It’s a pleasure and a pain because people are expecting you to deliver something which is impossible to deliver again because it’s a complete fluke. I mean we made that film with no stars – a historical story about China. Who knew it (The Last Emperor) was going to win nine Oscars? I mean, we had no idea until it happened.
Jeremy Thomas is the Oscar-winning producer of Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor. Producing more than 40 films, his credits include: The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle, Sexy Beast, 13 Assassins, Naked Lunch and A Dangerous Method. Enjoy our interview with a living legend: the independent movie producer, Jeremy Thomas.