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(Henry Warren Beatty) (bā`tē, bē`–), 1937–, motion picture actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, b. Richmond, Va. An eminently bankable star, the handsome, charismatic, yet oddly elusive leading man made his film debut in Splendor in the Grass (1961). His reputation as a Hollywood Don Juan often overshadowed his considerable talents, which were nonetheless apparent in his next smash hit, Bonnie and Clyde (1967), which he also produced. Among his more notable later movies are Robert AltmanAltman, Robert,
1925–2006, American film director, b. Kansas City, Mo. One of the most original talents in late-20th-century American filmmaking, he created complex, often loosely plotted movies marked by brilliant and often huge ensemble casting, sharply delineated
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's McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971); The Parallax View (1974); the very popular Beatty-produced Shampoo (1975); Heaven Can Wait (1978); the ambitious and romantic saga of the Russian Revolution Reds (1981), for which he won the best-director Oscar; the colossal comedic flop Ishtar (1987); the comic book–like Dick Tracy (1991), costarring MadonnaMadonna
(Madonna Louise Ciccone) , 1958–, American pop singer and actress, b. Bay City, Mich. She trained as a dancer at the Univ. of Michigan before moving to New York City to begin her music and dance career.
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; Bugsy (1991), in which his complex and forceful gangster portrait is perhaps his most effective performance; and another directorial effort, Love Affair (1994), costarring his wife, Annette Bening. Long active in liberal politics, he briefly received media attention in 1999 as a potential presidential hopeful. The actress Shirley MacLaine is his sister.
Warren Beatty
Henry Warren Beaty
BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, U.S.
Actor, director, producer, screenwriter