WARREN BEATTY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Warren Beatty was born on March 30th, 1937 in Richmond, Virginia with the birth name Henry Warren Beaty. His mother, Kathlyn was a drama teacher and his mother always had hopes and dreams that both her children would pursue a career in entertainment. His father, Ira Owens Beaty, was a professor of psychology, a public school administrator, and a real estate agent His sister, Shirley MacLaine is also an accomplished and acclaimed actress.
Beatty attended high school in Arlington, Virginia and then went on to pursue his higher education at Northwestern University studying acting and directing, however after only completing one year of studies, he dropped out to study acting with Stella Adler. He even turned down 10 scholarships for football to pursue his love of acting.
In 1959 Beatty was cast in his first television role in the sitcom, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" starring with Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Tuesday Weld, Sheila James Kuehl and Frank Faylen. Along with his television role he also worked on stage on Broadway and soon was cast in a major film role in the drama, "Splendor in the Grass" (1961) co-starring Natalie Wood with Pat Hingle, Gary Lockwood, Sandy Dennis and Phyllis Diller. Some of his other film roles were in, "Mickey One" (1965) with Alexandra Stewart, Hurd Hatfield, Jeff Corey and Franchot Tone, "Promise Her Anything" (1965) starring with Leslie Caron, Robert Cummings, Hermione Gingold and Keenan Wynn and "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967) alongside Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Dub Taylor, Gene Wilder and Evans Evans.
As his career progressed he not only acted in but also produced and directed a number of films in Hollywood such as, " McCabe & Mrs. Miller " (1971) also starring Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, Shelley Duvall, Keith Carradine and William Devane, "Shampoo" (1975) starring with Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant, Jack Warden, Tony Bill and Carrie Fisher, "Heaven Can Wait" (1978) starring alongside Julie Christie, Jack Warden, James Mason, Charles Grodin, Dyan Cannon, Vincent Gardenia and Buck Henry and "Reds" (1981) Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton, Gene Hackman, Ramon Bieri, Nicolas Coster and M. Emmet Walsh, for which he won a Best Director Award.
The early 80's were very slow for him until he returned to the big screen with, "Ishtar" (1987) co-starring Jack Warden, Charles Grodin and Isabelle Adjani, which was a huge box office failure, however he rebounded with, "Dick Tracy" (1990) also starring Al Pacino, Charles Durning, Madonna Ciccone, Dustin Hoffman, William Forsythe, Glenne Headly, R.G. Armstrong, Paul Sorvino, Henry Silva, Dick Van Dyke, Charlie Korsmo, James Caan and Michael J. Pollard, in which he produced, directed and starred in. Then in 2001 he starred in, "Town and Country" also starring Goldie Hawn, Garry Shandling, Diane Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Jenna Elfman, Charlton Heston and Josh Hartnett, which helped prove he still had talent and was capable of good work.
Warren Beatty married only once to Annette Bening on March 3rd, 1992 and they remain married today and have four children together, Kathlyn, Benjamin, Isabel and Ella. In 2004 he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and in 2005 Premier Magazine ranked him #29 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time. He has also won four Golden Globe Awards including the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Only Warren Beatty and Orson Welles have been nominated for producer, director, writer and actor in the same film. Welles did it once for "Citizen Kane", and Beatty did it twice, for "Heaven Can Wait" and "Reds" and Warren has been nominated for an Academy Award 15 times.
Warren Beatty has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his tremendous acheivements in and contributions to the Motion Pictury Industry
Currently, Beatty is on the Board of Trustees at The Scripps Research Institute.
2001 Town and Country
1994 Love Affair
1990 Dick Tracy
1978 Heaven Can Wait
1975 The Fortune
1974 The Parallax View
1971 McCabe & Mrs. Miller
1970 The Only Game in Town
1967 Bonnie and Clyde
1965 Promise Her Anything
1965 Mickey One
1962 All Fall Down
1961 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
1961 Splendor in the Grass
1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond
1959-1960 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
1959 Playhouse 90
1959 Look Up and Live
1957 Studio One in Hollywood
1957 Kraft Theatre