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Annette Bening’s coalesced sometime around “American Beauty,” when it became clear that she was meant to portray go getters whose tough facades hide vulnerable interiors. Before that 1999 drama about upper middle class suburbia, she was a tenacious ingenue wrapped up with the mob (“Bugsy”) and a lobbyist dating the world’s most powerful man (“The American President”); after it, she was a theater star filling the voids of middle age (“Being Julia”), a lesbian mother whose marriage was threatened by an interloper (“The Kids Are All Right”) and a late ’70s Californian struggling to grasp the changing times (“20th Century Women”).

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Like a go go dancer? Was he employed by the club?

No, I think he was just a wild man who was very happy to dance and try to rub up against people. What can I tell you?

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I think that was really a big thing for her, struggling to, first of all, just find work. I mean, once she got past “Oklahoma!” a film she did with [director] Fred Zinnemann, she did a lot of B movies as well. But she did a number of great movies: “Bad and the Beautiful,” that’s when she won her Academy Award. But there’s no question that when it got into the ’60s and the ’70s, she couldn’t find work. She really did care about her craft. When she came back to New York, she canada goose outlet store uk was going to Stella Adler acting class. Robert De Niro was canada goose outlet online reviews in those classes; he saw her. He told me he didn’t know who she was at first, and somebody else was like, canada goose outlet in uk “You know who that is? That’s Gloria Grahame.”

Gloria, I think, was really pragmatic. First of all, she just needed to make a living, quite frankly. It was just as simple as that.. And I don’t think she took herself that seriously. Do you know what I mean? I think she had a good time in life. She embraced the moment, and she didn’t care. If other people made judgments about her personal life, well, that was their business. I mean, really, in a remarkable way, obviously: She married her stepson. She did what she wanted, and God love her for that. I respect that.

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I did that film, which was totally fun. Then I did this gigantic period drama in Europe for six months, “Valmont,” which is another story I won’t go into.

Super fun! No, I learned everything. I’m so grateful. I made one of my best friends in life, Sin Phillips, who’s this superb actress. Milo Forman taught me so much. But what happened with that was it also didn’t really have much of a life after we put it out. “Dangerous Liaisons” had come out, and our movie was the second one [based on the French novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos]. So I’d done these two movies, and nothing happened. But I’d had an incredible experience being in them and trying to learn about it.

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You still made the movie. You still did the thing.

You still have the process. And I don’t mean to sugarcoat that, but you know what? On a certain level, that is the case as an actor.

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Yeah, there’s a lot of that. You know, sometimes I pass them by, and sometimes I’m not asked, quite frankly. But I’m able to do what I love. I’m not saying the movies are always good, but at least you’re following your heart, and you’re working with other people you really love being around and that you learn from. That’s about as good as canada goose outlet new york it gets.

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