Quotes by: Harvey Weinstein
Weinstein at the 2010 Time 100 Gala
March 19, 1952 |
Flushing, New York, U.S.
co-founder of Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company
||Eve Chilton (1987–2004; 3 children)
Georgina Chapman (2007–present; 2 children)
I hope to continue my friendship with France and its filmmakers for many years to come.
You can spend all the money in the world. If you've got a bad product, it doesn't matter.
Everybody who's played Marilyn Monroe before has gone down in flames. It's impossible to capture Marilyn Monroe.
We need Netflix. We in the independent sector more than anybody need Netflix, because they care about what we do.
I was a camp counselor for kids whose moms were on welfare, unfortunately, and right across the camp was the best, most pristine and preppy camp in the universe.
You know, my movies are important on an economic basis, on an artistic basis.
I love it when these Internet dudes say to me, 'Hey man, we just want to be 'content neutral.'
Every time I do a movie like 'Finding Neverland' or 'Chocolat' or 'Shakespeare' in Love,' we deal with the creative process, but there's humor and fun along the way. I always love that kind of movie.
When we talk about Oscars, it's almost as a symbol of excellence, and the American public and the worldwide public accept that symbol. So, a movie like 'The Artist' that costs $14 million, has to go out and compete with movies that cost $140 million. How does David deal with Goliath?
If an Internet company steals content, they shut it down. And let me tell you, Apple France, Yahoo France or Google France, none of them have gone out of business.
We didn't care if we were well-liked as long as the movies were good. We served the movie - that was our master at Miramax. In our second incarnation, the movie is still the master but we're getting the same results in more subtle ways.
There are two things that come very easily to me: rooting for New York sports teams and making mistakes.
I must admit, even though I'm the product of two Jewish parents, I think the Irish temper got in there somewhere, so I'm going to check Mom's genealogy.
I think we do have our true, original stories that work. I can tell you that 'The King's Speech,' which we did, became a worldwide smash because people loved the personal story.
We've been able to access deals that under our former relationship with Disney - with tax advantages and strategic partners - that we just weren't able to do.
People know that I have a great love for cinema. Not just for commercial cinema, but for the 'cinema d'auteur.' But to me, two of the great 'auteurs' are actually actors and they both happen to be French. One is Alain Delon and the other is Jean-Paul Belmondo.
I've been involved with violent movies, and then I've also said at a certain point, 'I can't take it anymore. Please cut it.' You know, you've got to respect the filmmaker, and it's a really tough issue.
People love a true story and especially a true story where two people from opposite worlds come together.