Henry Warren Beatty [ ˈbeɪti ] (born March 30, 1937 in Richmond , Virginia ) is an American actor , director , screenwriter , producer and political activist of the Democratic Party . He played his most famous role as gangster Clyde Barrow in the classic film Bonnie and Clyde .
As children of an acting teacher, Warren Beatty and his older sister Shirley MacLaine performed frequently from a young age. After high school and studying at Northwestern University, Beatty took part in numerous theater productions. In the late 1950s he was discovered by director and producer Joshua Logan , who got him engagements on New York's Broadway .
In 1959 Beatty starred in the popular television series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis for a year before his breakthrough two years later with his screen debut in Elia Kazan's Fever in the Blood . During the filming he met Natalie Wood , who was still married to Robert Wagner at the time . He was with her for the next eight years.
After further film appearances and a Golden Globe in 1962 for Best Young Actor , Beatty produced the gangster drama Bonnie and Clyde in 1967 , in which he also played the main male role of Clyde Barrow . With a budget of only $ 2.5 million, the film grossed approximately $ 70 million worldwide and was nominated for ten Academy Awards, two of which it won. The film established Beatty as one of Hollywood's leading personalities for the next several decades. He worked as an actor, director, producer and screenwriter.
Despite the success of Bonnie and Clyde , Beatty was seen as an actor relatively rarely in the years that followed. During the 1970s he acted in seven, in the 1980s even only in two films. He made four films in the 1990s. His projects included box office hits like Shampoo and his directorial debut Der Himmel shall Wait . He was also involved in both films as a co-writer and producer. In 1971 he played together with Gert Fröbe in The Robbery of the Millions .
In 1975 he met Jack Nicholson on the set of Dowry Hunter (The Fortune) , with whom he has been close friends ever since. For the film Reds (screenplay, production, direction, leading role), a biopic about the journalist John Reed , Beatty won his first Oscar for best director in 1982 after ten nominations in five different categories .
After Reds , he turned in the 1980s as an actor only the film Ishtar on the side of Dustin Hoffman , which received mostly negative reviews. It was only in the early 1990s that he was able to build on earlier successes with the comic book adaptation Dick Tracy and the gangster film Bugsy .
In 1992 the former womanizer married his colleague Annette Bening , with whom he has four children. Previously he was u. a. with Natalie Wood , Julie Christie , Diane Keaton , Joan Collins , Isabelle Adjani and Madonna (mostly former film partners).
Beatty was last seen in the comedies Bulworth (1998) and Stadt, Land, Kuss (2001) in the cinema. At the 2000 Academy Awards, Jack Nicholson presented him with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for his life's work, and in 2007 Beatty received the honorary award at the Golden Globe Awards. It was not until 2016 that he appeared again in Rules do not play a role , which he also staged.
Although Beatty made only 23 films in around 40 years, his successes and all-round talent are worth mentioning. The first four films he directed received a total of 29 Academy Awards, seven Academy Awards and other awards. In addition, there are 24 other Oscar nominations and six awards for three films that he produced or for which he wrote the script.
- Heaven should wait was nominated in 1979 for Oscars in almost all major categories: Best Film , Best Director , Best Screenplay , Best Cinematography , Best Actor , Best Supporting Actor , Best Supporting Actress , Best Film Music and Best Production Design . But he only won the Oscar for best production design.
- The hit You're so vain (about: "You're so conceited") by Carly Simon , published in 1972, refers, according to the US singer, at least partially to Warren Beatty, with whom she apparently had a brief affair before her marriage to James Taylor .
- At the Oscar ceremony in 2017 , there was a breakdown, as Beatty and Faye Dunaway film La La Land voted the best film, although actually Moonlight had won. The producers came on stage and gave the first acceptance speeches before the mistake was cleared up. Beatty had previously been mistakenly given the envelope with the winner of the Best Actress category , Emma Stone in La La Land .
As an actor
As a director
As a producer
As a screenwriter
- 1962: Golden Globe as best newcomer
- 1979: Golden Globe named best director for Heaven Should Wait
- 1981: Oscar for Best Director for Reds
- 1982: Golden Globe for Best Director for Reds
- 1998: Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement - Venice International Film Festival 1998
- 2000: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement
- 2002: Honorary Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
- 2007: Golden Globe for life's work
- 2008: AFI Life Achievement Award
- 1967: Oscar nomination for best actor in Bonnie and Clyde
- 1967: Oscar nomination for Producer ( Best Picture ) for Bonnie and Clyde
- 1975: Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for shampoo
- 1978: Oscar nomination for Best Actor in Heaven Should Wait
- 1978: Oscar nomination for best director for Heaven Shall Wait
- 1978: Oscar nomination for Best Picture Producer for Heaven Shall Wait
- 1978: Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Heaven Shall Wait
- 1981: Oscar nomination for Producer (Best Picture) for Reds
- 1981: Oscar nomination for Best Actor in Reds
- 1981: Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Reds
- 1988: Golden Raspberry nomination as producer ( Worst Film ) for Ishtar
- 1991: Oscar nomination for Best Actor in Bugsy
- 1991: Oscar nomination for Producer (Best Picture) for Bugsy
- 1988: Golden Raspberry nomination as producer (worst remake or sequel) for Perfect Love Affair
- 1999: Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Bulworth
- 2002: Golden Raspberry nomination as director ( worst director ) for Stadt, Land, Kuss
- Lawrence J. Quirk : The Films of Warren Beatty. Citadel Press, Secaucus NJ 1979, ISBN 0-8065-0670-9 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Beatty, Henry Warren (full name); Beaty, Henry Warren (real name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American actor, director, screenwriter and producer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 30, 1937|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Richmond, Virginia|