Faye gave up a Fulbright Scholarship to London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in order to join New York’s Lincoln Center Repertory Theater’s training program.
In 1961, Dunaway joined the American National Theatre and Academy and acted in four Broadway plays over a period of three years.
Dunaway’s first screen-appearance was in the 1965 Television drama series ‘Seaway”.
In 1965, she turned down an ordinary role in “Guiding Light” as she wanted the industry to take her seriously as an actress.
In 1967, Faye was catapulted into the spotlight with her role as Bonnie Parker in the 1967 film “Bonnie and Clyde”. Her first Academy Award nomination came from that role.
Faye was offered a role in the 1977 film, “Julia”. She turned it down and Jane Fonda bagged it and went on to earn an Oscar nomination for “Best Actress”.
Along with Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry and Liza Minelli, Faye is the only other actress to have won a Best Actress Academy Award as well as a Worst Actress Razzie Award.
Her role as “Joan Crawford” in the 1981 film “Mommie Dearest” was the beginning of her downfall. This bewildered most fans as they considered her performance to be an outstanding one.
Dunaway is the only actress from the cast of the 1968 film “The Thomas crown Affair”, to act in its 1999 version of the same name.
Port Bascom is the name of the small production company she owns. She named it after her hometown.
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