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April 4th, 2011
09:51 AM ET

Documentary chronicles producer's five decades in Hollywood

You may recognize him from Ocean’s Eleven films, but it’s his behind-the-scenes work that gives a glimpse into the building of some of Hollywood’s most famous stars.

Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Neil Diamond, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts—he’s worked with them all. Prolific film producer and personal manager Jerry Weintraub, who got his start promoting Elvis Presley, has worked in Hollywood for five decades.

Today on American Morning he previews his HBO documentary “His Way" chronicling his Hollywood career. The documentary, premiering Monday at 9 pm ET, features commentary from George H.W. Bush, George Clooney, Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, among many others. What's it about Weintraub that's enabled him such longevity in Hollywood?

Filed under: Celebrity • Entertainment
December 20th, 2010
10:35 AM ET

Sigourney Weaver tears up over emotional role as mother of gay son

Sigourney Weaver stopped by the AM studio today to discuss her movie "Prayers for Bobby." The Lifetime movie, based on a true story and now on DVD, tells the story of a close-knit religious family that is shattered after the son reveals he is gay.

John Roberts and Kiran Chetry sat down for a poignant interview with Weaver to talk about her experience playing the deeply conflicted mother, Mary.

Watch the interview to see just how emotional Weaver gets talking about the role. "So moving to me to hear Mary talk about how she realized later on looking at his baby pictures, God had wanted him to be gay," Weaver says of when she met the mother.

Weaver also talks about the recent repeal of  the military's “don't ask, don't tell” law and why she is celebrating.

Filed under: American Morning • Celebrity • Entertainment • Gay Rights