Now that the dust has settled, Warren Beatty is finally discussing the notorious Best Picture mix-up at this year’s Oscars.
Appearing on “The Graham Norton Show” on Friday, the actor explains what happened. “I guess you could say it was chaos,” he tells Norton, via The Guardian.
The screen legend has starred in countless classics like “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Shampoo” and made his return to the big screen for the first time in 15 years in 2016’s “Rules Don’t Apply”. For the actor, his family with Annette Bening was more important than any role.
“We have four kids who are all more interesting to me than any 50 movies, but now we are approaching the empty nest period I’m maybe going to make some movies,” he reveals. Acting, Beatty says, is like vomiting: “I don’t like to vomit and I rarely vomit, but something builds up, you think about it for a long time, you try to avoid it, but finally you think you will feel better if you go ahead and throw up.”
Of the long list of iconic roles he’s played over the years, the roles he turned down are also just as memorable. Beatty was up for the role of “Superman” but declined it. “I was offered it, but I didn’t think it was a good idea to put a comic strip into a movie,” he says.
He also reveals to Norton he also wasn’t aware that he’s one of the three men who inspired Carly Simon’s hit “You’re So Vain”. And, lastly, Norton presses the actor on whether or not the rumour is true that he has slept with over 13,000 women. Beatty’s response? “That was a busy month!” he joked. “You’d have to live a long time to do that.”