â€œI may be jumping the gun,â€ Mr. Weinstein said, â€œbut if Cate Blanchett doesnâ€™t get nominated, Iâ€™ll shoot myself.â€
â€”Harvey Weinstein offers a violent demonstration of faith in "I’m Not There"‘s Oscar attractions (trailer is up here) to John Anderson in the New York Times. (Given that the last film he put his girth behind during award season was "Bobby," Weinstein may want, for health purposes, to hedge his bets and perhaps modify that statement to something catchier and less hazardous, e.g. "I’ll shoot myself…in a metaphorical sense," or "I’ll shoot myself…full of morphine in order to numb the pain. Ah, sweet, sweet morphine.")
"We are not in the time of Godard. It’s very comfortable to play Mr. Intellectual and say, ‘Well, nobody understands me, that’s why I only sell four tickets.’ "
"False FBI accusations fueled thousands of articles saying that I terrorize journalists and associate with the Mafia," Seagal, 56, said recently in his first public comments on the case. "These kinds of inflammatory allegations scare studio heads and independent producers — and kill careers."