Warren Beatty: Overrated or Underrated?

Teenagers could certainly be forgiven for saying, “Warren who?”—since the impossibly handsome actor-filmmaker hasn’t been seen gracing the screen in a new film since 2001’s Town & Country. And before that, we have to go pre-millennial, with the still-bitingly-relevant political satire Bulworth…which was also the last film Warren Beatty has directed to date.

Ah, but we remember him in classics such as Splendor in the Grass, Bonnie and Clyde, and Reds, yes? Looking back, Dick Tracy looks a little ahead of its time. (And has there ever been more perfect casting than Beatty as Tracy? If we ask Irv, my guess is he’d probably answer Robin Williams as Popeye)

With so many “senior” filmmakers still going strong, might it be fair to feel cheated by Beatty’s absence in front of and/or behind the camera? Or has the Oscar winner already done more than enough to secure his reputation as one of Hollywood’s best leading (and, sorry ladies, now spoken for) men?

Here’s Irv:

Do you swoon at the thought of Warren Beatty…or are you steamed at the idea of him being ranked with the all-time greats? Submit your verdict below.