Warren Beatty Biography

Warren Beatty is an American actor and filmmaker. Since he began his career he has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards.  The first four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two for Best Director, three for Original Screenplay, and one for Adapted Screenplay – winning Best Director for Reds (1981).

Warren is known to be the only person to have been nominated for acting in, directing, writing, and producing the same film.  He did so twice: first for Heaven Can Wait (with Buck Henry as co-director), and again with Reds.

His eight films he produced have earned 53 Academy nominations. In 1999, he was awarded the Academy’s highest honor, the Irving G. Thalberg Award. He has been nominated for eighteen Golden Globe Awards, winning six, including the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, which he was honored with in 2007.

Among his Golden Globe-nominated films are Splendor in the Grass (1961), his screen debut, and Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Shampoo (1975), Heaven Can Wait (1978), Reds (1981), Dick Tracy (1990), Bugsy (1991), Bulworth (1998) and Rules Don’t Apply (2016), all of which he also produced.

Warren was described by director and collaborator Arthur Penn  as “the perfect producer”, adding, “He makes everyone demand the best of themselves. Warren stays with a picture through editing, mixing and scoring. He plain works harder than anyone else I have ever seen.”

Warren Beatty Age

Warren was born on March 30, 1937 in Richmond, Virginia. He is 82 years old as of 2019.

Warren Beatty Height

Warren stands at a height of 1.88 m.

Warren Beatty Family

Warren was born in Richmond, Virginia.  He is the son to Ira Owens Beaty and Kathlyn Corinne. Warren’s  mother, was a teacher from Nova Scotia. His father, had studied for a PhD in educational psychology and worked as a teacher and school administrator, in addition to dealing in real estate. His grandparents were also teachers. The family was Baptist.

His father moved his family from Richmond to Norfolk and then to Arlington and Waverly, then back to Arlington, eventually taking a position at Arlington’s Thomas Jefferson Junior High School in 1945 while Warren was still a child . In 1950s, the family resided in the Dominion Hills section of Arlington. His elder sister is the actress, dancer and writer Shirley MacLaine. Warren’s uncle, by marriage, was Canadian politician A. A. MacLeod.

Warren Beatty Sister

Warren’s elder sister is the actress, dancer and writer Shirley MacLaine. She is an Academy Award winner. She the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 2012, and received the Kennedy Center Honors for her lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts in 2013.  He was encouraged to act by the success of his sister.

Warren Beatty Wife

Beatty has been married to actress Annette Bening since 1992. They have four children: two daughters and two sons.

Warren Beatty Son

Ira is the oldest of Warren’s four children with actress Annette. The couple had Ira a few months after Beatty did his last profile with Vanity Fair.

Warren Beatty has spoke publicly for the first time about his trans son. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the “Rules Don’t Apply” director commended his eldest son Stephen Ira, a prominent trans activist and writer.

Warren Beatty Girlfriends

Warren began dating actress Joan Collins in 1959. The two got engaged in the early 1960s, but Warren’s infidelity led to their split.  Joan revealed in her 1978 autobiography that she became pregnant by Beatty but had an abortion.

Warren was well known for his womanizing. He also  had high-profile romantic relationships that received generous media coverage.  Carly Simon  a singer and a songwriter also dated Beatty, and confirmed in November 2015 that she wrote a verse in her hit song “You’re So Vain” about him.

Warren Beatty Madonna

Warren and Madonna  first connected during filming for Beatty’s 1991 comic-book movie, Dick Tracy, in which Madonna was cast as the sultry lounge singer Breathless Mahoney. “She was perfect for that part,” says warrem, whose

Their relationship didn’t last much beyond the premiere of Dick Tracy, and their conflicting views on life in the public eye were evident in her Truth or Dare documentary — a project Beatty did not want to be a part of at first.

Warren Beatty Movies

  • 2016 – Rules Don’t Apply as Howard Hughes
  • 2001 – Town & Country as Porter Stoddard
  • 1998 – Bulworth as Sen. Jay Billington Bulworth
  • 1994 – Love Affair as Mike Gambril
  • 1991 – Bugsy as Bugsy Siegel
  • 1987 – Ishtar as Lyle Rogers
  • 1981 – Reds as John Reed
  • 1978 – Heaven Can Wait as Joe Pendleton/Leo Farnsworth/Tom Jarrett
  • 1975 – Shampoo as George Roundy
  • 1974 – The Parallax View as Joseph Frady
  • 1971 – McCabe & Mrs. Miller as John McCabe
  • 1970 – The Only Game in Town as Joe Grady
  • 1967 – Bonnie and Clyde as Clyde Barrow
  • 1966 – Kaleidoscope as Barney Lincoln
  • 1965 – Mickey One as Mickey One
  • 1964 – Lilith as Vincent Bruce
  • 1962 – All Fall Down as Berry-Berry Willart
  • 1961 – Splendor in the Grass as Bud Stamper

Warren Beatty And Natalie Wood Movie

Splendor in the Grass is a Technicolor drama film. It tells a story of a teenage girl navigating her feelings of sexual repression, love, and heartbreak. The film was written by William Inge, who appears briefly as a Protestant clergyman and who won an Oscar for his screenplay. It  was directed by Elia Kazan and features a score by jazz composer David Amram.

Warren Beatty And Diane Keaton Movie

Reds is a epic historical drama film. It was co-written, produced, and directed by Warren Beatty. The picture is based on the life and career of John Reed, the journalist and writer who chronicled the Russian Revolution in his book Ten Days That Shook the World. Warren stars in the lead role alongside Diane Keaton as Louise Bryant and Jack Nicholson as Eugene O’Neill.

Warren Beatty Net Worth

In his successful career, Beatty has gained an estimated net worth of $60 million.

Warren Beatty Shampoo

Robert Towne and Warren wrote Shampoo  a satirical comedy-drama film. It was directed by Hal Ashby. The film stars Warren, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant, Jack Warden, Tony Bill, and Carrie Fisher in her film debut.

Following the film he was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay, as well as five Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture and Best Actor.

Warren Beatty Bulworth

Warren co-wrote, co-produced, directed , and stared  Bulworth a political satire comedy film.  The film  co-stars Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Paul Sorvino, Jack Warden, and Isaiah Washington. The film  is based on  the title character, California Senator Jay Billington Bulworth (Beatty), as he runs for re-election while trying to avoid a hired assassin.