Warren Beatty hasn’t made a movie since Bullworth in 1998. He stars in Rules Don’t Apply, a new film about Howard Hughes. It will reportedly open on November 11, 2016. Beatty plays Hughes. Both this role and the title Rules Don’t Apply are outrageously appropriate.
When Bullworth came out, Warren Beatty was interviewed by Peter Bart, who was working for Variety at the time and writing a book called The Gross. In an attempt to probe the star system and its salaries, Bart asked Beatty about a major theme in Bullworth, a movie about a suicidal politician, namely “the unfair apportionment of income in this country”. This has become an important campaign topic in 2016. “A tiny minority makes the big bucks and the rest of the nation isn’t doing any better than they did one or two generations ago,” Bart pointed out. He noted that Beatty didn’t even blink when he replied, “Stars are different. We’re talking about movie stars.” Is it any wonder that’s Beatty is playing Howard Hughes in 2016?
I live in Washington State. For a few years now my neighborhood has been flooded with folks leaving California where John Legend and Chrissy Teigen just paid $14.1 million for a Beverly Hills mansion once owned by Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez is paying $28 million for an estate in the Stone Canyon area of Bel-Air.