Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Warren Beatty is a popular actor, director, producer, and screenwriter from the United States. Warren Beatty is best known for producing, directing, and starring in the epic drama film, “Reds.”

Early Life

On the 30th of March 1937, Warren Beatty came into the world, in Richmond, Virginia, in the United States of America. He holds American nationality and he is 85 years old as of 2022.

Similarly, he has a birth sign of Aries and belongs to mixed ethnicity of Canadian-American descent. Warren is the son of Ira Owens Beatty (father) and Kathlyn Corinne MacLean (mother). His father had a Ph.D. in educational psychology and worked as a public school administrator.

While his mother was a teacher and his grandparents were also educators. Similarly, his older sister, Shirley MacLaine is an actress, dancer, and writer. His sister has also motivated him to pursue acting.

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Caption: Warren Beatty childhood photo (Source: Pinterest)


Talking about his academic qualification, he studied at the Washington-Lee High School in Arlington. During his high school time, he emerged as a star football player. Due to his skill and talent in football, he was reportedly offered several football scholarships to college.
However, he declined them and chose to study liberal arts at ‘Northwestern University’ in the year 1954. Later, he drops out of the university after a year to study acting under Stella Adler at the ‘Stella Adler Studio of Acting.’

Professional Career

Shirley MacLaine started his acting career in the late 1950s, working with some television roles, including a recurring part in “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.” In 1959, he made his Broadway debut in the William Inge drama “A Loss of Roses” which fared badly.

However, his acting got him some attention and earned him film roles. In 1961, he appeared in his first feature film “Splendor in the Grass” opposite Natalie Wood. His role in the movie earned him a nomination for the ‘Golden Globe Award’ for ‘Best Actor.’

In the early 1960s, he played major roles in movies such as “The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone” (1961), “All Fall Down” (1962), “Lilith” (1964), “Promise Her Anything” (1965), and “Mickey One” (1965).

Afterward, he produced and acted in the 1967 movie “Bonnie and Clyde” which was a critical and commercial success. Moreover, it was nominated for ten Academy Awards.  In the 1970s, he appeared in critically acclaimed movies such as “Shampoo” (1975), and “Heaven Can Wait” (1978).

He was also a producer and co-director of the movie “Heaven Can Wait.” Moreover, he rose to fame after he co-wrote, produced, directed, and starred in a historical epic film “Reds.”

The movie is about American Communist journalist John Reed who observed the ‘Russian October Revolution.’  The movie was nominated for several ‘Academy Awards’ and won Beatty the award for ‘Best Director.’

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Caption: Warren Beatty in the 1981 movie, Reds (Source: TV Tropes)

During the 1980s, he did not appear in any other major film because he was quite selective in choosing his roles. He co-produced and starred in the 1998 movie “Bulworth.”

The movie is a political comedy co-starring Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, and Paul Sorvino. The movie created a great deal of controversy due to its political nature but received a positive reception from film critics.

Later, he appeared in the 2001 movie “Town & Country” which proved to be a box-office disaster. As a result, this actor did not sign film projects for several years.

In the 2008 action crime comedy television film “The Dick Tracy TV Special” he portrayed the role of Dick Tracy. He comes back into the big screen by appearing in the 2016 film “Rules Don’t Apply.” For the movie, he wrote, produced, directed, and also acted.

Warren Beatty – Awards

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Caption: Warren Beatty with his Academy Award (Source: Fandom)

During his acting career, he has won five awards and twenty-seven nominations. In 1982, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie “Reds.” Similarly, he has earned three Writers Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and many others.

Warren Beatty – Net Worth 2023

From his acting roles, as a producer, director, and screenwriter as well as working for so long in the entertainment industry, he has collected a huge sum of money in his career. As of 2022, his net worth estimates at around $70 million while his salary and earnings are still missing.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Warren Beatty with his wife (Source: Us Weekly)

Talking about his relationship status, Warren Beatty married American actress, Annette Bening in 1992. There are no proper details regarding their first met and when they began dating each other.

With the marriage, the couple has four kids whose names are Kathlyn Beatty, Benjamin Beatty, Isabel Beatty, and Ella Beatty. In 2012, their oldest child came out as transgender.

In past, Beatty was notorious for his large number of romantic relationships that received generous media coverage, having been linked to over 100 female celebrities.

Sexual misconduct allegation

Kristina Charlotte Hirsch filed a lawsuit against Beattythe on the 9th of November 2022. She claimed that Beatty had groomed and manipulated her into having sex with him in 1973 when she was 14 and he was about 35.

Hirsch’s lawyers filed the motion in Los Angeles County Superior Court under a California law that allows people to temporarily override the statute of limitations and sue in cases involving underage sexual abuse, even if the abuse took place years or even decades earlier.

Warren Beatty – Body Measurements

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Caption: Warren Beatty posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Regarding his body stats, he stands 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 85 kg. Moreover, he has medium brown hair with brown eyes color. Moreover, his body measurement measures 32-26-14 inches and he has an athletic body type.

Social Media

This American actor is quite private and does not seem to share personal information in public. Moreover, this actor has not been active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at the moment.