Weinstein Letter Ridicules 'Boring' Director
In newly revealed diatribe, says he'll hire actor to portray him
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2010 1:00 PM CST
Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, talks on the phone at the annual Allen & Co.'s media summit in Sun Valley, Idaho, Thursday, July 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

(Newser) – Harvey Weinstein’s a notorious character who’s notoriously hard to work for; just ask Errol Morris, director of The Thin Blue Line. Gordon and the Whale has uncovered a letter Weinstein sent Morris in 1988—now going viral on BuzzFeed—complaining that the director had given NPR a “boring” interview. After listening, Weinstein wrote, “You couldn’t have dragged me to see THE THIN BLUE LINE if my life depended on it."

“It’s time you start being a performer and understand the media. … If you continue to be boring, I will hire an actor in New York to pretend that he’s Errol Morris. If you have any casting suggestions, I’d appreciate that.”
 

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