Profession: Film Producer
Why Famous: Along with his brother Bob Weinstein, co-founded the Miramax film studio and the Weinstein Company. Together they produced several award-winning films such as Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love and Gangs of New York.
In 2017, after the New York Times published a report into Weinstein's efforts to cover up years of his sexual abuse against actresses and women employed by him, Weinstein was fired by the board of his company and was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Since then, in what has been termed the Weinstein effect, several leading Hollywood actors and producers have been accused of sexual harassment. Numerous other allegations of abuse have emerged against Weinstein himself.
- 2007-12-15 "Marchesa" designer Georgina Chapman (31) weds Miramax mogul Harvey Weinstein (55) in Connecticut, USA
- 2017-10-05 "The New York Times" publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein
- 2017-10-09 Producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual abuse
- 2017-10-14 Producer Harvey Weinstein is expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after historical revelations of sexual harassment and rape
- 2017-12-13 Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and threatening to kill her