President Obama Sent a Movie Idea to Harvey Weinstein

March 5, 2012 By:
President Obama Sent a Movie Idea to Harvey Weinstein

Get in line, Obama. You want to make it in this town, you’re gonna have to start off like the rest of us: working at Trader Joe’s, then hopefully getting a job as somebody's assistant. On the bright side, I think Obama would look great in a Hawaiian shirt.

When you’re a producer in Hollywood, I feel like everybody you run into has a movie idea for you. And apparently, that includes the President of the United States of America.

Movie mogul and co-founder of Miramax, Harvey Weinstein, can attest to that. He told The Times: "The President sent me a book the other day and said, 'Why don't you make this into a movie?'... I can't tell you (what it was). It was a spy novel.”

I think it’s safe to assume President Obama wrote ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith Part 2.’

Weinstein continued: “I sent him an email back saying he was the most overqualified book scout I've ever had."

Meanwhile, Weinstein has been awarded the Légion d'honneur by French president Nicolas Sarkozy for his support of ‘The Artist.’

Weinstein supported the French silent film, and he’s always had a love for French cinema:

"I am still the young boy who walked two miles to the Mayfair movie theatre in Flushing, NY to see films by the greats – Lelouch, Godard, Renoir and my personal favorite François Truffaut,” Weinstein said. “They inspired me and led me to the place I am in today."

Sarkozy said the award "expresses our gratitude to someone who has always shown great friendship towards our country and our cinema, which you have enabled so many Americans to discover".