Harvey Weinstein Height, Weight, Age, Controversies, Wife, Family, Biography & More
|Profession||Film Producer and former Film Studio Executive|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters - 178 cm
in meters - 1.78 m
in feet inches - 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms - 90 kg
in Pounds - 198 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||March 19, 1952|
|Age (as of 2022)||70 Years|
|Birthplace||New York City, U.S.|
|Hometown||New York City, U.S.|
|School||John Bowne High School, Flushing, New York, United States|
|College/University||University at Buffalo, New York, United States|
|Educational Qualification||An Honorary SUNY Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University at Buffalo in 2000|
|Family||Father- Max Weinstein (a Diamond Cutter)
Brother- Bob Weinstein (Film Producer)
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5213
|Hobbies||Watching Films, Traveling|
|Honors/Awards||1996: Britannia Awards (shared with Bob Weinstein).
1997: Gotham Awards (shared with Bob Weinstein and James Schamus).
1998: GLAAD Media Award (shared with Bob Weinstein).
2001: British Independent Film Awards (shared with Bob Weinstein).
2003: Saturn Award (shared with Bob Weinstein).
2004: On April 19, appointed an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to the British film industry.
2012: On March 2, made a Knight of the French Legion of Honour, in recognition of Miramax's efforts to increase the presence and popularity of foreign films in the United States.
|Controversies||• In October 2017, many leading tabloids in the United States including The New Yorker and The New York Times reported that more than a dozen women accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting, harassing, or raping them. Subsequently, many other women in the Film Industry including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Judith Godrèche and Katherine Kendall, came out to accuse him of making unwanted sexual advances. However, Weinstein denied any non-consensual sex. Due to these accusations, he was fired from his production company- The Weinstein Company, his wife, Georgina Chapman, left him, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled him, and leading figures in politics whom he had supported denounced him.
• On October 27, 2017, he sued his own company for access to emails that "will exonerate him."
• On May 25, 2018, New York Police charged him with "rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women." The same day, he was arrested after surrendering to police. However, he was later released $1 million bail.
• On January 6, 2020, a Los Angeles court also charged him with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in 2013.
• On February 24, 2020, he was convicted by a jury of two of five criminal charges - one count of criminal sexual assault in the first degree and one count of rape in the third degree. However, the jury didn't charge him predatory sexual assault; a charge that could have led to a life sentence.
He was remanded to jail at Rikers Island in New York City.
• On March 11, 2020, he was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
• On July 20, 2021, New York prison officials extradited him to California to face additional sexual assault charges. Reportedly, Weinstein could be arraigned on 11 sexual assault counts, including four counts of rape. The Guardian
|Girlfriends, Affairs and More|
|Girlfriends/Affairs||Eve Chilton (1987–2004)
Georgina Chapman (2077-2017)
|Wife/Spouse||Eve Chilton (1987–2004)
Georgina Chapman (2007; separated 2017)
• Dashiell Weinstein (from Georgina Chapman)
• Remy (previously Lily) Weinstein (from Eve Chilton)
• Emma Weinstein (from Eve Chilton)
• Ruth Weinstein (from Eve Chilton)
• India Pearl Weinstein (from Georgina Chapman)
|Car Collection||A Lotus, A Bentley, A Ferrari|
|Net Worth||$150 Million (as in 2017)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Harvey Weinstein
- Does Harvey Weinstein smoke?: Yes
- Does Harvey Weinstein drink alcohol?: Yes
- He was born to a Jewish Family in the Flushing section of the New York City borough of Queens.
- Harvey, along with his younger brother Bob, grew up in a housing co-op named Electchester in New York City.
- Through most of the 1970s, Harvey, along with his younger brother Bob, and Corky Burger independently produced rock concerts called- Harvey & Corky Productions in Buffalo.
- Harvey and his brother Bob, both had grown up with a passion for movies. They inculcated a desire to enter the Film Industry.
- In the late 1970s, with the help of profits from their concert promotion business, the Weinstein brothers created a small independent film distribution company named “Miramax” (named after their parents- Miriam and Max).
- The 1980 Musical Concert film ‘Rockshow’ and ‘Wings’ is one of the first releases from the company.
- In the early 1980s, their company, Miramax, obtained the rights to 2 British films of benefit shows filmed for the human rights organization- Amnesty International.
- The Weinstein brothers, working closely with Martin Lewis, the producer of the original films, edited the two films into one movie titled ‘The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball.’ The film was released in May 1982. The film became Miramax’s first hit.
- The Weinstein brothers slowly grew up by making arthouse films throughout the 1980s, which achieved critical attention and modest commercial success.
- With the release of Errol Morris’ documentary ‘The Thin Blue Line’ in 1988, Harvey Weinstein and Miramax gained wider attention.
- With the success of Steven Soderbergh’s “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” Miramax became the most successful independent studio in America.
- After the success of The Crying Game in 1993, Disney offered the Weinsteins $80 million for ownership of Miramax, which they agreed.
- In 1997, with the victory of The English Patient, Miramax won its first Academy Award for Best Picture. With this, started a chain of critical successes, which included Good Will Hunting (1997) and Shakespeare in Love (1998)- both won several awards, including the Academy Awards.
- On September 30, 2005, the Weinstein brothers left Miramax to form their own production company, The Weinstein Company.
- Harvey Weinstein has also been active on issues such as AIDS, poverty, juvenile diabetes, and multiple sclerosis research.
- Weinstein also serves on the Board of the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City-based non-profit that targets poverty.
- He also advocates against the lack of gun-control laws & Universal Health Care in the United States.
- Harvey Weinstein is a long time supporter of the Democratic Party and has also campaigned for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in their presidential elections.
- Harvey Weinstein has also won an Academy Award for producing “Shakespeare in Love.”
- He has also garnered seven Tony Awards.
- In October 2017, several women accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting, harassing, or raping them. It led to his ouster from the Board of his own Company- The Weinstein Company.
- On October 25, 2017, another actor Natassia Malthe, accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. She told reporters at a press conference in New York that Weinstein forced himself on her in London hotel room in 2008. Malthe also said that she had rejected Weinstein’s advances and it was not consensual.
- Here’s a snippet of Harvey Weinstein’s life in his own words:
- After being sentenced to 23 years in jail, Harvey Weinstein, in prison, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on March 22, 2020.