He has not appeared in a film since 2001.
Beatty's first screenplay was for the 1975 film, Shampoo.
In 2005, he was ranked # 29 by Premiere Magazine on their list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time.
He considered former president Ronald Reagan a friend.
Beatty was presented with the AFI Life Achievement Award on June 12, 2008.
Beatty has the rare distinction of receiving Oscar nominations in the Best Picture, Actor, Directing and Writing categories from a single film. In fact, he has accomplished this twice.
Beatty made his film debut in Splendor in the Grass(1961).
Beatty has had intimate relationships with many celebrities including such notables as Linda McCartney, Natalie Wood, Diane Keaton, Joan Collins, Vivien Leigh, Cher, Madonna, and Carly Simon. In fact, it has been widely rumored that her hit You're So Vain was about Beatty. She has never confirmed this.
He is a Democrat and is actively involved in politics. He has previously considered a bid for the presidency.
He was named Honorary Chairman of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
He once worked as a cocktail lounge pianist.
He lived with Julie Christie from 1967 to 1973.
He is the uncle of actress Sachi Parker and Godfather to Melanie Griffith's son, Alexander.
He is a member of Northwestern University's Sigma Chi fraternity.
On January 17, 2007, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Warren is allergic to oysters.
His height is 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Beatty: (On why he doesn't make more films) I used to say that for me, making a movie was like vomiting. I really did not look forward to it, but after I did it, I felt better. And when I have such a full life, as I do now, the periods of not wanting to vomit grow longer. Because when I vomit and then I'm producing and I'm directing and I'm writing and I'm acting and all of that nonsense, it's sometimes sickening.
Warren Beatty: I'm old, I'm young, I'm intelligent, I'm stupid. My tide goes in and out.
(on giving interviews)
Warren Beatty: In a way, I'd rather ride down the street on a camel than give what is sometimes called an in-depth interview. I'd rather ride down the street on a camel nude. In a snowstorm. Backwards.
Warren Beatty: Movies are fun, but they're not a cure for cancer.
Warren: My notion of a wife at forty is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two twenties.
Warren: Charity is taking an ugly girl to lunch.
Warren: You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.