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Annette Carol Bening (born May 29, 1958) is an American actress.
Bening is a four-time Oscar nominee for her roles in The Grifters,
American Beauty, Being Julia, and The Kids Are All Right,
winning Golden Globe Awards for the latter two films.
Bening made her film debut with a minor role in The Great Outdoors (1988)
. Her second film appearance was as the Marquise de Merteuil in Valmont (1989),
opposite Colin Firth. Her breakthrough role was in The Grifters (1990), which starred
John Cusack and Anjelica Huston, and earned Bening an Oscar nomination
as Best Supporting Actress. In 1991, she portrayed Virginia Hill
in the Barry Levinson-directed biopic of Bugsy, starring Warren Beatty.
Also in 1991, she appeared in Regarding Henry with Harrison Ford. In 1994,
Bening and Beatty starred in Love Affair, which also featured Katharine Hepburn.
In 1995, Bening appeared in The American President,
followed by Tim Burton's sci-fi spoof Mars Attacks! (1996).
In 1998, she co-starred with Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis in The Siege.
The biggest critical and commercial success of her career thus far was the 1999 film American Beauty,
which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and was directed by Sam Mendes. For
this performance, Bening was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress
and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.
Bening also starred in the films In Dreams (1999) and What Planet Are You From? (2000).
Bening starred in the 2003 western Open Range as Kevin Costner's
love interest. In 2004, she played the title role in Being Julia,
which earned her a Golden Globe Award
& an Oscar nomination as Best Actress.
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