Harvey Weinstein (born 19.03.1952) Harvey Weinstein is an American film producer and co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company and Miramax.
Childhood: Harvey Weinstein was born in Flushing, New York. His parents were Max Weinstein, a diamond cutter, and Miriam. He was raised in a Jewish household. He attended the John Bowne High School and the University at Buffalo.
Film career: Harvey Weinstein began his career producing rock concerts as Harvey & Corky Productions with his brother Bob Weinstein and their friend Corky Burger. They founded an independent film distribution company called Miramax (an amalgam of their parents' names). They released films such as Paul McCartney's 'Rockshow'. Their movie for Amnesty International 'The Secret Policeman's Other Ball' in 1982 was credited with raising the profile of the charity in the US. The company received national attention in 1988 after releasing Errol Morris's crime documentary 'The Thin Blue Line'. They became the most successful independent film studio in the US with the release of Steven Soderbergh's 'Sex, Lies, and Videotape' in 1989. 1989 also saw Miramax release 'The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover' and 'Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!' which were both X-rated by the MPAA, though Weinstein attempted to sue the ratings computer and it was later changed to NC-17 rated. Following the release of 'The Crying Game' in 1993, Disney bought the company for $80 million and released Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' in 1994 and distributed 'Clerks'. Miramax won an Academy Award with 'The English Patient' in 1996 and soon followed many other successes including 'Shakespeare in Love' and 'Good Will Hunting'. In 2005, the Weinsteins left Miramax and formed the production company The Weinstein Company garnering Academy Award nominations with 'Transamerica' and 'Mrs. Henderson Presents'. They did the documentary film 'The Oath of Tobruk' about the 2011 Libyan revolution. He was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his efforts in the British film industry. He has been criticized for his editing of the Asian films 'Shaolin Soccer', 'Hero' and 'Princess Mononoke', detailed in Peter Biskind's book 'Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film'. He has a reputation for anger, once putting a reporter in a headlock while throwing him out of a party and once attacking Julie Taymor over a screening her movie 'Frida'. He has been involved in a variety of charities regarding poverty, AIDS, juvenile diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. In 2009, singer Sam Moore attempted to sure The Weinstein Company for allegedly basing the comedy 'Soul Men' on his career. In 2011, Michael Moore took the company to court alleging that he was owed millions for the 2004 documentary 'Fahrenheit 9/11'. Harvey Weinstein:
Personal life: Harvey Weinstein married his assistant Eve Chilton in 1987. They divorced in 2004 after having had three children; Lily, Emma and Ruth. In 2007, he married Georgina Chapman with whom he has two children; India Pearl and Dashiell. In 2012, he was the victim of an attempted extortion by Vivek Shah who threatened to murder his family if they did not pay millions of dollars. He was soon arrested.
Richard Dreyfuss doesn't feel as though he'd die if he stopped acting now.
The 68-year-old star has been performing for over 50 years, appearing in films such as Jaws, American Graffiti and RED during his career. He still keeps himself busy with work and enjoys being in front of the camera, though admits the spark has fizzled out a little these days.
"I can't say that I do," he told Total Film when asked if he still gets the same excitement out of acting. "I enjoy it as much as ever, but I don't feel I'll die if I don't do it. Hollywood demands that you must keep winning. I remember turning to a friend of mine around the year 2000 and saying, 'How often do we have to win in order to win?'"
The '70s were a successful era for Richard, as he won an Oscar and Golden Globe for 1977 movie The Goodbye Girl as well as landing award nominations for Jaws and American Graffiti. Recalling his triumphs, the actor described accepting them as winning a race that he'd put himself in when he was nine years old.
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Harvey Weinstein , Georgina Chapman - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
Everyone wants this year to be Leo's year.
It's official; literally everyone is backing Leonardo Dicaprio for an Oscar win this year after his stunning display in 'The Revenant'. The latest to endorse the star is movie giant Harvey Weinstein, who actually isn't supposed to have favourites given that he's a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Leonardo DiCaprio gets the thumbs up from Weinstein
We think the rules can and should be bent in this case, though. DiCaprio has proven to be a phenomenal force of nature in a number of movies throughout his career and it has always astounded fans that he managed to get to age 41 without receiving a single Oscar, and yet six nominations. Even with the #OscarsSoWhite furore still going on, so many people still have all their fingers and toes crossed that he will be named Best Actor this year especially since his sweeping Golden Globe win.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Reynolds, and Uma Thurman attended a charity gala honouring movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday (10Feb16).
The Hollywood superstars were out to support the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) at its annual gala dinner at New York's Cipriani Wall Street venue.
This year (16) the event, which raises money for HIV/AIDS research and awareness, honoured Harvey, who has been an advocate and fundraiser for the charity for almost 25 years.
"I don't deserve it but I'm glad to be here," he told Reuters as he arrived for the celebration of his work for the charity.
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Actress Beth Behrs Is Adding Author To Her Resume After Landing A Deal To Write Her Own Lifestyle Guide.
The 2 Broke Girls star will offer up advice to readers to help them "regain control of their physical and emotional health while reaching for and achieving their most ambitious dreams".
The book, which will also serve as a memoir-of-sorts, will be published by Weinstein Books, the offshoot company founded by movie moguls Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
"My journey to well-being has been a long one, and I'm eager to share what I've learned so that my readers won't have to make the same mistakes I did," says the self-confessed former junk food fan.
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Kelly Osbourne has admitted she, unlike many other designers in the fashion industry, doesn't intend to be the ''prettiest girl in the room.''
Kelly Osbourne doesn't make fashion or make-up choices to try and be the ''prettiest girl in the room''.
The 30-year-old designer says she doesn't instantly see glamour when she thinks of fashion, unlike most people in the industry, and prefers to stand out from the crowd with left-field outfit choices.
Speaking to the New York Post Newspaper, she said: ''My idea of fashion is a very different one to most. I don't want to follow trends - ever. I don't want to be the prettiest girl in the room. I don't want to be the funniest or the smartest.
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Record giant Sony Music has eyes on Harry Styles solo career.
Harry Styles is wanted by Sony Music.
The 'Story of My Life' singer is the most hotly sought after member of One Direction since the band confirmed they are taking a long break next March and record bosses at the label giant are eagerly waiting to sign him to a massive solo deal.
A Sony insider revealed: ''Harry has always been One Direction's most popular member and it's obvious that we want to secure him. He's a global superstar.
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Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein Is Helping Leonardo Dicaprio Raise Thousands Of Dollars At A Charity Auction By Offering To Take The Winning Bidder To The Most Glamorous Events In Hollywood Over The Course Of A Whole Year.
DiCaprio is set to host a fundraising event for his self-titled environmental foundation in St Tropez, France on Wednesday (22Jul15), and Weinstein has offered up a once-in-a-lifetime prize for the event's auction.
The catalogue lists the lot as "a year in the life of a movie producer as Harvey's Weinstein's... guest for an entire year at the most important film events in the world."
The winner will reportedly join Weinstein at glamorous events such as the Oscars and the Cannes Film Festival in France throughout 2016, according to the New York Post.
Dame Helen Mirren Received A Special Honour From The World Jewish Congress In Front Of The Real Painting Featured In Her Film Woman In Gold.
The British actress was feted by the organisation for her portrayal of Maria Altmann, who spent four decades battling Austrian officials for the safe return of Gustav Klimt's famous The Lady in Gold painting, which was stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II.
The picture, which was returned in 2006, is now housed in Neue Galerie in New York City and on Friday (19Jun15), Mirren received the group's Recognition Award in front of the iconic painting.
Guests at the event included movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, whose film company was behind Woman in Gold.
Jake Gyllenhaal has confessed he ''has a lot of time'' for Rita Ora after the pair starred together in the upcoming drama 'Southpaw'.
The 34-year-old actor - who stars with the 'How We Do' hitmaker in the upcoming drama 'Southpaw' - gushed over the talented singer turned actress and insists the blonde beauty had no problems remembering her lines after it was rumoured she had to be fed her words via ear piece for her two line cameo in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' last year.
Speaking at a preview of the film in Cannes, France, Jake said: ''[There were] no problems at all. She was great. People will see she brought a lot. I have a lot of time for her.''
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Leonardo Dicaprio Outdid His Own Charity Efforts At The Annual Amfar Gala In Cannes, France On Thursday (21may15) By Raising $250,000 (£156,000) More Than He Managed Last Year (14).
The Titanic star donated a prized Banksy artwork from his own collection to be auctioned off for AIDS research, and it raised $1 million (£625,000).
An invitation to attend an event for his environment protection foundation sold for $250,000, meaning his contribution to the glitzy event outweighed last year's feat when he raised $1 million by selling the chance to accompany him on a trip to outer space.
The glitzy gala, held to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival, attracted a galaxy of stars including Jake Gyllenhaal, Adrien Brody, sibling moviemakers Joel and Ethan Coen, British actress Sienna Miller, French star Marion Cotillard, actor Chris Tucker, and Shame star Michael Fassbender.
Continue reading: Leonardo Dicaprio Is Big-hitter At Amfar Gala In Cannes
Date of birth
19th March, 1952
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