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Harvey Weinstein Reveals the Baller Reason Why Roger Ebert Called Him 'King of Cannes' (Video)

Harvey Weinstein Reveals the Baller Reason Why Roger Ebert Called Him 'King of Cannes' (Video)Harvey Weinstein Reveals the Baller Reason Why Roger Ebert Called Him 'King of Cannes' (Video)

The Four Seasons restaurant was filled to the brim with joyous stars and major players on Wednesday night, but given the occasion -- a party honoring THR's 35 Most Powerful People in Media -- it was impossible not to mention the loss of one of the industry's favorite sons.

Harvey Weinstein, the New York-based film mogul, took some time to talk about the late film critic Roger Ebert, who died last week after a long battle with cancer. Weinstein said he knew Ebert very well over the years, and praised his championing of independent cinema; the Oscar winner also disclosed an anecdote that explains how he got one of his most famous nicknames.

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"I once got the nickname the King of Cannes and the reason [Roger] did that to me was that I was in a bar," Weinstein explained, "and Prince Albert -- I knew socially, not as Prince Albert, because many years ago when he was single and I was also single, we went out with two sisters, we were friends."

Back on track, Weinstein continued, "Prince Albert was at a bar, and I said, 'come over here!' I didn’t say 'Prince Albert' or 'Your Highness' or whatever, and he came over. And Roger was at the bar and said, 'Now that’s the King of Cannes!'"