Theatrical release: December 1991.
Filmed in Pasadena, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Mojave Desert, CA; and, Las Vegas, NV.
Harvey Keitel won the 1991 Best Supporting Actor Award from the Chicago Film Critics.
Barry Levinson was named Best Director of 1991 by the Los Angeles Film Critics. Additionally, the L.A. Critics awarded BUGSY Best Film.
Bugsy was named one of the 10 Best Films of the year by the National Board of Review. The National Board of Review also named Warren Beatty Best Actor.
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening's onscreen romance carried over into their offscreen lives, and the couple eventually married. Bening's subsequent pregnancy resulted in her turning the role of Catwoman in 1992's BATMAN RETURNS over to Michelle Pfeiffer.
Two other 1991 films featured portrayals of Bugsy Siegel: MOBSTERS, in which a young Bugsy was played by Richard Grieco; and THE MARRYING MAN, in which Siegel was played by Armand Assante.
Siegel's casino, The Flamingo, was named after girlfriend Virginia Hill's legs.
Nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Beatty), Best Director (Levinson), and two nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Harvey Keitel and Ben Kingsley), the film walked away with the awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Costume Design.
Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration 1991
Academy Awards Best Costume Design 1991 Albert Wolsky Costume Designer, JARHEAD (2005)