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EW recalls the films of Faye Dunaway

EW recalls the films of Faye Dunaway — ”Starlet” judge’s roles provide helpful hints for the show’s contestants

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The drama is heating up on The WB’s acting-idol competition, The Starlet. For those still in the running toward becoming Hollywood’s next silver-screen icon, we recommend a review of judge Faye Dunaway’s films, in which her roles provide a wealth of helpful info.

1967

BONNIE AND CLYDE Career momentum is so important. When you get your shot, you’ve got to take it. And remember: If you’re not goin’ somewhere, you’re just goin’.

1968

THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR

Be a detective: Do your research, get inside your character. Then and only then will you be able to make out with Steve McQueen.

1974

CHINATOWN When meeting new people, honesty really is the best policy. Lies about your background, family, etc. will just come back to slap you in the face.

1976

NETWORK

While being a terrified young woman with a father complex may get you great TV ratings, playing one will get you an Oscar. The choice is clear.

1981

MOMMIE DEAREST 1. Lipstick is your friend. Cold cream is not.

2. Always treat your costumes with care.

3. If you can’t do something right, don’t do it at all.

1984

SUPERGIRL Every actress dreams of world domination. But if you need black magic or an alien power source to accomplish this, you’re working too hard.

1987

BARFLY Dirty hair and a splash of Mickey Rourke’s blood can show you’re a serious artist. Don’t worry, get ugly!

(Applies to character work only.)

1996

DUNSTON CHECKS IN

Never, ever act with children. Or monkeys. Or Jason Alexander. And…well, um, never mind. . .Hey! Look! Is that Chinatown? Shiny things! Shiny!