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Warren Beatty Biography

Birth Name:
Henry Warren Beaty
Birth Place:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Profession
Actor, director, writer, producer

Fast Facts

  • Was a star football player in high school
  • One of his earliest roles was as Milton Armitage in the 1959-60 season of the series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  • Was nominated for a Tony Award for his Broadway debut, in William Inge's A Loss of Roses in 1960
  • Was the first choice to play Michael Corleone in The Godfather, but turned it down
  • Is in an elite group of Oscar nominees who have been nominated as an actor, director, writer and producer for the same film
  • He earned this distinction twice, for Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Reds (1981)
  • Was one of the honorees at the 2004 Kennedy Center Honors
  • Received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2008
  • Presented Best Picture honors at the 89th Academy Awards with Faye Dunaway in honor of the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde; the pair was mistakenly handed the wrong envelope and announced La La Land as the winner, instead of actual winner Moonlight

Awards

  • 1999Writers Guild Awards-Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1998Oscar-Best Writing (Original Screenplay): nominated
  • 1992Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1991Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1991National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 1991Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 1983BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1982Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1982Golden Globe-Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1982Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: winner
  • 1981Oscar-Best Writing (Original Screenplay): nominated
  • 1981Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1981Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 1981Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Director: winner
  • 1981Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: winner
  • 1981National Board of Review-Best Director: winner
  • 1981Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: winner
  • 1979Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Comedy: winner
  • 1979Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1978Oscar-Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium): nominated
  • 1978Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1978Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 1978Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: nominated
  • 1978Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 1976Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1976Writers Guild Awards-Original Comedy: winner
  • 1975Oscar-Best Writing (Original Screenplay): nominated
  • 1968Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1968BAFTA Film Awards-Best Foreign Actor: nominated
  • 1967Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1967Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 1962Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actor: winner
  • 1962Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated

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