Fast Facts

  • Started a concert-promotion company, Harvey & Corky Productions, with his friend Corky Burger in the 1960s.
  • Started Miramax with his younger brother in 1979 with money they made from a film they acquired at the Cannes Film Festival. The company was named for their parents, Miriam and Max.
  • Made his acting debut in 1997's An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn.
  • Was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2000 from University at Buffalo.
  • Was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute.
  • Founded the Weinstein Company with brother Bob in 2005 after Disney bought out the brothers and retained the Miramax name.
  • Known in the film industry for his larger-than-life personality.

Awards

  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2001, Tony — Musical: Winner
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 1998, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2005, Tony — Musical: Nominee
  • 2003, Tony — Revival (Musical): Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Special: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality): Nominee
  • 2004, Tony — Revival (Musical): Nominee
  • 2002, Tony — Musical: Nominee
  • 1998, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 2010, Tony — Revival (Musical): Winner
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Nominee
  • 2014, Tony — Play: Winner
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2006, Tony — Musical: Nominee
  • 2010, Tony — Revival (Musical): Nominee
  • 2000, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film not in the English Language: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Lily Weinstein — Daughter
  • Miriam Weinstein — Mother
  • Georgina Chapman — Wife
  • Ruthie Weinstein — Daughter
  • India Pearl Weinstein — Daughter
  • Bob Weinstein — Brother
  • Emma Weinstein — Daughter
  • Max Weinstein — Father
  • Eve Chilton — Ex-wife
  • Dashiell Weinstein — Son

College

  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Details

  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Birthday: March 19, 1952, Pisces
  • Profession: Producer, actor, director
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