Several films, from For Singles Only (1968) to Looking For Mr. Goodbar
(1977), display precisely that view of what happened to women who were too "masculine" in seeking sexual pleasure.
His entry into Hollywood came with the thriller Looking For Mr. Goodbar
DIANE KEATON Theresa Dunn, Looking for Mr. Goodbar
He played a con artist hustling Ali McGraw in 1972's "The Getaway" and acted in dozens of other films, such as "Once Upon a Time in America" and "Looking for Mr. Goodbar
," and in TV shows including "Hill Street Blues," "Law & Order" and "The Sopranos."
If The Stepford Wives looks at women who are wives and mothers, Looking for Mr. Goodbar
(1977) concentrates on a woman who's extremely vocal about how little she wants to be either.
Most recently Albert Finney gave us a reprise of the homosexual as a desperately lonely deviant in A Man of No Importance (1994), and he is joined by the killers in Looking for Mr. Goodbar
(1977), Cruising (1980), Basic Instinct (1992), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991), as well as by the foppish evil Prince Edward in Mel Gibson's Braveheart (1994).