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Warren Beatty: ‘I’m not the super-lover people think I am’

Actor Warren Beatty has dismissed rumours he has bedded over 12,000 women in his life, insisting the number is not that high.
The Dick Tracy star once had a playboy reputation and, in a 2010 unauthorised biography, author Peter Biskind claimed he had slept with approximately 12,775 women.
However, the 79-year-old explains it wouldn’t have been possible to reach that number.
“Think about it, sleeping with 12,775 people?” he tells AARP magazine. “That would mean not just that there were multiple people a day, but that there was no repetition.”
And while Warren may have been a bit of a Lothario in the past, he has never had an issue with any of his former lovers.
“Look, I never misled anyone and… I’m a nice guy,” he says.
In 1992, the actor settled down after marrying actress Annette Bening, and the two have four children together.
“I waited a long time to be married,” he continues. “When you don’t get married until you’re 54… well, as (playwright) Arthur Miller said (in Death of a Salesman), ‘It comes with the territory’.”
“You’re participating in a profession that, for obvious reasons, needs to heighten elements of sexuality, (especially) if you delay marriage a long time,” he adds.
The couple met on the set of the film Bugsy, but they didn’t start a relationship until after the movie wrapped.
“During the making of the film, there was no suggestion as to a future relationship,” he continues. “I mean, there was in my head, but otherwise, no.”
And the actor explains his hesitance in getting involved in a serious relationship before his fifties came out of fear it wouldn’t last.
“My delay in forming a family, marriage was that I felt, or maybe I would say feared, that there was an element of impermanence to relationships,” he says.

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