Harvey Weinstein CBE (born March 19, 1952) is an American former film producer. He and his brother Bob Weinstein co-founded the entertainment company Miramax, which produced several successful independent films, including Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), The Crying Game (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Heavenly Creatures (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), and Shakespeare in Love (1998).
Weinstein won an Academy Award for producing Shakespeare in Love, and garnered seven Tony Awards for a variety of plays and musicals, including The Producers, Billy Elliot the Musical, and August: Osage County. After leaving Miramax, Weinstein and his brother Bob founded The Weinstein Company, a mini-major film studio. He was co-chairman, alongside Bob, from 2005 to 2017.
Angelina Jolie says it «hurt» her to see ex-husband Brad Pitt working with Harvey Weinstein, and even «fought» about it.The Academy Award-winning actress touches on the first time she felt sufficiently disrespected in the industry, telling that it was when she worked with Weinstein, a convicted rapist, in the 1988 movie.
Jolie explains that at the time, she was 21 and downplayed her alleged encounter with the disgraced producer.«If you get yourself out of the room, you think he attempted but didn’t, right?
The truth is that the attempt and the experience of the attempt is an assault,» she explains, adding that «it was beyond a pass.» «It was something I had to escape.Read more on etonline.com