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Robert "Bob" Weinstein (born October 18, 1954) is an American film producer. He is the founder and head of Dimension Films, former co-chairman of Miramax
Miramax
Films, and current head of The Weinstein Company, all of which he co-founded with his brother Harvey. He has focused on making commercially successful action and horror films.[4]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Selected filmography

4.1 Executive producer 4.2 Producer 4.3 Director 4.4 Writer

5 Broadway credits 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Weinstein was born in Flushing, New York. He was raised in a Jewish family.[5][6] His parents were Max Weinstein, a diamond cutter,[7] and Miriam (née Postel).[7][8] He grew up with his older brother, Harvey Weinstein, in a housing co-op named Electchester
Electchester
in New York City.[9] Career[edit] After graduating from college, Bob, his brother Harvey Weinstein, and Corky Burger independently produced rock concerts as Harvey & Corky Productions in Buffalo through most of the 1970s.[9][10] Both Weinstein brothers had grown up with a passion for movies, and they nurtured a desire to enter the film industry. In the late 1970s, using profits from their concert promotion business, the brothers created a small independent film distribution company called Miramax, named after their parents – Miriam and Max. The company's first releases were primarily music-oriented concert films, such as Paul McCartney's Rockshow. In the early 1980s, Miramax acquired the rights to two British films of benefit shows filmed for the human rights organization Amnesty International. Working closely with Martin Lewis, the producer of the original films, the Weinstein brothers edited the two films into one movie tailored for the American market. The resulting film, released as The Secret Policeman's Other Ball in May 1982, became Miramax's first hit. The movie raised considerable sums for Amnesty International
Amnesty International
and was credited by Amnesty with having helped to raise its profile in the US. The Weinsteins slowly built upon this success throughout the 1980s with arthouse films that achieved critical attention and modest commercial success. Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
and Miramax
Miramax
gained wider attention in 1988 with the release of Errol Morris' documentary The Thin Blue Line, which detailed the struggle of Randall Adams, a wrongfully convicted inmate sentenced to death row. The publicity that soon surrounded the case resulted in Adams' release and nationwide publicity for Miramax. The following year, their successful launch release of Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
propelled Miramax
Miramax
to become the most successful independent studio in America.[citation needed] Miramax
Miramax
continued to grow its library of films and directors until, in 1993, Disney offered Harvey and Bob $80 million for ownership of Miramax. Agreeing to the deal that would cement their Hollywood clout and ensure that they would remain at the head of their company, Miramax
Miramax
followed the next year with their first blockbuster, Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. 1996 brought Miramax's first Academy Award for Best Picture with the victory of The English Patient. This would start a string of critical successes that would include Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
and Good Will Hunting. On March 29, 2005, it was announced that the Weinstein brothers would leave Miramax
Miramax
on September 30 and would form their own production company, The Weinstein Company.[11] Five years later, in 2010, Disney sold Miramax
Miramax
to the Qatari group Filmyard Holdings, who in turn sold it to the beIN Media Group in 2016. Personal life[edit] Weinstein has been married twice. He has two daughters from his first marriage.[citation needed] Weinstein married Anne Clayton, a former book editor, in 2000. They have three children[citation needed] and lived in a large townhouse on the Upper West Side. Anne filed for divorce in April 2012, and sought a protective order because she feared "bodily harm".[4] Weinstein issued a statement from Don Sloane, a Washington-based interventionist who denied that Weinstein was a danger to his wife, and who said that Anne was reacting to a family intervention conducted to address her alcoholism.[4] Anne's lawyers denied that their client suffered from any addiction, and said that Sloane's statement was from Weinstein's paid agent, who had never met Anne Weinstein.[4] Selected filmography[edit] Executive producer[edit] This film, television or video-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it with reliably sourced additions.

True Romance
True Romance
(1993) Clerks
Clerks
(1994) Pulp Fiction (1994) The Crossing Guard
The Crossing Guard
(1995) Smoke (1995) Flirting with Disaster (1996) The English Patient (1996) Scream (1996) Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting
(1997) Jackie Brown (1997) The Faculty
The Faculty
(1998) Halloween
Halloween
H20: 20 Years Later (1998) Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
(1998) The Cider House Rules (1999) She's All That
She's All That
(1999) Committed (2000) The Crow: Salvation (2000) The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (2000) Scary Movie
Scary Movie
(2000–2013) The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) Kate & Leopold (2001) Serendipity (2001) Chicago (2002) Gangs of New York (2002) Halloween: Resurrection (2002) Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
(2002) Spy Kids
Spy Kids
3-D: Game Over (2003) My Boss's Daughter
My Boss's Daughter
(2003) Cold Mountain (2003) Kill Bill
Kill Bill
Vol. 1 & 2 (2003/2004) The Aviator (2004) Fahrenheit 9/11
Fahrenheit 9/11
(2004) Finding Neverland (2004) Cursed (2005) Derailed (2005) Sin City (2005) The Brothers Grimm (2005) The Great Raid
The Great Raid
(2005) Breaking and Entering (2006) Clerks
Clerks
2 (2006) Pulse (2006) Halloween
Halloween
(2007) The Mist (2007) Rogue (2007) Sicko
Sicko
(2007) The Great Debaters
The Great Debaters
(2007) Fanboys (2008) The Reader
The Reader
(2008) Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
(2008) Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) Youth in Revolt
Youth in Revolt
(2009) Janky Promoters
Janky Promoters
(2009) Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds
(2009) Halloween
Halloween
II (2009) Nine (2009) Hurricane Season (2010) Shanghai (2010) Piranha 3-D
Piranha 3-D
(2010) The King's Speech
The King's Speech
(2010) My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
(2011) Scream 4
Scream 4
(2011) Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011) Apollo 18 (2011) Piranha 3DD
Piranha 3DD
(2012) Scream (2015) The Founder (2016) Waco (2018)

Producer[edit]

Playing for Keeps (1986) Mimic (1997) Reindeer Games
Reindeer Games
(2000) Bad Santa
Bad Santa
(2003)

Director[edit]

Playing for Keeps (1986)

Writer[edit]

The Burning (1981)

Broadway credits[edit] Note: In all productions Weinstein has functioned as a co-producer with other producers.

The Real Thing (2000 revival) – play – produced by Miramax
Miramax
Films – Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Revival of a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play The Producers (2001) – musical – Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Musical Sweet Smell of Success
Sweet Smell of Success
(2002) – musical – Tony Nomination for Best Musical, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding New Musical La bohème
La bohème
(2003 revival) – opera – Tony Nomination for Best Revival of a Musical, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Musical All Shook Up
All Shook Up
(2005) – musical – produced by Bob Weinstein & Miramax
Miramax
Films The Color Purple
The Color Purple
(2005) – musical

References[edit]

^ " Bob Weinstein profile". cityfile.com. Archived from the original on April 29, 2011.  ^ " Bob Weinstein Biography". fandango.com. Archived from the original on May 7, 2016.  ^ Weniger, Kay. Das große Personenlexikon des Films. ISBN 3-89602-340-3.  ^ a b c d Ross, Barbara (April 6, 2012). "Film producer Robert Weinstein’s wife files for divorce, seeks order of protection". Daily News (New York). ^ Lurie, Rod. " Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
Gets My Criticism of "The Reader" Wrong" The Wrap. February 21, 2009 ^ Renee, Ghert-Zand (March 6, 2012). "Weinstein Awarded French Legion of Honor". The Jewish Daily Forward. ^ a b Gates, Anita, "Miriam Weinstein, Mother and Backbone of Original Miramax, Dies at 90", New York Times, November 3, 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-04. Spells mother's maiden name 'Postel'. ^ Weinstein, Bob (April 2003). "All Thanks to Max". Vanity Fair. ^ a b Biskind, Peter (2004). Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film. Simon & Schuster. pp. 463–464. ISBN 0-684-86259-X.  ^ Mason, Ian Garrick (October 11, 2004). "When Harvey met Mickey". New Statesman. Retrieved January 11, 2007.  ^ http://www.indiewire.com/2005/03/weinsteins-leaving-miramax-will-form-new-company-brothers-taking-dimension-label-leaving-all-fil-78326

External links[edit]

Bob Weinstein on IMDb

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Britannia Awards

Excellence in Film

Albert R. Broccoli
Albert R. Broccoli
(1989) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1990) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1992) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1995) Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
(1996) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1997) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1998) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1999) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2000) George Lucas
George Lucas
(2002) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2003) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2004) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2009) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2010) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2013) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2014) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2015) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2016) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2017)

Excellence in Directing

Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Jim Sheridan (2004) Mike Newell (2005) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(2006) Martin Campbell
Martin Campbell
(2007) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2008) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) David Yates
David Yates
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2013) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2014) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2015) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2016) Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(2017)

Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment

Howard Stringer
Howard Stringer
(2003) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(2009) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
& Tony Scott
Tony Scott
(2010) John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2011) Will Wright (2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2014) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2015) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(2016) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2017)

British Artist of the Year

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2006) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2007) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2008) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2009) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2010) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2011) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2012) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2013) Emma Watson
Emma Watson
(2014) James Corden
James Corden
(2015) Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
(2016) Claire Foy (2017)

Excellence in Comedy

Betty White
Betty White
(2010) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2011) Trey Parker
Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2012) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2014) Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
(2015) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2016) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
(2017)

Excellence in Television

Aaron Spelling
Aaron Spelling
(1999) HBO
HBO
Original Programming (2002) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(2017)

Humanitarian Award

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
(2015) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2016)

Retired Awards

BBC
BBC
(1999) Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh
(1999) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2003) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2004) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(2005) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(2005) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2006) Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne (2007)

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