Warren Beatty is an actor, director and producer. His professional career spans over six decades, and he has been nominated for 15 Academy Awards in directing and acting. He was the only person to have been nominated for acting, directing, writing, and producing the same film. He has produced eight films that have received 53 Academy nominations, and he was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Award in 1999.
Beatty made his screen debut in 1957 with the TV show ‘Studio One.’ The William Inge drama ‘A Loss of Roses’ marked his Broadway debut in 1959. His performance, however, got him noticed and led to film roles. In 1961, Beatty made his film debut with the movie ‘Splendor in the Grass’, in which he portrayed the role of a wealthy but emotionally troubled teen opposite Natalie Wood. As a producer and actor, he produced and starred in the critically acclaimed and commercially successful film ‘Bonnie and Clyde’. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards.
Warren Beatty appeared in critically acclaimed films such as ‘Shampoo (1975)’ and ‘Heaven Can Wait (1978)’ during the 1970s. In addition, he also produced and co-directed ‘Heaven Can Wait’.
Beatty took his career to another level in the 1980s with the movie ‘Reds’. The film was about American Communist journalist John Reed who witnessed the “Russian October Revolution.” It was nominated for several Academy Awards, and Beatty was named “Best Director.” Warren Beatty did not appear in any other significant films during the 1980s.
In 1991, Beatty started his fourth decade in Hollywood with the crime-drama film ‘Bugsy,’ about mobster Bugsy Siegel and his relationship with Virginia Hill. The political comedy film ‘Bulworth’ was his second effort at writing, producing, and directing. Because of its political nature, the film generated a great deal of controversy but was well received by film critics.
In 2001, he starred in ‘Town & Country,’ which went down in history as a box office disaster. He turned down the role of Jack Horner in ‘Boogie Nights (1997)’ and later regretted the decision. A role in Jade (1995) was also offered to him, but he declined. Beatty did not sign film projects for several years after this debacle. In 2016, he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first feature film in 15 years, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’.
His career has lasted over six decades with 15 Oscar nominations, but he has only acted in 23 films, making him one of the most efficient Hollywood stars ever.
Warren Beatty wives
When Warren Beatty was young, he was known as a Casanova. His romantic relationships were widely reported, linked to over 100 celebrities including Madonna, Serena, Mary Tyler, Jacqueline Onassis, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Fonda, Princess Margaret, and Carly Simon.
Since 1992, he has been married to actress Annette Bening, with whom he has four children.
Below are some beautiful photos of young Warren Beatty from his early years and career.