Date of Birth:
March 30, 1937
Richmond, Virgnia, United States In a Relationship With:
Annette Bening Best Quotes:
“How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they're giving you an enema.”
“Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.”
“Although Ronald Reagan was somebody I disagreed with on most ideological things, he was a friend of mine, and he was a very, very likable man. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was maybe more able to get the very rich to do the right thing sometimes.”
Warren Beatty (born Henry Warren Beaty on March 30, 1937 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American actor, producer and director. Warren grew up in Arlington, playing football at Washington-Lee High School. He started to work as a stagehand at the National Theater in Washington D.C., and though he was offered ten football scholarships, he rejected them to study liberal arts at Northwestern University. He dropped out to move to New York City to study acting with Stella Adler. He appeared on many televisions shows like Studio One and Playhouse 90, but his breakout came in 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde. His performance earned him a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination. Warren started opposite Elizabeth Taylor on The Only Game in Town. He wrote and directed Shampoo in 1975 and acted in Heaven Can Wait. He won the Oscar for best Director for 1981’s Reds. Though Warren starred in one of the biggest bombs, 1987’s Ishtar, he bounded back in 1990 with the commercial success Dick Tracy. Warren appeared in numerous documentaries in the early 2000s, but he has stepped away from acting and directing save for a long-in-the-making project about Howard Hughes.
Best Known For:
Warren Beatty is best known as an award winning actor and director.
Warren married actress Annette Bening in 1992. They have four children together – Stephen, Benjamin, Isabel and Ella. Prior to his marriage, Warren was a known ladies’ man, dating women like Cher, Diane Keaton, Joan Collins, Mary Tyler Moore, Goldie Hawn and Elle Macpherson. In 2015, Carly Simon revealed that the second verse of her hit, “You’re So Vain” was about Warren.