A book on Warren Beatty has claimed that the Oscar-winning actor and director bedded nearly 13,000 women.
Hollywood veteran Warren Beatty's womanising ways is about to get some added polish, with this week's publication of Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America, People magazine online reported.
The 72-year-old star, however has already issued a statement though his attorney to refute the book's claims.
Beatty's attorney, Bertram Fields, denies that the book was sanctioned by the actor.
"Mr Biskind's tedious and boring book on Mr Beatty was not authorised by Mr Beatty and should not be published as an authorised biography," according to the attorney.
"It contains many false assertions and purportedly quotes Mr Beatty as saying things he never said. Other media should not repeat things from the book on the assumption that they are true or that the book is an authorised biography."
Author Peter Biskind, "Using simple arithmetic," calculates in the book that Beatty bedded "12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on."
Beatty's lovers, Biskind writes, include Jane Fonda (who at first thought her costar was gay), Joan Collins, Leslie Caron, Isabelle Adjani, Julie Christie, Diane Keaton, Madonna and the actress Beatty married in 1992, Annette Bening.