Robert Lantos

Robert Lantos remembers his friend, Leonard Cohen

The noted film producer on how he followed Leonard Cohen—right to the end, to his L.A. memorial

Starlight Wars: Robert Lantos strikes back!

The veteran producer defends his proposed ‘mandatory carriage’ Canadian film channel

That Oscar nod for ‘Barney’s Version’ was no accident

Robert Lantos says Adrien Morot’s Makeup nomination was “fought for” in months of L.A. lobbying

‘Social Network’ rules, but Colin and Natalie are prom king and queen

Fincher and Sorkin friend Zuckerberg; Giamatti thanks “the great nation of Canada”

Brad Pitt as Barney!! Was Richler joshing Jewison?

Mordecai’s son insists his dad was kidding


Lantos scoffs at Jewison’s claim that Richler saw Brad Pitt as Barney

‘Someone is not remembering things correctly’

Brad Pitt as Barney? It was Mordecai Richler’s pipe dream

When Norman Jewison tried to snag Dustin Hoffman for the lead in ‘Barney’s Version,’ Mordecai Richler had other ideas


Barney, unbound

Thirteen years, five screenwriters, one hell-bent producer: ‘Barney’s Version’ was worth it


Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes and the lesbian poll

Saturday morning kick-starts with a brisk interview with Rachel Weisz, who tears up the screen in The Brothers Bloom. It seems worth talking to her just to be able to say to a beautiful actress: “We met once before, in Budapest. . .”, then to watch her dark eyes search for some hint recognition. I explain we did another brief interview in Hungary on the set of Sunshine, produced by Hungarian-Canadian Robert Lantos. That was a decade ago, long before she won an Oscar for The Constant Gardener. Weisz tells me she had just run into Ralph Fiennes, her co-star in Sunshine, and is a bit taken aback that he didn’t seemed as pixilated by this chance encounter as she was. It must be tough being a star, running into other stars you’ve known in another life, neither of you knowing quite how to act.