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Joel Silver

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.


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Born:
Jul 14, 1952 In South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
7
First Appeared:
In the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988-06-21
Latest Project:
Movie Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot 2013-01-15
Known For
Poster of Movie Life: House of Wax
Poster of Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit
Poster of Punk'd
Poster of The Matrix Revisited
Filmography
Movie Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself 2013-01-15
Series Movie Life: House of Wax Himself 2005-03-31
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit Himself 2003-03-25
Series Punk'd Himself 2003-03-17
Movie The Matrix Revisited Producer 2001-11-19
Movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit Raoul 1988-06-21