Warren Beatty: Notorious womaniser, award-winning actor, and the man who was partial of that Oscars gaffe that will go down in the story books.
Yep, it’s distant to contend Warren is a man about town, a maestro Hollywood star who has seduced flattering much every lady on the planet, from Joan Collins and Barbara Streisand to Madonna and Daryl Hannah.
Oh yeah, and he’s had an shining career which has lasted 6 decades and seen him turn the first and only person to have been twice nominated for behaving in, directing, writing, and producing the same film – Heaven Can Wait, and Reds.
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Born March 30, 1937 as Henry W. Beaty, Warren grew up close to his sister, the singer Shirley MacLaine, and reportedly grew lustful of the cinema when Shirley would take him with her to the cinema.
He worked as a stagehand at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. during the summer before his comparison year, and quit college after one year to study behaving under Stella Adler at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
The womaniser estimates he’s slept with around 13,000 women and has always played on the rumours, nonetheless speaking on The Graham Norton Show, he joked: ‘That was a bustling month!’ before adding: ‘You’d have to live a prolonged time to do that.’
He is rumoured to be the impulse behind the Carly Simon’s hit You’re So Vain as well, but all that changed when he married singer Annette Bening, 22 years his junior, in 1992.
They have 4 children: Stephen Ira (born Kathlyn, Jan 8, 1992), Benjamin (born Aug 23, 1994), Isabel (born Jan 11, 1997), and Ella (born Apr 8, 2000).
Let’s speak about the movies:
As for Warren’s cinematic oeuvre, you may know him from Dick Tracy, Bonnie And Clyde, Town Country or Heaven Can Wait.
He has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards – 4 for Best Actor, 4 for Best Picture, two for Best Director, 3 for Original Screenplay, and one for Adapted Screenplay – winning Best Director for Reds in 1982.
He has also been nominated for 18 Golden Globe Awards, winning six, including the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, which he was respected with in 2007.
His many new movie, Rules Don’t Apply, is out in cinemas on Friday Apr 15.
What was this Oscars gaffe then?
The biggest Oscars fumble in years saw the best picture endowment incorrectly given to La La Land – when in fact the genuine leader was Moonlight.
The 2017 rite saw Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly announce that Damien Chazelle’s low-pitched had taken the top prize, moments after it won the awards for best executive and best actress, but it wasn’t until one of La La Land’s producers, Fred Berger, was mid by his acceptance debate that writer Jordan Horowitz interrupted and pronounced that there had been a mistake, and that Moonlight had in fact won.
‘There’s been a mistake,’ he explained. ‘Moonlight, you guys won best picture.’ adding: ‘This is not a joke.’
It was after reliable that the accountants from PriceWaterhouseCooper who palm out the envelopes did in fact give Warren the wrong envelope.
So how accurately did the La La Land/Moonlight Best Picture confusion happen?
Only two people actually know the essence of the Academy Awards’ envelopes. These two people are the central vote-counters, Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan, and they work as accountants for LA auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers.
They mount at possibly side of the theatre in the wings and palm the envelopes to the guest announcer just before they conduct to the stage. This is the first time the envelopes leave their possession.
However, there are duplicates of the envelopes and while Emma Stone has suggested that she was holding one of the envelopes, Warren and Faye were incorrectly given the duplicate.
Cue the gaffe.