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Annette Bening is a Actor American born on 29 may 1958 at Topeka (USA)

Annette Bening

Annette Bening
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Birth name Annette Francine Bening
Nationality USA
Birth 29 may 1958 (61 years) at Topeka (USA)

Annette Carol Bening (born May 29, 1958) is an American actress. She began her career on the stage and was nominated for the 1987 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Coastal Disturbances. A four-time Academy Award-nominee for her roles in the films The Grifters (1990), American Beauty (1999), Being Julia (2004) and The Kids Are All Right (2010), she won a BAFTA Award for American Beauty and Golden Globe Awards for Being Julia and The Kids Are All Right. Her other film roles include Valmont (1989), Bugsy (1991), The American President (1995), and Running with Scissors (2006). In 2006, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance as Jean Harris in Mrs.


Bening met and married choreographer J. Steven White in 1984, but they were separated in 1986 and divorced in 1991. Bening married Warren Beatty on March 12, 1992, just over a year after being cast to co-star in Bugsy. They have four children: sons Stephen (born January 8, 1992), Benjamin (born August 23, 1994), and daughters Isabel (born January 11, 1997), Ella (born April 8, 2000). Bening was ordained as a minister by the Universal Life Church Monastery.

Best films

American Beauty (1999)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Bugsy (1991)
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Being Julia (2004)
Richard III (1995)

Usually with

Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(3 films)
Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(3 films)
Dan Fogelman
Dan Fogelman
(2 films)
Andy García
Andy García
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Annette Bening (37 films)

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Captain Marvel
Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Lee Pace
Roles Supreme Intelligence / Dr. Wendy Lawson
Rating69% 3.4510053.4510053.4510053.4510053.451005
A la suite d'un accident, la pilote Carol Danvers devient la super-héroïne Captain Marvel.
The Seagull
Directed by Michael Mayer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Jon Tenney, Mare Winningham
Roles Irina Arkadina
Rating58% 2.9015552.9015552.9015552.9015552.901555
La naïve Nina, l'actrice Irina Arkadina dont les jours de gloire sont anciens, le jeune dramaturge expérimental Konstantín Tréplev et le célèbre écrivain Boris Trigorine affrontent une série de conflits, à la fois romantiques et artistiques.
Life Itself
Directed by Dan Fogelman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Oscar Isaac, Annette Bening, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Samuel L. Jackson, Olivia Cooke
Roles Dr. Cait Morris
Rating67% 3.352643.352643.352643.352643.35264
Des rues de New York à l'Espagne, une histoire d'amour multi-générationnelle réunit plusieurs personnes liées à un couple et à un événement.
20th Century Women, 1h59
Directed by Mike Mills
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Political films
Actors Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup, Alia Shawkat, Laura Slade Wiggins
Roles Dorothea Fields
Rating73% 3.650483.650483.650483.650483.65048
Santa Barbara, été 1979. L’époque est marquée par la contestation libertaire et d’importants changements culturels. Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), la cinquantaine, élève seule son fils Jamie. Elle décide de faire appel à deux jeunes femmes pour que le garçon, aujourd’hui adolescent, s’ouvre à d’autres regards sur le monde : Abbie (Greta Gerwig) artiste punk à l’esprit frondeur qui habite chez Dorothea, et sa voisine Julie (Elle Fanning) 17 ans, aussi futée qu’insoumise…
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, 1h46
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Leanne Best
Roles Gloria Grahame
Rating66% 3.348873.348873.348873.348873.34887
Dans les années 1970, on diagnostique un cancer du sein à l'actrice américaine Gloria Grahame (notamment oscarisée en 1953 pour Les Ensorcelés). Elle part alors vivre à Liverpool avec le jeune Peter Turner.
Rules Don’t Apply, 2h7
Directed by Warren Beatty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Alden Ehrenreich, Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Taissa Farmiga, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening
Roles Lucy Mabrey
Rating57% 2.8538252.8538252.8538252.8538252.853825
The film takes place in the year 1958, and tells the story of an affair billionaire industrialist Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty) had in the later years of his life with a young actress (Lily Collins).
Danny Collins, 1h46
Directed by Dan Fogelman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner, Jeremy Lee Renner, Annette Bening, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Moore
Roles Mary Sinclair
Rating69% 3.498273.498273.498273.498273.49827
Aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins (Al Pacino) cannot give up his hard-living ways – but then his manager, Frank Grubman (Christopher Plummer), uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter to him from John Lennon. After reading the letter, Danny decides to change his way of life. He travels to New Jersey to connect with his grown son, whom he has never met. Before leaving, he discovers that his young fiancé has been sleeping with another man in their home. He gives them his blessing and allows them to stay in the house.
The Search
The Search (2014)
, 2h40
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Musical
Actors Bérénice Bejo, Annette Bening
Roles Helen
Rating67% 3.3984953.3984953.3984953.3984953.398495
The film begins and ends on the October 16th, 1999 with 20-year-old Kolia, (Maksim Emelyanov), a Russian army recruit, recording and narrating with a handheld video camera, as young, drunken Russian soldiers taunt, terrorize and finally execute a civilian Chechen couple in front of their teenage daughter Raissa (Zukhra Duishvili). Kolia's story is one of four personal narratives that unfold against the backdrop of the ruins of a village in Chechnya, the flood of civilian refugees from the village, and a family partially reunited. We first meet Kolia as a pot-smoking guitar player in Perm, 2300 kilometers from the Chechen border, where he is taken into custody for possession of drugs and drafted into army service. As a new recruit he undergoes a brutal transformation from an innocent youth into a "dehumanized killing machine." When Kolia's fellow soldiers, kill the Chechnan couple, the couple's nine-year-old son, Hadji (Abdul Khalim Mamutsiev) hides and watches and when it is safe, he is able to carry his infant brother to relative safety. The trauma of his parents' death renders him mute. He is helped along the way to the refugee camp by other Chechen refugees and eventually, he is befriended by Carole (Bérénice Bejo), a French-born, Chechnya-based NGO worker. Carole, who works as a researcher and representative of the Human Rights Committee of the European Union, helps Hadji regain his ability to speak. Hadji's elder sister Raïssa searches for both brothers. Helen (Annette Bening), a Red Cross worker, is interviewed by Carol and places hope in the International response to the Second Chechen War to the centuries-old struggle of the Chechen people. Raissa reunited with her baby brother escapes once again from the village with the help of other Chechen refugees. She has to leave without Hadji against her will because of the Russian federal forces' aerial bombing. Raissa helps Helen at the International Red Cross orphanage. Both Helen and Carole are discouraged when the United Nations Commission of Human Rights report of April 2000 does not declare the situation in Chechnya a humanitarian disaster. Carole delivers her report to the United Nations but soon realizes that not many of the participants are listening. With the help of Carole and Helen Hadji is reunited with his siblings. The film ends at the beginning with Kolia's filming of the attack on Hadji's family.
The Face of Love, 1h32
Directed by Arie Posin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romantic drama, Romance
Actors Robin Williams, Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Amy Brenneman, Jess Weixler, Linda Park
Roles Nikki
Rating62% 3.1000553.1000553.1000553.1000553.100055
Nikki (Bening) is a recent widow whose husband, Garret (Ed Harris), died in a drowning accident and has not yet gotten over it. Objects, people and situations that remind Nikki of the love of her life still haunt her. Resigned to life alone, Nikki visits an art gallery she often frequented with Garret and sees a man (Harris in a dual role) whose resemblance to her husband stuns her. She returns to the gallery several more times, hoping to see him. Eventually, Nikki identifies him as a professor at a small local college. She finds "Tom" on the internet and visits an art class he is teaching; but she is emotionally overwhelmed and flees. Eventually, Nikki calms down and invites Tom to give her private, at home, tutoring in painting. She doesn't disclose to him his physical resemblance to her late husband.
Ruby Sparks, 1h44
Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould
Roles Gertrude
Rating71% 3.599373.599373.599373.599373.59937
Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) is a young novelist who is struggling to recreate the early success of his first novel but unable to commit to any of his ideas. With his introverted personality and idealistic view of what it means to be in love, Calvin also struggles in finding relationships, feeling most women are only interested in an idolized and preconceived notion of who they believe him to be.
Ginger & Rosa, 1h30
Directed by Sally Potter
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Alice Englert, Alessandro Nivola, Annette Bening, Timothy Spall
Roles Bella
Rating63% 3.1505153.1505153.1505153.1505153.150515
London, 1962. Two teenage girls – Ginger and Rosa – are inseparable. They play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers' frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates in the Cuban missile crisis, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered – by the clash of desire and the determination to survive:
Girl Most Likely, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Christopher Fitzgerald, Darren Criss, Natasha Lyonne
Roles Zelda
Rating57% 2.8997352.8997352.8997352.8997352.899735
Imogene (Kristen Wiig) is a struggling playwright, working a low-paying job at a magazine in New York City. After her affluent boyfriend leaves her and she is fired, she stages a suicide attempt in an effort to get her ex's attention and is accidentally discovered by her friend Dara. Held in the hospital on a 5150 (involuntary psychiatric hold), she is eventually released into her estranged mother's (Annette Benning) care where she is taken to her childhood home in New Jersey.
The Kids Are All Right, 1h47
Directed by Lisa Cholodenko
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, Homoparentalité, Same-sex marriage in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Yaya DaCosta
Roles Nic
Rating69% 3.498463.498463.498463.498463.49846
Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore) are a married lesbian couple living in the Los Angeles area. Nic is an obstetrician, and Jules is a housewife who is starting up a landscape design business. Each has given birth to a child using the same sperm donor.
Mother and Child, 2h5
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children
Actors Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, Samuel L. Jackson, David Morse
Roles Karen
Rating71% 3.598343.598343.598343.598343.59834
When she was 14, Karen (Annette Bening) became pregnant and gave her daughter up for adoption. The decision to give up her child has always haunted her. Upon meeting laid-back Paco (Jimmy Smits), Karen permits her anxiety and mistrust to get the best of her. She gradually calms her anxiety through the relationship with Paco.