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Warren Beatty - A Private Man-logo

Warren Beatty - A Private Man

Suzanne Finstad

"Whatever you have read or heard about me through articles or gossip, forget it. I am nothing like that Warren Beatty. I am nothing like what you have read." -Warren Beatty Warren Beatty guarded his privacy even before he became a movie star, when he burst onto the screen in 1961 as the earnestly handsome all-American boy in Splendor in the Grass. When he started acting, Beatty kept secret the fact that actress Shirley MacLaine, already a star, was his older sister. Over time, he has cultivated a mystique, giving few interviews and instructing others not to talk about him. Until now. Through years of groundbreaking research, lauded biographer Suzanne Finstad gained unprecedented access to Beatty's family, close friends, and film colleagues, including such luminaries in the arts and politics as Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn, Leslie Caron, Robert Towne, Mike Nichols, and Senators John McCain, George McGovern, and Gary Hart. Weaving hundreds of these candid interviews, photographs from private albums, personal letters, diaries, and the previously unpublished papers of the late Natalie Wood and mentors such as directors Elia Kazan and George Stevens, playwrights Clifford Odets and William Inge, and agent Charles Feldman, Warren Beatty unveils the real Beatty-a complex, sensitive visionary torn between the "fairly puritanical, football-playing boy" from Virginia and his Hollywood playboy image. Finstad paints a rich, fascinating portrait of the secretive film legend, taking us back to the "unrealized genius" parents who molded arguably the most famous brother and sister in Hollywood history, tracing the family influences and events in Beatty's past that directly inspired McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Ishtar, Dick Tracy, Bugsy, Love Affair, and Bulworth, and led to his political activism, culminating in a near-bid for the White House. Finstad constructs the definitive, myth-shattering account of Beatty's evolution from Hollywood's enfant terrible to producer of the revolutionary Bonnie and Clyde, l

"Whatever you have read or heard about me through articles or gossip, forget it. I am nothing like that Warren Beatty. I am nothing like what you have read." -Warren Beatty Warren Beatty guarded his privacy even before he became a movie star, when he burst onto the screen in 1961 as the earnestly handsome all-American boy in Splendor in the Grass. When he started acting, Beatty kept secret the fact that actress Shirley MacLaine, already a star, was his older sister. Over time, he has cultivated a mystique, giving few interviews and instructing others not to talk about him. Until now. Through years of groundbreaking research, lauded biographer Suzanne Finstad gained unprecedented access to Beatty's family, close friends, and film colleagues, including such luminaries in the arts and politics as Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn, Leslie Caron, Robert Towne, Mike Nichols, and Senators John McCain, George McGovern, and Gary Hart. Weaving hundreds of these candid interviews, photographs from private albums, personal letters, diaries, and the previously unpublished papers of the late Natalie Wood and mentors such as directors Elia Kazan and George Stevens, playwrights Clifford Odets and William Inge, and agent Charles Feldman, Warren Beatty unveils the real Beatty-a complex, sensitive visionary torn between the "fairly puritanical, football-playing boy" from Virginia and his Hollywood playboy image. Finstad paints a rich, fascinating portrait of the secretive film legend, taking us back to the "unrealized genius" parents who molded arguably the most famous brother and sister in Hollywood history, tracing the family influences and events in Beatty's past that directly inspired McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Ishtar, Dick Tracy, Bugsy, Love Affair, and Bulworth, and led to his political activism, culminating in a near-bid for the White House. Finstad constructs the definitive, myth-shattering account of Beatty's evolution from Hollywood's enfant terrible to producer of the revolutionary Bonnie and Clyde, l
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"Whatever you have read or heard about me through articles or gossip, forget it. I am nothing like that Warren Beatty. I am nothing like what you have read." -Warren Beatty Warren Beatty guarded his privacy even before he became a movie star, when he burst onto the screen in 1961 as the earnestly handsome all-American boy in Splendor in the Grass. When he started acting, Beatty kept secret the fact that actress Shirley MacLaine, already a star, was his older sister. Over time, he has cultivated a mystique, giving few interviews and instructing others not to talk about him. Until now. Through years of groundbreaking research, lauded biographer Suzanne Finstad gained unprecedented access to Beatty's family, close friends, and film colleagues, including such luminaries in the arts and politics as Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn, Leslie Caron, Robert Towne, Mike Nichols, and Senators John McCain, George McGovern, and Gary Hart. Weaving hundreds of these candid interviews, photographs from private albums, personal letters, diaries, and the previously unpublished papers of the late Natalie Wood and mentors such as directors Elia Kazan and George Stevens, playwrights Clifford Odets and William Inge, and agent Charles Feldman, Warren Beatty unveils the real Beatty-a complex, sensitive visionary torn between the "fairly puritanical, football-playing boy" from Virginia and his Hollywood playboy image. Finstad paints a rich, fascinating portrait of the secretive film legend, taking us back to the "unrealized genius" parents who molded arguably the most famous brother and sister in Hollywood history, tracing the family influences and events in Beatty's past that directly inspired McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Ishtar, Dick Tracy, Bugsy, Love Affair, and Bulworth, and led to his political activism, culminating in a near-bid for the White House. Finstad constructs the definitive, myth-shattering account of Beatty's evolution from Hollywood's enfant terrible to producer of the revolutionary Bonnie and Clyde, l

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dylan Baker

Length:

7h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:18


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:48


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:52


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:48


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:14


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:39


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:58


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:30


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:35


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:56


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:26


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:17


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:00


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:07


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:18


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:25


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:34


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:32


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

00:37


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:42