Harvey Weinstein

Executive, Producer, Director
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 ... Read more »
Born: 03/19/1952 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (265)

Scream 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Southern Justice 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Adam Jones 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mob Wives 2010 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Project Runway All Stars 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Project Runway: Threads 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Southpaw 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Suite Francaise 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hateful Eight 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Woman in Gold 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Amityville: The Reawakening 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Big Eyes 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blindsided 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cement Heads 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hateship Loveship 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miami Monkey 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Million Dollar Shoppers 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

One Chance 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

President Clinton Documentary 2014 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Project Runway 2004 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rodeo Girls 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

St. Vincent 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stories of Lost Souls 2014 (Movie)

(Financier-"Standing Room Only") (Executive Producer)

The Giver 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The I Inside 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Under The Gunn 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Vampire Academy 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ain't Them Bodies Saints 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

August: Osage County 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dark Skies 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Escape From Planet Earth 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scary Movie 5 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Supermarket Superstar 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Sapphires 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

U Want Me 2 Kill Him? 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Unfinished Song 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

After the Runway 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Big Ang 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Butter 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Django Unchained 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mob Wives: Chicago 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mob Wives: The Sit Down 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Piranha 3DD 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Project Accessory 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Project Runway All Stars: After the Runway 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Silver Linings Playbook 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Apollo 18 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

I Don't Know How She Does It 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

My Week With Marilyn 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Road to the Runway 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Scream 4 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Seriously Funny Kids 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Spy Kids: All The Time in The World 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

W.E. 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

All Good Things 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Clerks 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Models of the Runway 2002 - 2003, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

On the Road With Austin & Santino 2002 - 2003, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Piranha 3-D 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Fighter 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The King's Speech 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Capitalism: A Love Story 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Crossing Over 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fanboys 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Halloween 2 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Inglourious Basterds 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Killshot 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nine 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Project Runway: All-Star Challenge 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Elite Squad 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hell Ride 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rambo 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rogue 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Soul Men 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Superhero Movie 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Longshots 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Promotion 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Reader 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

1408 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Awake 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Grindhouse 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Halloween 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sicko 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Great Debaters 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Last Legion 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Mist 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Nanny Diaries 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Who's Your Caddy? 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Breaking and Entering 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Captain Mike Across America 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Chestnut: Hero of Central Park 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Clerks II 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Factory Girl 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Feast 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miss Potter 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Project Jay 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pulse 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scary Movie 4 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

School for Scoundrels 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

An Unfinished Life 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Curandero 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cursed 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Derailed 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mindhunters 2005 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Proof 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Brothers Grimm 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Great Raid 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Venom 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ella Enchanted 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Finding Neverland 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jersey Girl 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Kill Bill Vol. 2 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

My Baby's Daddy 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Paperclips 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shall We Dance? 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bad Santa 2003 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Cold Mountain 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Duplex 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ice Bound 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Kill Bill Vol. 1 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

My Boss's Daughter 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Only the Strong Survive 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scary Movie 3 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Human Stain 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Below 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Chicago 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dracula II: Ascension 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Equilibrium 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Glory Days 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Halloween: Resurrection 2002 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Heaven 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Impostor 2002 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Waking Up in Reno 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

About Adam 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Iris 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Kate & Leopold 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scary Movie 2 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Spy Kids 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Texas Rangers 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Others 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Shipping News 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Wasteland 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Backstage 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bounce 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Boys and Girls 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Chocolat 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Committed 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Daddy & Them 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Down to You 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Highlander: Endgame 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Love's Labour's Lost 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Malena 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Reindeer Games 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scary Movie 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scream 3 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Crow: Salvation 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Yards 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Victory 2000 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

B. Monkey 1999 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Guinevere 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Heaven 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hellraiser 5: Inferno 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Holy Smoke 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

In Too Deep 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mansfield Park 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Music of the Heart 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

My Life So Far 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Princess Mononoke 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

She's All That 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Cider House Rules 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

54 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Price Above Rubies 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Alien Love Triangle 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Halloween: H2O 1998 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Last of the High Kings 1998 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Little Voice 1998 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Phantoms 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Playing By Heart 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ride 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rounders 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Senseless 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shakespeare in Love 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Since You've Been Gone 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Talk of Angels 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Faculty 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Mighty 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Wide Awake 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Wishful Thinking 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Addicted to Love 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Air Bud 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cosi 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Good Will Hunting 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

I Love You, I Love You Not 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jackie Brown 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

She's So Lovely 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

The Wings of the Dove 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Beautiful Girls 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre 1996 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Emma 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Flirting With Disaster 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Prophecy II: Ashtown 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scream 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Crow: City of Angels 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The English Patient 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Pallbearer 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Month By the Lake 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blue in the Face 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Restoration 1995 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Roadflower 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Smoke 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Crossing Guard 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Journey of August King 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mother's Boys 1994 (Movie)

executve producer (Executive Producer)

Prêt-à-Porter 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pulp Fiction 1994 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Benefit of the Doubt 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dust Devil 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Into the West 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

The Night We Never Met 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

True Romance 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Rage in Harlem 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Crossing the Line 1991 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

The Miracle 1991 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

The Pope Must Diet 1991 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Hardware 1990 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Strike It Rich 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lemon Sisters 1990 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Animal Behavior 1989 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Scandal 1989 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Pete Townshend's Deep End 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Playing for Keeps 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Burning 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

White Rock 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Marco Polo (TV Show)

Executive Producer

War and Peace (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (13)

The Kid Makes the Picture 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

12-12-12 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Love We Make 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Project Greenlight 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2005, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Himself

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

18th Annual American Cinematheque Award 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Gotham Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Untitled Jay Lacopo Project 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Burn, Hollywood, Burn 1998 (Movie)

Sam Rizzo (Actor)

Cannes Man 1997 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Forgotten Silver 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Director (2)

Light Years 1988 (Movie)

(American Version) (Director)

Playing for Keeps 1986 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Playing for Keeps 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Burning 1981 (Movie)

(From Story)
Executive (1)

Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

(Studio Executive)
Music (1)

Playing for Keeps 1986 (Movie)

executive music producer (Music Producer)
Other (1)

David Blaine: Magic Man 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Production Consultant

Biography

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.

Relationships

Georgina Chapman Actor

Wife
Began dating c. 2005 Married Dec. 15, 2007, one month after he proposed

Eve Chilton Actor

Wife
Married Nov. 21, 1987 Divorced 2004

Bob Weinstein Executive Producer

Brother
Born 1954 Co-founded Miramax Films in 1979 and The Weinstein Company in 2005

Max Weinstein

Father

Miriam Weinstein

Mother

Emma Weinstein

Daughter
Born Feb. 2, 1998; mother, Eve Chilton

Lily Weinstein

Daughter
Born Feb. 20, 1995; mother, Eve Chilton

India Weinstein

Daughter
Born Aug. 29, 2010; mother, Georgina Chapman

Ruth Weinstein

Daughter
Born Oct. 31, 2002; mother, Eve Chilton

EDUCATION

University of Buffalo

Buffalo , New York

Milestones

2012

Hosted an election fundraiser for President Barack Obama at his Westport, CT home

2010

Executive produced the Oscar-winning "The King's Speech"

2006

The Weinstein Company announced a distribution pact with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; MGM distributed the product domestically in theaters, while the Weinstein Company retained long-term ownership of their product

2005

Miramax ended 12-year exclusive relationship with Disney for a settlement worth $135 million; the Weinsteins took Dimension Films, Miramax's genre label, with them to their new company

2004

Co-produced the hit Bravo reality series "Project Runway"

2000

Was an executive producer on "Chocolat," helmed by Lasse Hallstrom

2000

Served as executive producer on "Bounce," starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow

2000

Executive produced the box-office smash comedy spoof "Scary Movie"

1999

Miramax signed eight-film agreement with MGM

1999

Executive produced the Oscar-nominated "The Cider House Rules," directed by Lasse Hallstrom

1998

Served as executive producer of the Oscar-winning "Shakespeare in Love"

1997

Made film acting debut in Arthur Hiller's " An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn"

1996

Miramax won first Best Picture Oscar with "The English Patient"

1996

Signed seven-year deal with Disney

1994

Miramax released first blockbuster, Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction"

1993

Miramax purchased by Disney

1992

Offshoot Dimension Films formed by Bob Weinstein

1991

Retained services of celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz to monitor the networks after ABC, CBS and NBC refused to run ads for "The Pope Must Die"

1991

Added new releasing branch to Miramax, Prestige Films

1990

Miramax sued the Motion Picture Association of America over X rating given to Pedro Almodovar's "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!"; court dismissed case but the new rating NC-17 was instituted by MPAA

1988

Became partners with Samuel Montagu Ltd. (an investment concern), expanding Miramax

1987

Directed the animated film "The Gnomes' Great Adventure"

1986

With brother Bob, co-directed first feature "Playing For Keeps"; also co-produced, co-scripted, and co-executive produced music

1979

With brother Bob, founded Miramax Films, named for their parents Miriam and Max Weinstein

1979

Brothers journeyed to Cannes Film Festival with the proceeds from a music-producing business they ran in college; acquired rights to concert film "The Secret Policeman's Ball" and achieved art-house hit on double bill with "The Secret Policeman's Other Ba

1977

Produced first feature, "White Rock"

Gained control of a movie theater; began putting on second- and third-run features costing $50-$100

Produced rock concerts with his brother Bob Weinstein during college

Bonus Trivia

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Referring to Miramax's plans to redistribute "The Long Walk Home" in the spring of 1991, Weinstein said, "This effort is for everybody who strikes out one time and needs another chance. And if Miramax means anything, its epitaph would be that this was the place that wasn't afraid to break the rules." – from The New York Times, March 20, 1991

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In order to promote the 1991 film "The Pope Must Die," Miramax eventually decided to re-title the tale of a corpulent pontiff to "The Pope Must Diet."

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"In terms of his sense of how to run a studio and his incredible taste in the years when he was at MGM, I suppose the guy that I look to has always been Irving Thalberg. I guess David Selznick also, because he took wild risks like 'Gone with the Wind' and Alfred Hitchcock and worked very closely as a producer and filmmaker. On the marketing side, I admire Mike Todd, who produced 'Around the World in 80 Days.' During the depression, when he was a Broadway showman, he had a play that was a bomb with the critics. He hired a thousand people to stand in line every day of the week on Broadway, so people thought it was this massive hit. They were buying tickets that he couldn't give away, and then finally the show ran six months to a year just based on the stunt that he pulled. So I get a kick out of all three of them." – Weinstein quoted in GQ, October 1995

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"Harried-looking aides stream in and out of Harvey's shoe-box office, looking like medical orderlies in 'ER,' delivering scripts, faxes, contracts and other random data. All this they heap onto Harvey's desk, which already is strewn with crumpled memos, abandoned coffee cups, an oversized ashtray filled with cigarette butts and a collection of over-the-counter remedies ranging from Mylanta to simple aspirin. While many top film executives arrive at their office looking like they were prepping for a GQ photo shoot, Harvey dresses for combat duty, indeed, he occasionally looks like a refugee from a food fight. Harvey is often described as pugnacious, but those who've made movies at Miramax testify to his passion for films and filmmakers, most of all, his passion for hits." – J. Max Robins in Variety, Jan. 28, 1996

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Weinsten was awarded an honorary doctorate from SUNY, Buffalo in 2000.

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He was made Chevalier de L'Ordre Arts et Lettres by the French government in 2001.

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"We have a relationship that's like family...We've done a lot of good work together over the years. Sometimes we really don't like each other. But that's sort of how it goes. He can be quite horrible – like, the bad version of him is horrible. But the good version of him is totally sublime and fantastic. But the connection will always be there – it is like family to me." – Gwyneth Paltrow on her relationship with Weinstein, The Los Angeles Times, Sept. 11, 2005

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Weinstein was one of five wealthy individuals who received extortion demand letters from a struggling actor. The Smoking Gun reported that 25-year-old Vivek Shah threatened to kill members of Weinstein's family unless the media mogul wired millions of dollars to an offshore bank account. Shah was arrested on Aug. 10, 2102.

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