Morning Man Classic: Warren Beatty!
Warren Beattyreturned to theaters this weekend for the first time since 2001′s Town & Country.
Unfortunately for the now 79-year-old filmmaker, Rules Don’t Apply has sunk at the box office this Thanksgiving weekend. He has not appeared in a film since Town & Country in 2001.
Before he settled down with wife Annette Bening, his Bugsy and Love Affair co-star, in the early 90s and raising their four kids, Beatty scored a series of professional triumphs. They included winning the Academy Award for directing Reds and starring in (and often writing, producing and directing) such films as Bonnie and Clyde, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Bugsy, Bulworth and Dick Tracy. His first big film role came way back in 1961 when he starred opposite Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass.
While his film resume is impressive, his love life even more so. He was involved with Miss Wood for a time and also engaged to Joan Collins, had an affair with a married Leslie Caron, enjoyed a long relationship with Julie Christie, and was later seriously involved with Reds co-star Diane Keaton. He also dated Madonna shortly before falling in love with Bening who would become his first only wife.
If he seems comfortable around strong and successful women, it could be because his sister is the equally famous Shirley MacLaine.
Imagine that dinner table while growing up!