Joel Silver

Joel Silver

  • Birthday: 1952-07-14
  • 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.

Filmography

Production

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper

1981

As Creative Consultant

Predator

1987

As Producer

48 Hrs.

1982

As Producer

Predator 2

1990

As Producer

Die Hard

1988

As Producer

The Matrix

1999

As Producer

The Matrix Revolutions

2003

As Producer

The Matrix Reloaded

2003

As Producer

V for Vendetta

2006

As Producer

Lethal Weapon 2

1989

As Producer

Lethal Weapon 4

1998

As Producer

Lethal Weapon

1987

As Producer

Lethal Weapon 3

1992

As Producer

Die Hard 2

1990

As Producer

House of Wax

2005

As Producer

Action Jackson

1988

As Producer

Road House

1989

As Producer

Executive Decision

1996

As Producer

Sherlock Holmes

2009

As Producer

Cradle 2 the Grave

2003

As Producer

The Brave One

2007

As Producer

Exit Wounds

2001

As Producer

Jumpin' Jack Flash

1986

As Producer

The Invasion

2007

As Producer

Ri¢hie Ri¢h

1994

As Producer

Commando

1985

As Producer

Gothika

2003

As Producer

The Book of Eli

2010

As Producer

Brewster's Millions

1985

As Producer

Fred Claus

2007

As Producer

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

2005

As Producer

Orphan

2009

As Producer

House on Haunted Hill

1999

As Producer

Whiteout

2009

As Producer

Speed Racer

2008

As Producer

Weird Science

1985

As Producer

Dungeons & Dragons

2000

As Executive Producer

Fair Game

1995

As Producer

Conspiracy Theory

1997

As Producer

Hudson Hawk

1991

As Producer

The Last Boy Scout

1991

As Producer

Fathers' Day

1997

As Producer

Thir13en Ghosts

2001

As Producer

Ricochet

1991

As Producer

Ghost Ship

2002

As Producer

Assassins

1995

As Producer

Demolition Man

1993

As Producer

Swordfish

2001

As Producer

Return to House on Haunted Hill

2007

As Executive Producer

RocknRolla

2008

As Producer

The Matrix Revisited

2001

As Executive Producer

Streets of Fire

1984

As Producer

Unknown

2011

As Producer

The Animatrix

2003

As Executive Producer

Project X

2012

As Executive Producer

El Gringo

2012

As Executive Producer

Double Tap

1997

As Producer

Non-Stop

2014

As Producer

The Reaping

2007

As Producer

The Factory

2011

As Producer

Ninja Assassin

2009

As Producer

Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

1995

As Executive Producer

World War X

0000

As Producer

The Nice Guys

2016

As Producer

The Galton Case

0000

As Producer

Logan's Run

0000

As Producer

Suburbicon

2017

As Executive Producer

Veronica Mars

2014

As Executive Producer

The Losers

2010

As Producer

SuperFly

2018

As Producer

The Philly Kid

2012

As Executive Producer

Romeo Must Die

2000

As Producer

The Warriors

1979

As Associate Producer

Bordello of Blood

1996

As Executive Producer

Ritual

2002

As Executive Producer

Dragon Eyes

2012

As Producer

Getaway

2013

As Producer

Two-Fisted Tales

1992

As Executive Producer

Proximity

2001

As Executive Producer

Enemies Closer

2013

As Executive Producer

Made Men

1999

As Producer

Collide

2016

As Producer

Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again

1982

As Executive Producer

W.E.I.R.D. World

1995

As Executive Producer

Xanadu

1980

As Co-Producer

The Apparition

2012

As Producer

Stash House

2012

As Producer

Parker Kane

1990

As Executive Producer

Jane Doe

2001

As Executive Producer

The Hills Run Red

2009

As Producer

Bet Your Life

2004

As Executive Producer

Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants

1996

As Executive Producer

Sherlock Holmes 3

0000

As Producer

Bullet to the Head

2013

As Executive Producer

Play Dirty

0000

As Producer

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