Warren Beatty

Actor, Producer, Director
Though his romantic adventures as the womanizer du-jour for over four decades occasionally overshadowed his creative endeavors, star Warren Beatty was an actor and Academy Award-winning director and writer who starred ... Read more »
Born: 03/29/1937 in Richmond, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (61)

Untitled Warren Beatty/Howard Hughes Project 2015 (Movie)

Howard Hughes (Actor)

Joe Head Goes Hollywood 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

One Bright Shining Moment 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Town & Country 2001 (Movie)

Porter Stoddard (Actor)

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Book That Wrote Itself 1999 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

The Lives of Lillian Hellman 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Warren Beatty 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

Jay Bulworth (Actor)

Forever Hollywood 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Affair 1994 (Movie)

Mike Gambril (Actor)

49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Warren Beatty Talking With David Frost 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bugsy 1991 (Movie)

Bugsy Siegel (Actor)

Truth Or Dare 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

Dick Tracy (Actor)

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (03/26/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Ishtar 1987 (Movie)

Lyle Rogers (Actor)

50 Years of Action! 1985 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1985 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Reds 1981 (Movie)

John Reed (Actor)

Heaven Can Wait 1978 (Movie)

Joe Pendleton (Actor)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

George Roundee (Actor)

The Fortune 1975 (Movie)

Nicky (Actor)

The Parallax View 1974 (Movie)

Joseph Frady (Actor)

$ 1971 (Movie)

Joe Collins (Actor)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 (Movie)

John McCabe (Actor)

The Only Game in Town 1970 (Movie)

Joe Grady (Actor)

Bonnie and Clyde 1967 (Movie)

Clyde Barrow (Actor)

Kaleidoscope 1966 (Movie)

Barney Lincoln (Actor)

Promise Her Anything 1966 (Movie)

Harley Rummel (Actor)

Mickey One 1965 (Movie)

Mickey One (Actor)

Lilith 1964 (Movie)

Vincent Bruce (Actor)

Dobie Gillis 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

All Fall Down 1962 (Movie)

Berry-Berry Willart (Actor)

Splendor in the Grass 1961 (Movie)

Bud Stamper (Actor)

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone 1961 (Movie)

Paolo DiLeo (Actor)

Suspicion 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (11)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Love Affair 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bugsy 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ishtar 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Pick-Up Artist 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Reds 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Heaven Can Wait 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bonnie and Clyde 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (8)

Down to Earth 2001 (Movie)

from original screenplay("Heaven Can Wait") (From Story)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love Affair 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Reds 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Heaven Can Wait 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (5)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Reds 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Heaven Can Wait 1978 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (3)

Ishtar 1987 (Movie)

("Half Hour Song" "Sitting on the Edge of My Life" "Harem Girl" "My Lips on Fire" "Have-Not Blues" "Wardrobe of Love") (Song Performer)

Ishtar 1987 (Movie)

("Half Hour Song") (Song)

Ishtar 1987 (Movie)

("My Lips on Fire" "Have-Not Blues") (Music)

Biography

Though his romantic adventures as the womanizer du-jour for over four decades occasionally overshadowed his creative endeavors, star Warren Beatty was an actor and Academy Award-winning director and writer who starred in and made some of the most ambitious and influential films of the 1960s on through the 1990s. His list of credits may have come up shorter than some of his more celebrated peers, but few could boast such films as "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967), "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" (1971), "Shampoo" (1975), "Reds" (1981) and "Bugsy" (1991) as their own. In truth, his list of romantic conquests probably exceeded his film credits, with the likes of Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Carly Simon, Madonna, Diane Sawyer, Natalie Wood, Cher, Julie Christie and Michelle Phillips all making the rounds with Beatty. But ultimately it was actress Annette Bening who tamed the wild man and claimed him as her husband after meeting on the set of "Bugsy." Beatty settled down into marriage shortly after, while his career eased to a crawl after directing and starring in the political satire, "Bulworth" (1998). After the disastrous flop "Town & Country" (2001), Beatty retreated from filmmaking altogether, seemingly content with watching Bening earn accolades for one stellar performance after another. His deep involvement in liberal politics sparked rumors of a run for office - governor or perhaps even president - but Beatty always brushed aside such talk. It was, in fact, a return to filmmaking that excited his fans the most, as Beatty held out hope for a highly-anticipated return.

Relationships

Isabel Ira Ashley Beatty

Daughter
Born Jan. 11, 1997; mother, Annette Bening

Madonna Actor

Companion
Met in 1989 while filming "Dick Tracy" (1990) He appeared in her documentary "Truth or Dare" (1991) Ended relationship in 1990

Cher Actor

Companion
Had a brief relationship in the 1960s when Cher was a teenager

Isabelle Adjani Actor

Companion
Together from 1986-87 No longer together

Ella Beatty

Daughter
Born April 8, 2000; mother, Annette Bening

Benjamin Beatty

Son
Born Aug. 23, 1994; mother, Annette Bening

Ira Beaty

Father
Professor of psychology; also served as superintendent of Richmond High School in Virginia Died in 1987

Kathlyn Beaty

Mother
Nova Scotia-born Died in 1994

Annette Bening Actor

Wife
Met during filming of "Bugsy" (1991) Married March 12, 1992

Kathlyn Bening Beatty

Daughter
Born Jan. 8, 1992; mother, Annette Bening

Julie Christie Actor

Companion
Together in the late 1960s and early 1970s Co-starred in "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" (1971), "Shampoo" (1975) and "Heaven Can Wait" (1978) No longer together

Joan Collins Actor

Companion
Together from the late 1950s to early 1960s Were engaged in the early 1960s when Beatty began affair with Natalie Wood No longer together

Jane Fonda Actor

Companion
Met when they auditioned for the teen movie "Parrish" in 1960 No longer together

Diane Keaton Actor

Companion
Dated in the early 1980s around the time of the making of "Reds" (1981); no longer together

Shirley MacLaine Actor

Sister
Born April 24, 1934; Academy Award-winning actress known for starring in "The Apartment" (1960), "The Turning Point" (1977) and "Terms of Endearment" (1983)

David Allen MacLeod Actor

Cousin

Michelle Phillips Actor

Companion

Diane Sawyer Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated

Stephanie Seymour Actor

Companion
Dated in 1991 She ended relationship with Beatty for Axl Rose of the rock band Guns N' Roses

Carly Simon Actor

Companion
Rumored to have written "You're so Vain" (1972) about him No longer together

Natalie Wood Actor

Companion
Had an affair during making of "Splendor in the Grass" (1961)

EDUCATION

Washington-Lee High School

Arlington , Virginia
Was a star football player

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois
Appeared in the annual Dolphin show; was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity; dropped out after his freshman year

Stella Adler's Conservatory of Acting

New York , New York 1957
Studied acting with the famed acting teacher

Milestones

2001

Appeared in last film to date, "Town and Country"; re-teamed Beatty with Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn

1998

Directed and starred in the political satire "Bullworth"; also co-wrote and co-produced; garnered a Best Screenplay Academy Award nomination

1994

Starred opposite off-screen love, Annette Bening in the remake of "Love Affair"; also co-write and produced

1991

Appeared in then off-screen love Madonna's documentary, "Madonna: Truth or Dare"

1991

Portrayed real-life gangster Bugsy Siegel in the critically acclaimed biopic "Bugsy"; co-starred with future wife Annette Bening; also produced; earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination

1990

Produced, directed and played the title role as the comic strip character "Dick Tracy"; film received seven Academy Award nominations

1987

Returned to films after a six year hiatus to co-star with Dustin Hoffman in the critically panned, "Ishtar"; regarded as one of the biggest box office bombs in film history

1981

Earned first Academy Award as Best Director for his epic love story "Reds"; also produced, co-wrote and starred as John Reed opposite Diane Keaton's Louise Bryant; film received 12 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay

1978

First film directing (co-directed with Buck Henry), "Heaven Can Wait"; also co-wrote (with Elaine May), produced and co-starred; third collaboration with Julie Christie; film nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Direct

1975

Teamed with Jack Nicholson and Stockard Channing in Mike Nichols' "The Fortune"

1975

First film as co-writer (with Robert Towne), "Shampoo"; also produced and acted; re-teamed Beatty with Hawn and Christie; garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay

1974

Starred (also produced) in Alan J. Pakula's political thriller "The Parallax View"

1970

First film with Goldie Hawn, the caper film "$"

1970

Co-starred with off-screen companion Julie Christie in Robert Altman's "McCabe & Mrs. Miller"

1967

First film as producer, "Bonnie and Clyde"; also co-starred with Faye Dunaway; film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor

1962

Cast opposite Angela Lansbury and Eva Marie Saint in John Frankenheimer's "All Fall Down"

1961

Made film debut under Elia Kazan's direction and opposite Natalie Wood in "Splendor in the Grass"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor

1960

Broadway debut in William Inge's "A Loss of Roses"; garnered a best actor Tony Award nomination; was his only appearance on the Broadway stage

1959

TV series debut, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS); pulled after three episodes by his agent

Raised in Virginia

Bonus Trivia

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He was named as the Harvard Hasty Pudding Man of the Year in 1975.

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"The legend began early. The columns began toting up the women Beatty kept company with - Natalie Wood, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, just to name some early brunets - and the public took notice. The men of Hollywood, who respect such things, had already noticed. (His catch phone-phrase to women, 'What's new, pussycat?' became a movie title and song.)" - from Entertainment Weekly, Dec. 20, 1991

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Named a Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters in 1992.

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"Prior to meeting Bening, Beatty has been quoted as saying to ["Bugsy" director] Barry Levinson, 'The thing about Bugsy Siegel... he was very promiscuous throughout his life, until he met Virginia Hill [the role Bening was to play]. When they got together, he never went after another woman. He found someone who accepted him for what he was.'" - from an interview with Dominick Dunne in Vanity Fair magazine, September 1994

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"I used to say that for me, making a movie was like vomiting. I really did not look forward to it, but after I did it, I felt better. And when I have such a full life, as I do now, the periods of not wanting to vomit grow longer. Because when I vomit and then I'm producing and I'm directing and I'm writing and I'm acting and all of that nonsense, it's somtimes sickening." - Beatty to Premiere magazine, November 2006

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In 1968, Beatty campaigned for Senator Robert F. Kennedy

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