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Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American crime thriller film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film features Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman and Estelle Parsons, with Denver Pyle, Dub Taylor, Gene Wilder, Evans Evans and Mabel Cavitt.
The screenplay for the film was written by David Newman and Robert Benton, and is adapted from the exploits of legendary crime duo Bonnie and Clyde. Robert Towne and Warren Beatty himself (who plays Clyde Barrow) provided uncredited contributions to the script, while Warren Beatty also produced the film. The soundtrack was composed by Charles Strouse.
Bonnie and Clyde is considered a landmark film, and is regarded as one of the first films of the New Hollywood era, in that it broke many taboos and was popular with the younger generation. Its success motivated other filmmakers to be more forward about presenting sex and violence in their films.
Bonnie and Clyde received Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Estelle Parsons) and Best Cinematography (Burnett Guffey). It was among the first 100 films selected for preservation in the United States National Film...