Annette Bening Names Her Favorite Male Costars and Leaves Kevin Spacey Off the List

Annette Bening said American Beauty has not been shadowed for her after the Kevin Spacey sexual harassment allegations

When it comes to her favorite male costars, actress Annette Bening has a handful of A-list stars she’d name — though none of them are Kevin Spacey.

The 59-year-old Oscar nominee, who worked with Spacey in 1999’s American Beauty, was honored on Wednesday at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City where she was asked to list the top leading men she’s worked with.

“My husband, for sure, he comes to mind,” Bening said first, gushing about Warren Beatty, who was by her side.

Bening listed Kevin Costner, Robert DeNiro, and Harrison Ford next, but failed to mention Spacey. The former House of Cards star’s career and legacy has been tarnished in recent months, due to a slew of serious sexual harassment allegations that have been made against him.

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Though Spacey’s name may not be favorable right now, Bening made it clear that her positive feelings about American Beauty hasn’t been damaged in the scandal’s wake — though acknowledged that “other people” may not feel the same way.

She added that she felt “lucky” to be in the film.

Kevin Spacey And Annette Bening Star In American Beauty Which Received Eight Academy A
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As for the widespread sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood right now, Bening said she thought it was a “tipping point in the culture.”

“I hope it’ll resonate not just into show business and change things but in the wider business world where there area lot of women who are working and need help and support in these circumstances,” she said. “Women who don’t have the ability to quit her job because she might be a single mom who is supporting her family who is harassed. So that’s what I hope. That it starts with the entertainment and broadcasting business and others and that it really resonates into the broader culture. And that women have more recourse and more redress if there’s a problem.”

Museum Of The Moving Image Salute To Annette Bening
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RELATED VIDEO: Kevin Spacey ‘Seeking Treatment’ Amid Claims of Inappropriate Sexual Advances Toward Young Male Actors

Spacey’s scandal began when Star Trek star Anthony Rapp, 46, claimed in a Buzzfeed News report that the 58-year-old Oscar winner made inappropriate sexual advances toward him at a private party in New York City in 1986. Spacey was 26 at the time, and Rapp was 14.

In response, Spacey issued a statement saying he didn’t remember Rapp’s alleged incident and apologized “for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.” He also publicly came out as gay in the same statement, which was met with criticism from numerous celebrities.

More alleged victims came forward in the wake of Rapp’s bombshell allegations, and PEOPLE confirmed Spacey had decided to seek “evaluation and treatment” in November.

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