Warren Beatty will soon have yet another feather to add to his cap. The actor, producer, screenwriter and director — who’s already received two Oscars, four Golden Globes and even a Blockbuster Entertainment Award — will be honored with Museum of the Moving Image’s 30th annual Salute on November 2. Michael Barker and Ivan L. Lustig, who serve as co-chairmen of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, announced the news today.
“Warren Beatty helped invent the new Hollywood with the fresh, distinctly modern sensibility he has brought to his work in front of and behind the camera,” said Barker in a statement. “He 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, and the Museum is thrilled to salute his remarkable career.” Previous honorees include Sidney Poitier, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Martin Scorsese and Julia Roberts, among others.
Beatty won Best Director at the 1982 Academy Awards for “Reds”; his screenplay and lead performance were likewise nominated, as was the film itself for Best Picture. He received the same four nominations for “Heaven Can Wait” three years earlier and is also recognized for helping “Bonnie and Clyde”, a key work of New Hollywood, get made in the first place by producing and starring in it.