Oscar®-Winning Producer Harvey Weinstein Talks to Deborah Norville
It may be the most audacious movie of the year and some say it may be the best. It's called The Artist, and get this, it's a silent movie. We kid you not.
The Artist, produced by master showman Harvey Weinstein, is considered a leading contender for the Oscar® for Best Picture. Weinstein already has four Best Picture statues. And just this week, The Artist won Best Picture and Best Director from the New York film critics.
INSIDE EDITION's Deborah Norville sat down with Weinstein to discuss his films this year.
Weinstein said, "Being self-promoting for a second, Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times, their chief critic said, 'There have been two miracles recently in movies. One is Avatar and one is The Artist.' "
But that's not all. Weinstein's also got Michelle Williams heating up the screen and getting serious Oscar® buzz as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn.
"People look at this and believe that she has just become Marilyn Monroe. It's incredible," said Norville.
"She practices her wiggle and her waddle on the set. She does her walk. She does her singing just like Marilyn. She has to dance like Marilyn," said Weinstein.
"And she had her picture on her dresser when she was a little girl?" asked Norville.
"She always worshipped, idolized Marilyn Monroe," said Weinstein.
Weinstein is also pushing a third new movie. The Iron Lady with Meryl Streep starring as Maraget Thatcher, the former prime minister of Britain. She's wowing critics because she just nails it.
Weinstein said, "You don't see any of the acting. It's like you're watching Margaret Thatcher play Margaret Thatcher. You just completely forget that you're in a movie, by the way. It's stunning."
Weinstein is famous for his Oscar® campaigns. He won last year's Best Picture, for The King's Speech. This year is an exception as he finds himself in competition with himself—three times over.