I thought it might be a "tome" but there''s tons of dish. My favourite stories:\
- when Beatty was cheating on Diane Keaton with Mary Tyler Moore, the two women lived in adjacent buildings. Keaton would look out the window and see Beatty in Moore''s apartment and be enraged: "That bitch!"\
- Pierce Brosnan strolls by looking fine on the set of Love Affair. Beatty: "I''d fuck him!"\
Anyone else read it?
Shirley McLaine once said "I would not trust my brother nor Jack Nicholson with even a house plant. They''ll fuck anything."
Great quote r1. Where did you hear that? And do you think some bisexuality is being implied?
The man is a pig, and will sex with anyone
Who wouldn''t fuck Pierce Brosnan! Beatty? Not so much
[quote]The man is a pig, and will sex with anyone\
Jon Gosselin, is that you?
Does it say something about his penis size and/or exhibitionism? I remember before it came out reading something that implies it does, but then I never read what it actually said.
cut or uncut?
R2, she said it in the interview she did in the 80''s with Playboy but I can''t find a link to it. However, the article at the link below mentions her "audacious remarks" about her brother in that Playboy interview. I think she meant exactly what she said..."anything".\
And I should have spelled her name "MacLaine" apparently. OOOPS!
I love the Joan Collins anecdote...\
Joan, is it true you and Warren have sex 7 times a day?\
"Well maybe he does...but I get so tired that at some point I have to just lay there..."\
(At least that''s what I remember reading when I flipped through the book; it may not be an exact quote.)
Will no one have mercy on me? I need Corey Monteith.
I had never heard about Beaty and MTM. When was this ?
Thank you very much r8. It does sound like she''s suggesting bisexuality. Never would''ve guessed Nicholson.
Shirley mclain is a mysangist and homophobic cunt for using our community identity to demasculate her brother. \
A woman friend of mine who fucked Beatty in the 80''s told me he had a nasty case of herpes.
I always thought Shirley had a weird looking tard face. Are they full siblings?
There is a scene in "What a Way to Go" where Shirley MacLaine is dressed up like a little girl, i.e., scrubbed of makeup. That''s the only time I''ve seen any resemblance between her and WB. They don''t look much alike at all.
I doubt Shirley was thinking bisexuality when she made that remark. If he were fucking men, it would have been common knowledge long before now.
So what is rumored about Nicholson?
No one will ever convince me Jack is anything except straight. Zero pinging in my opinion.
What kind of women does Jack like?
I read the whole book. It''s not very well written-- kind of dry, but pretty exhaustive. NO mention of bisexuality, but it seems he really did fuck, or try to, pretty much every woman he ever came in contact with. UNTIL he married Bening, in his fifties. Seems like only age slowed him down, since it''s not like he wasn''t madly in love with Julie Christie. And he did ask her, among others, to marry him. They were all too smart!
Anything on his relationship with Madonna?
What about Madonna?
Fuck Madonna, I wanna hear about Sondheim. Beatty''s the only movie director to get Sondheim to write an original score or any original songs for a movie (the songs that were cut from THE BIRDCAGE don''t count, though I guess you could count "Little Dream" if we''re gonna be bitches about it) and "Sooner or Later" got Beatty''s DICK TRACY one of its only Oscars (I think the make-up won too).
Beatty was so beautiful around the time of "the Roma Spring of Mrs. Stone"--I doubt there was a more handsome man on the planet before or since. But he did not age as well as many other handsome men have, and after about "Bonnie and Clyde" he looked worse for wear, and the last movie where he was genuinely fuckable was "Heaven Can Wait."\
He''s an actor of truly middling talent--I don''t think he ever gave a really remarkable performance, and in his best roles (in "Shampoo" and "Splendor in the Grass" and "Lilith") he was merely fine--nothing extraordinary.
And REDS is overrated. Both Beatty and Keaton are totally unbelievable in their roles. Only actors like Nicholson and Stapleton save the film.
Ah, yes "The Roma Spring of Mrs. Stone" wherein Vivien Leigh dies at the end by tomato poisoning.
Beatty''s a lousy actor, wooden, gimmicky, with only two expressions: "Fuck me" and "Help me." I never thought he was all that handsome. He''s too vain to be appealing.
I agree with r29. I''ll take his sister over his smug vain ass any day.
R6, his cock is reported as average by numerous ladies. But he was considerate in bed (wore two condoms!) and energetic. \
With Madonna, it''s implied he was banging her to keep her on track for the movie. When filming wrapped, so did the affair. He may also have been intrigued because he likes threesomes and Madge was open to that. \
It''s interesting that his passion for women also included a lot of fat and homely chicks, even girls with mustaches. Crew members would be fascinated by the succession of women in and out of his trailer. In the book, he''s quoted as saying he can''t imagine a woman in existence that he wouldn''t have sex with because "you never know..."\
He & Jack would often pass girls back & forth.
[quote]He & Jack would often pass girls back & forth.\
Anything about him and Cher?\
Didn''t he fuck her when she was underaged and a nobody?
Warren used to date a friend''s younger sister. There were three girls and the oldest was a B-actress of the time, who co-starred in three of four big Hollywood hits. Anyway, the younger sister was only like 18 or 19 at the time. She was uncontrollable, wild and pretty. Warren came and picked her up at her parent''s house (in Marin) once when I was there and he used to call all the time. I think their dating was a short-term thing. I was at the house a lot. He was beautiful and a nice guy - from the one time I met him that was my reaction.
What did the book say about his relationship with Julie ? I thought they were such a gorgeous couple.
What''s the name of the book and its author ?
Kathleen Quinlan, R36?
R36, yes Cher is quoted as saying they had a one nighter when she was 16!\
R37, there is a lot about Julie. Beatty comes across as very controlling of the women he has relationships with, wanting to pick their roles, clothes etc (though not controlling with his one night stands) Julie was the exception; never let herself be controlled. But I was surprised to read that she did get very jealous over his affairs.\
She was also a huge pothead during their relationship.\
R38, the book is called "Star" by Peter Biskind
Kathleen is an only child. It sounds more like the Mullowney sisters.
Any mention of the Halle Berry affair during that movie they made together?
nude photo of beatty is a fake.\
one reason he did not do Pappilion was because of nudity.\
he''s old school that way.
What about the story that he offered himself to a much older Tennessee Williams in order to get the part in "Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" ?\
The story goes Warren wanted the part badly (ambitious even at that early age), flew on his own dime to the set in Rome (where the producers were planning to cast a real Italian actor) and auditioned for TW and director Jose Quintero with mixed results.\
Later that night there''s a knock on TW''s hotel room door and there''s Warren in just a robe - after being let into the room, Warren dropped the robe and was nude underneath and said he''d let TW do anything as long as he (Warren) got the part.\
TW''s reply: Put your clothes on Warren, you''ve got the job.\
True or apocryphal? Does the book say?
Vivien Leigh''s bad mascara
Why is the general public so fascinated with whores? The male or female variety. \
If perhaps, we didn''t put so much emphasis on the sexcapades of the famous, people like Warren Beatty and Madonna for example, would hold little interest. Neither are greatly talented, their careers were driven by the amount of press they garnered, usually mentioning their vast array of fuck partners. \
In the end, who really cares? \
Despite Beatty''s beauty, I always found him to be a so-so actor who skated on his looks and his reputation as a ladies man. I need a little more substance to be interested.
He''s a pretty dull subject for a biography. He''s not that bright or interesting. The most intriguing aspect of his personality is his compulsive promiscuity, but biographies of him don''t try to understand what drives him to fuck any woman who crosses his path. They just relate that he fucked whoever; Natalie Wood, Joan Collins, Leslie Caron, Julie Christie, Michelle Phillips, Madonna, etc.
Kate Mulgrew in her Ryan''s Hope days.
"What kind of women does Jack like?"\
I think he probably took whatever he could get. \
I remember reading somewhere that Beatty tried to butter up Katharine Hepburn because he wanted her to be in the remake of "Love Affair". Hepburn would have none of it. After she signed on and they traveled to LA together, Beatty asked her if he should entertain her with tales of his affair. \
Hepburn answered: "Oh, Warren, really, WHO CARES"?\
Which is how I feel about people who fuck around. Whatever. Who cares. It''s like people who obsessively talk about binge eating.
Streisand said Beatty tried to fuck her when she was 15 years old, he was 21. \
He''s a very over rated actor, I have no idea how he survived for so long. He''s a wooden Montgomery Clift method wanna be. Even the majority of movies he produced were mediocre and commercial bombs.
I also heard form somebody...I can''t remember, wardrobe on Dick Tracy...who knows...that is herpes is horrendous...\
I mean he gets sores all over his body...
Speaking of his body, has he ever really shown it? Even brief shirtlessness? It seems to me that it is probably underwhelming.
Well, he certainly has a pedestrian taste in wives.
Hilary "Bookends" Swank
Ever appear shirtless? R51, you have to get out more. Beatty was shirtless in his first movie, Splendor in The Grass. At 23 years old, he was long and lean, not very muscular, very little chest hair.
He fucked Streisand to get her to appear in that McGovern benefit, allegedly.
"Ah, yes "The Roma Spring of Mrs. Stone" wherein Vivien Leigh dies at the end by tomato poisoning."
Are you trying to be funny? Because Mrs. Stone did NOT die of "tomato poisoning".
SPOILER--THE ENDING OF "THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE
Mrs. Stone has been told stories of how young thugs like to stalk, rob and cut the throats of well-to-do older women; when told of this she says that at her age "a cut throat would be a convenience." In fact she IS being stalked by a young stranger and it frightens her.
She embarks on an affair with the callous young hustler played by Beatty. She hears people in her social circle gossiping about her and laughing at her because she is a "chicken hawk." The Beatty character dumps her and in leaving sneers "how old are you? Fifty"? In fact, she's in her late forties. While on her balcony she sees the young stranger hanging around outside. From the balcony she throws him her keys. He takes them and lets himself in. She's sitting there waiting for him expectantly; smiling, he slowly walks toward her. Fade-out. The end.
Dick Tracy was a decent effort. At least it tried to be fun.
Hey, R56 -- if I dumped a box of drinking straws on the floor, could you count them correctly at a single glance?
Has there EVER been a more ignorant, humorless poster than R56?
[quote]"Ah, yes "The Roma Spring of Mrs. Stone" wherein Vivien Leigh dies at the end by tomato poisoning."\
Are you trying to be funny? Because Mrs. Stone did NOT die of "tomato poisoning".\
Roma is a tomato variety, dumbshit cunt r56.
I agree that Beatty is a so-so actor but looking at pictures of him in his youth, lord he was beautiful.
Fuck you all. What does he say about me?
Carley Simon - You''re So Vain
Has anybody read his interview with Rex Reed in his book, Do You Sleep in the Nude?
I love Heaven Can Wait and Dick Tracy. They are movies I can watch over and over, with two of the finest supporting casts ever.
Does the book mention how many women he infected with Herpes or who gave it to him?
He was good in McCabe and Mrs Miller.
I really wish I didn''t know about the herpes.
So do I.
Has it ever been ascertained if his oldest child is really transgendered??
That douche Perez Hilton sure shut up about it quick
R70, I''d also like to know. Weird rumor.
Anything else in there about Diane Keaton? That woman has a real knack for picking assholes. Beatty, Woody Allen, Al Pacino. . .
I don''t think he was ever beautiful. He always had those fish lips, didn''t he?
Beatty''s a lousy actor, wooden, gimmicky, with only two expressions: "Fuck me" and "Help me." I never thought he was all that handsome. He''s too vain to be appealing.\
Wow, that really seems to fit in thinking back on most of his roles.
I rather like his lips.
Fish lips, lol. So true.
Fish lips that caught a great deal of fish...
It is nice to see so many others mention the lack of Beatty's acting skills.
It was very apparent to me when I rented a copy of his version of "Love Affair". I had already seen the 1939 version of the same story which starred Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. Also the version from the 1950s with Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant which was called "An Affair to Remember". If you have seen either film (they are virtually identical), you certainly know about the big reveal at the end of the movie.
As the end of the Beatty version approached, I watched carefully to see how he would handle the finale. Boyer and Grant had each made different acting choices, but each was able to convey the different emotions that the male lead felt upon discovering "the truth".
He showed no emotions at all. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Annette Benning did an OK job in the scene but Beatty was incapable of conveying anything at all. The lights might have been on, but there was nobody home. Heck, perhaps the lights weren't even on. I was literally shouting at the screen because of his miserable performance.
I don't know why he bothered to remake the story if he couldn't handle the job.
His acting stinks.
How tall is Warren?
R44, the Tennessee Williams story is mentioned, but not confirmed. (Source is a Williams biography.) However, Beatty admits he sent a note to Williams that read: "I''ll do anything."\
None of the post-Annette affairs are discussed.
That''s because he''s never had affairs post-Annette.\
Annette is the love of his life. She was the only one he married.
I loved Heaven Can Wait. Fabulous movie. I also loved Shampoo. I believe Beatty also tried it on with Carrie Fisher during the shooting of that movie. \
Molly Ringwald also had the hard word put on her at about 17 and Nicole Kidman found herself in his sights at about 18 or so.
Calling women "fraus" and the c-word in the abusive and belittling way in which DLers use these words is a form of abuse that is just as bad as the abuse heaped on homosexuals by the people at godhatesf*gs.com.\
Stop the violence against women.
I just watched the Roman Spring of Patsy Stone on TCM.%0D\
Beatty''s Italian accent was amusingly bad. %0D\
He is pretty, of course, but very limited as an actor. Even awful.%0D\
And didn''t have the nuance -- or guts -- to play the character as he was, gay. Which is why his pimp complained that he never slept with his clients.%0D\
Was this film very controvertial when it came out? Not only was it about a male prostitute, the very first scene was an old man cooking up with a street boy on the Spanish Steps. And there was a later scene in a club (with a pretty Cleo Laine singing) where it is clear that an old man has bought the young male whore he is fucking an expensive ring.
supposedly very hung. saw mamie van doren (warren is that old) talking about it on a cable talk show in the 90s, holding her hands far apart and saying it was too much for her.
The thought of Warren Beatty and Pierce Brosnan having sex warms me this cold, wintry morning.
I think he was mentioned in Janice Dickinson''s autobiography. She described that he loved nothing more than gazing at his own reflection in the mirror.
r56, I''ve seen the Roma Spring of Mrs. Stone, and she indeed dies of tomato poisoning! She didn''t even make it to the parking lot!
[quote]I believe Beatty also tried it on with Carrie Fisher during the shooting of that movie. \
Honey, she was a kid but she has a big mouth. If it happened, we would known about it by now.
No it''s implied that a hustler does her in.
I knew a very attractive woman who worked for him a few years back. In his prime, he would have been all over her. But she was about 40 years younger than him and saw him as nothing but an old man who never got anything done because he could never make a decision. Was not attracted to him in the slightest.\
Anyway, she got to know him a little during that time and he told her, regarding his habit of sleeping around, that "people don''t change, but they can change their behavior." So in other words, he was still a horny bastard, but he wasn''t fucking around on Annette.\
This woman had nothing but good things to say about Annette, too.
One of the best looking ever in Hollywood, so so actor, great film maker (although as others have noted the problem with Reds was him, and Diane- miscast- should have been Julie Christie as was intended until they broke up).%0D\
But he is very smart- perhaps would have made a great pol if he could have controlled his dick. %0D\
I find him interesting because he is so good looking and so smart and so ridiculously promiscuous. I kind of want to know what made him tick. %0D\
I gather he got what he wanted out of Inge and Williams early in his career being a tease- very aware of what he was doing, but never putting out.
"The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone" is a pretty bad film, mostly because it''s so obvious it should have been about two men. Seriously, Mrs Stone bears no resemblance to any female who ever existed.%0D\
Beatty wasn''t good, either. He tried to play his character as conflicted, but only succeeded in making him repulsive. Really, the man is probably the weakest actor to ever have a lifelong career, worse than Clint Eastwood.
"So in other words, he was still a horny bastard, but he wasn''t fucking around on Annette"%0D\
"That''s because he''s never had affairs post-Annette"%0D\
OH, REALLY? I don''t buy that for a second. The only reason Warren doesn''t fuck around as much as he used to is because he can''t attract as many young women, and because he can''t keep it quiet.
Is this Riskind book the one with the story about the middle-aged women from someplace (midwest, flyover country whatever) who managed to get ahold of WB''s phone # and called him? She''d had a recent mastectomy and was feeling awful about herself, her husband was refusing to have sex w/her since her illness. WB was totally outraged by this, told her to "get on a plane, I''ll f*ck you myself!" and sent her a ticket to LA or wherever he was at the time. %0D\
Love this story if it''s true.
SUCH a Brando rip-off in Mrs Stone!
Supposedly Warren Beatty received his first role in Splendor in the Grass when he slept with the director. \
The part in Shampoo in which Warren is having sex under the table at a restaurant is based on a real life incident that Paulette Goddard was caught under a restaurant table having sex with some guy.\
Jack Nicholson rumors being bisexual have been going around for years. Apparently Jack and Marlon Brandon were an item at one time. They had a sexual affair. \
Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty used to have sex with under age girls. Even Jack Nicholson would fly to Paris to go to Roman Polanski''s parties where the two of them would have sex with 13-year-old girls. Also, in the book, you%E2%80%99ll never sleep in this town again. One of the prostitutes in the book said Jack Nicholson loved to pee in her mouth, yuck! I can''t stand Jack Nicholson, and I''m sorry, but Warren Beatty does nothing for me. I think Warren Beatty has always looked like a nerd. \
I think in a way both of these guys are misogynists.
"She''d had a recent mastectomy and was feeling awful about herself, her husband was refusing to have sex w/her since her illness. WB was totally outraged by this, told her to "get on a plane, I''ll f*ck you myself!" and sent her a ticket to LA or wherever he was at the time."%0D\
I suspect this is a publicist''s story.%0D\
Carly Simon tells a story of running into her former lover, which makes the above-tale sound rather unlikely.%0D\
Apparently, Warren asked Carly how she was. She told him that she had just gone through a bout of cancer and lost both breasts. She said "the poor boy" lost all abaility to communicate and got out of the room as fast as possible. She thought he was pathetic. %0D
Interesting, R102, about Julie Christie initially being cast in Reds. I like Diane Keaton, but she was really wrong in that role. I think Christie would have been excellent.
All I can add is this, when Woody Allen was asked, if re-incarnation were real what he''d like to come back as, he responded "Warren Beatty''s fingertips."
Recent story - Beatty saw early scenes of Carey Mulligan in "An Education" and immediately signed her to be in his next film. When they met, and this is confirmed by Mulligan in interviews, and Beatty found out she was taking the bus to auditions in LA, he insisted on driving her around. Things that make you go hmmm....
"SUCH a Brando rip-off in Mrs Stone!"\
You could reasonably argue that a lot of famous actors of Beatty''s generation were Brando rip-offs.
God that role in Reds seems MADE for Julie Christie. I think Diane was fine, but Christie would have burned a fucking hole in the screen.
In her memoir, Leslie Caron says that Warren Beatty asked her to marry him and that he also asked a few of his other girlfriends. Annette Bening may have been the first who said yes, but she wasn''t the first to hear the question. There is no way that the director of Splendor in the Grass, Elia Kazan, wanted to fuck Beatty. Kazan was almost as compulsive a womanizer as Beatty. Anyway, Kazan thought Beatty was a good actor; he had seen him onstage and wanted him for the role. Beatty would not have been cast if Kazan hadn''t thought he was talented -- even if Beatty had slept with William Inge,Boris Kaufman, and Jack Warner himself. Contrary to what so many people say here, he could be very effective as an actor. He''s riveting in Splendor. He''s good in Bonnie and Clyde, Shampoo, and Reds.
I can''t agree about Julie Christie in reds, Diana was perfect and more more like Louise. Warren should have played John Reed gay, since he was.
" Diana was perfect and more more like Louise"\
Yes, the Princess of Wales was fabulous in "Reds".
Wouldn''t Julie Christie have been to beautiful and confident for Louise? I thought Louise was kind of an insecure beast?
In the 70''s when he was fucking Angelica Houston, him & Jack would cruise Beverly Hills HS for GIRLS.
"Beatty would not have been cast if Kazan hadn''t thought he was talented"%0D\
Yes, but it must be appreciated that Beatty was out of the then trendy Montgomery Clift-James Dean wing of Method Acting. He wasn''t one one hundreth as good, but he was in style. %0D\
I''ve always thought Beatty was an average actor, nothing special. Without his looks he wouldnt have worked much in movies. %0D\
Check out Rex Reed''s 1967 interview with Beatty in the book "Do You Sleep in The Nude." Reed reported that many people had no idea who Beatty was.
The rumor on the RYAN''S HOPE set is that Kate Mulgrew got pregnant by Beatty and had it aborted.
[quote]"The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone" is a pretty bad film, mostly because it''s so obvious it should have been about two men. \
Yeah I always think of the possibilities of the movie if it had been done that way. The Roman Spring of Gregory Peck would have been a lot better. \
Also file under Kate Mulgrew. The promise of roles if she left daytime hell. One he never followed through on after the abortion.
"The rumor on the RYAN'S HOPE set is that Kate Mulgrew got pregnant by Beatty and had it aborted."
Kate Mulgrew did become pregnant while working on Ryan's hope and gave birth in 1977. (unable to verify who the father is, so far) However, she did not have an abortion. Instead, she gave the baby up for adoption through a Catholic organization. In 2001, she reunited with her birth daughter.
Mulgrew is on the record as being pro-life/against abortion.
Follow-up to last comment.
It appears likely that the father of Kate Mulgrew's daughter (born in 1977) is director Ben Levit, whom she was seriously dating at the time she became pregnant. A July 1976 article published in Daytime TV quoted her discussing her relationship with him:
Kate would like to marry around 30, when it will all fit into her well-ordered life, but admits to being quite seriously involved with aspiring director Ben Levit.
"For the first time in my life, I'm not hesitant to talk about it. Ben's just an extraordinary human being. He's so eminently good--kind. If he gets his break, he'll be a fine director. But we lose patience with each other over that. You see, I believe men should make it in a second!" She snaps her fingers and laughs, as though recognizing how unrealistic she's being.
"I made it fast enough--so can he!" For a moment, there's a steely glint, but it disappears instantly, and she adds enthusiastically, "I really love him! He's terrific!"
But she insists marriage is not in the cards at present and refuses to speculate about the future.
In interviews much later, Mulgrew said the father of her child wanted to marry her but she did not want to get married at the time.
Get your fucking facts straight, r122. Mulgrew is a liberal Democrat and has also said - repeatedly - that although she's a practicing Roman Catholic who doesn't like abortion, she also believes in a woman's right to choose.
From a 2001 article in the National Catholic register:
But defending life can sometimes be very difficult says another honoree, Kate Mulgrew, star of the television series Star Trek: Voyager.
"I practiced my belief at great cost to myself," the television actress told the American Feminist, a publication of Feminists for Life. Mulgrew had become pregnant at an early age and decided to place her baby girl for adoption. They were reunited two years ago.
She said that though "adoption or abortion almost always promises the mother a legacy of shame and regret, I have to be frank about my experience. I survived it." She added, "women often don't believe that they can survive nine months of pregnancy and place the child with an adoptive family. Life is not always easy."
But life should always be protected, she said.
"Life is sacred to me on all levels," said the self-described liberal Democrat. "Abortion does not compute with my philosophy." Neither does capital punishment, she added. "Execution as punishment is barbaric and unnecessary."
If you, R-124, have any quotes of Mulgrew's wherein she states she is pro-choice, please provide the quote and source, as I would be interested in reading them.
And R-124, this article also counters your assertion about Mulgrew being pro-choice, at least back in 1979. An article published in The Evening News talks about her religious beliefs and her positively pro-life stance. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it, in what she is quoted as saying.
[quote]Hepburn answered: "Oh, Warren, really, WHO CARES"? Which is how I feel about people who fuck around. Whatever. Who cares. It's like people who obsessively talk about binge eating.
Miss Manners has advised that if someone starts telling you about his or her sex life and you don't want to hear it, just say: "I don't understand why you're telling me this--what does this have to do with me?"
"Roma is a tomato variety, dumbshit cunt'
It's still a stupid joke, you asshole dickwad.
[quote]Streisand said Beatty tried to fuck her when she was 15 years old, he was 21.
Oh please provide a link for that. She never said that. Did Beatty leave Hollywood to scope out Erasmus High School in Brooklyn for some obscure girl to fuck?
The nude pic is a fake. Check out the bad neck shadow to cover the paste job.
About Julie in the book, they had broken up. She made "Don't Look Now" and got so into the sex scene with Donald Sutherland that they actually had sex right there. Never thinking anything showed, she went to a rough cut and lo and behold, she sees the hardcore footage that director Nicolas Roeg had shot. She panics and calls Beatty who sees the footage and threatens Roeg to cut it. He didn't want to but had a required "R" rated contract and cut the footage. The story is substantiated by Producer Peter Bart who was on set was that day and saw them fucking.
R 129 - He got that wrong. It was Cher, who lived in LA at the time, who said she was hanging out at clubs at 15, and Beatty tried to pick her up . If true, it would have been 1961, or around the time "Splendor" came out.
Years ago, I read that the photographer Annie Leibovitz said that Linda Eastman (before she hooked Paul McCartney) had herpes when Beatty was fucking her.
That would be poetic justice. The biggest manwhore in Hollywood infected by the biggest slut in Hollywood.
R129, thanks for the dish.
Beatty was great when he was playing vapid pretty boys - "Splendor in the Grass" and "Shampoo" come to mind.
In the biography of Beatty that was written about ten years ago, it goes into much more detail of his obsession to cast Katherine Hepburn in "Love Affair." She had never in her career been less than the star of a movie, had concerns about this, her age, the script, her failing memory and his motivations. She was officially retired.
Beatty sent Hepburn to his dermatologist, wooed with flowers, flattery, outings and love notes. He did anything and everything to convince her. He appealed to her vanity and her illustrious career. He set out to seduce her to play the supporting role of the old aunt. He invited her to his home for dinner, where she met Bening.
On the way home Hepburn expressed shock that he and Annette were married. She knew only Warren's infamous reputation and had been amused and suspicious of his pressured charming of her to do his film. Her companion(Scott Berg?)said that Warren and Annette seemed very much in love. Hepburn replied, "Yes, with the same man!"
Hepburn was also very upset with Beatty because he insisted she say fuck. She thought it was vulgar but I guess she let her age get the best of her and she relented. She left the set for the day afterwards. Beatty probably thought it was a coup to get the great Hepburn to swear and cause a commotion, but the film died on sight.
r29 I bet you think that song was about him, huh?
r45, are you serious? Sex is the one common denominator - it rules us.
r83 - I hope you are being sarcastic. If not, grow the fuck up and get a clue.
r95, Mamie Van Doren was insane. The batshit crazy variety that lived in her own fantasy world.
Christopher Ciccone writes in his memoir about his sister Madonna how Warren used to go through her trash cans at night; was he so insecure about the age difference that he was checking up to see if she was fooling around on him, or was he just a controlling asshole who had to know every single thing she did?
Ciccone also talked about how Beatty was fascinated by Ciccone's homosexuality and would ask probing (pun intended) questions about what it was like to be gay, what Ciccone did, etc.
Madonna claimed in an interview once that Warren loved talking bisexual/homosexual material while they were together. He allegedly told her he always wanted to fuck a man, that it was fantasy of his. I'm sure he was not pleased by her saying that.
That said, the Madonna-Beatty pairing was just so odd, awkward, and so planned (as in PR) that it's still difficult to wrap my brain around the idea of these two actually fucking.
R129, that was a summer stock in upstate NY, not HS, you idiot. Streisand baby sat the acting teacher's (Allan Miller) children and got into classes. Beatty and Dustin Hoffman were there.
"That's because he's never had affairs post-Annette."
Oh yeah, I'm sure I believe that.
Remembering photos of a teenaged Barbra Streisand, I find it impossible to believe that Warren would have even noticed her, much less fucked her.
Didn't he also have relationships - even if brief - with Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Linda Rondstadt and other rock chicks in that anything goes LA of the 70s ?
There are several photos of him and Joni at this site ... very mid-70s.