Quote: "He was an absolute original. I loved him and will genuinely miss him." Brad Pitt adds a tribute to legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub following his death on Monday (06Jul15), aged 77. Weintraub produced Pitt's 2001 heist film Ocean's Eleven.
Quote: "We sent Julia Roberts the script with a $20 bill in it, and we said, 'We heard that you get 20'. She got $20 million. She said, 'I’m in'." Movie mogul Jerry Weintraub on how he persuaded Julia Roberts to be a part of his all-star cast for Ocean's Eleven.
Fact: Stars including Bruce Willis, Matt Damon and Sylvester Stallone turned out to honour legendary movie producer Jerry Weintraub at the Los Angeles premiere of a new documentary about the movie mogul's career. His Way, which was screened in Hollywood on Tuesday night (22Mar11), chronicles the Ocean's Eleven producer's starry career and airs in the U.S. on 4 April (11).
Quote: "I thought it was a bad idea, but Will Smith convinced me to remake The Karate Kid. He wanted to do it with his son Jaden... I sat there and bawled when I saw what Jaden did with it." Movie mogul Jerry Weintraub was stunned by the remake of his hit 1984 film The Karate Kid.
Fact: George Clooney stunned his OCEAN'S THIRTEEN producer and co-star Jerry Weintraub on Saturday night (15Sep07) when he presented the movie mogul with the Lifetime Achievement Award at a Boston Film Festival tribute dinner in Massachusetts. The movie star called Weintraub, "one of the greatest friends you could ever have."