Star: The Life and Wild Times of Warren Beatty

Star: The Life and Wild Times of Warren Beatty

Peter Biskind

during this compulsively readable and consistently impressive publication, Peter Biskind, the writer of the movie classics Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and soiled photographs, writes the main intimate, revealing, and balanced biography ever of Hollywood legend Warren Beatty.

Famously a playboy—he has been associated with costars Natalie wooden, Julie Christie, Diane Keaton, and Madonna, between others—Beatty has additionally been some of the most formidable and profitable stars in Hollywood. a number of Beatty movies have handed the try out of time, from Bonnie and Clyde to Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds (for which he received the simplest director Oscar), Bugsy, and Bulworth. Few filmgoers discover that besides Orson Welles, Beatty is the one individual ever nominated for 4 Academy Awards for a unmarried film—and not like Welles, Beatty did it two times, with Heaven Can Wait and Reds.

Biskind exhibits how Beatty used famous person energy, advertisement luck, savvy, and style to bend Hollywood moguls to his will, constructing an unparalleled point of independence whereas nonetheless operating in the studio method. Arguably some of the most winning and artistic figures in Hollywood during the last few a long time, Beatty exercised detailed keep an eye on over his movies, frequently hiring screenwriters out of his personal pocket (and usually participating with them), generating, directing, and performing, turning into an auteur prior to a person in Hollywood knew what the note intended. during this attention-grabbing biography, the final word Hollywood megastar involves life—complete with excesses and achievements—as by no means ahead of.

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