Creator: Annette Bening
Annette Carol Bening (born May 29, 1958) is an American actress. She is a four-time Oscar nominee for her roles in The Grifters, American Beauty, Being Julia, and The Kids Are All Right, winning Golden Globe Awards for the latter two films. She won a BAFTA and a SAG award for her performance in American Beauty.However, it's entirely possible that her greatest achievement was capturing the heart of the notorious playboy Warren Beatty, whom she married in 1992.
She appeared in:
- Lady Macbeth
- The Cherry Orchard
- The Great Outdoors
- The Grifters
- Richard III
- The American President
- Mars Attacks!
- The Siege
- American Beauty
- The Sopranos
- Open Range
- Saturday Night Live
- The Women
- The Kids Are All Right
- Ruby Sparks
- King Lear
- Bifauxnen: In The Kids Are All Right, where her character is a not-so Butch Lesbian.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: If her character is a blonde.
- Heroes Want Redheads: If her character is a redhead.
- Meganekko: Her characters occasionally wear specs.
- Ms. Fanservice: Many of her earlier roles.
- Power Hair: Constantly sports these.
- Production Posse: Has appeared in three different Mike Nichols films. They are Postcards from the Edge in 1990 in a bit part, Regarding Henry in 1991 and What Planet Are You From? in 2000.
- Romance on the Set: Met her second husband Warren Beatty in the set of Bugsy in 1992.
- Urban Legends: Many believed that she is the muse/inspiration for the Columbia Pictures logo. In fact, it is one of Hollywood's most popular myths.
- What Could Have Been:
- She was hired to play the romantic lead in the sitcom Just In Time. After the first table read, the producers fired her saying they "wanted to move the character in a new direction".
- She was originally the first choice to play Catwoman in Batman Returns but the studio backed out due to her pregnancy.
- Turned down Robin Wright's role in The Playboys in 1992. Ironically, 17 years later, Wright turned down the role of Bening's daughter in Mother and Child in 2009.
- In 2001 she was in talks to star in a biopic of Judy Garland titled "Rainbow's End," but the film never came to be.
- She was originally slated to play Tess Coleman in Freaky Friday. She backed out shortly before filming and was replaced by Jamie Lee Curtis.
- Replaced Julianne Moore for the role of Deidre Burroughs in Running with Scissors and in Imagine. She and Moore would costar in The Kids Are All Right.