The first in-depth biography of Warren Beatty, who blazed a trail of sex and high artistic achievement across the 20th Century, as a Hollywood matinee idol, founder of the New Hollywood with his groundbreaking Bonnie and Clyde, and an international Don Juan.
Through interviews with friends and associates, this book reveals new details about his well-known conquests and tells of many others that have not heretofore been reported, from early affairs with Joan Collins and Natalie Wood, encounters with such unknowns as a Playboy bunny and a young black student, to such recent romances with Madonna and Annette Bening, the woman he finally married.
Ellis tells the exciting story of the young filmmakers who revolutionised Hollywood in the sixties and seventies, the people Warren knew and worked with, played with, sometimes made love with, and fought with - Diane Keaton, Faye Dunaway, Julie Christie, Roman Polanski, Jack Nicholson, Hal Ashby, Robert Altman, Arthur Penn, AI Pacino, and Robert Evans.
Here, too, are Beatty's fascinating forays into Democratic politics - his embattled relationship with Hubert Humphrey, how he wooed Barbara Streisand to raise millions for George McGovern, and the misadventure with Gary Hart, whose partying at Warren's bachelor pad - and the subsequent Donna Rice scandal - some blame for his loss of the presidency.
'The Sexiest Man Alive' is one of the most sizzling, revealing books ever about Hollywood, weaving together the rich material of Warren Beatty's life and art.