Brothers Bob Weinstein
and Harvey Weinstein
, Co-Chairmen of Miramax Films, founded the company in 1979. The two native New Yorkers named their company after their parents, Miriam and Max, who introduced them to a love of cinema.
Miramax and Dimension Films have released some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful independent feature films of the past decade including the recent Chocolat, Shakespeare in Love, Life is Beautiful (La Vita E Bella), Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, Scream and Scream 2, The Crying Game, The Piano, Il Postino, Cinema Paradiso, The Wings of the Dove, My Left Foot, Sling Blade, Kolya and Farewell My Concubine, among many others. These films and others have received 134 Academy Award nominations and 40 wins in the past 11 years.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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