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Harvey Weinstein ‘drew Good Will Hunting from cinemas to cut Robin Williams’ share of profits’

The disgraced Hollywood film producer and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein interrupted the cinematic run of Oscar sensation Good Will Hunting in 1997 to mess with Robin Williams’ career, according to the film’s executive producer Kevin Smith.

Smith, 51, revealed in his new book ‘Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash’ that Weinstein pulled the indie film from the cinemas, just as it was about to win an Oscar well, because Williams had negotiated a deal by which he would obtain more of the profits if the film earned over $ 100 million.

The actor and filmmaker claimed that Weinstein’s production company Miramax would have had to share the profits from the 1997 hit with Williams, and therefore Weinstein prevented the film from being shown in cinemas to retain the bulk of the ticket revenue.

Good Will Hunting nonetheless continued to earn $ 225 million in its original theatrical series, 25 times the meager $ 10 million budget.

Robin Williams won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, while Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Weinstein, meanwhile, was convicted last year of several sexual crimes and sentenced to 23 years in prison after dozens of women, including several high-profile actors such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and Rose McGowen, accused him of sexual abuse and harassment.

Actor and producer Kevin Smith last month released a book titled 'Kevin Smith's Secret Stash', in which he claimed that the disgraced producer and sex offender Harvey Weinstein was trying to mess with Robin Williams' career by cutting into his profits from Good Will Hunting

Actor and producer Kevin Smith last month released a book titled ‘Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash’, in which he claimed that the disgraced producer and sex offender Harvey Weinstein was trying to mess with Robin Williams’ career by cutting into his profits from Good Will Hunting

Harvey Weinstein, founder of the production company Miramax, allegedly interrupted Good Will Hunting's theater run in an attempt to prevent it from bringing in over $ 100 million.  Smith claimed that Robin Williams had negotiated an agreement whereby he would receive more of the profits if the film passed the $ 100 million threshold.  Weinstein has since been sentenced to 23 years in prison for several sexual offenses.

Harvey Weinstein, founder of the production company Miramax, allegedly interrupted Good Will Hunting’s theater run in an attempt to prevent it from bringing in over $ 100 million. Smith claimed that Robin Williams had negotiated an agreement whereby he would receive more of the profits if the film passed the $ 100 million threshold. Weinstein has since been sentenced to 23 years in prison for several sexual offenses.

Pictured: Robin Williams (left) and Matt Damon (right) in the character of Dr.  Sean Maguire and Will Hunting in the 1997 indie hit Good Will Hunting, which won them both an Oscar

Pictured: Robin Williams (left) and Matt Damon (right) in the character of Dr. Sean Maguire and Will Hunting in the 1997 indie hit Good Will Hunting, which won them both an Oscar

Good Will Hunting nonetheless continued to earn $ 225 million in its original theatrical series, 25 times the meager $ 10 million budget.  Robin Williams won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (pictured), while Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

Good Will Hunting nonetheless continued to earn $ 225 million in its original theatrical series, 25 times the meager $ 10 million budget. Robin Williams won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (pictured), while Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

Good Will Hunting is a drama directed by Gus Van Saint in 1997 with a budget of only $ 10 million.

The indie film, whose screenplay is written by actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the lead roles, earned over $ 225 million at the box office, was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won two Oscars.

Smith, who was executive producer for Good Will Hunting and has gone on to produce and appear in a number of films and TV shows, opened up about Weinstein’s moves to hamper Robin Williams’ career and prevent him from making a big profit on the film in an interview with the Daily Beast.

‘I remember when’ Good Will Hunting ‘left the cinemas and it felt weird because it was like’ Wait? ‘ There’s all this Oscar buzz, so why should you pull it off if it’s just to make money? ‘ he said.

‘[Miramax and Weinstein] did so because keeping it in the cinema meant more of the money would go to Robin, whereas the moment it went to video was not Robin-heavy. It was hoarded because of greed. ‘

Robin Williams was one of the world’s most famous and highly acclaimed actors and comedians before his death in 2014.

He has starred in films such as Good Will Hunting, Dead Poet’s Society and Hook, and is widely regarded as one of the best comedians of all time, known for his incredible range of impressions, quick wit and improvisational ability.

Williams was found dead at his home in San Francisco in August 2014 at the age of 63, and it was later revealed that he had committed suicide.

The beloved comedian and actor was known to have struggled with depression and also struggled with the effects of Lewy body dementia, a disease that causes problems with movement and body control as well as behavior and mood.

Robin Williams holds up his Oscar after winning the Best Actor category in a supporting role during the 70th Academy Awards (March 23, 1998 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles).  Williams won for his role in Good Will Hunting as a psychotherapist Dr.  Sean Maguire, who helps a troubled math genius played by Damon

Robin Williams holds up his Oscar after winning the Best Actor category in a supporting role during the 70th Academy Awards (March 23, 1998 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles). Williams won for his role in Good Will Hunting as a psychotherapist Dr. Sean Maguire, who helps a troubled math genius played by Damon

The indie film, whose screenplay was written by actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the lead roles (pictured with their Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay in 1998), earned over $ 225 million at the box office, was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won two Oscars.

The indie film, whose screenplay was written by actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the lead roles (pictured with their Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay in 1998), earned over $ 225 million at the box office, was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won two Oscars.

Smith published his book ‘Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash’ on September 14, 2021.

Styled as an autobiography-meets-trivia book, Smith tells the story of his journey from ‘convenience store worker to international film icon’, revealing hitherto unknown stories, anecdotes and trifles from the TV shows and films he has been involved in.

Several of Smith’s cult films such as ‘Clerks’, ‘Chasing Amy’, ‘Jersey Girl’ and ‘Dogma’ were produced by Weinstein and Miramax.

Weinstein, meanwhile, co-founded the Miramax production company with his brother Bob in 1979, which went on to produce a number of films, including seven, which grossed over $ 100 million at the box office, such as Good Will Hunting and Chicago.

Weinstein was started from the company in October 2017 when several women accused him of sexual abuse and harassment all the way back to the 1970s.

By 31 October 2017, more than 80 women had come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Weinstein, triggering a three-year lawsuit and also giving rise to the #MeToo movement, in which a large number of women, including several high-profile celebrities, shared their own experiences of sexual assault, harassment or rape on social media.

Weinstein was convicted last year of several sexual crimes and sentenced to 23 years in prison, and has an earliest possible release date on the earliest possible release date is November 9, 2039, according to Reuters.

Weinstein, co-founder of film production company Miramax, was convicted last year of several sexual crimes and sentenced to 23 years in prison after dozens of women, including several high-profile actors such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and Rose McGowen, accused him.  of sexual abuse and harassment

Weinstein, co-founder of film production company Miramax, was convicted last year of several sexual crimes and sentenced to 23 years in prison after dozens of women, including several high-profile actors such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and Rose McGowen, accused him. of sexual abuse and harassment

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Harvey Weinstein ‘drew Good Will Hunting from cinemas to cut Robin Williams’ share of profits’

The disgraced Hollywood film producer and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein interrupted the cinematic run of Oscar sensation Good Will Hunting in 1997 to mess with Robin Williams’ career, according to the film’s executive producer Kevin Smith.

Smith, 51, revealed in his new book ‘Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash’ that Weinstein pulled the indie film from the cinemas, just as it was about to win an Oscar well, because Williams had negotiated a deal by which he would obtain more of the profits if the film earned over $ 100 million.

The actor and filmmaker claimed that Weinstein’s production company Miramax would have had to share the profits from the 1997 hit with Williams, and therefore Weinstein prevented the film from being shown in cinemas to retain the bulk of the ticket revenue.

Good Will Hunting nonetheless continued to earn $ 225 million in its original theatrical series, 25 times the meager $ 10 million budget.

Robin Williams won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, while Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Weinstein, meanwhile, was convicted last year of several sexual crimes and sentenced to 23 years in prison after dozens of women, including several high-profile actors such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and Rose McGowen, accused him of sexual abuse and harassment.

Actor and producer Kevin Smith last month released a book titled 'Kevin Smith's Secret Stash', in which he claimed that the disgraced producer and sex offender Harvey Weinstein was trying to mess with Robin Williams' career by cutting into his profits from Good Will Hunting

Actor and producer Kevin Smith last month released a book titled ‘Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash’, in which he claimed that the disgraced producer and sex offender Harvey Weinstein was trying to mess with Robin Williams’ career by cutting into his profits from Good Will Hunting

Harvey Weinstein, founder of the production company Miramax, allegedly interrupted Good Will Hunting's theater run in an attempt to prevent it from bringing in over $ 100 million.  Smith claimed that Robin Williams had negotiated an agreement whereby he would receive more of the profits if the film passed the $ 100 million threshold.  Weinstein has since been sentenced to 23 years in prison for several sexual offenses.

Harvey Weinstein, founder of the production company Miramax, allegedly interrupted Good Will Hunting’s theater run in an attempt to prevent it from bringing in over $ 100 million. Smith claimed that Robin Williams had negotiated an agreement whereby he would receive more of the profits if the film passed the $ 100 million threshold. Weinstein has since been sentenced to 23 years in prison for several sexual offenses.

Pictured: Robin Williams (left) and Matt Damon (right) in the character of Dr.  Sean Maguire and Will Hunting in the 1997 indie hit Good Will Hunting, which won them both an Oscar

Pictured: Robin Williams (left) and Matt Damon (right) in the character of Dr. Sean Maguire and Will Hunting in the 1997 indie hit Good Will Hunting, which won them both an Oscar

Good Will Hunting nonetheless continued to earn $ 225 million in its original theatrical series, 25 times the meager $ 10 million budget.  Robin Williams won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (pictured), while Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

Good Will Hunting nonetheless continued to earn $ 225 million in its original theatrical series, 25 times the meager $ 10 million budget. Robin Williams won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (pictured), while Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

Good Will Hunting is a drama directed by Gus Van Saint in 1997 with a budget of only $ 10 million.

The indie film, whose screenplay is written by actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the lead roles, earned over $ 225 million at the box office, was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won two Oscars.

Smith, who was executive producer for Good Will Hunting and has gone on to produce and appear in a number of films and TV shows, opened up about Weinstein’s moves to hamper Robin Williams’ career and prevent him from making a big profit on the film in an interview with the Daily Beast.

‘I remember when’ Good Will Hunting ‘left the cinemas and it felt weird because it was like’ Wait? ‘ There’s all this Oscar buzz, so why should you pull it off if it’s just to make money? ‘ he said.

‘[Miramax and Weinstein] did so because keeping it in the cinema meant more of the money would go to Robin, whereas the moment it went to video was not Robin-heavy. It was hoarded because of greed. ‘

Robin Williams was one of the world’s most famous and highly acclaimed actors and comedians before his death in 2014.

He has starred in films such as Good Will Hunting, Dead Poet’s Society and Hook, and is widely regarded as one of the best comedians of all time, known for his incredible range of impressions, quick wit and improvisational ability.

Williams was found dead at his home in San Francisco in August 2014 at the age of 63, and it was later revealed that he had committed suicide.

The beloved comedian and actor was known to have struggled with depression and also struggled with the effects of Lewy body dementia, a disease that causes problems with movement and body control as well as behavior and mood.

Robin Williams holds up his Oscar after winning the Best Actor category in a supporting role during the 70th Academy Awards (March 23, 1998 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles).  Williams won for his role in Good Will Hunting as a psychotherapist Dr.  Sean Maguire, who helps a troubled math genius played by Damon

Robin Williams holds up his Oscar after winning the Best Actor category in a supporting role during the 70th Academy Awards (March 23, 1998 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles). Williams won for his role in Good Will Hunting as a psychotherapist Dr. Sean Maguire, who helps a troubled math genius played by Damon

The indie film, whose screenplay was written by actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the lead roles (pictured with their Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay in 1998), earned over $ 225 million at the box office, was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won two Oscars.

The indie film, whose screenplay was written by actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the lead roles (pictured with their Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay in 1998), earned over $ 225 million at the box office, was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won two Oscars.

Smith published his book ‘Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash’ on September 14, 2021.

Styled as an autobiography-meets-trivia book, Smith tells the story of his journey from ‘convenience store worker to international film icon’, revealing hitherto unknown stories, anecdotes and trifles from the TV shows and films he has been involved in.

Several of Smith’s cult films such as ‘Clerks’, ‘Chasing Amy’, ‘Jersey Girl’ and ‘Dogma’ were produced by Weinstein and Miramax.

Weinstein, meanwhile, co-founded the Miramax production company with his brother Bob in 1979, which went on to produce a number of films, including seven, which grossed over $ 100 million at the box office, such as Good Will Hunting and Chicago.

Weinstein was started from the company in October 2017 when several women accused him of sexual abuse and harassment all the way back to the 1970s.

By 31 October 2017, more than 80 women had come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Weinstein, triggering a three-year lawsuit and also giving rise to the #MeToo movement, in which a large number of women, including several high-profile celebrities, shared their own experiences of sexual assault, harassment or rape on social media.

Weinstein was convicted last year of several sexual crimes and sentenced to 23 years in prison, and has an earliest possible release date on the earliest possible release date is November 9, 2039, according to Reuters.

Weinstein, co-founder of film production company Miramax, was convicted last year of several sexual crimes and sentenced to 23 years in prison after dozens of women, including several high-profile actors such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and Rose McGowen, accused him.  of sexual abuse and harassment

Weinstein, co-founder of film production company Miramax, was convicted last year of several sexual crimes and sentenced to 23 years in prison after dozens of women, including several high-profile actors such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and Rose McGowen, accused him. of sexual abuse and harassment

.

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