Warren Beatty Biography (1937-)

Full name, Henry Warren Beatty; born March 30, 1937, in Richmond, VA; son ofIra O. and Kathlyn (maiden name, MacLean) Beatty; brother of Shirley MacLaine(an actress, dancer, director, producer, and writer); married Annette Bening(an actress), March 3, 1992; children: Kathlyn, Benjamin, Isabel Ira Ashley,Ella Corinne. Education: Attended Stella Adler Theatre School, 1957;graduated from Northwestern University, 1959. Addresses: Agent-- Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.Career: Actor, director, producer, and writer. Member: ScreenActors Guild, Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, Sigma Chi. Awards, Honors: Theatre World Award, 1960; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a featured or supporting dramatic role, 1960,for A Loss of Roses; Golden Globe Award, new star of the year, 1962; Academy Award nominations, best actor and best picture, and British Academy Award nomination, best foreign actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, all 1967, for Bonnie and Clyde; Hasty Pudding Man of the Year, Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Harvard University, 1975; named star of the year, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1975; shared Academy Award nomination (with Robert Towne), best original screenplay, National Society of Film CriticsAward (with Towne), best original screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award, best original comedy screenplay, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best actor in a motion picture musical or comedy, all 1975, for Shampoo; named director of the year and producer of the year, both National Association ofTheatre Owners, 1978; Academy Award nominations, best actor, best director (with Buck Henry), best screenplay based on material from another medium (withElaine May), and best picture, Golden Globe Award, best actor in a musical/comedy, Writers Guild of America Award, best adapted comedy screenplay, and Saturn Award nominations, best actor, best director, and best writer, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Films, all 1978, for Heaven Can Wait; Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, all best director, Directors Guild of America citation for outstanding directorial achievement for feature films, Academy Award nominations,best actor, best original screenplay (with Trevor Griffiths), and best picture, Golden Globe Award nominations, best actor in a motion picture drama and best original screenplay, National Board of Review Award, best director, Writers Guild of America Award, best original dramatic screenplay, and British Academy Award nomination, best actor, all 1981, for Reds; Academy Award nominations, best actor and best picture (with Mark Johnson and Barry Levinson), Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture drama, National Board of Review Award, best actor, and shared MTV MovieAward nomination, best kiss (with Annette Bening), all 1991, for Bugsy; Academy Award nomination, best screenplay written directly for the screen,Golden Globe Award nominations, best actor in a comedy or musical motion picture and best screenplay, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, best screenplay, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, best screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award nomination, best original screenplay, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actor, and Golden Lion Award nomination, Venice Film Festival, all 1998, for Bulworth; Career Golden Lion Award, Venice FilmFestival, 1998; Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, Academy of Motion PictureArts and Sciences, 2000; Board of Governors Award, American Society of Cinematographers, 2000; World Artist Award, Seventh Annual Blockbuster Awards, 2001. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
March 30, 1937
Richmond, Virginia, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Paolo di Leo, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (also known as TheWidow and the Gigolo), Warner Bros., 1961
  • Bud Stamper, Splendor in the Grass, Warner Bros., 1961
  • Berry-Berry Willart, All Fall Down, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962
  • Vincent Bruce, Lilith, Columbia, 1963
  • Title role and the comic, Mickey One, Columbia, 1965
  • Harley Rummel, Promise Her Anything, Paramount, 1966
  • Barney Lincoln, Kaleidoscope (also known as The Bank Breaker), Warner Bros., 1966
  • Clyde Barrow, Bonnie and Clyde, Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1967
  • Joe Grady, The Only Game in Town, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • John Q. McCabe, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Warner Bros., 1971
  • Joe Collins, Dollars(also known as The Heist and $),Columbia, 1971
  • Year of the Woman(documentary), 1973
  • Joseph Frady, The Parallax View, Paramount, 1974
  • Nicky, The Fortune(also known as Spite and Malice), Columbia, 1975
  • George Roundee, Shampoo, Columbia, 1975
  • Joe Pendleton, Leo Farnsworth, and Tom Jarrett, Heaven Can Wait, Paramount, 1978
  • John Reed, Reds, Paramount, 1981
  • Himself, George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey(documentary), Rosebud Communications Releasing, 1984
  • Lyle Rogers, Ishtar, Columbia, 1987
  • Title role, Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Bugsy, TriStar, 1991
  • Himself, Madonna: Truth or Dare(also known as In Bed with Madonna and Truth or Dare), Miramax, 1991
  • Mike Gambril, Love Affair, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Senator Jay Billington Bulworth, Bulworth, Twentieth Century-Fox,1998
  • Himself, Forever Hollywood,1999
  • Town and Country, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Film Work
  • Producer, Bonnie and Clyde, Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1967
  • Producer, Shampoo, Columbia, 1975
  • Producer and (with Buck Henry) director, Heaven Can Wait, Paramount, 1978
  • Producer and director, Reds, Paramount, 1981
  • Producer, Ishtar, Columbia, 1987
  • Executive producer, The Pick-Up Artist, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Producer and director, Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Producer (with Mark Johnson and Barry Levinson), Bugsy, TriStar, 1991
  • Producer, Love Affair, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Producer and director, Bulworth, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Milton Armitage, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (also known as Dobie Gillis), CBS, 1959-60
  • Specials
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1990
  • Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love, NBC, 1991
  • Victory and Valor: A Special Olympics All-Star Celebration,1991
  • Warren Beatty Talking with David Frost, PBS, 1992
  • An American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala,1993
  • The Late Show with David Letterman Video Special, CBS, 1994
  • Master of ceremonies, The American Film Institute Salute to Jack Nicholson(also known as The AFI Salute to Jack Nicholson), CBS, 1994
  • The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, HBO, 1995
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg(also knownas The AFI Salute to Steven Spielberg), NBC, 1995
  • The AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • The 27th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Dustin Hoffman, ABC, 1999
  • Interviewee, The Lives of Lillian Hellman, PBS, 1999
  • Warren Beatty, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 53rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation,1981
  • The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990
  • The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992
  • Presenter, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • Episodic
  • "The Curly-Headed Kid," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1957
  • "The Night America Trembled," Studio One, CBS, 1957
  • "The Visitor," Alcoa Presents, ABC, 1960
  • "The Pearlie Garnet Story," Wagon Train, ABC, 1964
  • Mystery guest, What's My Line? CBS, 1965
  • Himself, Vibe, syndicated, 1998
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1998
  • Himself, "Flip," The Larry Sanders Show,1998
  • Also appeared in Love of Life and Playhouse 90, both CBS; One Step Beyond, ABC; and Suspicion, NBC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • A Loss of Roses, Broadway production, 1960
  • Also appeared in Compulsion, North Jersey Playhouse.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Appeared in a music video by Pras, Supastar (That Is What You Are).
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Warner Bros., 1971
  • (With Robert Towne) Shampoo, Columbia, 1975
  • (With Elaine May) Heaven Can Wait (based on the play by Harry Segall), Paramount, 1978
  • (With Trevor Griffiths) Reds(based on the book Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed), Paramount, 1981
  • Songwriter (with others), Ishtar, Columbia, 1987
  • Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Love Affair (based on the film An Affair to Remember), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Other
  • Warren Beatty and Desert Eyes: A Life and a Story(memoir), Doubleday (Garden City, NY), 1987

Further Reference

Adaptations:

  • The film Bulworth, released by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1998, wasbased on a story by Beatty.
OTHER SOURCES
    Periodicals:
    • Cosmopolitan, p. 218; December, 1991, p. 154. June, 1983
    • Entertainment Weekly, pp. 88-89; March 1, 2000, p. 74. March 26, 1999
    • Esquire, p. 151. May 26, 1990
    • Film Comment,February, 1992, p. 28.
    • Life. May 26, 1987
    • McCall's, p. 96. February 26, 1992
    • Nation, p. 13. April 5, 1999
    • New Republic. October 25, 1999
    • Newsweek. October 11, 1999
    • New York Times, sec. 2, p. H1. December 8, 1991
    • People Weekly, p. 78; July 29, 1991, p. 36; April 24, 2000, p. 82.July 2, 1990
    • PR Newswire, p. 3444. November 12, 1999
    • Premiere, pp. 52-60, 103-05; January, 1992, p. 48. July 12, 1990
    • Redbook, pp. 94-100. October 12, 1994
    • Rolling Stone, p. 44. May 31, 1990
    • Time, p. 90. December 9, 1991
    • Washington Monthly. November 1, 1999
    • Washington Times. November 4, 1999

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