- Date of Birth:
- March 30, 1937
- 6' 2"
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 for a long-in-the-making project about Howard Hughes. Warren Beatty was elected to present the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars with co-star Faye Dunaway. Warren and Faye were given the wrong envelope and announced La La Land as the winner, however, the true winner was Moonlight. The flub was incredibly embarrassing for both Faye and Warren.
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.