Harvey Weinstein Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


17th April 2014

Quote: "I have three televisions, four sometimes, just so I can watch all of them. I love (Jimmy) Kimmel , I love Jimmy (Fallon) and I love (David) Letterman, and I hope (Steven) Colbert stays in New York." Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein simultaneously watches several Tvs so he does not have to chose between America's late-night chat show hosts.


27th February 2014

Quote: "If Scream 5 is going to be done, it's going to have to be reconceived. I'm not doing it with a slasher knife and killing teenagers. I've done that four times now and I'm not doing it again. If it happens, it will have to be a spoof." Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein does not want the horror franchise Scream to continue its violent themes following his vow to make less bloody projects.


27th February 2014

Quote: "Madonna only called me The Punisher because I told her to get out of her house and promote a movie. In a world where so many people say, 'Oh, Madonna, if you want to sleep today, it's Ok, sweetie. Let me tuck you in', I was honest with her." Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on why Madonna dubbed him 'The Punisher' at the Golden Globes in 2012.


7th August 2013

Fact: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is moving forward with the big screen adaptation of author Eoin Colfer's children's book series Artemis Fowl. The producer has teamed up with bosses at Disney to bring the first two novels in the eight-book collection to movie theatres. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix screenwriter Michael Goldenberg will pen the script, while Robert De Niro and his business partner Jane Rosenthal will executive produce.


22nd May 2013

Fact: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has made a big splurge at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday (21May13), picking up the U.S. rights to Keanu Reeves and Reese Witherspoon's new sci-fi romance Passengers. Developed by Reeves and producing partner Stephen Hamel, the film will be the feature directing debut of Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk.


22nd April 2013

Fact: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his fashion designer wife, Georgina Chapman, have named their newborn son Dashiell Max Robert, according to the New York Post. The couple welcomed its second child on 11 April (13). The child is the producer's first boy - he has a daughter, named India Pearl, with Chapman, and three other girls from his previous marriage.


19th February 2013

Fact: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is campaigning hard to land Robert De Niro a Best Supporting Actor Oscar on Sunday (24Feb13) - he has taken out a full page in the Los Angeles Times reminding voters the movie great hasn't won an Academy Award in 32 years. The actor is up for the big prize for his role in Silver Linings Playbook and Weinstein is keen to give De Niro one final push as Academy members wrap up their voting on Tuesday (19Feb13).


9th October 2012

Fact: Irish Riverdance star Michael Flatley has joined forces with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to launch the World Dance Awards, honouring the best dancers in the industry. Plans for the new prizegiving, which will be produced by The Weinstein Company, were announced on Tuesday (09Oct12).


18th September 2012

Quote: "People ask do I fear their (Scientologists') retribution. No. I've made films on Nazis, Jews, blacks, gangsters, Italians, whores, gays. I'm not afraid of anybody." Movie producer Harvey Weinstein has brushed off criticism from Church of Scientology officials about his new film The Master, which is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film's controversial lead character, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, is loosely based on late author and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.


23rd July 2012

Fact: Movie mogul siblings Bob and Harvey Weinstein are to be honoured with the Producers Guild Milestone Award at the 24th annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony in January (13).


1st June 2012

Fact: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was given the task of interviewing former U.S. president Bill Clinton on Thursday (31May12) after stepping in as host on Piers Morgan Tonight to fill in for the vacationing British TV presenter on his CNN show.


18th April 2012

Quote: "He can be your most frightening nightmare and your closest friend." Johnny Depp salutes movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2012. Also making the cut: Adele, Jessica Chastain and Rihanna, who is dubbed the "Ambassador of Cool" in the annual list.


1st March 2012

Fact: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will be the latest American recipient of France's Legion of Honour medal later this month (Mar12) when the country's leader Nicolas Sarkozy bestows the cultural accolade on the producer. Weinstein was the man behind the success of The Artist, which earned Frenchmen Jean Dujardin, director Michel Hazanavicius and producer Thomas Langmann Oscars at the weekend (26Feb12).


28th February 2012

Quote: "We've been nominated for 303 and we've won 90." Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on his Oscars haul.


31st August 2010

Fact: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein became a father again for the fourth time on Sunday night (29Aug10) - his wife, designer Georgina Chapman, gave birth to a baby girl named India Pearl Weinstein. Weinstein already has three daughters from a previous relationship.


10th April 2010

Fact: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is set to be a father for the fourth time - he's expecting his first child with his second wife, British fashion designer Georgina Chapman. The film studio boss already has three daughters from a previous marriage.


23rd April 2009

Fact: Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss is set to do battle with more killer fish - BOB and Harvey Weinstein have cast him in forthcoming horror movie PIRANHA 3-D


24th March 2009

Quote: "I have to admit that I still pinch myself that having started out as Paul McCartney's assistant, Im now Paul MCCartneys friend." Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein still can't believe he's pals with a beatle.


1st April 2008

Fact: Sharon Stone and Madonna are teaming up to host movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's annual Cinema Against AIDS gala at the Cannes Film Festival in May (08).


10th January 2008

Quote: "We're up against a lot of bloody movies, like NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and THERE WILL BE BLOOD. But this movie is about inspiring the next generation." Harvey Weinstein is confident about his new movie THE GREAT DEBATERS' Oscars chances.


22nd December 2007

Quote: "I'd like to debate GEORGE BUSH on the merits of Iraq. Anybody could beat him. I think my 12-year-old daughter could kick his butt." Movie boss Harvey Weinstein slams the U.S. president at the premiere of new movie THE GREAT DEBATERS.


21st December 2007

Quote: "I've hired a team of lawyers and we will get GEORGE. George will finally go to jail for what he did to me; he knows he was bad." Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein jokes about suing George Clooney for a joke the funnyman made at his wedding last week (15Dec07). Weinstein refused to expand on the gag that upset him.


14th December 2007

Quote: "It's a big relief... because I talked CLINT into doing the music for the movie." Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was delighted Clint Eastwood received a Golden Globe nomination for scoring GRACE IS GONE.


9th January 2007

Fact: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, a former smoker, is determined to deter youngsters from picking up the habit by posting commercials detailing the dangers of nicotine on all Weinstein Co DVD releases that feature smoking scenes.


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