Photo of Warren Beatty Warren Beatty

Shirley MacLaine's kid brother was born March 30, 1937, in Richmond, Va. After briefly attending Northwestern University, Beatty studied with acting coach Stella Adler and found TV fame on "Dobie Gillis."

Beatty's looks and sensitive acting plus Elia Kazan's directing led to a smashing debut opposite Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass (1961). Bonnie and Clyde (1967) brought Beatty Oscar nominations as both producer and actor, launching his career as a major Hollywood player (both artistic and romantic). Beatty earned his first directing nomination (with Buck Henry) for the 1978 hit Heaven Can Wait.

Since the 1970s, Beatty's output has been sporadic but always interesting. His one Oscar win to date has been for directing Reds (1981); his 14 nominations include Shampoo (co-writer), Bugsy (actor) and Bulworth (co-writer). He was the 2000 recipient of the Irving Thalberg Award.

Warren Beatty in McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

1971 R

From director Robert Altman comes a dazzling original film capturing the essence of frontier life while overturning Old West myths. John McCabe (Warren Beatty), an entrepreneurial vagabond, moves to a ramshackle Pacific Northwest town to establish a saloon/brothel. He soon meets the shrewd Mrs. Miller (Julie Christie), a professional madam with years of experience; together, they start a booming business and a blossoming relationship.

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