Angelina Jolie Back With ‘Toxic’ Manager Nicknamed ‘Geyer the Liar’ Kosinski
Lost amidst the crossfire of the Brangelina breakup is the fact that Angelina Jolie’s controversial manager Geyer Kosinski is back calling the shots.
Jolie reportedly axed Kosinski- whose nickname is ‘Geyer the Liar’- in 2013 following criticism over the relatively few films that the movie star was actually making and the movies that he reputedly advised her to turn down (which included critically acclaimed films Gravity, Silver Linings Playbook and Casino Royale and a proposed sequel to her 2010 hit Salt).
But now ‘Geyer the Liar’ is back in Jolie’s court and giving statements to the media. “Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest of taking care of her family,” he told E! News following the separation announcement. “She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”
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To say that not everyone appreciates Geyer Kosinski in Hollywood is like saying bad blood presently exists between Pitt and Jolie. With Jolie lacking a publicist, Kosinski’s duties have gone beyond those of a conventional manager.
As well as counseling her on what projects to take, he is widely perceived to be dealing with the media about her stormy relationship with Pitt and advising her on humanitarian activities.
Unlike most talent managers, Kosinski is known for nabbing producing credits on the films that feature the stars he represents. Given that he also acts for Angelina’s ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton and Nicole Kidman, he has co-produced plenty of flops.
Then there’s his reputation — controversial even by Hollywood standards. As the New York Post reported in 2013: “Kosinski is known to be very controlling, very secretive, very involved with his clients’ lives.”
One source called him “a ‘guy’s guy’ who doesn’t read many scripts but has strong opinions on what projects his stars do. Directors and producers find him a nightmare to deal with.”
Kosinski was best man at the second wedding of Chris Albrecht, CEO of Starz, whose TV career has been blighted by incidents involving assault and alcoholism. He is known to like a good party and his circle of male friends includes Ryan Seacrest and the media entrepreneur/socialite Jason Binn.
Kosinski began his career in the William Morris Agency mail room before working his way up to become an agent at the organization. He then became a managing partner at Industry Entertainment before leaving in acrimonious circumstances to form management and production firm Media Talent Group where he took clients from Industry including Jolie, Thornton and Milla Jovovich.
Four years ago Media Talent Group announced the formation of a $120 million fund with Ukrainian producer Alexander Rodnyansky to develop and produce movies- with minimal success so far. Kosinski also has ties to former movie mogul Ryan Kavanaugh– whose Relativity Media went bankrupt in July 2015 — and Jeffrey Soros, nephew of George Soros.
Now he is back with Jolie, expect “Geyer the Liar” to keep sinning and spinning aplenty…Tags: Angelina Jolie Billy Bob Thornton Brad Pitt Entertainment HeatStreet nicole kidman