It looks like OP already found the liquor store at the corner.
I always liked her, and it's sad that she regrets her performance in Mommie Dearest, since it was a brilliant one. I know she's said it killed her career, so I get why she'd have regrets. Hindsight, of course, is 20/20.
A true delight for the mind and eye!
Faye really needs to embrace her inner Mommie and come to terms with it. She was brilliant. I saw her earlier today in "the champ" love her.
Btw, anyone else see" travels with my aunt " with Maggie smith earlier? Great stuff.
Damn it! Perino's is my place.
She's something like my third great cousin. No joke.
"It's sad that she regrets her performance in Mommie Dearest, since it was a brilliant one."
PLEASE tell us you're joking. It is one of the worst performances in cinema history.
I like Dunaway.
But there are multitudes of people with more class, intelligence, and, above all, sanity.
Please tell us you are joking r9.
She was brilliant.
Not joking. "Don't. FUCK. With me. Fellas!" "No. Wire. Hangers. EVER!" "I'm not mad at you, Helga - I'm mad at the dirt."
She depicted a bipolar personality very well, IMO - being sweet as honey on the one hand, and next being a she-devil. Can't see Angelina Jolie doing that. Or Gwyneth Paltrow.
Here's a FASCINATING interview from the 80s that Faye does reclining on a bed. Then she gets on her front and conducts the interview like that. This is all terribly compelling to me. Jesus, I almost want to light up a cigarette as she talks like this:
She is a gifted actress, but she is clealy nuts. I don't know exactly what is wrong with her however- boarderline personality disorder?
she was brilliant in that sitcom with Robert Urich.
I have mixed reactions to "Little Big Man" but not about Dunaway's cameo. She was flat out hilarious as the slutty preacher's wife.
She harps on about her role in "Don Juan Demarco" but, man, was she ever bland in that. I've seen actresses in a Folger's commercial be more compelling then was in DJD.
Elia Kazan on Faye Dunaway - an INCREDIBLE article, to her glory:
Let's face it okay - she is the closest America got to producing somebody on Glenda Jackson's level. We're talking powerhouse actresses here.
r16, that interview shows her to be quite an intensely unbalanced woman. She would be a royal pain the ass to be around.
RE 13 - it's her ex- husband. He was a 'photographer'. Also had his name on "Mommie" credits as 'Associate Producer' . Father of her child. She divorced him, and later said he was a con man, re their marriage, since she supported them. Don't think she has anything nice to say about any of her exes. I too think she's either Borderline, or Bi Polar.
and yet if this were a man r24, a Jack or a Day Lewis, you'd be saying "Oh god, he's so rebellious, he's so true to himself!" Hypocrite.
R6 Yes I did. Also The Boyfriend before that.
I used to see her in the downstairs bar at the Ritz in Boston, wasted off of her ass. This was back when she was married to rocker and heroin addict, Peter Wolf.
Snappy dresser though, she always looked sharp.
The best Faye Dunaway Moment story I've ever heard was posted here on the DL over ten years ago by a hilarious queen who worked in the kitchen of a high-end hotel in San Francisco.
Faye called in the morning to inquire about the dinner room service menu, asking "What is the fish of the day?". Our heroic poster went to great lengths to find the answer as Faye grew increasingly combative. The final answer was that the fish hadn't been caught yet, a fact that Miss Dunaway couldn't handle, so she tried to get him fired.
It was a DataLounge classic. My bf of the day and I used to call each other randomly at work and demand: "WHAT IS THE FISH OF THE DAY?!". Same bf and I were on a long road trip when a (clearly gay) DJ played OP's recording on the radio. Stoned and swerving all over the highway at 90mph across Nevada we chanted "I AM NOT INTERESTED IN THIS LLOYD-WEBBER STUPIDITY!".
I love Faye's cuntiness. It's part of her appeal.
Faye is one talented bitch, and we love her for it.
As a previous poster noted, she's easily in the same league as artistic greats like Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson.
I truly believe that she will be one of the few of her peers who will be remembered (and celebrated) decades from now.
Don't call us, we'll call you!
She was an over acting joke in Mommie Dearest. Why she took the role in the first place I'll never understand.
What I love about her performance in Mommie Dearest is that it's so polarizing. Either you think she was brilliant and postmodern, or you think that she played it way-over-the-top.
To me, such debate is the sign of a great performance.
She made history with that role, she was over-the-top. it would have flopped otherwise, this movie lives on, and on, and on.
Believe or not, she actually got some good reviews when [italic]Mommie Dearest[/italic] first came out. (I specifically remember [italic]People[/italic] describing it as "bravura.")
Faye finished second in the votes for both the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress of the Year.
Over the top is what Faye specialized in.
She is a great actor though.
The scene in Mommie where she has the kids and Carol-Ann all together waiting for the Oscar reveal is absolutely adorable - then the car honks outside and the jubilation - "Oh Joan listen to them - they're so happy for you!"
There is genuine love in that scene, when they all stride hand in hand gailey to the door. I thought Faye played it just exquisitely.
There was another Faye Dunaway thread which was very good. Did it get deleted?
Is that when you lose your mind in a boarding house?
R29, i hope you get to see my reply because I'm laughing and crying! Thanks for your hilarious & heart-warming anecdotes; I'm so glad you and your BF were able to share those kinds of memories!
"Remarkably sane" isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind with Faye.
I would be annoyed too if I were an academy award winning actress who starred in some of the most iconic films of the sixties and seventies, and yet all people wanted to talk about was one movie which isn't very good to begin with.
Dunaway discussed it in her autobiography. She discussed it with humor on Actors Studio. She doesn't need to bring it up in every interview. And really, while it's campy and often hysterical, it still is a very ineptly written and poorly directed piece of work.
Personally, while I think she's kooky, I also think she would be a blast to knock a few drinks back with if you were able to get friendly with her. There's something about her that's very old time movie starish, which you don't see much of anymore. She the last of a dying breed. It's a shame Hollywood takes her for granted.
LOVE the interview at R16. I can't imagine any of the current actresses of today being able to pull of such sexiness and sophistication with such ease. Like it's nothing. They all try so hard and Dunaway just does it so naturally.
OP, regarding your link to Faye's rambling telephone message of 0614 or so (she probably lay awake all night chain-smoking waiting to make the call at dawn), youtube says it was posted recently, but when was the call actually placed and to whom?
I disagree with those of you giving the Raspberry Awards to FD and "Mommie Dearest"
and the film was obviously not intended to be an Oscar-worthy biopic of JC.
As is typical, the book was better and contained many details that film did not, but FD's portrayal of JC was close to reality.
A great actress, the last true Movie Star Face. (not because she mimicked Crawford)
Compelling to watch and with every emotional gear as an actress, back when. Intrigue, subtlety, vulnerability with modern rage and regret.
A great beauty. Mysterious as any silent film Star.
Anachronistic in talent and unfortunately in her attitude too. She made quite a mess of it all.
Jacqueline Bisset and Julie Christie are also movie stars r45. That generation of Faye's was the last to *have it*.
She needs to play JC/herself and say things like "WHAT IS THE FISH OF THE DAY" in some TV show.
She could be a Wilhelmina Slater type character!
I knew one of her personal assistants years ago. When he quit, she threw a plate at his head (she missed). Months later she would phone him, just to chat.