Glenn Close credits her psychotic role in Fatal Attraction with saving marriages - because it's made men fear the repercussions of infidelity. The actress claims her terrifying portrayal of Michael Douglas' vengeful scorned mistress in the 1987 thriller spun married men into a panic over the potentially horrifying consequences of ending an affair - and stopped many from embarking on a fling altogether. She says, "That movie struck a very, very raw nerve. Men still come up to me and say, 'You scared the s**t outta me.' Sometimes they say, 'You saved my marriage.'" However, her performance didn't have such a positive impact on feminists. Close adds, "At the time, feminists hated the movie, and that was shocking to me. They felt they'd been betrayed because it was a single, working woman who was supposed to be the source of all evil. But now Alex (Close's character) is considered a heroine."