Here’s the tale of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood manufacturer, mythical deal maker, and family member of politicians and stars. Regardless of the place nature has positioned him–the membership rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York’s Decrease East Facet, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood–he has discovered a technique to placed on a display and promote tickets at the door. “All lifestyles used to be a theater and I sought after to place it up on a level,” he writes. “I sought after to set the sector beneath a marquee that learn: ‘Jerry Weintraub Gifts.'”
In WHEN I STOP TALKING, YOU’LL KNOW I’M DEAD, we observe Weintraub from his first nice luck at age twenty-six with Elvis Presley, whom he took at the highway; to the immortal days with Sinatra and Rat Percent glory; to his crowning hits as a film manufacturer, beginning with Robert Altman and Nashville, proceeding with Oh, God!, The Karate Kid films, and Diner, amongst others, and summiting with Steven Soderbergh and Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen.
Along the best way, we’re going to watch as Jerry actions from the poker tables of Palm Springs, to the ability rooms of Hollywood, to the halls of the White Space, to Crimson Sq. in Moscow-all of the whilst counseling potentates, poets, and kings, with purchasers 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 . . .neatly, the checklist is going on.
And after all, the tale isn’t but over . . . As Weintraub says, “Once I forestall speaking, you can recognise I am lifeless.”