James Cameron has fond recollections of swinging his Oscar at Harvey Weinstein

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This December would be the 20th anniversary of the discharge of Titanic, James Cameron’s epic romance in regards to the risks of transatlantic boating, and in an prolonged profile from Self-importance Honest, Cameron has shared a well timed story a few reminiscence he has of the night time his film received large on the Oscars. Apparently, throughout a break within the Academy Awards ceremony, Cameron was hanging out on the primary flooring when Harvey Weinstein stepped up and tried to promote Cameron on Miramax, his studio on the time, saying, “how nice they had been for the artist.”

Sadly for Weinstein, Cameron was already mad at him for the outdated factor that folks had been mad at Harvey Weinstein about—particularly his tendency to push for extreme artistic management over the flicks he was backing. Guillermo Del Toro had lately labored with Miramax on Mimic and Cameron knew “how badly he was handled,” so when Weinstein began telling him how nice his studio was, Cameron “learn him chapter and verse” about how terrible he thought Miramax actually was. This “led to an altercation” that didn’t escalate right into a full-blown rumble, however Cameron does say he hit Weinstein together with his Oscar.


This all occurred proper among the many seats for the ceremony, and Cameron says that as they started to crack their knuckles and plan their particular assaults or no matter, the folks round them stored yelling at them to not combat there. “Prefer it was okay to combat within the parking zone,” Cameron provides, “but it surely was not okay there when the music was enjoying they usually had been about to go dwell.”

Sadly, cooler heads prevailed and we had been all disadvantaged of what would’ve been a reasonably superior Oscar second on reflection.

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