Americans are nationals and citizens of the United States of America. Although nationals and citizens make up the majority of Americans, some dual citizens and permanent residents may claim American nationality; the United States is home to people of many different ethnic origins. As a result, American culture and law does not equate nationality with race or ethnicity, but with citizenship and permanent allegiance. English-speakers, speakers of many other languages use the term "American" to mean people of the United States; the word "American" can refer to people from the Americas in general. The majority of Americans or their ancestors immigrated to America or are descended from people who were brought as slaves within the past five centuries, with the exception of the Native American population and people from Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Philippine Islands, who became American through expansion of the country in the 19th century, additionally America expanded into American Samoa, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands in the 20th century.
Despite its multi-ethnic composition, the culture of the United States held in common by most Americans can be referred to as mainstream American culture, a Western culture derived from the traditions of Northern and Western European colonists and immigrants. It includes influences of African-American culture. Westward expansion integrated the Creoles and Cajuns of Louisiana and the Hispanos of the Southwest and brought close contact with the culture of Mexico. Large-scale immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from Southern and Eastern Europe introduced a variety of elements. Immigration from Asia and Latin America has had impact. A cultural melting pot, or pluralistic salad bowl, describes the way in which generations of Americans have celebrated and exchanged distinctive cultural characteristics. In addition to the United States and people of American descent can be found internationally; as many as seven million Americans are estimated to be living abroad, make up the American diaspora.
The United States of America is a diverse country and ethnically. Six races are recognized by the U. S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes: White, American Indian and Alaska Native, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, people of two or more races. "Some other race" is an option in the census and other surveys. The United States Census Bureau classifies Americans as "Hispanic or Latino" and "Not Hispanic or Latino", which identifies Hispanic and Latino Americans as a racially diverse ethnicity that comprises the largest minority group in the nation. People of European descent, or White Americans, constitute the majority of the 308 million people living in the United States, with 72.4% of the population in the 2010 United States Census. They are considered people who trace their ancestry to the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa. Of those reporting to be White American, 7,487,133 reported to be Multiracial. Additionally, there are Latinos.
Non-Hispanic Whites are the majority in 46 states. There are four minority-majority states: California, New Mexico, Hawaii. In addition, the District of Columbia has a non-white majority; the state with the highest percentage of non-Hispanic White Americans is Maine. The largest continental ancestral group of Americans are that of Europeans who have origins in any of the original peoples of Europe; this includes people via African, North American, Central American or South American and Oceanian nations that have a large European descended population. The Spanish were some of the first Europeans to establish a continuous presence in what is now the United States in 1565. Martín de Argüelles born 1566, San Agustín, La Florida a part of New Spain, was the first person of European descent born in what is now the United States. Twenty-one years Virginia Dare born 1587 Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina, was the first child born in the original Thirteen Colonies to English parents. In the 2017 American Community Survey, German Americans, Irish Americans, English Americans and Italian Americans were the four largest self-reported European ancestry groups in the United States forming 35.1% of the total population.
However, the English Americans and British Americans demography is considered a serious under-count as they tend to self-report and identify as "Americans" due to the length of time they have inhabited America. This is over-represented in the Upland South, a region, settled by the British. Overall, as the largest group, European Americans have the lowest poverty rate and the second highest educational attainment levels, median household income, median personal income of any racial demographic in the nation. According to the American Jewish Archives and the Arab American National Museum, some of the first Middle Easterners and North Africans arrived in the Americas between the late 15th and mid-16th centuries. Many were fleeing ethnic or ethnoreligious persecution during the Spanish Inquisition, a few were taken to the Americas as slaves. In 2014, The United States Census Bureau began finalizing the ethnic classification of MENA populations. According to the Arab American Institute, Arab
Visionaire is a company based in New York City that creates films and events in addition to an eponymous publication that intersect art, fashion and contemporary culture across multiple platforms. Artists and designers work in collaboration with Visionaire to produce interpretations on a theme. Visionaire was founded in 1991 by Cecilia Dean, James Kaliardos, Stephen Gan. Dean and Kaliardos continue to lead the company. Visionaire has published 67 editions since its inception in 1991, it is one of only two still remaining out of a 1994 Vanity Fair list of 10 "upstart" magazines to watch, alongside Surface. Fashion designers Rei Kawakubo, Tom Ford, Hedi Slimane, Riccardo Tisci have guest-edited issues. Karl Lagerfeld, John Baldessari, Steven Klein have been guest artists. Other contributors include Steven Meisel, Inez & Vinoodh and Marcus, Alexander McQueen, Raf Simons, Kate Moss, Barbara Kruger, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Vik Muniz, Maurizio Cattelan, Marina Abramović; the issue's price reflects its format.
For example, edition 18 Fashion Special Louis Vuitton contained a Louis Vuitton pouch within its own leather and was sold at an auction for $5,000. The price can be an indication as to the limited number in distribution. In addition to the original Visionaire, the company launched three offshoot magazines: V, VMan, with Carine Roitfeld, CR Fashion Book. In 2014, Dean and Gan divided their partnership. Dean and Kaliardos retained the company Visionaire, including the publication Visionaire, while Gan retained V and VMan. Visionaire has exhibited in New York, Tokyo, São Paolo, Moscow and Beijing, they first curated shows for their former SoHo offices, including works by Inez & Vinoodh, Alex Katz, Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, Richard Phillips. The 2006 show “Megazines” displayed back issues of current and out-of-print independent publications. In 2003, Visionaire premiered the three-dimensional film and sound installation 130919, A Portrait of Marina Abramović, directed by Matthew Placek, at Art Basel Miami Beach.
They began creating public art installations for Cadillac House in downtown Manhattan in 2016. An early show featured. Toiletpaper magazine, The Richard Avedon Foundation, Daniel Arsham have collaborated with Visionaire on these installations. In 2017, Visionaire screened their virtual reality film KAWS: A VR Experience for free at the New York Public Library. Visionaire has exhibited their own Visionaire publications at venues including Colette, Dover Street Market, Frieze Art Fair. Visionaire began producing short films in 2013 with a focus on the creative processes of artists and fashion designers. Films have featured Dior, Elie Saab and John Baldessari, their film 130919, A Portrait of Marina Abramović was an official selection of Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Braunschweig International Film Festival. VisionaireFILM’s One Look series documented the making of a dress shown at the Dior Haute Couture SS15 show.
The second film of the series documented the making of the set at Marc Jacobs' RTW FW15 show. The third depicted the making of Viktor & Rolf's wearable art FW15 Haute Couture collection, the fourth showed Valentino's new mascot making its first appearance at their FW15 haute couture collection; these films have garnered over 2 million views. Menkes, Suzy. "Thinking, Literally Looking, Very Big". The New York Times. Retrieved July 8, 2016. "Holy chic: Christina Ricci and friends get a divine new look". The Independent. April 23, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2016. Williams, Maxwell. "CAA Hosts'Visionaire' Issue Preview". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 8, 2016. Verner, Amy. "Wearable Art: 54 Sport by Visionaire Magazine". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved July 8, 2016. "Visionaire magazine teams up John Baldessari". Vice. November 12, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2016. "Visionaire's McQueen". Vogue UK. July 8, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2016. Wilson, Gaby. "Lady Gaga Is Cover Mermaid For'Visionaire' Record-Breaking Larger Than Life Issue".
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Bryan Jay Singer is an American director and writer of film and television. He is the founder of Bad Hat Harry Productions and has produced or co-produced all of the films he has directed. Singer directed his first film in 1988 after graduating from a university, his film, Public Access, was a co-winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. In the mid-1990s, Singer received critical acclaim for directing the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects, which starred Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio del Toro, he followed this with another thriller, Apt Pupil, an adaptation of a Stephen King novella about a boy's fascination with a Nazi war criminal. In the 2000s, he became known for big budget superhero films such as X-Men, for which Singer won the 2000 Saturn Award for Best Direction, its sequel X2, Superman Returns, he directed the World War II historical thriller Valkyrie, co-wrote/co-produced X-Men: First Class, directed the fantasy adventure film Jack the Giant Slayer, as well as two more X-Men films, X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
From 1997 through 2019, a number of men have alleged. Singer has denied all of the allegations, several of the resulting lawsuits were dismissed; as a result of the allegations, in December 2017 Singer was fired as the director of the Queen biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody, was dismissed from his role as director of the motion picture Red Sonja. Singer was born in New York City, was adopted by Grace Sinden, an environmental activist, Norbert Dave Singer, a corporate executive, he grew up in a Jewish household in New Jersey. In his early teens, he started making 8mm films as well as experimenting with photography, he attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, graduating in 1984. He studied filmmaking for two years at the School of Visual Arts in New York, transferred to the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles where he followed the Critical studies program. Singer directed a short film in 1988 called Lion's Den involving a number of friends, including actor Ethan Hawke, whom he knew from his childhood in New Jersey, editor John Ottman, whom he had met while working on a friend's short film.
After a screening of Lion's Den, Singer was approached by someone from Tokuma Japan Productions, a Japanese company interested in funding a series of low-budget films. Singer pitched a concept that became the film Public Access. Ottman again served as editor but this time composed the score for the film. At the 1993 Sundance Film Festival, the film was named as co-winner of the Grand Jury Prize with Ruby in Paradise. In 1994, he founded the production company Bad Hat Harry Productions, in homage to Steven Spielberg and the famous line from Jaws. Singer followed this by directing The Usual Suspects, screened out of competition at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival, it was a success, winning Christopher McQuarrie an Academy Award for Best Writing, actor Kevin Spacey an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1998, Singer obtained the rights to adapt Stephen King's novella Apt Pupil, a thriller about an all-American boy discovering that a Nazi war criminal lives in his neighborhood. Singer's film adaptation starred Sir Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, David Schwimmer.
In the early 2000s, Singer was hoping to direct Confessions of a Dangerous Mind based on the Chuck Barris book of the same name. The film was directed by George Clooney for Miramax Films with Sam Rockwell in the lead role. In February 2001, Singer was attempting to produce a new Battlestar Galactica television series for Studios USA Speaking to BBC News, Singer said he was "confident that the Galactica brand is a sleeping giant, it was a show I watched from the pilot to the final episode. The essence and the brand name is quite potent in a climate where there's a great deficit of sci-fi programming." Singer left the project, produced by another team on the Sci Fi Channel. In mid-2004, Singer was in negotiations to direct X-Men: The Last Stand for Fox, when Singer agreed to direct Superman Returns for Warner Bros.. In consequence, Fox terminated its production deal with Bad Hat Harry Productions, Singer's production company. Superman Returns was filmed in Australia in 2005, was released on June 28, 2006.
Singer claimed that he had always admired and identified with the character, citing the fact that he and Superman are both orphans, noting that he was inspired by the 1978 film starring Christopher Reeve and the comics of Alex Ross. In August 2009, Universal Pictures announced that Singer would direct and produce a big screen reimagining of the Battlestar Galactica television series of the late-1970s, which would not draw any material from the Syfy Channel reimagined series. On September 10, 2009, it was announced NBC has partnered with Singer and Bryan Fuller to adapt Augusten Burroughs's Sellevision into a series about a fictional home shopping network, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Neither project was produced. At the premiere of James Cameron's Avatar on December 16, 2009, Singer confirmed that he would be directing Jack the Giant Slayer for Warner Bros, that he had signed on to do X-Men: First Class, but conflicts between the two projects led to Singer being only a producer and co-screenwriter on First Class, with Matthew Vaughn taking over directorial duties.
In October 2012, it was announced that Singer would direct the next movie in the series, X-Men: Days of Future
Michael Dougherty is an American film director and screenwriter, known for his work with Dan Harris on the scripts for Bryan Singer's films X2 and Superman Returns. He is known for writing and directing the cult horror film Trick'r Treat. On October 28, 2013, at a special screening, it was announced to the surprise of the audience that a sequel will be produced by Legendary Pictures, he directed, co-wrote, co-produced the horror/comedy Krampus. Dougherty will be co-writing and directing the upcoming sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters for a May 31, 2019 release date. Dougherty was born and raised in Columbus and attended the Tisch School of Arts at New York University in the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, where he produced Season's Greetings, his mother is Vietnamese. His directorial debut, Trick'r Treat, is based on his own script, was produced by Bryan Singer, it played at several film festivals, before being released on DVD on October 6, 2009 in the US and Canada. In December 2014, he began work on his horror film Krampus, released in December 2015, co-wrote the script for X-Men: Apocalypse, with Singer, Dan Harris and Simon Kinberg, with Singer once again as director.
In October 2016, it was revealed that Dougherty will write the script for Godzilla: King of the Monsters along with Zach Shields. A day it was reported that Dougherty is in negotiations to direct Godzilla: King of the Monsters. In January 2017, Dougherty was announced as the director for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Dougherty is an artist and some of his artwork is displayed on his official website. Bryan Singer and Dan Harris provided the plots to four comic book prequels to Superman Returns; the four forty-page comic book prequels were published by DC Comics throughout the month of June 2006 and bridged the gap between the second Superman film and Superman Returns. Superman Returns: Krypton to Earth - Story by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan HarrisSummary: In the first of the four prequels, fans will revisit the Man of Steel’s origins and witness how the world has been transformed in Superman’s absence. Superman Returns: Ma Kent - Story by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan HarrisSummary: The second special conceived by Bryan Singer and illustrated by Karl Kerschl spotlights the life of the woman who raised the Man of Tomorrow—and explores how she survived a world without Superman.
Superman Returns: Lex Luthor - Story by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan HarrisSummary: Lex Luthor always dreamed of a world without a Superman. How will Superman’s arch-nemesis react when he gets what he’s wanted for so many years? Superman Returns: Lois Lane - Story by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan HarrisSummary: Lois Lane has loved... and lost... the Man of Steel. How will this intrepid reporter rebound from Superman’s absence? In 2015, with Todd Casey, Zach Shields and Marc Andeyko, Michael Dougherty co wrote and created a comic book tie in to Trick'r Treat, titled'Trick'r Treat: Days of the Dead', it features four new short stories, spanning centuries, depicting a variety of characters and cultures, going back to the holiday's roots in ancient Ireland. That year, with Casey and Laura Shields, Dougherty published a tie-in to Krampus titled Krampus: Shadows of Saint Nicholas, it features three stories. Michael Dougherty on IMDb
Celebrity is a 1998 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen, features an ensemble cast. The screenplay describes the divergent paths; the film was a commercial disappointment. Lee Simon is an unsuccessful novelist turned travel writer who immerses himself in celebrity journalism following a midlife crisis and subsequent divorce from his insecure wife, Robin, a former English teacher, after sixteen years of marriage; as he stumbles his way through both professional encounters and sexual escapades with performers and other players in the world of entertainment, Lee questions his purpose in life. He ruins numerous opportunities due to his fame-seeking and neuroses. Meanwhile, Robin trades her many neuroses for a makeover and a job with television producer Tony Gardella that leads to her own celebrity interview program, she ends up happy and successful. The film was shot in black-and-white on location in New York City by cinematographer Sven Nykvist. Celebrity was the last of four films shot by Nykvist for Allen.
It marks the end of Allen's long collaboration with editor Susan E. Morse, who had edited the previous twenty of Allen's films beginning with Manhattan; the film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was shown at the New York Film Festival before going into general release in the US on November 20, 1998. It opened on 493 screens, ranking # 10 on its opening weekend, it earned $5,078,660 in the US. Review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes scores Celebrity with a 41%'Rotten' rating from 41 reviews; the film holds a 41 on Metacritic. Janet Maslin of The New York Times observed, "Lee Simon is one of the filmmaker's wearier creations, in ways that deny Celebrity the bracing audacity of recent, better Allen films like Deconstructing Harry and Everyone Says I Love You, and with Branagh as his younger alter ego, Allen finds no way to revitalize the character's predictable worries about advancing his career and chasing beautiful women... Though Celebrity is filled with beautiful and famous faces, it has plenty of opportunity to bog down between star turns, some of the episodes about the Simons are astonishingly flat."Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said the film "plays oddly like the loose ends and unused inspirations of other Woody Allen movies.
Some of the moments are funny. More are only smile material, a few don't work at all. Like all of Allen's films, it's smart and quirky enough that we're not bored, but we're not much delighted, either... Branagh has all the body language of comic uncertainty, he does Allen so indeed, that you wonder why Allen didn't just play the character himself."Peter Travers of Rolling Stone felt the film "suffers from lulls and lapses and one lulu of a casting gaffe, but this keenly observant spoof of the fame game is hardly the work of a burnout. At sixty-two, the Woodman can still mine caustic laughter from the darkest corners of his psyche. In Celebrity, he cracks his ringmaster's whip on a circus of rude, cathartic fun... Branagh, whether by his choice or his director's, plays Lee like a Woody impressionist, down to the nervous gestures and the stuttering whine... Lee should emerge as flawed but real in a world of gorgeous poseurs. Instead, Branagh's party-trick performance keeps audiences at a distance.
What saves the day is the steady march of scintillating cameos from actors who bring out the best in Allen's barbed dialogue."Edward Guthmann of the San Francisco Chronicle stated, "Branagh stammers, bobs his head and runs the gamut of other established Woody tics and mannerisms - delivering nervous shtick where a performance would have sufficed. His novelty act belongs in the same bin with his hammy histrionics in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein... The irony of Celebrity is that so much of it is admirably acted and directed. Despite his one-note obsessions, Allen is a fine director whose stories clip along, whose dialogue sparkles and whose actors look grateful for the luxury of his words."Todd McCarthy of Variety called the film "a once-over-lightly rehash of stale Allen themes and motifs" and added, "The spectacle of Kenneth Branagh and Judy Davis doing over-the-top Woody Allen impersonations creates a neurotic energy meltdown... Branagh is embarrassing as he flails and gesticulates in a manner that suggests a direct imitation of Allen himself...
For her part, Davis was brilliant in Husbands and Wives and has appeared in other Allen films, but she not only overdoes the neurotic posturing this time but is miscast... Annoyingly mannered in performance as well as tiresomely familiar in the way it trots out its angst-ridden urban characters' problems, has a hastily conceived, patchwork feel, leavened by some lively supporting turns and the presence of so many attractive people onscreen."Neil Norman of London Evening Standard noted that "many scenes, indeed personalities, lack the credence of similar shots in Annie Hall, Manhattan or Stardust Memories. Judy Davis's doorstepping television interviews in the Jean-Georges restaurant where she encounters several well-heeled New Yorkers, including Donald Trump are frankly risible.
David Hayter is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, screenwriter and producer. He is well known as the English voice actor for Solid Snake and Naked Snake throughout many titles in the Metal Gear video game series, his works as a screenwriter include X2 and Watchmen. Hayter was born in California to Canadian parents, he started acting at the age of 9. Hayter spent most of his childhood living around the world and at the age of 15, Hayter moved to Kobe, Japan where he graduated from the Canadian Academy, an international school, in 1987. After high school, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for two years until transferring to Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada where he stayed until the age of 20, when he moved to Hollywood. Hayter did some live acting in the early 1990s, but became interested in voice acting after acting in an episode of the sitcom Major Dad, landed the role of Captain America in the popular 1994 Spider-Man animated series, he provided the voice of Arsène Lupin III in the English version of the anime film The Castle of Cagliostro and the voice of Tamahome in the English version of the anime series Fushigi Yūgi.
He starred in the 1994 straight-to-video movie Guyver: Dark Hero as the protagonist Sean Barker. He has used the characters' name as an alias in various work credits. Hayter began providing the English voice of Metal Gear series protagonist Solid Snake in the 1998 video game Metal Gear Solid, which served as the series's transition from 2D to 3D. Hayter would go on to play Solid Snake and his predecessor Naked Snake throughout all the succeeding installments up until Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker in 2010. Hayter has an extended live-action cameo as himself in one of the fictional TV programs prior to the start of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Outside the Metal Gear series, Hayter voiced Snake in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, his work with the Metal Gear series has led Hayter to do voice work in other video game projects such as Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He cited the series as an influence on his screenwriting, stating that "Kojima and I have different styles," "but I've learned things from him about ambiguity and telling a story without giving all the answers."Hayter is one of the few Metal Gear actors to have played and completed the games he's voiced in.
According to an interview with Paul Eiding, Hayter gave up half of his own paycheck in order to bring back the cast of the original Metal Gear Solid for the 2004 remake Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes. Following the announcement of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in the 2013 Game Developers Conference, Hayter announced that he was not asked to reprise the role of Snake for this entry; this was confirmed when Konami announced that Kiefer Sutherland would be the new voice of Snake during E3 the same year. Hayter has since revealed in an interview that he had to re-audition for the role in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, suggesting that the series' creator Hideo Kojima was considering recasting the part much earlier, with Kurt Russell having been offered the role during the development of Metal Gear Solid 3. After Kojima's departure from Konami following the release of The Phantom Pain, Hayter would reprise the role of Snake in a Metal Gear Solid-themed advertisement for the 2016 Ford Focus SE aired in 2016.
In 2018, Hayter provided Snake's voice in two video games: Super Smash Bros.. Ultimate. In 2000, he wrote the screenplay for the movie version of X-Men, went on to co-write the screenplay for its sequel X2 with writing team Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. Shortly after his work on X-Men, Hayter was hired to write and direct a project based on the heroine Black Widow. However, due to the limited success of similar themed films featuring female vigilante protagonists at the time, Marvel withdrew their offer to Hayter stating, "We don’t think it’s time to do this movie". Hayter's daughter Natasha, born whilst he was writing the Black Widow script, is named after the titular character. Hayter wrote an adaptation of the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore and David Gibbons. Noted for being a harsh critic of translations of his works to film, Moore said of the script "David Hayter's screenplay was as close as I could imagine anyone getting to Watchmen; that said, I shan't be going to see it. My book is a comic book.
Not a movie, not a novel. A comic book. It's been made in a certain way, designed to be read a certain way." Hayter and writer Alex Tse shared credit on the finished screenplay. Tse drew "the best elements" from two of the project's previous drafts written by screenwriter Hayter; the script did not keep the contemporary atmosphere that Hayter created, but instead returned to the original Cold War setting of the Watchmen comic. Warner Bros. was amenable to the 1980s setting, the director added a title montage sequence to introduce the audience to the events of alternate history United States in that time period. On September 7, 2012, it was announced that Hayter would pen the screen adaptation Caught Stealing, would star Patrick Wilson and Alec Baldwin. On September 13, 2012, Hayter began filming on Wolves. On July 8, 2013, Hayter was hired by Lakeshore Entertainment to write the film T
Henry 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, one for Adapted Screenplay – winning Best Director for Reds. Beatty is the only person to have been nominated for acting in, directing and producing the same film, he did so twice: first for Heaven Can Wait, again with Reds. Eight of the films he has produced have earned 53 Academy nominations, in 1999, he was awarded the Academy's highest honor, the Irving G. Thalberg Award. Beatty has been nominated for eighteen Golden Globe Awards, winning six, including the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, which he was honored with in 2007. Among his Golden Globe-nominated films are Splendor in the Grass, his screen debut, Bonnie and Clyde, Heaven Can Wait, Dick Tracy, Bugsy and Rules Don't Apply, all of which he produced. Director and collaborator Arthur Penn described Beatty as "the perfect producer", adding, "He makes everyone demand the best of themselves.
Warren stays with a picture through editing and scoring. He plain works harder than anyone else I have seen." Henry Warren Beaty was born March 1937, in Richmond, Virginia. His mother, Kathlyn Corinne, was a teacher from Nova Scotia, his father, Ira Owens Beaty, had studied for a PhD in educational psychology and worked as a teacher and school administrator, in addition to dealing in real estate. Beatty's grandparents were teachers; the family was Baptist. While Warren Beaty was still a child, Ira Beaty moved his family from Richmond to Norfolk and to Arlington and Waverly back to Arlington taking a position at Arlington's Thomas Jefferson Junior High School in 1945. During the 1950s, the family resided in the Dominion Hills section of Arlington. Beatty's elder sister is the actress and writer Shirley MacLaine, his uncle, by marriage, was Canadian politician A. A. MacLeod. Beatty became interested in movies before his teens, when he accompanied his sister to theaters. One film that had an important early influence on him was The Philadelphia Story, which he saw when it was re-released in the 1950s.
He noticed a strong resemblance between its star, Katharine Hepburn, his mother, in both appearance and personality, saying that they symbolized "perpetual integrity." Another film that affected him was Love Affair, which starred one of his favorite actors, Charles Boyer. He found it "deeply moving," and recalls that "This is a movie I always wanted to make." He did remake Love Affair in 1994, in which he starred alongside Annette Bening and Katharine Hepburn. Among his favorite TV shows in the 1950s was the Texaco Star Theatre, 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, he used Berle-type humor at home, his sister Shirley MacLaine's lasting memories of her brother include seeing him reading books by Eugene O'Neill or singing along to Al Jolson records. In Rules Don't Apply, Beatty plays Howard Hughes, shown talking about and singing Jolson songs while flying his plane. MacLaine noted, on what made her brother want to become a filmmaker, sometimes writing, producing and starring in his films: "That's why he's more comfortable behind the camera," she says.
"He's in the total-control aspect. He has to have control over everything. Beatty doesn't deny that need, and I used to say that I supposed I did." Beatty was a star football player at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington. Encouraged to act by the success of his sister, who had established herself as a Hollywood star, he decided to work as a stagehand at the National Theatre in Washington, D. C. during the summer before his senior year. After graduation, he was offered ten football scholarships to college, but turned them down to study liberal arts at Northwestern University, where he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. After his first year, he left college to move to New York City, where he studied acting under Stella Adler at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Fearing that his acting career would be interrupted by being drafted, Beatty used a well-thought-out scheme to resolve the issue of military service without serving on active duty, he enlisted in the California Air National Guard on February 11, 1960 under his original name Henry W. Beaty.
On January 1, 1961, he was given a dishonorable discharge from the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force Reserve. This made him ineligible for any military service. Beatty started his career making appearances on television shows such as Studio One, Kraft Television Theatre, Playhouse 90, he was a semi-regular on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis during its first season. His performance in William Inge's A Loss of Roses on Broadway garnered him a 1960 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play and a 1960 Theatre World Award, it was his sole appearance on Broadway. He made his film debut in Elia Kazan's Splendor opposite Natalie Wood; the film was a critical and box office success and Beatty was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, received the award for New Star of the Year – Actor. The film was nominated for two Oscars, winning one. Author Peter Biskind points out tha