Academy Award winning actress, Faye Dunaway, graced the red carpet of the Dallas International Film Festival’s Opening Night Gala. She was there to receive the Dallas Star Award and to celebrate the 50th anniversary screening of Bonnie and Clyde at the Dallas City Performance Hall. The award presentation followed her making a special guest appearance the night before supporting Academy Award winner Robert Benton’s Art of Film event. Benton co-wrote the Bonnie and Clyde screenplay and was also on the red carpet on opening night.
Playing Bonnie Parker as a strong, sexy yet vulnerable character ultimately led Faye Dunaway to be cast in similar female roles depicting confident, intelligent women in movies such as The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Chinatown (1975), and Network (1976) for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
AdChat was on the red carpet and had the pleasure of interviewing Faye prior to receiving the award.
The Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) has groundbreaking films showing throughout this week. It’s not too late to get tickets and to support the wonderful job it does to promote film in DFW.