March 1, 1992 |
Warren Beatty is a star and has been one for more than three decades. After 19 movies, including "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Shampoo," an academy award for directing "Reds" and an Oscar nomination this year (his 13th) for his role in "Bugsy," he has entered that pantheon of the famous who stick around for more than one season--and even more than one generation.
May 15, 1998 |
Like Newt Gingrich singing "My Yiddishe Mama" or Hulk Hogan doing needlepoint, the sight of Warren Beatty rapping is not on the top of most people's must-see list. Will "Bulworth" change their minds? That's an easier question to ask than to answer. A chaotic but somehow endearing mishmash, "Bulworth" is an amusing, self-consciously outrageous attempt at a shotgun marriage between knockabout comedy and serious political commentary.
October 21, 1994 |
In his latest film, Warren Beatty has loved wisely but not all that well. His infatuation with the 1939 "Love Affair," one of the great romantic weepies of its time, is well-placed, and his decision to faithfully remake such an openly sentimental and old-fashioned film is almost a brave one.
November 9, 1999 |
While actor Warren Beatty has publicly indicated that he was uncertain he would run for president, he unsuccessfully tried to get on the first draft of the California primary ballot issued Monday by the secretary of state. According to a source familiar with Beatty's efforts, his emissary aggressively lobbied Secretary of State Bill Jones to get the actor on the ballot.
October 9, 2005 |
HERE'S something I'll bet you didn't know about Warren Beatty: When he was a cute-as-a-puppy teenager, he was baptized, via the full-immersion method, in a see-through font, in front of an enthusiastically devout congregation. Given his subsequent career as a movie star, enigmatic public figure and, yes, legendary womanizer, this image creates a disconnect: How does this shivering sliver evolve into the alleged playboy of the Western world?
May 31, 1998 |
Under normal conditions, most sane people wouldn't consider Trent Lott and Warren Beatty homeboys, but I found myself thinking about the former a lot while watching "Bulworth," a movie in which the latter acted, wrote and directed. Lott, you see, is one of the Singing Senators, a quartet of men who have been known to warble their four-part harmonies in public--everything from slave spirituals to '50s doo-wop. I heard them first on a National Public Radio broadcast a couple of years ago.
May 25, 2005 |
"I see nothing wrong with Maria [Shriver] becoming a Republican. I'd say many of my best friends are Republicans," says Warren Beatty, Oscar-winning actor-director and liberal citizen-activist. Over the phone, his legendary voice purrs. He knows exactly what he's saying, and although his tone is wry, he's not really joking. Though Gov.
April 19, 1998 |
"Bulworth's" director and star Warren Beatty marries these iconoclastic blasts of hip-hop with the movie's like-minded story of a status quo-bucking politician. Though the idea of Beatty enlisting rap artists might sound nightmarish to some purists--sort of like your parents deejaying your sweet 16 party--he got most of the mix right by having the soundtrack's executive producer Karyn Rachtman pair some of hip-hop's most respected voices. Dr.
August 23, 1996 |
For the first time since 1981's "Reds," for which he won the best director Oscar, Warren Beatty will produce, write, direct and star in a film, scheduled to go before the cameras in late September. The as-yet-untitled movie, which Beatty conceived of three years ago, is said to be budgeted at less than the current industry average of $35 million, and will be distributed by 20th Century Fox. The rest of the roles are being cast. "This is not a big movie," Beatty said Thursday.
March 29, 1987 |
"CAN ONE ATTEMPT THE 'LIFE' OF ANYONE STILL ALIVE?" David Thomson asks at the outset of this stunning and unprecedented work. "Does responsible biography need as a first condition the death of his subject and the stillness of his life?" Thomson's implicit answer is that, yes, the attempt on the life of the living can be made, but that ordinary biographical methods will not quite suffice.