A flamboyant, aggressive and often confrontational co-chairman who formed Miramax Films with his younger brother Bob, Harvey Weinstein became the darling distributor of the indie film world, ultimately emerging as one of the most powerful moguls in Hollywood. But with huge success came a reputation for rudeness and bullying, earning him a large share of detractors. Still, he was passionate about film and managed to shine a light on movies that otherwise would have been ignored. With Miramax, Weinstein distributed such art-house hits as "sex, lies, and videotape" (1989), "My Left Foot" (1989), "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" (1990) and "The Crying Game" (1992), the last being one of Miramax's first big hits. But it was Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" (1994) that cemented his place as a top studio head. He won his first Best Picture Oscar with "The English Patient" (1996) while joining forces with Disney, proving that he had as much business savvy as he did taste in film. During his partnership with Disney, Weinstein elevated his game with "Good Will Hunting" (1997), "Shakespeare in Love" (1998) and "In the Bedroom" (2001), all of which earned significant award recognition. But the venture with Disney dissolved in highly public fashion, leaving the Weinsteins without control over their former company. The brothers re-emerged with The Weinstein Co., which saw them on top of the heap once more with the Oscar-winning drama, "The King's Speech" (2010), proving that Weinstein also had that rare ability to mount a comeback.