Currently alive, at 80 years of age.
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1937 – He was born on the 30th day of March of this year in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Beatty was a star football player at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia where his sister also went. Encouraged by his older sister who had just established herself as a Hollywood star gave him brother advice to try acting and with that, he decided to work at the National Theater in Washington, D.C. the summer before his senior year where he worked as a stagehand.
1967 – At age 30, he achieved critical acclaim and power as a producer and star of Bonnie & Clyde, which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards.
1968 – He hit the campaign trail for the first time, supporting Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s bid for his party’s presidential nomination. His involvement in the senator’s campaign, which included stump speaking and fundraising, was cut short when Kennedy was shot and killed by Sirhan Sirhan.
1971 – Subsequent Beatty films include McCabe & Mrs. Miller in this year, The Parallax View in 1974, Shampoo in 1975, and Heaven Can Wait in 1978. The last film gave him box-office power he had not had since Bonnie & Clyde.
1979 – He won Golden Globe Award’s Best Actor for the Motion Picture “Heaven Can Wait”.
1982 – He won Best Director at the Golden Globe Award for the movie “Reds”.
1992 – He long had a reputation as a womanizer and playboy, but that reputation has faded since he married Annette Bening in this year.
2004 – He received a Kennedy Center Honor.
2005 – He sued Tribune Co. for $30 million in damages, claiming he still maintains the rights to Dick Tracy (1990). Beatty received the rights in 1985 and is now claiming that 17 years later Tribune moved to reclaim them in violation of various notification procedures.
2006 – He was named Honorary Chairman of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, succeeding Marlon Brando.
2007 – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association awarded Beatty the Cecil B. DeMille award, presented at the Golden Globe ceremony by Tom Hanks.