Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway: The Way They Were

The sexy stars set the screen on fire in 'Bonnie and Clyde.'

When Bonnie and Clyde opened in theaters in 1967, it was perhaps the perfect movie for the times: extreme violence that echoed the Vietnam War, charged sexuality that played to shifting cultural attitudes, and, overall, a sense of revolution in the air. The chemistry between its young, glamorous stars, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, positively smoldered, and the film, though controversial, went on to be nominated for 10 Academy Awards. Here, scenes from the film and beyond.

Unbuckled FPG/Getty Images Unbuckled Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow Smoking Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Smoking Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker Shootin' Practice Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Shootin' Practice Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar Together Time Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Together Time Beatty and Dunaway Guns Blazing Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images Guns Blazing Dunaway, Beatty, Gene Hackman, and the shadow of a buck. Lipstick on a Bank Robber Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Lipstick on a Bank Robber Withdrawal Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images Withdrawal Beatty, a bank, and two pistols Shades of Fall Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images Shades of Fall On the set with Dunaway and Beatty Backs to the Wall Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Backs to the Wall Behind the Scenes Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images Behind the Scenes Director Arthur Penn, Dunaway, and Beatty In Character Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images In Character A Publicity Still of Dunaway At the Paris Premiere, 1968 DEUTSCH Jean-Claude/Paris Match via Getty Images At the Paris Premiere, 1968 Paris, Je T'Aime PAGES Francois/Paris Match via Getty Images Paris, Je T'Aime Dunaway and Beatty in front of the Eiffel Tower, 1968