53 Facts About Warren Beatty


Henry Warren Beatty is an American actor and filmmaker.


Warren Beatty is the only person to have been nominated for acting in, directing, writing, and producing the same film, and he did so twice: first for Heaven Can Wait, and again for Reds.


Warren Beatty stays with a picture through editing, mixing, and scoring.


Henry Warren Beatty Beaty was born on March 30,1937, in Richmond, Virginia.


Warren Beatty's mother, Kathlyn Corinne, was a teacher from Nova Scotia.


Warren Beatty's father, Ira Owens Beaty, studied for a PhD in educational psychology and was a teacher and school administrator, in addition to working in real estate.


Warren Beatty became interested in movies as a child, often accompanying his sister to theaters.


Warren Beatty noticed a strong resemblance between its star, Katharine Hepburn, and his mother, in both appearance and personality, saying that they symbolized "perpetual integrity".


Warren Beatty learned to do a "superb imitation of Berle and his routine", said a friend, and often used Berle-type humor at home.


In Rules Don't Apply, Warren Beatty plays Howard Hughes, who is shown talking about and singing Jolson songs while flying his plane.


Warren Beatty was a star football player at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington.


Warren Beatty left college after his first year and moved to New York City to study acting under Stella Adler at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.


Warren Beatty often subsisted on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and worked odd jobs, including dishwasher, piano player, bricklayer's assistant, construction worker, and, relatively briefly, a sandhog.


Warren Beatty started his career making appearances on television shows such as Studio One, Kraft Television Theatre, and Playhouse 90.


Warren Beatty was a semi-regular on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis during its first season.


Warren Beatty made his film debut in Elia Kazan's Splendor in the Grass, opposite Natalie Wood.


Kazan was armed with the confidence born of age and success, while Warren Beatty was virtually aflame with the arrogance of youth.


Mr Warren Beatty's career has had all the hallmarks of the conventional Hollywood golden boy.


At age 29, Warren Beatty produced and acted in Bonnie and Clyde, released in 1967.


Warren Beatty assembled a team that included the writers Robert Benton and David Newman, and the director, Arthur Penn.


Warren Beatty oversaw the script and spearheaded the delivery of the film.


Warren Beatty chose Gene Hackman because he had acted with him in Lilith in 1964 and felt he was a "great" actor.


Warren Beatty was so impressed with Gene Wilder after seeing him in a play and did not ask him to audition for what became Wilder's screen debut.


In 1972, Warren Beatty produced a series of benefit concerts to help with publicity and fundraising in the George McGovern 1972 presidential campaign.


Warren Beatty first put together Four for McGovern at The Forum in the Los Angeles area, convincing Barbra Streisand, Carole King and James Taylor to perform.


Two weeks later, Warren Beatty mounted another concert at the Cleveland Arena, in which Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon joined James Taylor.


In June 1972, Warren Beatty produced Together for McGovern at Madison Square Garden, reuniting Simon and Garfunkel, Nichols and May, and Peter, Paul and Mary, and featuring Dionne Warwick.


Warren Beatty had mobilized Hollywood celebrities for a political cause on a scale previously unseen, creating a new power dynamic.


Warren Beatty appeared in the films The Parallax View, directed by Alan Pakula; and The Fortune, directed by Mike Nichols.


In 1978, Warren Beatty directed, produced, wrote and acted in Heaven Can Wait.


Warren Beatty won for Best Director, Maureen Stapleton won for Best Supporting Actress, and Vittorio Storaro won for Best Cinematography.


Warren Beatty's next film, Love Affair, directed by Glenn Gordon Caron, received mixed reviews and was a commercial failure.


Warren Beatty has appeared briefly in numerous documentaries, including Madonna: Truth or Dare and One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern.


Mr Warren Beatty obviously loves Hollywood, which has been good to him.


The production of the special allowed Warren Beatty to retain the rights to the character.


In 2016, Warren Beatty released Rules Don't Apply, a fictionalized true-life romantic comedy about Howard Hughes, set in 1958 Hollywood and Las Vegas.


Some have said that Warren Beatty's film was 40 years in the making.


The project was put on hold when Warren Beatty began Heaven Can Wait.


In June 2011, it was reported that Warren Beatty would produce, write, direct and star in a film about Hughes, focusing on an affair he had with a younger woman in the final years of his life.


Warren Beatty met with Andrew Garfield, Alec Baldwin, Owen Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Shia LaBeouf, Jack Nicholson, Evan Rachel Wood, Rooney Mara, and Felicity Jones.


In 2017, Warren Beatty reunited with his Bonnie and Clyde co-star Faye Dunaway at the 89th Academy Awards, in celebration of the film's 50th anniversary.


Warren Beatty has been married to actress Annette Bening since 1992.


In 1972, Warren Beatty was part of the "inner circle" of Senator George McGovern's presidential campaign.


Warren Beatty traveled extensively and was instrumental in organizing fundraising.


Warren Beatty was one of the pallbearers chosen by McCain himself at the senator's funeral in 2018.


Warren Beatty has received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award from the Americans for Democratic Action, the Brennan Legacy Award from the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law, the Phillip Burton Public Service Award from the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, and the Spirit of Hollywood Award from the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies.


Warren Beatty was a founding board member of the Center for National Policy, a founding member of the Progressive Majority, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, has served as the Campaign Chair for the Permanent Charities Committee, and has participated in the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland.


Warren Beatty served on the Board of Trustees at the Scripps Research Institute, and the Board of Directors of the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation.


Warren Beatty was named Honorary Chairman of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in 2004.


Warren Beatty received the Alan J Pakula Memorial Award from the National Board of Review in 1998.


Warren Beatty received the Akira Kurosawa Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 from the San Francisco International Film Festival.


Warren Beatty has received the Board of Governors Award from the American Society of Cinematographers, the Distinguished Director Award from the Costume Designers Guild, the Life Achievement Award from the Publicists Guild, and the Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild.


Warren Beatty was honored with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award in 2008.