Sometimes it's best not to keep your career in high gear.
I'd be quite fond of Shirley MacLaine, for instance, if she had retired after filming "What a Way to Go" back in 1964.
Will Warren Beatty ever make another film?
Does anyone really care?
A wheel chair documentary
I hear he has marital trouble.
"What a Way to Go" was scheduled to be Marilyn Monroe's next film after "Somethings Got to Give".
I would have LOVED to see her in it!
Never understood his appeal
R7 Really ? It was an awful film. Even Marilyn couldn't have saved it. And I believe if MM had lived, and finished " Somethings Got To Give", it would have been a flop too - much as "Move Over Darling" , the film it became, was.
R1 I really would like to know what your relative said. Please !
The rumor is that he has dementia
I'm in the biz (behind the scenes) and word is that Warren has been suffering from Alzheimer's for quite a while and has really deteriorated in the last few years. I don't know if that's true (I hope not), but it is the word around town and has been for ten years or so.
I saw him at Barbra Streisand's concert at the Hollywood Bowl last fall. He was up and about and talking to people leading Annette by the hand. He seemed ok that night.
R13, Oh, shit. It is worse than I thought. You know something is seriously wrong if he's at a Babs concert!
[quote]Oh, shit. It is worse than I thought. You know something is seriously wrong if he's at a Babs concert!
It doesn't matter. He doesn't know he was there.
So Beatty & Nicholson now both have dementia/ alzheimers ? Who woulda thunk . But I did advise them not to make " The Fortune"
no r16...Beatty was taller and MUCH more beautiful when younger
Beatty and Nicholson probably both ended up with dementia/Alzheimer's from all that nasty poontang they ate over the decades. Pussy is jack-nasty! Their dementia is living proof that pussy kills! YUCK!
I offered him Kill Bill but he turned me down.
For a savvy operator Beatty lost the plot some time ago, with his dreadful LOVE AFFAIR, what a vanity project which he dragged Kate Hepburn into, and did anyone want to see his last films? He and Nicholson have been over a long time.
Warren was still trying to be the romantic interest, way past his prime, in "Love Affair". He was shot in shadows throughout the movie, to hide his wrinkles, and hairline. So silly. You can't be the handsome leading man still , at 57. It never works. Gary Cooper tried it in "Love In The Afternoon" at the same age, and people still comment how awkward it was. The only one who really ever pulled it off was Cary Grant, in "Charade", at age 59. And he insisted the script be changed to have the romantically aggressive lines all be said by Audrey Hepburn , reversing the roles, and making her, the predator. Because he was Cary Grant, and looked so great, and had so much charm, & his typical great sense of humor - it worked.
R22, the ONLY star who aged to perfection was Cary Grant. Not even Clark Gable aged as well. By their mid 50's all the leading men from the golden age were grizzled and past their prime for the romantic roles, at least the kinds of characters that Hollywood churned out back then. Perhaps it was all the smoking and drinking and drugging, the "life of a star" they lived. It aged them badly.
[quote]Perhaps it was all the smoking and drinking and drugging, the "life of a star" they lived.
You think modern stars don't smoke and drink and drug, you naive thing? Most of them do, they just keep it on the downlow. The difference is advances in cosmetic surgery and cosmetic dermatology can keep them looking good.
I lost my mind years ago. Why did it take Warren so long ?
Sorry, I was away from the board for a few days and didn't know there were follow-ups. My relative described him as "dithering," which meant he went around the office sticking his finger in all the pies but couldn't make a decision about anything. He'd ask a million questions, most of them irrelevant, and when people asked for input, none was ever forthcoming. My relative didn't think he was senile, just always had a million things on his mind and couldn't focus on any of them. My relative actually liked him a lot, and said Anette was sweet, charming and very down to earth. He told my relative, vis a vis his womanizing, that though a person doesn't change, their behavior can change, meaning, though he still wanted to sleep around as much as ever, he had turned his back on that side of his life.
He probably still has a production office someplace, but one by one his staff left, frustrated because nothing ever got made.
Oh, and the Beattys had a home damaged in one of the earthquakes out there. He had the same problem with getting it repaired. Wouldn't make a decision and wouldn't let Annette do it by herself, so they just wound up buying a new house, and the other one has sat empty and damaged for years.
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