Warren Beatty, whose film Rules Don’t Apply will be released November 23 by Fox, will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 30th annual Salute on November 2 in New York. The Salute is apropos since at least 15 of Beatty’s films often are studied in film schools across the country including and some considered classics: Bonnie and Clyde, Shampoo, Reds, Heaven Can Wait, McCabe and Mrs. Miller and The Parallax View, to name a few. Beatty also directed, wrote and starred in Bulworth, which has been has been a staple in the Museum’s Screening America education series.
Beatty has been nominated 15 times by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and eight films he has produced have earned 53 Academy nominations. In 1982, he won the Academy Award for Directing and in 2000 was given the Academy’s highest honor, the Irving G. Thalberg Award.
Past honorees of the Museum’s Salute include Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, Steve Martin, Julianne Moore, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Julia Roberts, Martin Scorsese, Kevin Spacey, Steven Spielberg and Jimmy Stewart. The news was announced today by Michael Barker and Ivan L. Lustig, Co-Chairmen of the Museum’s Board of Trustees.
Barker noted that Beatty “makes movies that are bold, provocative and entertaining, and he has had astonishing and prolonged success as an actor, director, producer and writer. He has been one of the most beloved and honored creative figures in Hollywood.”
The Salute will raise money for the Museum’s education programs, which serve more than 60,000 students per year.