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Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty,

He made his first impression as a regular on Dobie Gillis. Fortunately, his career took him further than Gilligan’s Island. Uploaded by

Oh sure, Warren Beatty has made a clunker or two. Ishtar is usually prominently featured when critics discuss the worst movies ever. But show me the actor who hasn’t made the occasional career blunder. (*cough* Gigli, Ben Affleck *cough*) Consider this, however – only two people have ever been nominated for Academy Awards in the same year for Producer, Director, Actor, Writer, and Actor in the same film. The first was Orson Welles in a little thing called Citizen Kane. The other is Warren Beatty – and he’s done it twice (Heaven Can Wait, Reds).

Warren Beatty,

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Here’s a summary of some of Beatty’s most significant films:

  • Splendor in the Grass (1961)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967 – Nomination)
  • McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
  • Shampoo (1975)
  • Heaven Can Wait (1978 – Nomination)
  • Reds (1981 – Oscar, Director)
  • Dick Tracy (1990)
  • Bugsy (1991 – Nominated)
  • Bulworth (1998)

All in all, Beatty has 15 Oscar nominations and won the Academy’s Irving G. Thalberg Award for his body of work. Only the very petty would lead a blog article with Ishtar, his greatest failure. Oh, wait…

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