Director Warren Beatty and cast talk 'Rules Don't Apply', Hollywood and why he has no plans to retire. Simon Thompson reports.
Returning to the big screen for the first time in 15 years, and to the director's chair for the first time in 18 years, Warren Beatty is adamant that he has no plans to retire. His latest movie, which he not only helmed but also wrote and stars in as eccentric mogul Howard Hughes, is "Rules Don't Apply" and is getting awards-season buzz. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR AND ACTOR WARREN BEATTY SAYING: "No, I don't think about the formality of retiring, no, because you never know, you might have an idea. I've been very lucky because I haven't had to do picture after picture after picture so I'm not sick of making movies. I've been away from movies for years at a time, I've been very lucky that I've been able to do a lot of other things in this little thing called life and I've had a political life, I've had a life with my kids which has meant more to me than anything, Annette (Bening) and the kids, and I attribute the freedom to do that by having a lucky early start." "Rules Don't Apply" paints a clear picture of a Hollywood full of idiosyncrasies, something co-stars Matthew Broderick and Alden Ehrenreich say still exists . (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTORS MATTHEW BRODERICK AND ALDEN EHRENRICH SAYING: Matthew: "There are a lot of opportunities for weirdness in Hollywood. That's all still there. It's a little harder to hide now though. I mean the parties that you read about they used to have..." Alden: "Yeah, you hear about these things that now..." Matthew: "Like Clark Gable jumping from a blimp... I think somebody might get that and might notice that now..." Alden: "Right, exactly *laughing*" "Rules Don't Apply" is in theaters in the United States from November 23.