Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway
“It was really my first time to play opposite someone who was a great big old movie star, and that’s exactly what Steve was. He was one of the best-loved actors around, one whose talent more than equaled his sizable commercial appeal.” ~ Faye Dunaway, on working with Steve McQueen on The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Do you have favorite stars who you’d like (let’s make that LOVE) to free from certain past roles? A role (or maybe a film they were in) that you’d love to just purge from their filmography?
I have a few, if we’re being honest but the main one is a particular role the beautiful, supremely talented Faye Dunaway played (not even going to name it… you know the one). She is so strongly associated with this one role that it’s maddening to those of us who are such huge Faye Dunaway fans.
She had so many better roles and, holy cats, did she ever have better movies?!
If you have only seen Faye Dunaway in M.D. (I don’t even want to name the film), I am begging you…. watch her in other films. Bonnie and Clyde, The Thomas Crown Affair (1968, link to the movie on Prime Video), Chinatown, The Arrangement, Supergirl, The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), Little Big Man (Prime Video link), The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc.. these are just a few I personally recommend as starting points. I’d highly encourage anyone to see each of these and then to move on to her other films and television guest roles.