Classic Film Club



Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway (1967)



Faye Dunaway was born Dorothy Faye Dunaway in Bascom, Florida, in 1941.   Her father’s career as a U.S. Army officer meant the family moved frequently.

Shortly after her graduation from Boston University with a degree in theatre, she appeared on Broadway in a replacement role in the hit play A Man for All Seasons (1962-1963).   She also appeared in After the Fall (1964-1965) and another 3 Broadway plays through 1982.

Dunaway made her film debut in 1967, and received her first Best Actress Academy Award nomination that same year for her performance in Bonnie and Clyde (1967).   She received her second Academy Award nomination for her leading role in Chinatown (1974) and won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Network (1976).

She has appeared in more than 70 films.

Dunaway began a romantic relationship with her co-star, the Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni (1924-1996), in 1968, and moved to Italy for two years to be with him.   Mastroianni was still married and refused to divorce, ending the relationship.

She married twice:

  1. Peter Wolf, lead singer for The J. Geils Band, 1974-1978, divorced;
  2. Terry O’Neill (1938-2019), photographer, one child (adopted), 1982-1987, divorced.

Other Pictures

Faye Dunaway (1976)
  • © 1976 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • (Faye Dunaway in Network, 1976)



Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • 1967
  • We follow the trail of two young bank-robbers as they shoot their way across the Depression Era dustbowl.

    Arthur Penn directs Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.


  • Chinatown
  • 1974
  • Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway emote in this 1930's era tale of money, murder and water rights in LA.


  • Network
  • 1976
  • A news anchorman becomes emotionally unstable and a programming director who takes advantage of his ranting to increase network ratings.

    Sidney Lumet directs Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall.

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair
  • The Thomas Crown Affair
  • 1999
  • An insurance repo is charged with retrieving a stolen $100m painting.   A secretive financier is suspected of the crime.

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TV Series


It Had to Be You

It Had to Be You
  • It Had to Be You
  • 1993
  • as Laura Scofield
  • CBS