Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen 1968
The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1968 film by Norman Jewison that starred Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. It was nominated for two Academy Awards and won the Award for Best Song with Michel Legrand's "Windmills of Your Mind".
Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen), a millionaire businessman and sportsman, pulls off a perfect crime by having five men rob a Boston bank and dump the money—approximately $2.6 million—in a cemetery's trash can. Crown never meets any of the five face-to-face, before or after the crime. He retrieves the money later and deposits it at a bank in Geneva.
Vicki Anderson (Faye Dunaway), an independent insurance investigator, is contracted to investigate the heist. She will receive a percentage of the stolen money if she recovers it.
Crown doesn't need the money but is in need of diversions. He plays polo and golf, flies a glider and drives a dune buggy, but is generally bored and welcomes Vicki's sudden interest in him.
She begins seeing Crown socially, openly admitting she is investigating him. Their relationship evolves into an affair. But it is complicated by Vicki's vow to find the money and help Detective Eddie Malone bring the guilty party to justice.
Faye and Steve
" The Thomas Crown Affair" Is one of the very best films of the late 60's. It captured Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway at their very prime. What a stunning couple! The makeup, the hair styles, the clothes fabulously incredible...
A remake was released in 1999 starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. I loved the remake which is very unusual for me. Though the original was a gorgeous film... I preferred the chemistry between Pierce and Rene...