Warren Beatty is telling all (if he can remember them all) in a new, revealing biography.
"How many women were there? Easier to count the stars in the sky," he writes.
In his new book, "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America," biographer Peter Biskind estimates the actor charmed "12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on."
Surprisingly, the "Bonnie and Clyde" star admits that he didn't lose his virginity until he was almost 20. But, he made up for it in the decades to follow, bedding just about every A-list woman in Hollywood.
Beatty has remained tight-lipped about his Hollywood romances for years. Now, at age 72, an unlikely friendship with Biskind allows readers to get in on the action.
The book also features commentary from Hollywood's most sought-after women, some of which later became Beatty's former lovers.
Screenplay writer James Toback also talks about his experience on the set of the 1991 movie, "Bugsy," where Beatty's then-future wife, Annette Bening, auditioned for the leading role.
"He let out this growl . . . A primordial yelp of love, lust, desire, enthusiasm, a sound that one would expect a starving man to make at the prospect of finally being able to devour a huge and delicious meal. I realized that without question the role was already now settled," Toback tells the author.
Other women mentioned in the book -- though not necessarily as former lovers -- include Jane Fonda, Joan Collins, Shirley MacLaine, Julie Christie, Diane Keaton, Fran Drescher, Janice Dickinson and Madonna.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun