The Sexiest Man Alive by Ellis Amburn
A Biography of Warren Beatty

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

The Sexiest Man Alive is the first in-depth biography of Warren Beatty, a man who blazed a trail of sex and high artistic achievement across the twentieth century as Hollywood matinee idol, founder of the New Hollywood with his groundbreaking Bonnie and Clyde, and international Don Juan.Through interviews with friends and associates, Ellis Amburn reveals new details about Beatty's well-known conquests and tells of many others that have not heretofore been reported, from early affairs with Joan Collins and Natalie Wood to encounters with such unknowns as a Playboy bunny and a young black student to such recent romances with Madonna and Annette Bening, the woman he finally married.

The notches on his belt read like a who's who of feminine beauty and power, making him the Casanova of the century. A partial list of his conquests include Jackie Kennedy Onassis, H.R.H. Princess Margaret, Barbara Harris, Lillian Hellman, Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, Linda Eastman McCartney, Inger Stevens, Dewi Sukarno, Vanessa Redgrave, Jean Seberg, Susannah York, Brooke Hayward, Maria Callas, Julie Christie, Cher, Brigitte Bardot, Candice Bergen, Jessica Savitch, Connie Chung, Diane Sawyer, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Barbara Streisand, Jane Fonda, Lana Wood, Leslie Caron, Diane Keaton, Michelle Phillips, Mamie Van Doren, Britt Ekland, Barbara Hershey, Goldie Hawn, Barbara Minty, Margaux Hemingway, Elle MacPherson, Dayle Haddon, Carol Alt, Sippi Levine, Isabelle Adjani, Kate Jackson, Justine Bateman, Robin Menken, Darryl Hannah, and Mary Tyler Moore.

Along the way, Amburn tells the exciting story of the young filmmakers who revolutionized Hollywood in the sixties and seventies, the people Warren knew and worked with, played with, sometimes made love with, and fought with -- Diane Keaton, Faye Dunaway, Julie Christie, Roman Polanski, Jack Nicholson, Hal Ashby, Robert Altman, Arthur Penn, Al Pacino, and Robert Evans.Amburn also explores Beatty's fascinating forays into Democratic politics -- his embattled relationship with Hubert Humphrey, how he wooed Barbra Streisand to raise millions for George McGovern, and the misadventure with Gary Hart, whose partying at Warren's bachelor pad -- and subsequent Donna Rice scandal -- some blame for his withdrawal from the 1988 presidential race.

The Sexiest Man Alive is one of the most sizzling, revealing books about Hollywood, weaving together the rich material of Warren Beatty's life and art.

 

About Ellis Amburn

See more books from this Author
Ellis Amburn worked as a reporter-researcher at "Newswee Ellis Amburn worked as a reporter-researcher at "Newsweek" before becoming a book editor at Putnam, where he edited k" before becoming a book editor at Putnam, where he edited Jack Kerouac, John Le Carre, William Golding, Edward Albee, Jack Kerouac, John Le Carre, William Golding, Edward Albee, and Paul Gallico. He was also editor-in-chief at Delacorte aand Paul Gallico. He was also editor-in-chief at Delacorte and William Morrow, and edited/collaborated on books by Shellnd William Morrow, and edited/collaborated on books by Shelley Winters, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lana Wood, and with Priscilla ey Winters, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lana Wood, and with Priscilla Presley on her #1 national bestseller "Elvis and Me". Mr. AmPresley on her #1 national bestseller "Elvis and Me". Mr. Amburn is the author of "The Sexiest Man Alive: A Biography ofburn is the author of "The Sexiest Man Alive: A Biography of Warren Beatty"; "Dark Star: The Roy Orbison Story"; "Pearl: Warren Beatty"; "Dark Star: The Roy Orbison Story"; "Pearl: The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin"; "Buddy Holly" The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin"; "Buddy Holly"; and "Subterranean Kerouac". ; and "Subterranean Kerouac".
 
Published July 23, 2002 by HarperEntertainment. 432 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Sexiest Man Alive

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

It’s unfortunate that Amburn is so intent on his subject’s every indiscretion, because there actually is much interesting information here about how a handsome high-school football star rose from ’50s art films and The Dobie Gillis Show to help create the New Hollywood, expanding the vocabulary a...

| Read Full Review of The Sexiest Man Alive: A Biog...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

"Warren wants the entire world to go to bed with him," explains an unidentified friend of the actor's, and Amburn's book attempts to prove it through a voyeuristic cataloguing of Beatty's sexual episodes, until the pretense of a balanced biography dissolves into a series of personal attacks.

| Read Full Review of The Sexiest Man Alive: A Biog...

Reader Rating for The Sexiest Man Alive
42%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 13 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review