Star: The Unbelievable Saga of Being Warren Beatty — 2 years ago
Warren Beatty has lived an interesting life, and has crammed more experiences into his seventy years than most people could do in seven hundred. But I don’t know if I like him. Then again, that’s not really the point: this is a warts-and-all biography that not only got me to learn more about the person behind the celebrity, but also got me interested in watching and re-watching his movies. It’s a long book, but generally worth the time and investment. I have a few minor points I could nitpick about: I don’t think an author should be as familiar and crude as his subject when talking about sex, for one thing, and I don’t know if I needed quite as much time spent on Heaven Can Wait when I’m sure Reds could have used some more coverage. But those are minor points. Overall, if you like movies or are interested in the cult of the Hollywood celebrity, then I would definitely recommend this Star. It’s not an earth-shattering book, but it’s definitely an interesting story.