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Weinstein: I'll make tamer films

Harvey Weinstein has hinted that he plans to make less violent films.

The film producer who, with brother Bob, is behind movies such as Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained and Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives through their Weinstein Company studio, admitted he has had a change of heart over violence on the big screen, reported Deadline.

He told CNN's Piers Morgan: "They have a point. You have to look in the mirror, too. I have to choose movies that aren't violent or as violent as they used to be.

"I know for me personally, you know, I can't continue to do that. The change starts here. It has already. For me, I can't do it. I can't make one movie and say this is what I want for my kids and then just go out and be a hypocrite."

His comments come a day after announcing he would be making a film about the National Rifle Association with Meryl Streep.

"People have to remember that Meryl Streep is an actress. She's working as someone who's playing a part and all the heat should come my way," he said.

Harvey explained he would make a film like Peter Berg's Lone Survivor, which would be "a tribute to the United States special forces," but added: "I'm not going to make some crazy action movie just to blow up people and exploit people just for the sake of making it."

The 61-year-old is also a producer on award-winning hits such as The King's Speech, Silver Linings Playbook and Gangs Of New York.

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