Bob Weinstein


Executive

About

Also Known As
Robert Weinstein
Birth Place
Flushing, Queens, New York, USA
Born
October 18, 1954

Biography

Bob Weinstein was born on Oct. 18, 1954 in the New York City neighborhood of Flushing, Queens. He attended the State University of New York at Fredonia, but dropped out to join his older brother Harvey Weinstein in his blossoming career as a concert producer. In 1979, the brothers founded the film distribution company Miramax Films, which began with concert films like Paul McCartney's "R...

Family & Companions

Annie Clayton
Wife
Former book editor. Second wife; born c. 1969; married on April 29, 2000.

Notes

Made Chevalier de L'Ordre Arts et Lettres by the French government in 2001.

"The Weinsteins have considered a public stock offering for Miramax which would double its capital base from $50 to $100 million." --From The Hollywood Reporter, July 24, 1991

Biography

Bob Weinstein was born on Oct. 18, 1954 in the New York City neighborhood of Flushing, Queens. He attended the State University of New York at Fredonia, but dropped out to join his older brother Harvey Weinstein in his blossoming career as a concert producer. In 1979, the brothers founded the film distribution company Miramax Films, which began with concert films like Paul McCartney's "Rockshow" (1980) and "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball" (1982) but quickly moved on to narrative features. Bob Weinstein himself tried his hand at screenwriting, first with the horror film "The Burning" (1981), and then with the comedy "Playing for Keeps" (1986), the latter of which he co-directed with his brother Harvey, but never pursued the craft thereafter. Among Miramax's most successful early outings were the comedy "Working Girl" (1987), Errol Morris' documentary "The Thin Blue Line" (1988), and the Daniel Day-Lewis-starring drama "My Left Foot" (1989). Throughout the 1990s, Miramax was instrumental in bringing attention to then-up-and-coming filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez, and Gus Van Sant. In the early 2000s, Bob Weinstein began producing Broadway plays, including "The Producers" (2001) and "Sweet Smell of Success" (2002), and branched out to the world of television by producing the reality show "Project Runway" (Bravo 2004-). In 2005, Bob and Harvey Weinstein left Miramax, at this point owned by Disney, to launch The Weinstein Company. October of 2017 saw the publication of articles in The New York Times and the New Yorker that detailed accusations against Harvey Weinstein of multiple instances of sexual assault and rape of several dozen women who had worked with him over the preceding decades. Bob Weinstein responded by decrying Harvey as "sick and depraved" and severing professional ties with his brother, but was later himself accused of sexual harassment of producer Amanda Segel, as well as of being complicit in having paid off Harvey's accusers in the past and further enabling his brother's allegedly abusive behavior. Nevertheless, Bob Weinstein maintained his attachment to The Weinstein Company and his role as an active producer.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Playing for Keeps (1986)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Playing for Keeps (1986)
Screenwriter
The Burning (1981)
Screenplay

Producer (Feature Film)

The Crow (2019)
Executive Producer
Paddington 2 (2018)
Executive Producer
Three Generations (2017)
Executive Producer
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Executive Producer
Tulip Fever (2017)
Executive Producer
47 Meters Down (2017)
Executive Producer
The Current War (2017)
Executive Producer
Sing Street (2016)
Executive Producer
The Founder (2016)
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Clown (2016)
Executive Producer
Regression (2016)
Executive Producer
Viral (2016)
Executive Producer
Gold (2016)
Executive Producer
Hands of Stone (2016)
Executive Producer
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II - The Green Destiny (2016)
Executive Producer
Jane Got a Gun (2016)
Executive Producer
Army of One (2016)
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Lion (2016)
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The Hateful Eight (2015)
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Burnt (2015)
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Shanghai (2015)
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Southpaw (2015)
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Carol (2015)
Executive Producer
The Woman In Gold (2015)
Executive Producer
The Black Marks (2014)
Executive Producer
Big Eyes (2014)
Executive Producer
Hateship, Friendship (2014)
Executive Producer
St. Vincent (2014)
Executive Producer
Vampire Academy (2014)
Executive Producer
The Giver (2014)
Executive Producer
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Executive Producer
One Chance (2013)
Executive Producer
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Executive Producer
Dark Skies (2013)
Executive Producer
Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (2013)
Executive Producer
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Executive Producer
August: Osage County (2013)
Executive Producer
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Executive Producer
Piranha 3DD (2012)
Executive Producer
The Sapphires (2012)
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Django Unchained (2012)
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Apollo 18 (2011)
Executive Producer
Spy Kids: All The Time in The World (2011)
Executive Producer
Scream 4 (2011)
Executive Producer
Butter (2011)
Executive Producer
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011)
Executive Producer
The Fighter (2010)
Executive Producer
The King┬┐s Speech (2010)
Executive Producer
All Good Things (2010)
Executive Producer
Piranha 3D (2010)
Executive Producer
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Co-Executive Producer
Killshot (2009)
Executive Producer
Halloween 2 (2009)
Executive Producer
Nine (2009)
Executive Producer
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Executive Producer
Fanboys (2009)
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The Reader (2008)
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Hell Ride (2008)
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Superhero Movie (2008)
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Soul Men (2008)
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The Promotion (2008)
Executive Producer
Crossing Over (2008)
Executive Producer
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Executive Producer
Elite Squad (2008)
Executive Producer
Rogue (2008)
Executive Producer
The Longshots (2008)
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Rambo (2008)
Executive Producer
Who's Your Caddy? (2007)
Executive Producer
Halloween (2007)
Executive Producer
Awake (2007)
Executive Producer
1408 (2007)
Executive Producer
Sicko (2007)
Executive Producer
Captain Mike Across America (2007)
Executive Producer
The Mist (2007)
Executive Producer
Grindhouse (2007)
Executive Producer
The Nanny Diaries (2007)
Executive Producer
The Great Debaters (2007)
Executive Producer
School for Scoundrels (2006)
Executive Producer
Feast (2006)
Executive Producer
Factory Girl (2006)
Executive Producer
Miss Potter (2006)
Executive Producer
Breaking and Entering (2006)
Executive Producer
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Executive Producer
Clerks II (2006)
Executive Producer
Pulse (2006)
Executive Producer
Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2006)
Executive Producer
The Great Raid (2005)
Executive Producer
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005)
Executive Producer
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Executive Producer
Curandero (2005)
Producer
Proof (2005)
Executive Producer
Mindhunters (2005)
Co-Executive Producer
Venom (2005)
Executive Producer
An Unfinished Life (2005)
Executive Producer
Derailed (2005)
Executive Producer
Cursed (2005)
Executive Producer
Sin City (2005)
Executive Producer
Ritual (2005)
Executive Producer
The Aviator (2004)
Executive Producer
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Executive Producer
Finding Neverland (2004)
Executive Producer
Paperclips (2004)
Executive Producer
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
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Shall We Dance (2004)
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Jersey Girl (2004)
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Ella Enchanted (2004)
Executive Producer
My Baby's Daddy (2004)
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Chicago (2003)
Executive Producer
The Human Stain (2003)
Executive Producer
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Executive Producer
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
Executive Producer
Duplex (2003)
Executive Producer
Dracula II: Ascension (2003)
Executive Producer
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Executive Producer
Bad Santa (2003)
Producer
Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)
Executive Producer
Gangs of New York (2002)
Executive Producer
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Executive Producer
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Co-Executive Producer
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
Executive Producer
Only the Strong Survive (2002)
Executive Producer
Waking Up in Reno (2002)
Executive Producer
Impostor (2002)
Co-Executive Producer
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Executive Producer
My Boss's Daughter (2002)
Executive Producer
Below (2002)
Executive Producer
Equilibrium (2002)
Executive Producer
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Executive Producer
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Executive Producer
Texas Rangers (2001)
Executive Producer
The Others (2001)
Executive Producer
Spy Kids (2001)
Executive Producer
Daddy and Them (2001)
Executive Producer
Kate & Leopold (2001)
Executive Producer
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Executive Producer
The Shipping News (2001)
Executive Producer
Reindeer Games (2000)
Producer
Scary Movie (2000)
Executive Producer
Malena (2000)
Executive Producer
Down to You (2000)
Executive Producer
Hellraiser 5: Inferno (2000)
Executive Producer
Committed (2000)
Executive Producer
The Crow: Salvation (2000)
Executive Producer
Dracula 2000 (2000)
Executive Producer
Highlander: Endgame (2000)
Executive Producer
Boys and Girls (2000)
Executive Producer
Chocolat (2000)
Executive Producer
Bounce (2000)
Executive Producer
Love's Labour's Lost (2000)
Executive Producer
Capitalism: A Love Story (2000)
Executive Producer
Backstage (2000)
Executive Producer
Scream 3 (2000)
Executive Producer
In Too Deep (1999)
Executive Producer
The Yards (1999)
Executive Producer
Outside Providence (1999)
Executive Producer
Music of the Heart (1999)
Executive Producer
Princess Mononoke (1999)
Executive Producer
The Cider House Rules (1999)
Executive Producer
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
Executive Producer
Guinevere (1999)
Executive Producer
My Life So Far (1999)
Executive Producer
Holy Smoke (1999)
Executive Producer
She's All That (1999)
Executive Producer
Mansfield Park (1999)
Executive Producer
Phantoms (1998)
Executive Producer
The Faculty (1998)
Executive Producer
Wishful Thinking (1998)
Executive Producer
Heaven (1998)
Executive Producer
Little Voice (1998)
Co-Executive Producer
Ride (1998)
Executive Producer
54 (1998)
Executive Producer
B. Monkey (1998)
Co-Executive Producer
A Price Above Rubies (1998)
Executive Producer
Rounders (1998)
Executive Producer
Playing By Heart (1998)
Executive Producer
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Executive Producer
The Mighty (1998)
Executive Producer
Alien Love Triangle (1998)
Executive Producer
Wide Awake (1998)
Executive Producer
Since You've Been Gone (1998)
Executive Producer
Halloween: H2O (1998)
Co-Executive Producer
Senseless (1998)
Executive Producer
I Love You, I Love You Not (1997)
Executive Producer
Cop Land (1997)
Executive Producer
She's So Lovely (1997)
Co-Executive Producer
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Executive Producer
Mimic (1997)
Producer
Air Bud (1997)
Executive Producer
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Executive Producer
Addicted to Love (1997)
Executive Producer
Scream 2 (1997)
Executive Producer
Victory (1997)
Co-Executive Producer
Jackie Brown (1997)
Executive Producer
Prophecy II: Ashtown (1997)
Executive Producer
Jane Eyre (1996)
Co-Executive Producer
The English Patient (1996)
Executive Producer
Last of the High Kings (1996)
Co-Executive Producer
Scream (1996)
Executive Producer
The Pallbearer (1996)
Executive Producer
Cosi (1996)
Executive Producer
The Crow: City of Angels (1996)
Executive Producer
Flirting With Disaster (1996)
Executive Producer
Talk of Angels (1996)
Executive Producer
Emma (1996)
Executive Producer
Roadflower (1995)
Executive Producer
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Executive Producer
Restoration (1995)
Co-Producer
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Executive Producer
The Journey of August King (1995)
Executive Producer
Blue in the Face (1995)
Executive Producer
A Month By The Lake (1995)
Executive Producer
Smoke (1995)
Executive Producer
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Executive Producer
Ready to Wear (1994)
Executive Producer
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Co-Executive Producer
Mother's Boys (1993)
Executive Producer
The Night We Never Met (1993)
Executive Producer
Into the West (1993)
Co-Executive Producer
Dust Devil (1993)
Co-Executive Producer
True Romance (1993)
Executive Producer
Benefit of the Doubt (1993)
Executive Producer
The Pope Must Diet (1991)
Co-Executive Producer
A Rage in Harlem (1991)
Executive Producer
The Miracle (1991)
Co-Executive Producer
Hardware (1990)
Co-Executive Producer
Crossing the Line (1990)
Co-Executive Producer
Strike It Rich (1990)
Executive Producer
The Lemon Sisters (1989)
Co-Executive Producer
Animal Behavior (1989)
Co-Executive Producer
Scandal (1989)
Co-Executive Producer
Light Years (1988)
Producer
Playing for Keeps (1986)
Producer

Editing (Feature Film)

The Burning (1981)
Editing

Music (Feature Film)

Playing for Keeps (1986)
Executive Music Producer

Special Thanks (Feature Film)

Hav Plenty (1997)
Special Thanks To

Life Events

1979

Brothers journeyed to Cannes Film Festival with the proceeds from a music-producing business they ran in college; acquired rights to concert film, "The Secret Policeman's Ball" and achieved art-house hit on double bill with "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball"

1979

With brother Harvey, founded Miramax Films, named for their parents, Miriam and Max Weinstein

1981

Production supervisor for feature, "Spaced Out"

1981

Scripted first feature (also editing consultant), "The Burning"

1986

Co-produced (also co-directed, co-scripted and co-executive produced music) first feature, "Playing For Keeps"

1988

Became partner with Samuel Montagu Ltd. (An investment concern), expanding Miramax

1990

Miramax sued the Motion Picture Association of America over X rating given to Pedro Almodovar's "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!"; court dismissed case but new rating, NC-17, was instituted by the MPAA

1991

Brothers retained services of celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz to monitor the networks after ABC, CBS and NBC refused to run ads for "The Pope Must Die"

1991

Added new releasing branch to Miramax, Prestige Films

1992

Formed Dimension Films; first release, "Supercop"

1993

Miramax purchased by Disney for $80 million

1996

Signed seven-year deal with Disney

1999

Miramax signed eight-picture agreement with MGM

2004

Co-produced the Bravo reality series "Project Runway"

2005

Miramax ended their 12-year exclusive relationship with Disney for a settlement worth $135 million; The Weinsteins will take Dimension Films, Miramax's genre label, with them to their new company

2006

The Weinstein Company announced a distribution pact with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; MGM will distribute the product domestically in theaters, while the Weinstein Company will retain long-term ownership of their product

Family

Miriam Weinstein
Mother
Max Weinstein
Father
Harvey Weinstein
Brother
Distributor, producer. Born in March 1952; co-founded Miramax Film Corporation with Bob in 1979.
Sarah Weinstein
Daughter
Nicole Weinstein
Daughter

Companions

Annie Clayton
Wife
Former book editor. Second wife; born c. 1969; married on April 29, 2000.

Bibliography

Notes

Made Chevalier de L'Ordre Arts et Lettres by the French government in 2001.

"The Weinsteins have considered a public stock offering for Miramax which would double its capital base from $50 to $100 million." --From The Hollywood Reporter, July 24, 1991

In order to promote the film "The Pope Must Die," Miramax eventually decided to retitle the tale of a corpulent pontiff "The Pope Must Diet." Some newspapers had been advertising the film as "The Pope Must..." while in Yugoslavia the movie was being sold as "Sleeping with the Fishes."