Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein

  • Highest Rated: 100% Rogue (2008)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Dracula II: Ascension (2003)
  • Birthday: Mar 19, 1952
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Alternately praised as the savior of modern film for his role in bringing such contemporary classics as Pulp Fiction (1994) and Chicago (2002) to the screen, and decried by fans of foreign film for his poor handling of foreign titles on domestic soil (Shaolin Soccer and Hero, in particular), it's difficult to deny that controversial producer and Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein has -- love him or hate him -- unquestionably changed the face of modern film. A Queens native, Weinstein, along with brother Bob, founded their small production company in 1979 when they acquired the rights to the film The Secret Policeman's Ball at the Cannes Film Festival. Drawing from the funds they made distributing the film to establish their company, the Weinsteins quickly made their presence known among the Hollywood elite. The company's namesake was drawn from a combination of their mother's and father's names (Miriam and Max, respectively). Miramax's early distribution of the Errol Morris docudrama The Thin Blue Line in 1988 grabbed headlines when the film's protagonist -- the wrongly convicted Randall Adams -- was released from prison due in no small part to the attention drawn to his plight by the film. If that film had drawn attention to the fledgling company, it was their successful acquisition of Steven Soderbergh's breakthrough indie hit sex, lies, and videotape (1989) that cemented their reputation as true innovators to watch. The Weinsteins courted controversy the following year with the releases of the X-rated art-house flicks The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!; subsequently, Miramax leveled a lawsuit at the MPAA that was key in the subsequent implementation of the NC-17 rating. This new rating served to distinguish adult-oriented film fare from out-and-out pornography. As Miramax's film library grew, it gained a reputation for trusting in fledgling filmmakers of extraordinary vision. By backing such young filmmakers as Quentin Tarantino in the production of his sophomore effort Pulp Fiction, Miramax expanded its power and increased its profile in Tinseltown. Miramax was purchased by Disney for 80 million dollars in 1993, and the Weinstein brothers remained with the company to release such hits as Muriel's Wedding and Il Postino (both 1994), the latter of which garnered several Oscar nominations. Of course, not all of the films that Miramax released were hits, but the brothers' willingness to take risks and place their trust entirely in the hands of filmmakers resulted in such critically lauded art-house hits as Smoke (1995), The English Patient (1996), and Good Will Hunting (1997). By the turn of the millennium, Miramax had successfully established itself as the driving force behind some of the most challenging and creative films to come out of the studio system. The Weinsteins' relationship with such filmmakers as Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Gus Van Sant, Kevin Smith, and Steven Soderbergh worked wonders for their indie credit and ensured good films for years to come. When Bob Weinstein founded Miramax offshoot Dimension Films in the mid-'90s, he kept the money rolling in by releasing moderately budgeted action and horror hits such as Wes Craven's Scream (1996).In spite of all the success Miramax has had in the realm of film production, many still questioned the ethics of Harvey Weinstein when it came to acquiring and releasing films. He has been accused of everything from strong-arm tactics to a "market sterilization" approach to purchasing immensely popular foreign films only to let them sit on the shelf unreleased domestically (apparently for little more reason than keeping them out of the hands of competetors). The fact that Miramax actively prohibited Asian film fans, in particular, from accessing such Oscar-worthy films as Zhang Yimou's period action epic Hero left many film lovers up in arms. Additionally, many fans also felt that, by "Americanizing" Asian films through editing and re-

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84% Untouchable Himself 2019
32% Amityville: The Awakening Executive Producer 2017
10% Tulip Fever Executive Producer $2.4M 2017
32% 3 Generations Executive Producer $66.9K 2017
85% Lion Executive Producer $51.7M 2016
48% Clown Executive Producer $52.3K 2016
95% Sing Street Executive Producer $3.3M 2016
20% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny Producer 2016
15% Regression Executive Producer 2016
43% Jane Got a Gun Executive Producer $1M 2016
No Score Yet The Crow Executive Producer 2016
74% The Hateful Eight Executive Producer $54.2M 2015
94% Carol Executive Producer $8.6M 2015
28% Burnt Executive Producer 2015
4% Shanghai Executive Producer $45.2K 2015
60% Southpaw Executive Producer $42.4M 2015
57% Woman in Gold Executive Producer 2015
72% Big Eyes Executive Producer $8.1M 2014
77% St. Vincent Executive Producer $33.5M 2014
63% One Chance Executive Producer $1.4M 2014
43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Executive Producer $11.1M 2014
35% The Giver Executive Producer $33.5M 2014
50% Hateship Loveship Executive Producer 2014
67% U Want Me 2 Kill Him? Executive Producer 2014
16% Vampire Academy Executive Producer $7.6M 2014
65% August: Osage County Executive Producer $29.3M 2013
78% Ain't Them Bodies Saints Executive Producer $0.3M 2013
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler Executive Producer $116.7M 2013
64% Unfinished Song Executive Producer $1.7M 2013
38% Aftershock Executive Producer $40.7K 2013
4% Scary Movie 5 Executive Producer $32.1M 2013
91% The Sapphires Executive Producer $2.5M 2013
41% Dark Skies Executive Producer $17.5M 2013
35% Escape From Planet Earth Executive Producer $54.8M 2013
No Score Yet The Crow Executive Producer 2013
No Score Yet Penthouse North Executive Producer 2013
86% Django Unchained Executive Producer $162.9M 2012
73% Killing Them Softly Executive Producer $15M 2012
92% Silver Linings Playbook Executive Producer Producer $132.1M 2012
34% Butter Executive Producer $71.4K 2012
14% Piranha 3DD Executive Producer $0.4M 2012
12% W.E. Executive Producer $0.6M 2012
36% Code Name: Geronimo Executive Producer 2012
83% My Week with Marilyn Producer $12.7M 2011
33% Dirty Girl Executive Producer $54.1K 2011
17% I Don't Know How She Does It Executive Producer $9.6M 2011
24% Apollo 18 Executive Producer $17.6M 2011
22% Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D Executive Producer $38.6M 2011
11% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil Executive Producer $10.2M 2011
60% Scream 4 Executive Producer $38.2M 2011
No Score Yet Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project Actor 2011
No Score Yet Hurricane Season Executive Producer 2010
34% All Good Things Executive Producer $0.6M 2010
95% The King's Speech Executive Producer $138.4M 2010
74% Piranha 3-D Producer $25M 2010
No Score Yet Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This Executive Producer 2010
66% Youth in Revolt Executive Producer $15.2M 2010
40% Nine Producer Executive Producer $19.7M 2009
No Score Yet Janky Promoters Executive Producer 2009
75% Capitalism: A Love Story Executive Producer $14.4M 2009
21% H2: Halloween II Executive Producer $33.4M 2009
89% Inglourious Basterds Executive Producer $120.6M 2009
16% Crossing Over Executive Producer Producer $0.5M 2009
No Score Yet Feast 3: The Happy Finish Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet Pulse 3 Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet Unstable Fables: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Executive Producer 2008
63% The Reader Executive Producer $34.2M 2008
No Score Yet The Nutty Professor Producer Executive Producer 2008
43% Killshot Executive Producer 2008
45% Soul Men Executive Producer $12M 2008
65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno Executive Producer $31.4M 2008
73% The Meerkats Producer 2008
No Score Yet Pulse 2: Afterlife Executive Producer 2008
28% Slacker Uprising Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds Producer 2008
No Score Yet Tortoise vs. Hare Executive Producer 2008
41% The Longshots Executive Producer $11.4M 2008
10% Hell Ride Executive Producer $0.2M 2008
32% Fanboys Executive Producer $0.8M 2008
100% Rogue Producer 2008
17% Superhero Movie Executive Producer $25.9M 2008
53% The Promotion Executive Producer $0.4M 2008
37% Rambo (Rambo IV) Executive Producer $42.8M 2008
79% The Great Debaters Executive Producer $30M 2007
24% Awake Executive Producer $14.3M 2007
72% The Mist Executive Producer $25.5M 2007
27% Halloween Executive Producer $58.2M 2007
34% The Nanny Diaries Executive Producer $25.9M 2007
15% The Last Legion Executive Producer $6M 2007
6% Who's Your Caddy? Executive Producer $5.6M 2007
92% Sicko Executive Producer $24.4M 2007
79% 1408 Executive Producer $72M 2007
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Producer 2007
18% The Ex Executive Producer $3.1M 2007
84% Grindhouse Executive Producer $25M 2007
63% Death Proof Producer 2007
34% Breaking and Entering Executive Producer $0.9M 2007
19% Factory Girl Producer Executive Producer $1.6M 2007
67% Miss Potter Executive Producer $2.9M 2007
No Score Yet Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby Executive Producer 2007
26% School for Scoundrels Executive Producer $17.8M 2006
57% Feast Executive Producer 2006
11% Pulse Executive Producer Producer $20.3M 2006
63% Clerks II Producer Executive Producer $24M 2006
35% Scary Movie 4 Executive Producer $90.7M 2006
No Score Yet Cannes: All Access Actor 2006
21% Derailed Executive Producer $36M 2005
11% Venom Executive Producer $0.9M 2005
63% Proof Executive Producer $7.5M 2005
52% An Unfinished Life Producer Executive Producer $8.6M 2005
No Score Yet Curandero Producer 2005
No Score Yet The Prophecy: Forsaken Executive Producer Producer 2005
6% Underclassman Executive Producer $5.6M 2005
38% The Brothers Grimm Executive Producer 2005
37% The Great Raid Executive Producer Producer $10.1M 2005
19% The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Producer Executive Producer 2005
24% Mindhunters Producer 2005
77% Sin City Executive Producer 2005
17% Cursed Executive Producer 2005
43% The I Inside Executive Producer 2005
50% Wes Craven Presents Dracula III: Legacy Executive Producer 2004
86% The Aviator Executive Producer $102.6M 2004
72% Paper Clips Executive Producer $1.1M 2004
82% Finding Neverland Executive Producer 2004
No Score Yet Chestnut: Hero of Central Park Executive Producer 2004
46% Shall We Dance Executive Producer $57.9M 2004
No Score Yet My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure Executive Producer 2004
82% Fahrenheit 9/11 Executive Producer $119.1M 2004
84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 Executive Producer 2004
50% Ella Enchanted Executive Producer $22.9M 2004
42% Jersey Girl Executive Producer 2004
4% My Baby's Daddy Executive Producer 2004
71% Cold Mountain Executive Producer 2003
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Executive Producer $364.1M 2003
35% Scary Movie 3 Executive Producer 2003
42% The Human Stain Executive Producer 2003
85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 Executive Producer 2003
35% Duplex Executive Producer 2003
8% My Boss's Daughter Executive Producer 2003
79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Executive Producer 2003
45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over Executive Producer 2003
0% Dracula II: Ascension Executive Producer 2003
No Score Yet Ice Bound: A Woman's Survival at the South Pole Executive Producer 2003
60% Only the Strong Survive Executive Producer 2003
85% Chicago Executive Producer 2002
73% Gangs of New York Producer $77.7M 2002
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Executive Producer $339.8M 2002
40% Equilibrium Executive Producer 2002
13% Waking Up in Reno Executive Producer 2002
64% Below Executive Producer 2002
74% Heaven Executive Producer $0.7M 2002
75% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Executive Producer 2002
39% Full Frontal Himself (uncredited) 2002
No Score Yet The Kid Makes the Picture Actor 2002
22% Impostor Executive Producer $5.3M 2002
50% Kate & Leopold Executive Producer $47.1M 2001
55% The Shipping News Executive Producer $11.5M 2001
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Executive Producer $314.1M 2001
79% Iris Executive Producer $5.4M 2001
2% Texas Rangers Executive Producer 2001
52% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Executive Producer $29.9M 2001
83% The Others Executive Producer $96.1M 2001
8% Mimic 2 Executive Producer 2001
15% Scary Movie 2 Executive Producer 2001
86% Daddy and Them Executive Producer 2001
93% Spy Kids Executive Producer 2001
54% Malena Producer 2000
18% Dracula 2000 Executive Producer $32.7M 2000
62% Chocolat Executive Producer 2000
52% Bounce Executive Producer 2000
64% The Yards Executive Producer 2000
No Score Yet Hellraiser - Inferno Executive Producer 2000
11% Highlander: Endgame Executive Producer 2000
53% Scary Movie Executive Producer 2000
11% Boys and Girls Executive Producer 2000
50% Love's Labour's Lost Executive Producer 2000
45% Committed Executive Producer 2000
17% The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Executive Producer 2000
25% Reindeer Games (Deception) Executive Producer 2000
39% Scream 3 Executive Producer 2000
68% About Adam Executive Producer 2000
22% The Crow - Salvation Executive Producer 2000
3% Down to You Executive Producer 2000
45% Holy Smoke Executive Producer 2000
31% Backstage Executive Producer $0.7M 2000
No Score Yet Track Down Executive Producer 2000
71% The Cider House Rules Executive Producer 1999
77% Mansfield Park Executive Producer 1999
63% Music of the Heart Executive Producer 1999
93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) Executive Producer 1999
86% Guinevere Executive Producer 1999
63% B. Monkey Executive Producer 1999
51% Outside Providence Executive Producer 1999
36% In Too Deep Executive Producer 1999
19% Teaching Mrs. Tingle Executive Producer 1999
70% My Life So Far Executive Producer 1999
60% Heaven Executive Producer 1999
40% She's All That Executive Producer 1999
60% Playing by Heart Executive Producer 1998
92% Shakespeare in Love Producer 1998
53% The Faculty Executive Producer 1998
79% Little Voice Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet Talk of Angels Executive Producer 1998
75% The Mighty Executive Producer 1998
65% Rounders Executive Producer 1998
17% 54 Executive Producer 1998
52% Halloween H20 Executive Producer 1998
28% Nightwatch Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet The Last of the High Kings Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet Ride Executive Producer 1998
57% A Price Above Rubies Executive Producer 1998
40% Wide Awake Executive Producer 1998
8% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Sam Rizzo 1998
6% Senseless Executive Producer 1998
13% Phantoms Executive Producer 1998
33% The Prophecy II Executive Producer 1998
87% Jackie Brown Executive Producer 1997
82% Scream 2 Executive Producer 1997
97% Good Will Hunting Executive Producer 1997
84% The Wings of the Dove Executive Producer 1997
40% I Love You, I Love You Not Executive Producer 1997
100% Forgotten Silver Himself 1997
66% She's So Lovely Executive Producer 1997
74% Cop Land Executive Producer 1997
45% Air Bud Executive Producer 1997
56% Addicted to Love Executive Producer 1997
No Score Yet Cosi Executive Producer 1997
0% Wishful Thinking Producer Executive Producer 1997
79% Scream Executive Producer 1996
84% The English Patient Executive Producer 1996
12% The Crow: City of Angels Executive Producer 1996
84% Emma Executive Producer 1996
45% The Pallbearer Executive Producer 1996
57% The Journey of August King Executive Producer 1996
74% Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Executive Producer 1996
87% Flirting With Disaster Executive Producer 1996
79% Beautiful Girls Executive Producer 1996
70% Restoration Producer 1996
33% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Executive Producer 1995
75% The Crossing Guard Executive Producer 1995
41% Blue in the Face Executive Producer Producer 1995
71% A Month by the Lake Executive Producer 1995
93% Smoke Executive Producer 1995
50% Cannes Man Actor 1995
58% The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down A Mountain Executive Producer 1995
No Score Yet The Road Killers Executive Producer 1995
24% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) Executive Producer 1994
92% True Romance Executive Producer 1993
56% The Night We Never Met Executive Producer 1993
0% Benefit of the Doubt Executive Producer 1993
43% Mother's Boys Executive Producer 1993
29% Dust Devil Producer 1992
81% Map of the Human Heart Executive Producer 1992
33% The Pope Must Die(t) Executive Producer 1991
67% The Miracle Producer 1991
65% A Rage in Harlem Executive Producer 1991
50% Hardware Producer 1990
20% Crossing the Line Producer 1990
No Score Yet Strike It Rich Executive Producer 1990
91% Scandal Producer 1989
No Score Yet Gandahar (Light Years) Director 1988
No Score Yet Light Years Director 1988
No Score Yet The Gnomes' Great Adventure Director 1987
No Score Yet Playing for Keeps Screenwriter Director Producer 1986
86% The Burning Producer 1981
No Score Yet The Gnomes Director 1980

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Year

62% Scream
2015
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Project Runway All Stars
2012
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
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  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2006
75% Yellowstone
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2018
62% SIX
2017-2018
Creator Executive Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Chandra Levy: An American Murder Mystery
2017
Executive Producer
  • 2017
100% Time: The Kalief Browder Story
2017
Executive Producer
  • 2017
86% War & Peace
2016
Executive Producer
  • 2016
67% Marco Polo
2014-2016
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Project Runway
2005
Executive Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet Project Runway: Under the Gunn
2014
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Rodeo Girls
2013-2014
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Supermarket Superstar
2013
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet After the Runway
2011-2012
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Project Accessory
2011
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2011
80% Clerks
2000-2002
Executive Producer
88% Project Greenlight
2001-2015
Executive Producer

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