A Playboy Meets Miss Right

For three decades he was Hollywood's ideal bachelor, a handsome, self-assured man who retained just enough boyish shyness to melt a woman's heart. There was always a pretty actress on his arm and usually one of some consequence, like Leslie Caron, Diane Keaton, Julie Christie, Madonna. Often boulevardiers get a bit threadbare in their 50s, but Beatty, 54, kept finding the beauties. Then last summer came the shocking announcement. No, he wasn't marrying (at least not yet), but he was having a child with intelligent, glamorous Annette Bening.

True love at last? Not that he'll let on. "I always feel a...

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