Jim Cameron has said that he almost beat up Harvey Weinstein almost 20 years ago, or at least almost hit him with his award.
Asked what provoked the almost-fight, James recounted: ‘It’s kind of a long story, but it has to do with Guillermo Del Toro and how badly he was dealt with by Miramax on Mimic.’
‘Harvey came up glad-handing me, talking about how great they were for the artist,’ James explained.
But James wasn’t having it, remembering: ‘…I just read him chapter and verse about how great I thought he was for the artist based on my friend’s experience, and that led to an altercation.’
Del Toro has previously said working with Weinstein and Miramax left a bad taste in his mouth, back during the production of his first English-language feature Mimic.
‘It was happening on the main floor at the [theater]… And the music had started to play to get back in our seats.
‘The people around us were saying, “Not here! Not here!” Like it was OK to fight in the parking lot, you know, but it was not OK when the music was playing, and they were about to go live.’