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Joel Silver is a Actor, Director, Producer and Creative Consultant American born on 14 july 1952 at South Orange (USA)

Joel Silver

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Birth name Joel Silver
Nationality USA
Birth 14 july 1952 (71 years) at South Orange (USA)
Creator of Dark Castle Entertainment
Creator of Silver Pictures

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.

Biography

Silver fréquenta les Columbia Highschool à Maplewood, New Jersey et Northfield Mount Hermon School, où il inventa le sport Ultimate Frisbee. En 1970, il intègre le Lafayette College, où il forma la première équipe d'Ultimate. Il finit ses études à la New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Après l'université, il travaille chez Lawrence Gordon Pictures, où il produit son premier film comme producteur associé en 1979 (Les Guerriers de la nuit). Il devient, plus tard, président du département "dessin animé / animation" de chez Gordon Pictures. Avec Gordon, Silver produit 48 heures (1982), et Les Rues de feu (1984).

En 1985, il fonde Silver Pictures et produit des films d'action à gros budget tels que Commando, Predator, Die Hard, L'Arme fatale, et Le Dernier Samaritain. Pour la petite anecdote, Shane Black, scénariste des deux dernières œuvres citées précédemment, aurait eu carte blanche pour réaliser son premier long métrage Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, car Silver l'estimait responsable du succès des dernières œuvres.

Fan de Frank Lloyd Wright, en 1984 il achète la Wright-designed Storer House à West Hollywood qui devient le logo de Silver Pictures. Il est d'ailleurs connu pour acheter toutes les maisons dont le design a été fait par Wright.

Actuellement, il possède Silver Pictures et Dark Castle Entertainment (possédée également par Robert Zemeckis)

Avec Jerry Bruckheimer, Joel Silver fait partie des producteurs qui ont réinventé le film d'action. Cela est certainement dû à sa sélection de réalisateurs audacieux et d'acteurs au charisme musclé, qui resteront à jamais des références du cinéma d'action: Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Sylvester Stallone, ou encore Eddie Murphy et Steven Seagal

Il fut également le producteur de Matrix : les frères Wachowski lui proposèrent ce scénario qu'il trouva trop ambitieux pour un premier projet ; ainsi, ils préparèrent pour Silver le film Bound, dans le but unique de se former pour Matrix.

Le 10 juillet 1999, Silver se marie à Karyn Fields.

Malgré cette success-story, Joel Silver est un producteur qui a connu certains échecs financiers. Il est également connu pour son tempérament excentrique : vêtements de sport, haut volume sonore, débit rapide de paroles, sautes d'humeur, ce qui lui a valu d'être parodié dans certains films :


il joue un réalisateur hystérique dans Qui veut la peau de Roger Rabbit
Son personnage de producteur dans Grand Canyon (1991), True Romance (1993), and I'll Do Anything (1994)
dans Tropic Thunder, Tom Cruise joue le rôle de Les Grossman, parodiant ouvertement et cyniquement Joël Silver
De par son tempérament excentrique, et ses échecs financiers, il fut banni de certains studios de cinéma. De fait, pour le tournage de Roger Rabbit, Silver fut nommé par un pseudonyme, jusqu'à la sortie du film.

Son personnage a inspiré Quentin Tarantino pour le personnage Lee Donowitz dans True Romance, producteur au tempérament excentrique et cartoonesque.

Occasionnellement, Silver a occupé d'autres postes comme celui de réalisateur, pour un épisode de l'anthologie de l'horreur sur HBO, Les Contes de la crypte (série télévisée), série dont il est également un des principaux producteurs.

Best films

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
(Producer)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
(Producer)
The Matrix (1999)
(Producer)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
(Producer)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
(Producer)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
(Producer)

Usually with

Richard Donner
Richard Donner
(12 films)
Dane A. Davis
Dane A. Davis
(17 films)
Gregg Rudloff
Gregg Rudloff
(17 films)
Susan Downey
Susan Downey
(16 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joel Silver (98 films)

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Actor

Exit Wounds, 1h41
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Steven Seagal, DMX, Anthony Anderson, Isaiah Washington, Tom Arnold, Jill Hennessy
Rating56% 2.8007152.8007152.8007152.8007152.800715
Orin Boyd (Steven Seagal) is a cop in Detroit's 21st precinct, who saves the Vice President of the United States (Christopher Lawford) from a right-wing Michigan militant group trying to kill him. As Boyd saved the Vice President's life by disobeying orders and killing all the militants, Captain Frank Daniels (Bruce McGill), who is also a long-time friend of Boyd, is forced to fire Boyd, but still tells him to talk with police chief Hinges (Bill Duke) who dislikes Boyd (because Boyd gives the police a bad name by disobeying orders) and has repeatedly tried to fire him, only for Boyd to be returned to duty by his friends in the trade union. Despite Boyd once again being returned to duty, Hinges transfers Boyd to the 15th precinct — Detroit's arguably worst police precinct.
Osmosis Jones, 1h35
Directed by Frères Farrelly, Tom Sito, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Animation
Themes Medical-themed films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Chris Rock, Laurence Fishburne, David Hyde Pierce, Brandy, William Shatner, Molly Shannon
Roles the Police Chief, Ozzy's boss who works at the precinct.
Rating63% 3.1523653.1523653.1523653.1523653.152365
Frank Detorre (Bill Murray) is a widowed slovenly zookeeper at the Sucat Memorial Zoo in Rhode Island. Much to the frustration of his young daughter, Shane (Elena Franklin), he eats compulsively unhealthy and has minimal concern for germs or disease. While trying to eat a hard-boiled egg with mayonnaise and salt, it is stolen from him by a chimpanzee. He gets it back, but not before it falls into the filth of the chimp's habitat. When Shane is disgusted by him about to eat it he uses the "ten second rule" as a justification for the unsanitary act.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1h44
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, Joanna Cassidy, Lou Hirsch
Roles Raoul
Rating76% 3.847763.847763.847763.847763.84776
In 1947, cartoon characters are commonly referred to as "toons" and most work as paid actors in Hollywood. They frequently interact with humans and animals, and dwell in the animated district of Toontown, owned by businessman Marvin Acme. Amongst the toon stars is Roger Rabbit, who does comedy shorts with Baby Herman, but as of late his performances are poor. Meanwhile, R.K. Maroon, Roger’s employer and head of Maroon Studios, hires private detective Eddie Valiant to investigate rumors that Roger’s wife Jessica Rabbit is having an extramarital affair. Eddie himself is an alcoholic, following the murder of his brother Teddy at the hands of a toon. Going to the Ink & Paint Club, Eddie at first believes that Jessica is a rabbit (due to her last name), but surprised when he sees that she's a very attractive woman. He later attempts and manages to snap photographs of Marvin Acme playing patty cake with Jessica, showing them to Maroon and a distraught Roger who vows he and his wife will be happy, before running off.

Director

The Gunman
The Gunman (2015)
, 1h55
Directed by Pierre Morel, Joel Silver, Jean-Patrick Manchette
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Peter Franzén, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca
Rating57% 2.899042.899042.899042.899042.89904
Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) is a former special forces soldier who, in his 50s, has become a black-op mercenary. He is part of a team deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006, under the cover of providing security to local projects. He falls in love with Annie, a fellow expat working as a doctor in a local hospital. During this period, even though civil war has wracked the country, large multinational mining companies continue to profit from the country's mining industry. After the Minister of Mining announces his plans to declare contracts with the mining companies unjust and renegotiate the terms, the mining companies hire Jim's team to assassinate the Minister, to ensure their access to the rich mineral resources. Jim delivers the fatal shot from a sniper rifle and flees from Africa, leaving Annie behind. After that, Jim retires from his mercenary career.

Producer

SuperFly
SuperFly (2018)

Directed by Director X
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael K.Williams, Lex Scott Davis, Jennifer Morrison, Esai Morales
Roles Producer
Rating52% 2.6358652.6358652.6358652.6358652.635865
Youngblood Priest, un revendeur de cocaïne à Atlanta, travaille dans la rue depuis l'âge de onze ans. Apporté par son mentor Scatter, il vit comme un roi avec ses deux petites amies, Georgia et Cynthia. Échappant à une balle tiré par Juju, un membre du gang Snow Patrol, Priest décide de sortir du trafic de drogue mais après avoir fait un gros coup avec l'aide d'Eddie, son coéquipier. Il en informe Scatter mais qui refuse de l'aider. Il décide alors de le suivre pour avoir son contact dans un cartel de drogue mexicain, et ainsi être livré en plus grosse quantité.
The Predator, 1h47
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay
Roles Producer
Rating53% 2.654562.654562.654562.654562.65456
Quinn McKenna, membre d'un commando de Rangers américains, est témoin du crash d'un vaisseau spatial lors d'une mission de sauvetage d’otages. Il est le seul survivant. Il découvre le casque et l'arme d'un Predator. Poursuivi, il décide de les envoyer par la poste à son domicile, où vit son épouse et son fils autiste, Rory. Ce dernier parvient à utiliser le masque et l'arme du Predator. Il active par ailleurs une balise qui permet à d'autres Predators de le localiser. De son côté, Quinn a été arrêté par de mystérieux mercenaires, aux ordres de Will Traeger pour le Projet Stargazer. Ce dernier fait par ailleurs appel au docteure Casey Bracket, une exo-biologiste. Elle est accueillie dans un immense complexe dans lequel est conservé un Predator. Quant à Quinn, il se retrouve dans un bus avec d'anciens soldats ayant commis de graves délits et dont la plupart souffrent de troubles psychologiques : "Nebraska" Williams, Baxley, Coyle, Lynch et Nettles.
Suburbicon
Suburbicon (2017)
, 1h45
Directed by George Clooney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Matt Damon, Woody Harrelson, Josh Brolin, Noah Jupe, Oscar Isaac, Julianne Moore
Roles Executive Producer
Rating58% 2.9014752.9014752.9014752.9014752.901475
Été 1959. Suburbicon, petite ville paisible et résidentielle aux maisons abordables et aux pelouses impeccablement entretenues, symbolise le rêve américain. L'arrivée d'une famille d'Afro-Américains va venir troubler la tranquillité de ce véritable paradis, surtout lorsque la maison de la famille Lodge est cambriolée...
Collide
Collide (2016)
, 1h38
Directed by Eran Creevy
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Nicholas Hoult, Zac Efron, Anthony Hopkins, Felicity Jones, Ben Kingsley, Clemens Schick
Roles Producer
Rating56% 2.8471452.8471452.8471452.8471452.847145
Un jeune Américain nommé Casey vit avec sa compagne Juliette en Allemagne. Un jour, celle-ci est victime d'une insuffisance rénale. Le verdict ne tarde pas à tomber : Si Juliette veut vivre, elle doit se faire greffer un nouveau rein au plus vite. Casey décide alors de renouer avec son passé criminel pour sauver sa bien-aimée. Il retrouve Geran, son ancien commanditaire, qui le charge de dérober une importante quantité de drogue. Malheureusement le vol échoue et Casey se retrouve pourchassé par le mafieux Hagen Kahl car ce dernier veut récupérer une précieuse somme d'argent que Casey lui a volé.En réprimande, Kahl n'hésite alors pas à s'en prendre à Juliette. Le jeune homme se retrouve alors embarqué dans une course poursuite infernale sur les réseaux routiers allemands afin de sauver la vie de celle qu'il aime avant qu'il ne soit trop tard.
The Nice Guys, 1h56
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, Buddy films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Margaret Qualley
Roles Producer
Rating73% 3.6970953.6970953.6970953.6970953.697095
Set during the 1970s, a Los Angeles private detective partners up with a rookie police officer to inquire about the apparent suicide of a fading porn star.
The Gunman
The Gunman (2015)
, 1h55
Directed by Pierre Morel, Joel Silver, Jean-Patrick Manchette
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Peter Franzén, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca
Roles Producer
Rating57% 2.899042.899042.899042.899042.89904
Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) is a former special forces soldier who, in his 50s, has become a black-op mercenary. He is part of a team deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006, under the cover of providing security to local projects. He falls in love with Annie, a fellow expat working as a doctor in a local hospital. During this period, even though civil war has wracked the country, large multinational mining companies continue to profit from the country's mining industry. After the Minister of Mining announces his plans to declare contracts with the mining companies unjust and renegotiate the terms, the mining companies hire Jim's team to assassinate the Minister, to ensure their access to the rich mineral resources. Jim delivers the fatal shot from a sniper rifle and flees from Africa, leaving Annie behind. After that, Jim retires from his mercenary career.
The Loft
The Loft (2014)
, 1h48
Directed by Erik Van Looy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Karl Urban, Rachael Taylor, Wentworth Miller, James Marsden, Eric Stonestreet, Isabel Lucas
Roles Producer
Rating63% 3.15123.15123.15123.15123.1512
Five married men share ownership of an upmarket loft, which they use to discreetly meet their respective mistresses. When the body of a murdered woman is found in that loft, the men begin to suspect each other of having committed the gruesome crime, as they are the only ones with keys to the premises. Through flashbacks, which are intertwined with scenes from the present, the story is unraveled.
Non-Stop
Non-Stop (2014)
, 1h46
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Assassinat, L'action se déroule en une journée, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, Films about hijackings
Actors Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Anson Mount, Scoot McNairy, Bar Paly
Roles Producer
Rating68% 3.449143.449143.449143.449143.44914
An alcoholic air marshal named Bill Marks boards a Boeing 767 non-stop flight from New York City to London. He sits next to passenger Jen Summers with whom he engages in friendly conversations. After take-off, he receives a text message on his secure phone stating that someone will die every 20 minutes unless $150 million is transferred to a specific bank account. Marks breaks protocol and consults with Jack Hammond, the other air marshal, who concludes that the threat is not valid. Marks however consults the help of Summers and flight attendant Nancy to monitor the security cameras while texting the mysterious person in order to locate him. However, Hammond is texted by the unknown person who says that he knows what is in Hammond's briefcase. As Marks confronts Hammond in the rear lavatory, the latter is revealed to be smuggling cocaine in a brief-case. Hammond attacks Marks, who responds in self-defense and breaks Hammond's neck. This incident happens exactly at the 20-minute mark.
Veronica Mars, 1h47
Directed by Rob Thomas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Krysten Ritter, Ryan Hansen, Tina Majorino
Roles Executive Producer
Rating66% 3.3491753.3491753.3491753.3491753.349175
Nine years after the events of the show's third season, former teenage sleuth Veronica Mars has left the fictional town of Neptune, California and moved to New York City, where she is in a stable relationship with Stosh "Piz" Piznarski and has a job offer from the prestigious law firm Truman-Mann and Associates. She is contacted by her ex-boyfriend Logan Echolls, now a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, who has been accused of murdering his girlfriend Carrie Bishop, a fellow Neptune High student who became a successful but self-destructive pop star under the stage name "Bonnie DeVille". He is being bombarded for offers of representation from lawyers, and Veronica agrees to return to Neptune and help Logan find one who will best represent him. She is reunited with her father Keith Mars, Neptune's former sheriff-turned-private investigator, who shows her how corruption and classism is rife under Sheriff Dan Lamb.
Bullet to the Head, 1h31
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater, Jason Momoa
Roles Executive Producer
Rating56% 2.848952.848952.848952.848952.84895
In the city of New Orleans, hitman Jimmy Bobo and his partner Louis Blanchard kill a corrupt former WDCPD policeman, Hank Greely, although Bobo leaves a prostitute, Lola, alive. Later, at a bar, Blanchard is murdered by Keegan, who also attempts to kill Bobo, but fails.