Salute to Warren Beatty

Photo by Patrick Demarchelier

Warren Beatty to be honored at the Museum's annual gala Salute

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 583 Park Avenue

One of the most beloved and admired creative figures in Hollywood, Warren Beatty will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 30th annual Gala Salute in New York City. Beatty helped invent the new Hollywood with the fresh, distinctly modern sensibility he brought to his work in front of and behind the camera. He makes movies that are bold, provocative, and entertaining, and he has had astonishing and prolonged success as an actor, director, producer, and writer.

The Museum is thrilled to celebrate his accomplishments at a very special evening of cocktails, dinner, and an award presentation, featuring clips from Beatty’s career introduced by a stellar group of friends and colleagues. Featured presenters and guests include Annette Bening, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Lee Grant, Mandy Patinkin, Oliver Platt, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, and more.

Beatty joins the ranks of past honorees who have received the Museum’s Salute, including Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Robert DeNiro, 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.

Since starring in his first film, Splendor in the Grass, in 1961, Warren Beatty has been said to have demonstrated a greater longevity in movies than any actor of his generation. Few people have taken so many responsibilities for all phases of the production of films as producer, director, writer, and actor, and few have evidenced so high a level of integrity in a body of work. At least fifteen of Beatty’s films are often referred to as classics: Bonnie and Clyde, Shampoo, Reds, Heaven Can Wait, Dick Tracy, Bugsy, Bulworth, Splendor in the Grass, All Fall Down, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, Mickey One, The Only Game in Town, Lilith, and The Parallax View.

His latest film, Rules Don’t Apply, follows an aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) as they struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty) who they work for. Beatty wrote, produced, directed, and stars in the film opening in theaters on November 23, 2016.

Beatty has been nominated 15 times by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and 8 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.

Funds raised from the Salute support the Museum’s programs, exhibitions, and educational activities. The education programs, which include curriculum-based tours, screenings, and workshops, serve 60,000 students per year.

Individual tickets to the event start at $1,500, and tables at $15,000. For more information or to reserve your ticket/table, please contact Emily Kline at Event Associates at 212 245 6570.