Annette Bening is an American actress. She started her Hollywood career in the 1980s. Her debut was in the TV movie Manhunt for Claude Dallas. She next had roles in the films The Great Outdoors and Valmont. Shortly after, she was acclaimed for her performance in The Grifters. For her role here, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She achieved further success for starring in the 1991 film Bugsy. She later starred in the films Richard III, Mars Attacks!, and The Siege. Her work in the film American Beauty got her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She was nominated again for the same award for her role in Being Julia. In the 2010s, she starred in the films The Kids Are All Right, Ruby Sparks, Danny Collins, 20th Century Women, and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.