[Updated 4.07 p.m]
For all the hot Hollywood actors who are often said to be the biggest celebrity studs, you guys need to read a book.
You guys are amateurs compared to Beatty.
The “Bonnie and Clyde” star’s first authorized bio details his career and his hyperactive love life with his leading ladies, emphasis on the plural. And “authorized” means he had to have okayed the author’s estimate of his past lovers.
[Updated] Warren Beatty’s attorney tells the Huffington Post
that Biskind’s book is not authorized.
“Mr. Biskind’s tedious and boring book on Mr. Beatty was not authorized by Mr. Beatty and should not be published as an authorized biography,” Bert Fields says.
“It contains many false assertions and purportedly quotes Mr. Beatty as saying things he never said.”
Author Peter Biskind’s estimate of how many women succumbed to the legendary lothario’s prowess?
“12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on.”
]]>The women reportedly included Julie Christie, Natalie Wood, Carly Simon (Remember “You’re so Vain”?), Faye Dunaway, Diane Keaton, Madonna, Brigitte Bardot, Leslie Caron and Candice Bergen. There’s more — a lot more — but we only have so much space on the Dish Rag.
Here’s some juice about Beatty and Jane Fonda, who met when they auditioned for a teen movie, “Parrish,” in 1960. During the audition, he gave her a chaste peck.
“I thought he was gay,” Fonda tells Biskind. Director Joshua Logan encouraged him, “Look, are you afraid of Jane or something? Grab her, boy, grab her. Don’t be shy.”
“Oh, my God. We kissed until we had practically eaten each other’s heads off,” Beatty tells Biskind.
Beatty later raved about Fonda’s sexual skills “due to her ability to virtually unhinge her jaw, like a python that swallows prey much larger than itself.”
And then there was Joan Collins, who spotted Beatty looking at her while he was dining with Fonda at La Scala. “He was 22 at the time, but he looked like he was barely old enough to drive.”
They became an insatiable couple. Until he tired her out. When asked if she really had sex with Beatty seven times a day, she replied, “Maybe he did, but I just lay there.”