More quotes of celebs about celebs.
Again: I have mostly material on and from my wrinkly hunk Warren Beatty,
so bear with me
"Marlon and I carried on a contest of remembering
telephone numbers. I'd say something like, Eldorado
5-2800' and he'd say 'That would be the Sherry-
Netherland.' The only number I was able to stump him on
was 275-4301. He'd say 'I know that number, I know that
number....' I said: 'Gotcha! It's your number!'"
Warren Beatty on one of the games he and Marlon
Brando played together for years.
"Diane is a person who can easily and interestingly
and entertainingly seem to be in a constant state of
Warren Beatty on one time lover, now friend
"I was on a plane on my way to Jamaica and Warren
was on that same plane. He came and introduced himself
to me and we had a lovely talk and when we landed, Cary
Grant met me and Leslie Caron met him. He was ravishing,
charming, just drop-alive gorgeous."
Dyan Cannon on meeting Beatty for the first time
in the mid-sixties.
"He is not a talker. You can tell him your deepest,
darkest secrets, and you can be well sure that he will
take that with him."
Goldie Hawn about Beatty's integrity and discretion.
"It was a tiny one-bedroom apartment with this enormous
wraparound terrace. You went up to the top floor and then
walked up a flight of stairs. It was the most perfect place
for Warren because it was weird and very romantic and
very glamorous. He lived there long after he could have
afforded to move somewhere else."
Robert Benton (co-writer of Bonnie&Clyde) about
Warren's tiny roof-apartment at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel,
that had a 360-degree view.
"One night Richard Harris - who was very feisty in his
younger days - got into the elevator with us. He was right
behind Warren and was drunk and hostile and daring Warren
to turn around, 'That bastard!'. Warren finally turned
around and kissed him on the mouth. And Harris was so
shocked, when we hit the lobby he said 'So what are
you doing?' And Warren said 'I'm going for coffee.'
And Harris said 'Let's go!' Warren is brilliant at defusing
a situation like that."
Robert Benton (co-writer of Bonnie&Clyde) about
Warren's encounter with a drunk Richard Harris.
"Over the time that I knew him, it was my impression
that Bobby Kennedy made the most impressive development
of anyone that I had met. I thought that Bobby would have
made a great president. You know, he had his faults, and he
changed them. He was very unpretentious. Had a great sense
of humor. He had a real passion, a real feeling of mission,
and he was not afraid of words. He was not afraid to step
up to the words."
Warren Beatty on working for and becoming friends
with Robert Kennedy.
"Now, maybe he loved too many women in his early days.
But it wasn't all about sexuality. It was about his tenderness.
Warren by nature is a caretaker. Yes, he's maddening. Yes,
he's stubborn. But the bottom line is the nature of that
animal is good. His intentions are pure. I was never one of
his girls. I didn't want that caption. Maybe I loved him too
much. Warren really, really is the brother I never had."
Goldie Hawn about how she sees Beatty and what
she feels for him.
"I was never one of his girls, either, but not because
I wanted him for a brother. I don't look at that
and think 'brother', in any way, shape or form."
Dyan Cannon on how she sees/saw Beatty.
"We all know that Warren was the premier - how shall
I put it? The sexual symbol? - of his time. He was a sex
object. If I were gay, he would be the first guy that I
would want to be with. He's got it. He'll always have it.
I love women, too. I must assume he had a wonderful
mother because for a man, the paradigm for womanhood
is your mother. She had to be amazing because his
feelings for women are elevated."
Paul Sorvino three time co-star and friend on how
he sees and feels about Beatty.
"When we were working on 'Ishtar', he'd come up to
the apartment and all my kids were there. He was like the
Pied Piper - a magnet. It had nothing to do with his celebrity.
They didn't know his movies. And he would sit in the living
room with the kids around him for hours and enthrall them.
They also liked the fact that Warren is so big, in contrast
to me. I was carrying my son Jake, who was six at the time,
on my shoulders one day and he said, 'I know why you
like to carry me on your shoulders, Dad. It makes you
taller than your friend Warren.' I think they got so excited
when he'd visit because he treated them exactly like he
would treat adults. Back then, my wife, Lisa, and I were
like 'What's the matter with this guy? Why isn't he married
with kids?' I finally said to him, 'Do you really want to be in
the place you are now when you are 70 years old?' He
was ready then, and it happened to him not that much
later. Lisa picked up the phone and Warren was on the other
end, heaving - sobbing, actually. She knew Annette was
in labor and she thought something went wrong with the
birth, and finally he said, 'I have a daughter'."
Dustin Hoffman two time co-star and one of Warren's
closest friends on Beatty's evolution from bachelor, "uncle"
^Hoffman and Beatty in Ishtar,
Annette and Warren with Kathlyn in 1993,
Warren with 15 year old Kathlyn in 2007.