Some of Annette Bening's most recognizable movies are "American Beauty," "The Siege," "The Kids Are All Right" and "Mars Attacks!" She has starred in more than 30 movies, as of 2015.Continue Reading
Annette Bening's first role in film was as Kate Craig in the 1988 film "The Great Outdoors," which featured John Candy and Dan Aykroyd. Her next role was as Merteuil in "Valmont," for which she won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for Newcomer of the Year and received a nomination for the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress. In 1990, Bening starred as Myra Langtry in "The Grifters," winning the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. Soon after, she assumed the role of Virginia Hill in "Bugsy" alongside Warren Beatty, whom she married the following year.
Bening's roles are not limited to any particular genre. For example, she acted as Barbara Land in Tim Burton's 1996 science fiction comedy film "Mars Attacks!", and in 1998, she starred alongside Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis in the suspense-thriller movie "The Siege." The next year, Bening played the role of Carolyn Burnham in "American Beauty," for which she won numerous awards from the Screen Actors Guild and other organizations. In 2004, she earned an Academy Award for Best Actress as Julia Lambert in "Being Julia." One of the roles that Bening has received the most nominations and awards for was as Nic in the 2010 film "The Kids Are All Right."Learn more about Art & Literature