He plain works harder than anyone else I have ever seen." Henry Warren Beaty was born in Richmond, Virginia.
His mother, Kathlyn Corinne (née Mac Lean), was Canadian and a teacher from Nova Scotia. Beatty became interested in movies before his teens, when he often accompanied his sister to theaters.
Among his favorite TV shows in the 1950s was the Texaco Star Theatre, and he began to mimic one if its regular host comedians, Milton Berle.
Beatty learned to do a "superb imitation of Berle and his routine," said a friend, and he often used Berle-type humor at home to relieve the stress caused by his father's excessive drinking.
(né Beaty; born March 30, 1937), better known as Warren Beatty, is an American actor and filmmaker.
He has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards – four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two for Best Director, three for Original Screenplay, and one for Adapted Screenplay – winning Best Director for Reds (1981).
Beatty changed the spelling of his name from "Beaty" at the start of his film career in 1957.