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Bulworth (1998)

Warren Beatty as "Sen. Jay Billington Bulworth"

Jay Bulworth (Warren Beatty), a financially ruined senator, is now disillusioned with politics. The forlorn statesman orders a contract killing -- the target himself -- so his family will be able to collect a fortune from his insurance policy. Facing imminent death, a devil-may-care Bulworth speaks his mind in public, forsaking platitudes for honest but controversial observations. But when he falls in love with a hip young woman (Halle Berry), Bulworth urgently rethinks his impending murder.

Golden Globe (1998) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Bugsy (1991)

Warren Beatty as "Bugsy Siegel"

New York mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Warren Beatty) leaves New York City to dip into the glamour of Hollywood, Calif., and to build up syndicate gambling rackets. Bowled over by actress Virginia Hill (Annette Bening), the dapper Siegel courts her, despite having a wife and children. Obsessed with creating a gambling haven, Siegel takes racketeering to the Nevada desert and helps develop Las Vegas, only to find himself in deep water over his reckless construction of the Flamingo Hotel.

Academy Award (1991) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1991) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Reds (1981)

Warren Beatty as "John Reed"

American journalist John Reed (Warren Beatty) journeys to Russia to document the Boleshevik Revolution and returns a revolutionary. His fervor for left-wing politics leads him to Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton), then married, who will become a feminist icon and activist. Politics at home become more complicated as the rift grows between reality and Reed's ideals. Bryant takes up with a cynical playwright (Jack Nicholson), and Reed returns to Russia, where his health declines.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982) Nominated Actor
Academy Award (1981) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1981) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Warren Beatty as "Joe Pendleton"

Joe Pendleton (Warren Beatty), quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, is killed in an auto accident. In the afterlife, Joe discovers that his guardian angel (Buck Henry) has taken him from his body prematurely, and he is due many more years on earth. Unable to return to his body, Joe assumes the form of greedy multimillionaire industrialist Leo Farnsworth. As Farnsworth, Joe attempts a return to football and falls in love with environmental activist Betty Logan (Julie Christie).

Academy Award (1978) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1978) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Shampoo (1975)

Warren Beatty as "George Roundy"

Against the backdrop of Nixon's election to office, Beverly Hills hairdresser and notorious rake George Roundy (Warren Beatty) runs into trouble when his lascivious habits begin to clash with his more responsible business ambitions. Things get even more complex when Roundy asks his wealthy mistress, Felicia Karpf (Lee Grant), for a business loan, unaware that his best friend and ex-girlfriend, Jackie (Julie Christie), is sleeping with Karpf's husband, Lester (Jack Warden).

Golden Globe (1975) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Warren Beatty as "Clyde Barrow"

Small-time crook Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) tries to steal a car and winds up with its owner's daughter, dissatisfied small-town girl Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway). Their crimes quickly spiral from petty theft to bank robbery, but tensions between the couple and the other members of their gang--hapless driver C.W. (Michael J. Pollard), Clyde's suave older brother Buck (Gene Hackman) and Buck's flibbertigibbet wife, Blanche (Estelle Parsons) --could destroy them all.

Academy Award (1967) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967) Nominated Foreign Actor
Golden Globe (1967) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Warren Beatty as "Bud Stamper"

Bud (Warren Beatty) and his high school sweetheart, Deanie (Natalie Wood), are weighed down by their parents' oppressive expectations, which threaten the future of their relationship. Deanie's mother (Audrey Christie) and Bud's father (Pat Hingle) caution their children against engaging in a sexual relationship, but for opposing reasons: Deanie's mother thinks Bud won't marry a girl with loose morals, while Bud's father is afraid of marriage and pregnancy that would ruin Bud's future at Yale.

Golden Globe (1961) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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