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Annette Bening

Annette Bening's biography

Annette Bening is 64 years old actor born at Topeka. She was born on Thursday 29th of May 1958. According to year of birth 1958 she belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 29th of May means she is Gemini. Gemini is a dual sign of Zodiac Belt. One born with this rising sign is very dual and creative in nature with lots of verbosity. They are the most expressive people as they love talking.

She is native english speaker. She is citizen of United States of America. Her primary profession is to be actor. You can know her also as voice actor, stage actor, television actor. She is recently known as film actor.

Annette Bening's family

Annette Bening's spouse

He is known as actor. Her spouse was born on Tuesday 30th of March 1937 in Richmond.

Annette Bening's ex spouse

Annette Bening's schools

We found 3 schools She attended. Complete list of schools: San Francisco State University, San Diego Mesa College, Patrick Henry High School.

Detailed informations about her schools

  • Graduated from Patrick Henry High School in San Diego, Calif., just days after turning 17 - a year earlier than most. [June 1975]
  • In California, she finished high school in three years at Patrick Henry High School and studied theater for two years at San Diego Mesa College. She subsequently attended San Francisco State University and was certified with a drama degree.

Annette Bening's career

Her main focus is to be actor. She is famous thanks to American Beauty.

Awards and competitions

Annette Bening's Awards

  • At The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991), host Billy Crystal introduced Bening by saying, "She'll soon be appearing as none other than Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992)," a role that the studio gave to Michelle Pfeiffer when Bening became pregnant.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1987 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for "Coastal Disturbances.".
  • She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California in November 10, 2006.
  • Received the American Riviera Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 28, 2011.

Annette Bening's Nominations

  • She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for work The Grifters in 1990
  • She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for work American Beauty in 2000
  • She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress
  • She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress

What Annette Bening has done for a first time

  • Was the first choice to play the role of Carolyn Burnham in American Beauty (1999).
  • Hired to play the romantic lead on the sitcom Just in Time (1988). After the first table read, the producers fired her saying they "wanted to move the character in a new direction." She was replaced by Patricia Kalember.
  • Her first husband was American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) director J. Steven White. They met in 1981, married in 1984, separated in 1986 and divorced in 1991.

Annette Bening's quotes

  • The movie business is tough. It's driven by economics and economics are about trying to get a lot of people into the theater. That's the reality of the business, the culture we're in.
  • I still remember the five points of salesmanship: attention, interest, conviction, desire and close.
  • I am really looking forward as I get older and older, to being less and less nice.
  • Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul.
  • It's easier to see in someone else, another actor, how they kind of disappear and then this other persona appears. A great actor is a thing of mystery.
  • Five billion people have played Hamlet. "To be or not to be". And how do you do that and find your way into your own journey, your own way of telling it?
  • Our children see us a certain way, and we want to be seen by them in a certain way. I certainly want to be a strong, stable, loving, consistent presence in my children's lives. But we are human beings, too.
  • I don't really have a choice. I'm getting older.
  • The tension I feel is the moment they say, "Action!". Movies are like lightning in a bottle, and you always want to find when you possibly can catch a surprising moment.
  • By the time I was in high school, Roe v. Wade had passed, so that was also happening; girls were getting pregnant and getting abortions - and that happened in my school too.
  • Everybody has a public life, and they have their own private life. Everybody has their secrets. Everybody has their own private, you know, agonies as well as joys. And that's what great drama, whether it's the movies or the theater, that's what it shows.
  • And if there's anything movies can do in a way that I just love, and I love as an audience is, "Show me something I don't know about. Show me something I haven't seen.".
  • I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They're wonderful. They're such interesting human beings. I just love it. I'm lucky.
  • I've made some movies that I really loved that nobody saw.
  • Most people are looking for something to give their life meaning.
  • There are so many different kinds of relationships, so it's sort of difficult to define what is considered normal.
  • I love being busy, and I love having a lot going on; it's exciting.
  • Anyone who is drawn in broad strokes either negatively or positively is generally not very interesting to play.
  • Yes, I know I've played these women, but I'm not really conniving at all.
  • I feel very lucky I don't have to be a critic.
  • I act, but I am a mother first and wife second.
  • I don't see myself as having to compete with younger actresses; I don't feel that.
  • I feel that certain things are best kept inside a family and not discussed with anyone else.
  • I am in awe of Ruth Draper.
  • I never felt like I had made it.
  • I love the craft of acting, I love learning, I love everything that comes with the new project; the whole process is totally intoxicating to me.
  • I love the luxury of the camera. The camera does so much for you. I like the secrets a camera can tell.
  • I like things that I feel comfortable in.
  • I never speak for my husband, and I never speak for my children. It's a rule. Believe me, it is.
  • I had never been attracted to younger guys. I had, from my late teens, always liked men who were older than me.
  • I just want to be educated.
  • I have huge chunks of time when I'm not working.
  • I have perfected the art of putting my feet on my husband's lap during awards ceremonies so he can rub them.
  • I find the reality of our emotional lives interesting.
  • Every person's opinion, in a way, does matter.
  • Having a life outside of movies is like pure oxygen. It makes the work more precious and informed.
  • Critics have a responsibility to put things in a cultural and sociological or political context. That is important.
  • Find the story you want to tell. If you don't want to write it, find somebody to write it.
  • Glamour is really fun.
  • I've played parts that were just likable people, and there's a certain pleasure in that. And that's that.
  • If you're an actor, you have to find a way to make peace with all the media attention.
  • If anything, I want to please people too much.
  • If you can open people's hearts first, then maybe people's minds get opened after that.
  • I've tried to take roles with great demands.
  • My husband and I have very similar backgrounds even though we're years apart. So there are a lot of things that we basically share.
  • My dad was in the life insurance business, so I learned about selling when I was about 14 because I started working as a secretary.
  • My mother is not somebody who's troubled by aging.
  • It's always 'busy' with four children; it's chaos.
  • My parents were very supportive. They went to every show. And they never told me not to do what I was doing.
  • I think for all of us, as we age, there are always a few moments when you are shocked.
  • I think people have a right to their point of view.
  • I think when you're at your best as an actor, it is cathartic.
  • I never thought my private life would be newsworthy.
  • I think we as celebrities have a lot more control.
  • What makes us love a character is a character that tries.
  • To me, I didn't think of acting as being a young thing only.
  • When I started in the theater, I'd do plays by Shakespeare or Ibsen or Chekhov, and they all created great women's roles.
  • I didn't picture myself as a movie actress. I began to think about it around college. I remember thinking, "Well somebody has to be in them", so maybe I could do that eventually. It's all been a surprise.
  • The time I spend with my kids informs every fiber of who I am.
  • I'm interested in writing that explores all sides of human beings.
  • I'm certainly not a perfect mother, but I am an avid mother, let me put it that way.
  • I'm lucky: almost all my family has lived to be very old. I have one grandfather who lived to be 100.
  • I'm still very critical of myself in film.
  • I've always been pretty levelheaded. In show business, you need to have a certain internal stability.
  • Anybody who has children and children who are well feels a sense of responsibility towards parents and kids and families that are struggling and that aren't well.
  • A lot of directors in my experience are very receptive. They see what you do first, and then they want to find a place to put the camera, and they tweak you here and there.
  • I didn't do a movie until I was almost 30. I'm grateful for that because it gave me a chance to be an adult in the world and do work in the regional theater that very few people cared about. I loved it and I wanted to do that stuff.
  • I think you sort of shed skins as you go along in life. You get into your 40s, and you feel like "Okay, no more pretending." You get to just be who you are.
  • My character in Running with Scissors (2006) is manic-depressive. She starts out as a wonderfully eccentric person, and then descends into a terrible illness.
  • Most women would say they relate to 'Hedda Gabler' - there's a part of her in them. Ibsen was writing about a deep ambivalence that many women feel about domesticity. I think about myself and friends of mine - we have some of Hedda's qualities and traits.
  • My sister and I fought a lot when we were kids. I was the little bratty sister, and she would kind of walk away, not wanting to be associated with me.
  • I saw a Shakespeare play when I was - I guess I was in junior high. And I just fell in love with the theater because, for me, it was a combination of big ideas and feeling.
  • I feel very, very lucky to have come from the family I did. We have our dysfunctions and our problems, just like any family. But my parents are extremely loving people.
  • I think in the past, around the time that method acting became so prevalent, it used to be that American actors were thought to be the kind that would work more from the inside out, and that the English actors worked more from the outside in.
  • I like that I've been through things, that when something happens, it resonates with something that already happened. It's not that things like loss are more or less painful. But they're deeper. I find that fascinating.
  • Even with a stable character, you want something surprising to happen, hopefully because that's what the camera loves the most. That's what is great about film.
  • I feel really lucky that I'm able to pursue the work that I love. I want my children to see that. I want them to have that for themselves, something that they love, that they do, that they pursue in their lives as a way of growing and learning.
  • Getting all dressed up and putting on fancy clothes - all of that's a great thing, but oddly, it doesn't really have a lot to do with acting most of the time.
  • When I look at women, older than I am, in their 50s, 60, 70s, 80s, and I see women that I admire, I think, "Oh, I get it; that's how I'm going to be." I'm not scared. I want to be that.
  • What really motivates you to try to work things out as an actor is in large part fear, because you want to get into that narrative and bring the audience along.
  • We all get lost along the way, but hopefully we figure out some sort of path. It helps if you can imagine the process as well as the goal. Those kinds of dreams are easier to achieve.
  • Sometimes you're reading something, and you don't know it will be important in your life. You're reading this script, and you start to get involved. It's not an intellectual experience.

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