Sunday, January 03, 2010

Did Warren Beatty really sleep with 13,000 women?

Here are some thoughts on Warren Beatty’s claim in his new book that he slept with 13,000 women. I better not hear any of these on Leno and Letterman Monday night. (Conan I don’t care. Nobody watches.) For you gag writer hopefuls this is what we call the mother lode. Weigh in with some of your own.

I find it hard to believe that he has actually slept with 13,000 women. Wilt Chamberlain said he slept with 20,000 women but that you can believe -- he was in the NBA.

Tiger Woods, you've got some ground to make up.

So who hates Warren Beatty more now? Men or women?

He can sleep with 13,000 women. Still, if we find out he's slept with one guy he's gay.

Warren did not however sleep with MacKenzie Phillips.

I don’t think all the members of the The Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society combined have seen 13,000 vaginas.

Warren Beatty is 72, by the way. Or, by his own calculations: 7,639.

Charlie Sheen has slept with fewer women than Warren Beatty but he has been arrested more.

Warren should play David Duchuvny’s father on CALIFORNICATION.

Author Peter Biskind calculates Warren bedded "12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on." Drive-bys??? What the hell is a drive-by?

Among his conquests are Jane Fonda, Joan Collins (whom he exhausted…according to HIM), Carly Simon (for whom she wrote “You’re so Vain”), Faye Dunaway (ugh!). Leslie Caron, Candace Bergan, Isabelle Adjani, Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot, Diane Keaton, Madonna (who hasn’t?), Natalie Wood, Annette Bening (although that one hasn’t been confirmed), and I guess the girl from the In & Out Takeout window.

When Joan Collins was asked if she really had sex with Beatty seven times a day, she replied, "Maybe he did, but I just lay there."

I’m reminded of the great Woody Allen line. “When I die I want to come back as Warren Beatty’s finger.”

13,000. Let's see, that's probably three or four a day for three or four decades, time out to do ISHTAR, LOVE AFFAIR and TOWN AND COUNTRY -- nah, he's lying.

On the other hand, even if he slept with only 10,000 or 9,000 even – that’s more than me.

46 comments:

Mark Evanier said...

Uh, Warren Beatty is not claiming in his new book that he slept with 13,000 women. A guy who wrote what Beatty says is an unauthorized biography is claiming that. Big difference.

Get Info Here said...

I can't believe on that. And you have point Mark.

dvestv said...

Nobody can about the issue. And that's ridiculous.

J.J. said...

Marilyn Chambers slept with 38,163 women and men and that's just the ones on film. I was never one of them though, we were just friends.

And Ron Jeremy's numbers must be... umm... huge.

KEN LEVINE said...

The book was written with Beatty's cooperation. He and the author are friends. In any event, someone said it and it's preposterous.

Tallulah Morehead said...

Still better than sleeping with one woman 13,000 times.

Anyway, I can better than him, as it's rumored that I've been MARRIED to 13,000 men. If only I could remember. (Of course, 10,000 of them turned out to be gay.

Anyway, if he go that much sleep, why doesn't he look better? Oh wait --- "slept with" doesn't mean ...

KEN LEVINE said...

Now I see where Beatty's lawyer is claiming it's not authorized -- I'm sure after the flap over 13,000 women.

Did Peter Biskand, who wrote such a good and detailed book on filmmakers from the 70s, pull that number out of the sky to sell books? I tend to think not. A more plausible explanation is that now that the book is backfiring on Beatty he's distancing himself from it.

loveyourblogken said...

Is it true that Warren Beatty tried and FAILED with Molly Ringwald? Yup, rumor has it. Also, the Los Angeles Times had an interview wherein an aspiring wanna-be brunette...name escapes me at the moment, pretty much outed Beatty as having had an emotional affair and possibly an extra-marital liason while married to Annette Bening...at least that's how the math facts played out in that puppy....kept waiting for Bening/Beatty camp lawyers to pounce...and never heard a peep...anyone have a link to that LA Times article....if not, I'll go a digging....

Chad said...

His address book was so big it had it's own address

Steve Billnitzer said...

That's nothing. I know a math major who's slept with 1/13,000th women.

13,000 women? That can't be right. He must have counted one twice.

Although perhaps his claim is plausible if, like his big sister Shirley McLaine, he was reincarnated 13,000 times.

In any event, say what you will, Warren Beatty has definitively improved on counting sheep.

And at last we finally know what caused the Great Chalk Shortage of '92 -- it was all those marks on his bedroom wall.

J S Swanson said...

If he had explicitly said he had had sex with Dame Judi Dench, I'd be more inclined to believe him. Barring that, I'd say: Pull the other one.. it's got bells on it.

Ben K. said...

If you laid 13,000 beautiful women end to end, you'd be Warren Beatty.

Beatty slept with 12,775 women, "give or take." Well, which was it?

I have a feeling that number is a 90-gross exaggeration.

Why would a man have sex with so many different women? Because he can.

"Done it," said Beatty, in reference to the Santa Monica phone book.

Heaven can wait, because who needs it?

To be fair, 12,000 of those women were auditioning for "Shampoo."

Some women complain that that Beatty was distant, frustrating, and never really gave them what they wanted. And those are just the magazine interviewers.

Beatty's Oscar pool is very different from yours and mine.

All the late-night comedians heard about these 13,000 women....

Letterman said, "How many employees does this guy need?"

Conan said, "I used to get around myself. By bicycle. Man, 11:30 jokes are no fun at all."

Craig Ferguson said, "My numbers are pretty high too, but I'm on the metric system."

Jay Leno said, "Wow, 13,000. Is there any way we can get them to watch my show?"

JTS said...

I'm even more skeptical -- I thought the only thing he ever did was "Dick Tracy."

YEKIMI said...

I just wish I was an egg. At least then I be laid at least one time.

Mic said...

Wow.

I don't know if anyone else felt like playing around with the math, but that's averaging a different woman every day for 35 years.

27 1/2 if you doubled up on the weekends. And who wouldn't?

You know, this could spawn a whole different sort of "6 Degrees" game.

Given the current US population, if you don't know who your father is there's a 1 in 24,142 chance it could be Warren Beatty.

Conversely, the odds of winning the $500 prize on a $1 "Loose Change" NY lottery scratch off ticket are 1 in 48,000.

Anonymous said...

daddy always done said there were only 2 kinds on nookie: "some" and "none". but if God reaches down and makes you a movie star or a pro athlete or a - i dunno - a coke dealer, then you get that very rare chance to experience option number 3: "lots".

hmmmm.... lets see...upside: beautiful women literally *throw* themselves at you, and all you have to do is catch them, and with a little luck and longevity, you hit 1000 or 5000 or even 10grand. the downside: well, you probably end up with not a whole lot of respect for women. however, this will in now way stop them from pursuing/sleeping with you.

what to do.....think, think.....

ajm said...

Warren Beatty and I -- We've averaged 6,388 women...

Pat Reeder said...

A couple of lines on this subject from my radio service for today:

Beatty allegedly asked a heavily-pregnant Carole King to have sex with him just so he could see what it was like, but she said no. Beatty replied, "Okay, that's one for and one against. To break the tie, I'll go in and ask the baby."

An intern on "The Parallax View" claims women were constantly going in and out of Warren's trailer, including women who were chubby and had moles, pimples and mustaches. Wow, he must be the only man on Earth who wishes Rosie O'Donnell weren't gay.

mcp said...

"Faye Dunaway (ugh!)"

Ken, if you are commenting on her looks I would ask you to look up photos of her from "Bonnie and Clyde" and "The Thomas Crown Affair."

Vermonter17032 said...

This is just a miscommunication. He's referring to the 13,000 women who fell asleep in the theater watching Ishtar.

Gives new meaning to his title role in Dick Tracy.

What a piker. I mean, he can't even keep up with a guy whose name was Wilt, for crying out load.

DJ said...

Fingertips. Woody Allen said that although he didn't believe in reincarnation, if it existed he wanted to come back as Warren Beatty's fingertips.

VP81955 said...

Warren Beatty having trouble with a biographer? Oh my, it seems like he's mutating into Hedy Lamarr, albeit without getting any patent that could lead to improvements in cell [hone technology. I eagerly await news of Warren being arrested for shoplifting.

But at least now we may understand why he's never made a film with his sister...

wv: "ulnentes" -- sounds like something that should be used by a Spanish-speaking gynecologist.

Roger Owen Green said...

I never believed Chamberlain either. I mean how do you keep track? Do you know all the names? I suspect that Wilt (and perhaps Warren) may have accidentally slept with the same person twice. Or even thrice.

VP81955 said...

Ken, this has nothing to do with Warren Beatty, unless he liked to make love with the radio on...at the Los Angeles Times' "The Daily Mirror" blog, they just ran pieces from January 1960 and '70 reviewing the previous year's top personalities in Los Angeles radio. Scully and Enberg are on it respectively, as are Dick Whittinghill and a bunch of names you may recall frm your youth (and your work). LA must've been a heckuva radio town! Find them at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2010/01/jan-3-1960--don-page-the-times-longtime-radio-critic-compiled-end-of-the-year-lists-that-ran-at-the-start-of-the-next-yea.html

Patrick said...

The number could be 50,000 and it still wouldn't make up for his role as the producer of Ishtar. Maybe we'll find out that he slept with Dustin Hoffman, which might at least double the gross sales of that impotent act of filmaking on DVD re-release. Just imagine the commentary.

blogward said...

That's probably just everbody's wife in Wethersfield CT (pop 26000).

Great Big Radio Guy said...

Wait...back up. People watch Leno?

Anonymous said...

I'm willing to wager he's screwed a man or two. You can't be that obsessed with sex and not wonder what it's like stick it there, even if only once.

Will Teullive said...

He was the first method actor of his generation.....rhythm method

benson said...

A woman a day for 35 years seems a little much. Maybe, like sister Shirley, he's had a bunch of different lives and this is the grand total.

However, if the number is true. When I die, I want his life to pass before my eyes.

Mic said...

Benson: "When I die..."

That was great!
Heck, it it was only 1/4 that many, I want his life to flash before my eyes!

AlaskaRay said...

>>Author Peter Biskind calculates Warren bedded "12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on." Drive-bys??? What the hell is a drive-by?<<

Assult with a friendly weapon... in a car.

Does he actually claim 13,000 different women. Maybe he slept with 2 different women once and Annette 12998 times.

Actually, that's only 1.2 women a day for 30 years. I could do that with my hands tied behind my back. Oh wait, I have and I liked it.

Ray

Craig Zablo said...

It's said that Warren Beatty slept with 13,000 women. Many people that that number is high. Well, if you think THAT number is high, you'd be shocked by the number of women Warren Beatty had sex with.

John said...

What's the really amazing thing is when Warren was on Dobie Gillis, he even slept with Shelia Kuehl (I figure this is about as obscure a joke as you can get on this one...)

Paul Duca said...

You don't think Warren turned Sheila the other way, do you John?

Tom K Mason said...

"You know, this could spawn a whole different sort of "6 Degrees" game"

6 Degrees of Insemination

D. McEwan said...

Oh the irony: Warren was on the first season of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, but not as Dobie.

"mcp said...
'Faye Dunaway (ugh!)'
Ken, if you are commenting on her looks I would ask you to look up photos of her from 'Bonnie and Clyde' and 'The Thomas Crown Affair.'


Far more likey he was referring to her notoriously horrific personality.

"Vermonter17032 said...
This is just a miscommunication. He's referring to the 13,000 women who fell asleep in the theater watching Ishtar."


Don't be silly. No way 13,00 people saw Ishtar.

"John said...
What's the really amazing thing is when Warren was on Dobie Gillis, he even slept with Shelia Kuehl"


Except of course that State Senetor Kuehl wasn't on the show until after Beatty left it. (What I love about those shows, aside from their being great, well-written shows, is that Bob Denver gets billed above Warren Beatty.

Paul Duca said...
You don't think Warren turned Sheila the other way, do you John?


We would have 13,000 more lesbians if that were the case.

What this says to me however, is that Beatty was so lousy a lay, no one ever went back for seconds.

benson said...

"There are lies, damned lies, and statistics."

thomas tucker said...

mcp- not to mention, Three Days of the Condor, which I just watched this weekend. It holds up pretty well and Dunaway is quite beautiful in it. S

jbryant said...

The last couple thousand women were probably daughters of the first couple thousand.

Beatty used to make a notch in his bedpost after every conquest. Within a week, his floor was covered in sawdust.

Anonymous said...

That's hilarous. Who cares.I love Joan Collins.

Well I think he probably slept with 12,999 before he turned 50. I mean after that who would want to? Maybe he did foursomes?

givemeabreak said...

Uh I doubt it. I mean really who cares anyway?

Eve said...

I spent three hours alone with Warren Beatty in his hotel room, auditioning for Dick Tracy, and nothing happened! And I'm cute, no moles. First thing he asked me: do you have a boyfriend? I told him I was engaged, and the rest was just three hours of weird. Him jumping on his exercise bike, demanding that I tell him how great Reds was, etc. Half a year later I ran into him on a lot, and he crossed the street, calling out "Eve! How's Todd?"
Like a sex-rolodex-savant.

techbytes said...

so many questions....

where are the kids???

do they exist or do they not want to claim kinship??

Stay tuned... "did Ken Levine's profile really get 40000 views???"

Jckinnick said...

Faye Dunaway ugh? Your kidding right she was beautiful back in he day.

Anonymous said...

I've calculated that Beatty slept with around 4000 to 4500 women. I did it with comparing him to the number of Girls of other womanizers of his time.