Rules Don’t Apply Q and A! Meeting Screen Legend Warren Beatty! Autographs! And More!

When it comes to screen legends, there are few more notable like Warren Beatty. He’s a film and entertainment icon and this year he had a new film called Rules Don’t Apply about the life of Howard Hughes.

I was invited to a rare q and a with Warren after a screening of the film.

The q and a was awesome. It was great to hear from a Hollywood icon and the stories he had were outstanding.

“I have to say that when I first came to Hollywood, my first movie was made with Kazan and the movie was a hit. That caused me to become whatever that is and it gave me the freedom to not have to do movie after movie. I learned so much with Kazan.” Said Warren Beatty.

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When it came time to talk about the past, Warren had a lot to say.

“The people I thought I learned the most from were Darryl Zanuck, Sam Goldwyn I knew very well, I can tell you funny stories. It’s interesting to talk here today because I thought this is where the rubber hits the road, this is putting the movie together, financed and getting it done.”

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There were so many wonderful nuggets to glean from his experience.

“Jodie Foster once said this to me, I said my God you were famous longer than I was, you were eight years old. I said in one word what has that brought you and she said, ‘access.’ I thought Wow… That’s something.”

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Financing is a tough thing these days, and talk turned to that.

“The mid price movie… If you have a movie budgeted between 3 million to a 103 million it’s so hard.” Warren said, “It’s about mass release these days, even if the movie is a piece of shit. Mass release changed the necessities, everybody had to get the joke on a friday night.”

The panel was really good, and I feel so fortunate to have been able to hear him speak.

After the panel, only a few people approached Warren Beatty and he was so cordial and nice.

He was happy to sign a couple mini posters for me and do a quick photo as well.

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It was very nice and a rare opportunity to meet a screen legend.

Until next time kids…

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