The Happening, and rose to fame that same year with the gangster film Bonnie and Clyde, for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. … Read More
1968 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Dunaway's starring role in the 1968 caper film The Thomas Crown Affair, opposite Steve McQueen in the title role, solidified her screen success. … Read More
1970 29 Years Old She had a supporting role in Arthur Penn's 1970 revisionist Western Little Big Man. … Read More


She then starred in The Deadly Trap (1971), a French drama directed by Rene Clement, and she also played opposite George C. Scott in the Stanley Kramer film Oklahoma Crude in 1973.
Dunaway's third project in 1974 was the all-star disaster epic The Towering Inferno. … Read More
1975 - 1976 2 More Events
1977 36 Years Old …  In early 1977, the Academy Awards nominated Network for ten awards, with Dunaway winning in her third Best Actress nomination.
1978 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Dunaway did not appear in another film until 1978. … Read More
1979 38 Years Old In 1979, Dunaway took a small role in Franco Zeffirelli's remake of The Champ with Jon Voight. … Read More
1980 39 Years Old In 1980, Dunaway accepted a small role in support of Frank Sinatra in The First Deadly Sin, a thriller which ended up being Sinatra's final starring role. … Read More


1981 - 1983 3 More Events
1984 43 Years Old Also in 1984, Dunaway appeared in a television miniseries, Ellis Island. … Read More
1987 46 Years Old In 1987, Dunaway began appearing in independent films. … Read More
1989 48 Years Old In 1989, she produced Cold Sassy Tree. … Read More


1994 53 Years Old Warner Bros. released the film in 1994 to positive reviews, but little box office. … Read More
1996 55 Years Old …  She returned to the stage in 1996, playing famed opera singer Maria Callas in the Tony Award winning play Master Class by Terrence McNally. … Read More
1998 57 Years Old In 1998, she starred with Angelina Jolie in Gia, a biographical film about the rise and fall of supermodel Gia Carangi. … Read More
2000 59 Years Old In 2000, she appeared in James Gray’s The Yards as Charlize Theron’s mother, and turned down Requiem for a Dream.


2001 - 2009 6 More Events
2011 70 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2011, the government of France made her an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.
2013 72 Years Old In 2013, Dunaway was the first recipient of the Leopard Club Award. … Read More
2014 73 Years Old In 2014, Dunaway was recognized as the guest of honor by the Lumière Film Festival. … Read More
2016 75 Years Old In 2016, after a six-year hiatus, Dunaway returned to the screen with the horror-thriller The Bye Bye Man. … Read More
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