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In 1996 when his daughter Mira won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Mighty Aphrodite she thanked her parents, but particularly her father. He was, in turn, a blubbering mess. His money, his fame, his politics – everything but the love he felt for her at that moment – was irrelevant.
When he heard that serial sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein once made a move on her he was very blunt with TMZ on the situation:
“He’s going to go to jail. Oh yeah. That son of a bitch. Good for him if he goes, because if not, he has to meet me. And I will kill the motherf****r. Real simple.
“If I had known it, he would not be walking. He’d be in a wheelchair.”
He was every good dad.
“My heart is rent asunder- a life of love and joy and wisdom with him is over,” she wrote. “He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much. I’m sending you love in the stars Dad as you ascend.”
The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. (Pro. 20:7)