A well-known womaniser, the notches on Beatty's bedpost read like a who's who of female stardom. His liaisons have included Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Linda Eastman (later McCartney), Maria Callas, Cher, Brigitte Bardot, Barbara Streisand and Jane Fonda. Including a wealth of previously unreported information on early affairs with Joan Collins and Natalie Wood, to his relationship with Madonna, this title also unearths Beatty's intriguing family background - including his highly charged and competitive relationship with his older sister Shirley MacLaine - and how he left his reputation as an international Casanova behind to finally construct a solid marriage to Annette Bening. Extraordinarily driven and motivated, Warren Beatty was one of the young film-makers who revolutionized Hollywood in the 60s and 70s, working alongside such greats as Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski, Jack Nicholson, Hal Ashby, Robert Altman and Al Pacino. Along with figures like Clint Eastwood, he became a Hollywood player in every aspect of the movie business: a new breed of star. Through interviews with his colleagues, the book sheds light on each of his films and his unique way of working.
This title tells the story of how movie-making changed in the 60s and 70s. Beatty was one of the first actors to take a greater role in movie production, ending up with a much higher stake in his movies' fates. Later he also blazed a trail in politics, becoming a key power-broker within the Democratic Party and attracting controversy along the way.show more