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Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway


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Born: January 14, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bascom, Florida, USA Profession: Cast ...


On her reputation as a control freak: "That's the hardest thing to change. Not in terms of manipulating other people, just in terms of wanting everything to be as good as it can be. Now if something's not goiong in the direction I think it should, I try to sit back and enjoy the ride . . . I'm always preceived as this urbane, cold, sophisticaed woman, and I'm really none of that." --Faye Dunaway, quoted in USA TODAY, November 7, 1995

"Let's say 'Bonnie and Clyde' was the first big role I connected with in a big way . . . the closest thing to me, a frustrated Southern girl wanting to break out. I knew her backwards." --Faye Dunaway, quoted in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, October 8, 1993

"I think I'm a product of the American Dream. My mother came from a very poor farming family, and she wanted my brother and me to achieve. In fact, we're the only two people in our family who are professional people now. My brother's a lawyer in Washington and I'm an actress. I think it's because of my mother, because she kept encouraging us to do our best and to fight, not just to take things as they come. I got straight As. But sometimes overachievers and people who get straight As miss the trip, miss the process." --Faye Dunaway, quoted in FAME, April 1990

"I longed to do great work, and since you must be famous to get those opportunities, I wanted to be famous. You do, of course get caught up in the whole star thing . . . but I've had that time in my life and I'm glad it's behind me. It's hard to be young because you don't know who you are and must constantly search for to find yourself. Time has helped me there, and I feel more clear and calm now." --Dunaway quoted in LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 18, 1997

"The whole era when I was busy being a big movie star was terribly disconcerting. I was cared for and cosseted, and yet I was totally dependent. I didn't know where the cornflakes were kept. I didn't know how to turn on the washing machine. That might sound very chic, but I'm telling you: When you don't know how your own life works, you get disconnected." --Faye Dunaway quoted in ESQUIRE, August 1999

"I guess it's that I'm really vulberable. I had hoped the Crawford film would be the window into a tortured soul, but it was made it camp, and I think, for better or for worse, people do think that you're like your roles. So I'd like people to know that I have a really strong vulnerability and a great passion and, I would hope , a generosity in like."-Dunaway on what she would like people to know about her. Interview November 2002

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