When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man

By Jerry Weintraub

This is the tale of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood manufacturer, mythical deal maker, and buddy of politicians and stars. regardless of the place nature has positioned him--the membership rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of recent York's decrease East facet, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood--he has came across the way to wear a convey and promote tickets on the door. "All lifestyles was once a theater and that i desired to positioned it up on a stage," he writes. "I desired to set the realm less than a marquee that learn: 'Jerry Weintraub Presents.'"

In whilst I cease conversing, you will be aware of i am useless, we keep on with Weintraub from his first nice good fortune at age twenty-six with Elvis Presley, whom he took at the highway; to the immortal days with Sinatra and Rat Pack glory; to his crowning hits as a film manufacturer, beginning with Robert Altman and Nashville, carrying on with with Oh, God!, The Karate Kid videos, and Diner, between others, and summiting with Steven Soderbergh and Ocean's Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen.

Along the way in which, we are going to watch as Jerry strikes from the poker tables of Palm Springs, to the facility rooms of Hollywood, to the halls of the White condo, to pink sq. in Moscow-all the whereas counseling potentates, poets, and kings, with consumers and confidants like George Clooney, Bruce Willis, George H. W. Bush, Armand Hammer, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, John Denver, Bobby Fischer . . .well, the record is going on.

And in fact, the tale isn't really but over . . . As Weintraub says, "When I cease speaking, you are going to understand i am dead."

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Ralph Nelson SMPSP) With Julia Roberts. (Bob Marshak) placing my prints within the rainy cement, with Brad, George, and Matt. nice day. (David Hume Kennerly) Susie and me… there's a Sinatra tune approximately this type of factor too! (Norman Jean Roy) CONTENTS entrance conceal photo Welcome commitment 12/24/76 creation The big name of Ardaban The purple Jacket every little thing however the lady simply because I Wouldn’t put on Tights remain Off the WATS Line Being P. T. Barnum enjoyable with Jane all of the King’s males outdated Blue Eyes Firing Ferguson Jerry Weintraub offers The Grand grasp The demise of the King Making videos family members The manufacturer Leaving on a Jet airplane realizing Which Calls to come back Arm and Hammer The Peanut Farmer Dancing with the Rebbe when you locate whatever you like, hold Doing It enjoying Myself A experience within the Hills Farewell to Sam and Rose Oceans Acknowledgments Curriculum Vitae approximately Twelve photograph Insert concerning the Authors compliment for Jerry Weintraub and whilst I cease speaking You’ll be aware of I’m useless Copyright in regards to the AUTHORS JERRY WEINTRAUB has spent greater than 5 many years in exhibit enterprise, within the strategy incomes a name as one of many savviest negotiators, smartest manufacturers, and shrewdest movie traders of our time. He has been praised and venerated for his philanthropic paintings and, as UNICEF’s guy of the 12 months, used to be awarded with the organization’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award. wealthy COHEN, a contributing editor at self-importance reasonable and Rolling Stone, is the writer of 5 books, together with the bestsellers difficult Jews, The Avengers, and Israel Is genuine. He lives in Connecticut together with his spouse, puppy, and lots of masculine young children. compliment for Jerry Weintraub and while I cease conversing YOU’LL be aware of I’M lifeless “Fascinating… [Weintraub] is breezily coming near near approximately his existence as a mythical live performance promoter, motion picture manufacturer, Broadway convey manufacturer, actor, philanthropist, most sensible friend to George Clooney and president George H. W. Bush, writer, and so much of all, survivor. ” —Chicago Sun-Times “Drops extra boldface names than a gossip column… because the identify of the booklet shows, Weintraub likes to speak. And the seventy-two-year-old impresario has a few striking tales to inform… all instructed in Weintraub’s shooting-the-breeze voice. ” —Rick Warner, Bloomberg information “Edgy and sincere yet refreshingly spare in his feedback of stars, colleagues, and kinfolk… With a daring voice, a storied occupation, and a forged of superstars, Weintraub’s memoir makes a rousing insider journey of a few 5 a long time within the leisure undefined. ” —Publishers Weekly “Full of serious tales. ” —Wall highway magazine “The vintage self-made Hollywood story, as it’s been molded by means of Warners, Zanucks, and Geffens… previous chestnuts from this trip are lovingly, and infrequently hilariously, burnished… The ebook, that is under no circumstances a scandalous showbiz tell-all yet a good-humored, and infrequently self-deprecating, romp of outrageous will and striking fortune, additionally paints an image of uncanny bliss. ” —Nicole LaPorte, The day-by-day Beast “FOUR STARS… this can be a man who can inform a narrative.

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