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Bening, Annette

Works: 327 works in 1,172 publications in 10 languages and 35,612 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Anecdotes  Film and video adaptations  Motion pictures  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Host, Interviewee, Author, Other, Speaker, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Annette Bening
American beauty by Sam Mendes( Visual )
116 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend
The American president by Rob Reiner( Visual )
38 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andrew Shepherd is the most popular American President in decades--a consummate politician and a man of integrity--who also happens to be a widower, ready to start dancing again. But when lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade sweeps into his political arena, she unexpectedly sweeps him off his feet!
The kids are all right ( Visual )
33 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. They have two teen-aged children, Joni, who is Nic's biological child, and Laser, who is Jules' biological child. A big-hearted, sexy and uproariously funny movie that combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth
Open range by Kevin Costner( Visual )
38 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boss Spearman, a rugged old-timer, free grazes cattle. He and Charley have been partners for ten years. The pair and their employees, Mose and Buttons, are driving their cattle across the West. Mose is attacked and thrown in jail during a visit to a town. The local cattle rancher, Baxter, wants the free grazers off his land and when Boss and Charley retrieve Mose, they are warned that they have until the next day to be out of the area. Charley confesses his past as a killer during the Civil War and strikes up a tentative romance with Sue, the sister of the town doctor
Richard III by Richard Loncraine( Visual )
56 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1930's Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of the new King sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself. Updated version of Shakespeare's tale
Being Julia by W. Somerset Maugham( Visual )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London, 1938. Julia is a true West End diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy, and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than Julia was hoping for
Running with scissors by Ryan Murphy( Visual )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After seeing a less-than-conventional psychiatrist for her problems at home, getting too many prescriptions and too much bad advice, a mother ends her marriage and sends her young son to live with the doctor and his odd family
The siege by Edward Zwick( Visual )
31 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United States government abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law
The women by Clare Boothe Luce( Visual )
24 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clothing designer Mary Haines lives in a beautiful country home with her wealthy financier husband and their 11-year-old daughter. Her best friend Sylvie Fowler is the editor at a prominent fashion magazine. The women dictate the latest trends in taste and style for New York City fashionistas. When Mary's husband becomes involved with perfume salesgirl Crystal Allen at Saks Fifth Avenue, her friendship with Sylvie is put to the test. Everyone in their close-knit circle of friends, including the ever-pregnant Edie Cohen and author Alex Fisher, begins to question their loyalty to each other and their romantic involvements
Regarding Henry by Mike Nichols( Visual )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ruthless lawyer is shot during a robbery attempt and must rebuild his life without any memory of his past
Bugsy by Barry Levinson( Visual )
41 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was a ruthless mobster who had it all, and then met a woman who wanted more. Their love affair was passionate, tempestuous and ultimately tragic
Mars attacks! by Tim Burton( Visual )
57 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mean, green invaders from the angry red planet attempt to take over the Earth
The grifters by Stephen Frears( Visual )
44 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three con artists walk on the razor's edge of life. Lilly has decided it's time to get out, and wants her son out, too. But Roy has fallen for sleek Myra, who wants him for her partner
The great outdoors ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an unannounced, uninvited and unwelcome family of fun-loving misfits converge upon a lakeside resort to join their relatives for a summer of relaxation, the result is anything but restive in this raucous comedy
Ruby Sparks by Paul Dano( Visual )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Struggling with writer's block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin (Dano) creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby (Kazan) who inspires him. But not only does this bring his work to life--it also brings Ruby to life--literally! Face-to-face with an actual relationship with his once-virtual girlfriend, Calvin must now decide whether to pen this love story or let it write itself"--Container
Mother and child by Rodrigo García( Visual )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three women's lives share a common core. They have all been profoundly affected by adoption. At age fourteen, Karen placed a baby for adoption, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child. Even though she is a bright and ambitious lawyer, she is a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy and her husband are just embarking on the adoption odyssey, hoping for the opportunity to become parents
Girl most likely ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After both her career and relationship hit the skids, Imogene is forced to make the humiliating move back home to New Jersey with her eccentric mother and younger brother. Adding further insult to injury, there's a strange man sleeping in her old bedroom, and an even stranger man sleeping in her mother's bed
Guilty by suspicion by Irwin Winkler( Visual )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the McCarthy witchhunts of the 1950's, tells the story of the destruction of the career of a director. In order to revive his stalled career, he is asked to testify against friends who are suspected of being Communists
An Introduction to Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson by Dan Stone( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping (1980) tells the story of Ruthie, a quiet, friendless girl living in a remote Idaho town called Fingerbone. The train that travels into the cold mountains of Fingerbone crosses a lake that has claimed the lives of Ruthie's grandfather by accident and her mother by suicide, leaving Ruthie and her younger sister Lucille with their grandmother, Sylvia Foster. When Sylvia passes away, her two sisters-in-law move to Fingerbone to take care of the girls. Though pleasant and dutiful, Misses Lily and Nona Foster enjoy their solitude. After the first hard winter, they leave Ruthie and Lucille in the hands of a younger guardian, the girls' aunt Sylvie, who returns home after sixteen years. Sylvie, their mother's younger sister, is a boxcar drifter content with her itinerant lifestyle, but she commits to staying in Fingerbone to keep house and raise the girls. She has little experience with either and becomes like a "mermaid in a ship's cabin." Most days, she wanders to the lake by the train tracks and drifts in a stolen rowboat. In a house soon covered in soot and cobwebs, cans and newspapers, she feeds the girls from jelly jars and plates made from detergent boxes. Ruthie takes it all in stride, but her sister, Lucille, sees the other children in town and wants no part of Sylvie's world. Whereas the sisters are inseparable through much of their young lives, they begin to grow apart in their teenage years. Lucille matures into a prissy woman who swings her hips and sews her own dresses; Ruthie remains a tall, gangly child with a buzzard's hunch and a distaste for school. Soon their lives, like the house and the town and their dark family history, get lost in the tangled overgrowth of loneliness and neglect. The family ties that have kept them together can hold them no more. In language as lyrical and lush as the landscapes it describes, Robinson tells a haunting story of the permanence of loss and the transitory nature of love. She reminds us that, despite the fragility of human relationships, our desires to hold onto them are what make us whole
Valmont by Miloš Forman( Visual )
41 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The vindictive widow Merteuil bets her friend debaucherous Valmont that he cannot seduce the virtuous (and married) Madame de Tourvel. If Valmont succeeds he may also bed Merteuil, but if he fails he must join a monastery. Set amongst the aristocracy in France in the 18th century
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A. B. 1958-
English (485)
German (52)
Spanish (36)
French (33)
Italian (4)
Multiple languages (4)
Turkish (2)
Dutch (2)
Russian (1)
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