How Bonnie Almost Bedded Bond….TWICE!

By the time Faye Dunaway wedded Peter Wolf (Lead singer J. Giles Band) in Beverly Hills in 1974 Faye Dunaway had already been through the vicious Hollywood cycle of most sought-after actress after turning in a pair of career defining performances in 1967’s ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ directed by Arthur Penn and Norman Jewison’s ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ in 1968 (Dunaway would reappear in the 1999 remake) to struggling to find satisfying work in the early 70’s.

Faye Dunaway never let anything hold her down and a year after marrying Wolf she started her climb back to the top of the acting profession with another groundbreaking performance in Roman Polanski’s 1974 classic ‘Chinatown’ opposite Jack Nicholson.

Then came ‘Network’ the prophetic Sidney Lument masterpiece from 1976 that would define the media’s influence on American culture for the next 40 years.

Dunaway played Diana Christensen the programming chief of the UBS network. The role and the performance were revolutionary and garnered Dunaway the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1976.

Faye Dunaway has continued a career that is now going on its seventh decade with her newest movie in 2021 – the controversial ‘The Man Who Drew God’ which will mark Kevin Spacey’s first film since his fall from the spotlight following sexual abuse allegations.

When did she almost snag 007?

Faye Dunaway was the first choice of producers “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman to play Domino in 1965’s ‘Thunderball’ and again to the play the title role in 1983’s ‘Octopussy’?

In both instances a deal could not be finalized.

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