Joel Silver

Birthday:
07/14/1952
Place of birth:
South Orange, New Jersey, USA:
Biography:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is an American film producer, known for action films like Lethal Weapon and Die Hard. He is owner of Silver Pictures and co-founder of Dark Castle Entertainment. Silver grew up in South Orange, New Jersey, the son of a writer and a public relations executive. He attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, where he is credited with inventing the sport of Ultimate (then known as "Ultimate Frisbee"). In 1970, he entered Lafayette College, where he formed the first collegiate Ultimate team. He finished his undergraduate studies at the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Silver began his career at Lawrence Gordon Productions, where he eventually became president of motion pictures for the company. He earned his first screen credit as the associate producer on The Warriors and, with Gordon, produced 48 Hrs.,Streets of Fire and Brewster's Millions. In 1985, he formed Silver Pictures and produced successful action films such as Commando (1985), the Lethal Weapon franchise, the first two films of the Die Hard series and the The Matrix franchise of action films. Silver appears on-screen at the beginning of Who Framed Roger Rabbit as Raoul J. Raoul, the director of the animated short Something's Cookin. Silver directed "Split Personality", (1992), an episode of the HBO horror anthology, Tales from the Crypt. He currently runs two production companies, Silver Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment co-owned by Robert Zemeckis. Along with Jared Kass, Silver was co-creator of the sport of Ultimate. On July 10, 1999, Silver married his production assistant Karyn Fields. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joel Silver, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Credits

The Predator
Producer
Suburbicon
Executive Producer
The Nice Guys
Producer
The Gunman
Producer
Veronica Mars
Executive Producer
Non-Stop
Producer
Bullet to the Head
Producer
The Factory
Producer
El Gringo
Executive Producer
Project X
Executive Producer
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Producer
Unknown
Producer
The Book of Eli
Producer
Sherlock Holmes
Producer
Ninja Assassin
Producer
Whiteout
Producer
Orphan
Producer
RockNRolla
Producer
Speed Racer
Producer
Fred Claus
Producer
Return to House on Haunted Hill
Executive Producer
The Brave One
Producer
The Invasion
Producer
The Reaping
Producer
V for Vendetta
Producer
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Producer
House of Wax
Producer
Gothika
Producer
The Matrix Revolutions
Producer
The Matrix Reloaded
Producer
The Animatrix
Executive Producer
Cradle 2 the Grave
Producer
Ghost Ship
Producer
The Matrix Revisited
Executive Producer
Thir13en Ghosts
Producer
Swordfish
Producer
Exit Wounds
Producer
Dungeons & Dragons
Executive Producer
House on Haunted Hill
Producer
The Matrix
Producer
Lethal Weapon 4
Producer
Double Tap
Producer
Conspiracy Theory
Producer
Fathers' Day
Producer
Executive Decision
Producer
Fair Game
Producer
Assassins
Producer
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
Producer
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
Executive Producer
Ri¢hie Ri¢h
Producer
Demolition Man
Producer
Lethal Weapon 3
Producer
The Last Boy Scout
Producer
Ricochet
Producer
Hudson Hawk
Producer
Predator 2
Producer
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
Producer
Die Hard 2
Producer
Lethal Weapon 2
Producer
Road House
Producer
Die Hard
Producer
Action Jackson
Producer
Predator
Producer
Lethal Weapon
Producer
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Producer
Commando
Producer
Weird Science
Producer
Brewster's Millions
Producer
Streets of Fire
Producer
48 Hrs.
Producer
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper
Creative Consultant
World War X
Producer
The Zebra Striped Hearse
Producer
Logan's Run
Producer
The Galton Case
Producer

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