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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 March 1952Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Nicknames Harvey Scissorhands
The Punisher.
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Harvey Weinstein was born on March 19, 1952 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer, known for Gangs of New York (2002), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Shakespeare in Love (1998). He has been married to Georgina Chapman since December 15, 2007. They have two children. He was previously married to Eve Chilton Weinstein.

Spouse (2)

Georgina Chapman (15 December 2007 - present) (2 children)
Eve Chilton Weinstein (21 November 1987 - 21 February 2004) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (22)

Older brother of Bob Weinstein.
Co-founder, with Bob Weinstein, of Miramax Films.
Named his company Miramax after his mother, Miriam, and his father, Max.
Son of Miriam Weinstein and Max Weinstein.
At six feet tall, he has weighed over 300 pounds for several years.
Member of the Democratic Party.
Had a heart attack in August 2000.
An alumni of the State University of New York at Buffalo.
His father, Max Weinstein, died from a heart attack at age 52.
Started The Weinstein Company with brother Bob Weinstein.
Interested in producing a remake of the movie C.H.U.D. (1984).
He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture.
Wife, Georgina Chapman, is expecting their first child together, summer 2010.
Daughter, India Pearl Weinstein, born 29 August 2010 in New York City.
He named his favorite films as They Were Expendable (1945), How Green Was My Valley (1941), City Lights (1931), His Girl Friday (1940), Two for the Road (1967) and And Now My Love (1974).
Received France's Legion d'Honneur [March 2, 2012].
He was awarded the French Legion of Honor on March 7, 2012 for his services and contributions to the film industry.
He was awarded the honorary CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Honours List for his services to the film industry.
One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2012).
He and wife Georgina Chapman welcomed a baby boy, their second child, Dashiell Max Robert Weinstein, on April 11, 2013.
Three daughters, Lily Weinstein (born February 20, 1995), Emma Weinstein (born February 2, 1998) and Ruth Weinstein (born October 31, 2002), with first wife Eve Chilton.
A huge supporter of homosexuality, he supports efforts to have pardoned homosexual men who were prosecuted under the sodomy laws that existed in the UK and USA in recent history and supports the petition supported by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Personal Quotes (8)

We have 65 BAFTAs, 75 Oscars, $2 billion in assets and hundreds of millions in profits. And, still, Michael Eisner won't renew my contract.
"All sophisticated investors understand that theatrical release [prints and advertising costs] have to be written off in the quarter you spend it and you realize revenue from home video and television in the next quarter.'
"Most of the executives who left Disney; Meg Whitman, Steve Burke, Joe Roth, Jeffrey Katzenberg; have all gone on to create wealth for themselves. Hopefully, Bob and I will follow in that tradition".
A man can dream is all I can say.
Having kids has made me much more mature. The anger is gone. There's a sweetness there.
I know Mel, and he's basically a good guy. The Passion of the Christ (2004) is very tough on Jews, and I didn't hold back from telling him so - but he says I'm wrong about that. Before producing a film for Mel, I would have a very serious discussion with him, so that I could be absolutely certain that he has really changed. If someone is against blacks, Jews or Arabs, even if their hands were filled with gold, I would, in principle, never work with them. - On Mel Gibson
The secret of making movies is having the strongest possible script.
[on his support for petitions to have homosexual men pardoned for sodomy in the United Kingdom, although he incorrectly stated sodomy laws only went back 60 years when they actually go back to the Buggery Act of 1533 under Henry VIII and he stated it was decriminalized in the Seventies when it was actually 1967] Stephen Fry and Benedict Cumberbatch have asked for petitions to get 49,000 men who were arrested just for their sexual preference, no other reason, and while Alan Turing was pardoned by the Queen in 2013 there's been a law on the books here [the UK] for 60 years that got repealed in the Seventies, so Matt Damon, Harry Styles, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Julian Fellowes, just so many people have signed this petition which will be presented to Her Majesty's government as well as the Royal Family in an effort to pardon these 49,000 people who were jailed for no other reason. Big injustice, so you see the Pride (2014) thing and then you see The Imitation Game (2014), it doesn't seem to have quite gone away, not as simple as that.

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