The Two Movies You Should See by the Late Hollywood Bro Legends Arthur Penn and Tony Curtis

By 09.30.10

Penn directed “Bonnie and Clyde,” a 1967 film that, as the New York Times obituary explained, transformed the American film industry with its revolutionary treatment of sex and violence. The Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway cops-and-robbers flick blazed the path for “New American Cinema” films like “Taxi Driver,” “The Godfather,” “Easy Rider,” and “The Wild Bunch.” Curtis, meanwhile, co-starred with Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe in “Some Like it Hot,” which is often dubbed the greatest comedy in film history. He also starred in such classics as “The Defiant Ones,” “Spartacus,” and “The Great Race,” and was once married to “Psycho” star Janet Leigh, with whom he is the father of actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

I won't bore you any more with their filmographies, but do implore you to add “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Some Like It Hot” to either your Netflix queue or your “I-should-see-that-old-movie-before-I-die” list. Here are the trailers for both flicks:


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