A new “authorized” biography on actor Warren Beatty claims that the legendary Hollywood swordsman has nailed 12,775 women over the course of his life. I’m going to go out on a limb here and call bullshit on this one. Let’s do the math, shall we?
The New York Post did a big feature on the upcoming book, “Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America,” in yesterday’s edition of the paper. In the piece, biographer Peter Biskind says he used “simple arithmetic” to deduce that Beatty has slept with 12,775 separate women, “a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on.”
But let’s take Biskind’s “simple arithmetic” as fact and do the math here. Presently, Beatty is 72 years old. The book claims that he didn’t lose his virginity until he was 20, and he’s been with his current wife, Annette Benning, for the past 19 years. So, assuming that Biskind’s number does not include women he’s cheated on Benning with, 39 of Beatty’s 72 years on earth have been devoid of new conquers. That leaves him with 33 years to fuck 12,775 women.
Now, seeing that there are 365 days in a year, give or take a day or two here and there for Leap Year or whatever, there were 12,045 days within that 33 year span. So that means Beatty would have had to seduce 1.06 new women into the bone zone each day for 33 years in order for this number to add up. Possible, sure, but highly improbable in my opinion. Keep in mind that Beatty had other “committed” relationships along the way that would have hampered his pussy-hunts. Surely the guy’s number is in the high four figures, but 12,775…BULLSHIT!