Warren Beatty’s unauthorized biographer Peter Biskind made a remark that was slightly exaggerated back in the day, which caused a commotion in Hollywood as well as the rest of the globe.
He estimated that throughout the course of his long and successful career, Beatty had probably slept with something in the neighborhood of 13,000 different women. To be honest, I have no idea why someone would even consider it possible to have sexual relations with that many individuals.
Beatty officially denied the astounding assertion in a recent interview with AARP The Magazine about his new picture Rules Don’t Apply. He said that the number in the claim was incorrect. “Think about it, sleeping with 12,775 individuals,” he said. “That would mean not just that there were multiple people a day, but that there was no repetition.”
Indeed, he does have a point. Beatty started his profession as an actor in the year 1957, and he wed Annette Bening in the year 1992. There were 12,783 days from January 1, 1957 and the beginning of the year 1992. At minimum, Beatty would’ve been with one different woman each day, with only eight days allotted for rest, apparently.
A number of well-known people, such as Carly Simon, Madonna, Julie Christie, Barbara Streisand, Cher, and Joan Collins, are said to have been among his lovers before he got married.
He also didn’t deny sleeping around during his prime. He said, “Look, I never misled anyone. And … and I’m a nice guy.”
According to him, the fact that he remained largely single until he was in his 50s was a factor that helped increase that figure.
Even though he and Bening didn’t begin their family until much later in life, Beatty has said that he has always desired to have a family.
“I waited a long time to be married,” he said. “When you don’t get married until you’re 54 … well, as Arthur Miller said, ‘It comes with the territory.'”
“I always knew I wanted to have children.
“I wanted to do it well, and I wanted to do it with someone who felt the same way.
“I’m an attentive father, I have to struggle somewhat not to be overly attentive.
“It’s a burden to be the child of not only one famous parent, but two.”
In addition to his prominence in Hollywood, he had a well-deserved reputation for being a ladies’ man. “You’re participating in a profession that, for obvious reasons, needs to heighten elements of sexuality,” he said, and “if you delay marriage for a long time,” this is something that will only become worse.
When Beatty and Bening first met in 1991 on the set of Bugsy, Beatty expressed his desire to be with Bening, but Bening said that she had no interest in being with him.
Betty and Bening have been blessed with four children: Stephen, who is 24 years old, Benjamin, who is 22, Isabel, who is 19, and Ella, who is 16 years old.
The couple stars in Rules Don’t Apply, Beatty’s first movie in nearly 20 years. And anyway, even his rumored tally didn’t stand up to Wilt Chamberlain’s claim of 20,000 partners.
During the course of the conversation, Bening revealed some personal information about her spouse, stating that he was an excellent listener.
She said: “There’s always a part of what he’s doing that’s private, but we talk a lot about everything.
“Some people pay lip service to listening to others and they’re really not listening.
“He loves actors, and while he’s shooting he’s always interested in what people are saying.
“He’s a terrific audience.”