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Joel Silver was born on the 14th July 1952, in South Orange, New Jersey USA, and is a film producer, best known to the world for putting his name under action films such as the “Matrix” franchise, “Predator” (1987), “Die Hard” (1988), and “Die Hard 2” (1990), among many other films. His career started in 1976.
Have you ever wondered how rich Joel Silver is, as of late-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Joel Silver`s net worth is as high as $400 million, earned through his successful career as a film producer.
Joel Silver Net Worth $400 Million
Joel is the son of a writer and a PR executive; he grew up in his hometown, and went to Columbia High School, located in Maplewood, New Jersey, and where he, Buzzy Hellring and Jonny Hines created the game Ultimate Frisbee, and as a result, he and the other creators were inducted into the USA Ultimate Hall Of Fame. After he finished high school, Joel enrolled at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts of New York University. Before graduation he produced his first film, a short film entitled “Max” (1976).
After graduation he found a job at Lawrence Gordon Productions, and served as associate producer for the film “The Warriors” (1979), and co-producer for “Xanadu” (1980). In 1982 he was the executive producer for the film “Jekyll And Hyde…Together Again”. He was then made producer for films “48 Hrs.” (1982), and “Streets Of Fire” (1984). These were good bases for his net worth.
In 1985 he started his own film production company called Silver Pictures, through which he produced countless successful films and TV series. By the end of the 1980s, he was the producer of films “Commando” (1985) starring
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong and Alyssa Milano. In 1987 he produced the first installment of the successful franchise “Lethal Weapon”, with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in lead roles and directed by Richard Donner, and the same year he also produced “Predator”, directed by John McTiernen, while the lead characters were portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers among other stars. The next year he produced “Die Hard”, with Bruce Willis, and in 1989 came the sequel of the “Lethal Weapon” franchise, “Leathal Weapon 2”.
With the next decade, Joe continued quite successfully in producing sequels “Die Hard 2” (1990), “Predator 2” (1990), and “Lethal Weapon 3” (1992), and in 1993 he produced “Demolition Man”, starring
Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock and Wesley Snipes, and in 1995 came another successful flick – “Assassins”, with Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas, while woman lead was Julianne Moore. In the second half of the 1990s, Joel was the producer for films “Fathers` Day” (1997), “Conspiracy Theory” (1997), with Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts in lead roles, fourth installment of “Lethal Weapon” in 1998, and the first film of “The Matrix” trilogy in 1999.
With the new millennium, Joel continued successfully producing such popular films as “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003), and “Matrix Revolutions” (2003). In 2005 he produced “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”, and a year later he was the producer for the film “V For Vendetta” with
Natalie Portman in lead role. Before 2010, he put his name on films “Speed Racer” (2008), and “Sherlock Holmes” (2009).
Since 2010, Joel has been responsible for the production of films such as “Unknown” (2011) with
Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger as leads, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” (2011), “Non-Stop” (2014), and “Veronica Mars” (2014). Most recenltly he produced films “The Nice Guys” (2016) with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, and “Collide” (2016), starring Anthony Hopkins and Nicholas Hoult, which has increased his net worth by a large margin. Joel has also several projects in the making, such as “Suburbicon” which is scheduled for 2017 release, and “The Predator” (2018).
Joel started one more film production company, called Dark Castle Entertainment in 1999, with filmmakers
Robert Zemeckis and Gilbert Adler, focusing on horror films, such as “House On Haunted Hill” (1999), and its sequel “Return To House On Haunted Hill” (2007), “Ghost Ship” (2002), “Gothika” (2003), “The Hills Run Red” (2009), and “Getaway”, among others, which only increased further is net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Joel has been married to Karyn Fields, since 1999; the couple has one child together.
# Fact 1 Designated "Lawrence of Arabia" as his favorite all-time film for an AFI poll. 2 He grew up in South Orange, New Jersey. 3 He has a home, Auldbrass Plantation, South Carolina. 4 Lives in Los Angeles and Malibu, California. 5 Attended Lafayette College where he formed the first collegiate Ultimate Frisebee team in 1970. 6 Runs two production companys - Silver Pictures and DarkCastle Entertainment. Co-owned by Robert Zemeckis. 7 Considered the primary founder of Ultimate frisbee in 1968 at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. 8 Produced three hit action movies that take place at Christmas time, Lethal Weapon (1987), Die Hard (1988) and Die Hard 2 (1990). 9 Attended the New York University Film School. 10 He is credited with creating the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. 11 Collects houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. 12 Caricatured in Grand Canyon (1991), True Romance (1993), and I'll Do Anything (1994)
# Quote 1 [on Total Recall (1990)] Fantastic, fantastic. It's going to blow everyone away. 2 (On money) I hunted with a credit card. 3 (On the film "Brewster's Millions) Fantasies about spending are irresistible, the best! Who wouldn't want to indulge the luxury of squandering millions and millions of dollars? 4 (On Lethal Weapon film) We blasted a toilet out of that window. Over there, we drove a car straight into the living room. 5 [on movies]: That's how fascinated I was with movies. I was fascinated with the lifestyle of these guys--how they lived, how they ran the show. They guys lived like Saudi princes. 6 The core of the movie business remains intact and it's not descending in scope. Studios want movies that are bigger than ever. 7 There aren't a lot of guys like me left. But I'm a war horse. I've been through it all. And you know something about war horses? Through the sleet, through the snow,they just keep going. 8 On his recent film: It's a little movie, but a big little movie. 9 [on his contract with Warner Studios]: Maybe I will continue with Warner and maybe I won't. I hope I do. 10 I'm not in the business to make art; I'm in it to make money to buy art. 11 ...My advice to young Producers... The only way to succeed is to get behind a screen-play you really believe in. 12 When California provides the same value as other locations, I'd gladly shoot all my pictures here. 13 [After seeing the poor box office of Streets of Fire (1984).] "Tonight is what it means to be dead." 14 I want an explosion the size of Cleveland.
Pictures All Joel Silver pictures » Won Awards Won awards Won awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 1995 Life Career Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 1993 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 7 October 1993. At 6925 Hollywood Blvd. 1992 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Picture Hudson Hawk (1991) 1991 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Picture The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) · Steve Perry 1990 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Producer of the Year Nominated Awards Nominated awards Nominated awards
Filmography Producer Producer
Title Year Status Character The Predator 2018 producer pre-production Suburbicon 2017 executive producer filming Dark Moon producer announced Logan's Run producer announced Sherlock Holmes 3 producer announced Twist TV Series executive producer announced Untitled Ben 10 Project producer announced Collide 2016/I producer The Nice Guys 2016 producer My Friends Call Me Johnny 2014 TV Series executive producer Veronica Mars 2014 executive producer Non-Stop 2014 producer Enemies Closer 2013 executive producer Getaway 2013 executive producer Bullet to the Head 2012 executive producer The Factory 2012/V producer The Apparition 2012 producer El Gringo 2012 executive producer Stash House 2012 producer The Philly Kid 2012 executive producer Dragon Eyes 2012 producer Project X 2012 executive producer Transit 2012/I executive producer Hail Mary 2011 TV Movie executive producer Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 producer Unknown 2011/I producer The Losers 2010/I producer The Book of Eli 2010 producer The Odds 2010 TV Movie executive producer Sherlock Holmes 2009 producer Splice 2009 executive producer Ninja Assassin 2009 producer Whiteout 2009 producer Orphan 2009 producer The Hills Run Red 2009 Video executive producer RocknRolla 2008 producer Moonlight 2007-2008 TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes Speed Racer 2008 producer Fred Claus 2007 producer Return to House on Haunted Hill 2007 Video executive producer The Brave One 2007 producer The Invasion 2007/I producer Veronica Mars 2004-2007 TV Series executive producer - 64 episodes The Reaping 2007 producer V for Vendetta 2005 producer Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2005 producer House of Wax 2005 producer The Studio 2005 TV Series executive producer Bet Your Life 2004 TV Movie executive producer Next Action Star 2004 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes Prodigy 2004 TV Movie executive producer Newton 2003 TV Movie executive producer Gothika 2003 producer The Matrix Revolutions 2003 producer Enter the Matrix 2003 Video Game producer The Matrix Reloaded 2003 producer The Animatrix 2003 executive producer Final Flight of the Osiris 2003 Short executive producer Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 producer Future Tense 2003 TV Movie executive producer Ghost Ship 2002 producer Ritual 2002 executive producer Jane Doe 2001 TV Movie executive producer The Matrix Revisited 2001 Video documentary executive producer Thir13en Ghosts 2001 producer Swordfish 2001 producer Proximity 2001 executive producer Exit Wounds 2001 producer Dungeons & Dragons 2000 executive producer Freedom 2000 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode Action 1999-2000 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes Romeo Must Die 2000 producer House on Haunted Hill 1999 producer The Strip 1999 TV Series executive producer Made Men 1999 producer The Matrix 1999 producer Lethal Weapon 4 1998 producer Double Tap 1997 producer Conspiracy Theory 1997 producer Perversions of Science 1997 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes Fathers' Day 1997 producer Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House 1996 TV Series executive producer - 1997 Bordello of Blood 1996 executive producer Tales from the Crypt TV Series executive producer - 93 episodes, 1989 - 1996 producer - 6 episodes, 1989 Executive Decision 1996 producer Fair Game 1995 producer Assassins 1995 producer W.E.I.R.D. World 1995 TV Movie executive producer The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary producer Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight 1995 executive producer Ri¢hie Ri¢h 1994 producer Tales from the Cryptkeeper 1993-1994 TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes Demolition Man 1993 producer Lethal Weapon 3 1992 producer Two-Fisted Tales 1992 TV Movie executive producer The Last Boy Scout 1991 producer Ricochet 1991 producer Hudson Hawk 1991 producer Predator 2 1990 producer Parker Kane 1990 TV Movie executive producer The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 producer Die Hard 2 1990 producer Lethal Weapon 2 1989 producer Road House 1989 producer Die Hard 1988 producer Action Jackson 1988 producer Predator 1987 producer Lethal Weapon 1987 producer Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 producer Commando 1985 producer Weird Science 1985 producer Brewster's Millions 1985 producer Streets of Fire 1984 producer 48 Hrs. 1982 producer Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again 1982 executive producer Xanadu 1980 co-producer The Warriors 1979 associate producer Max 1976 Short producer Miscellaneous Miscellaneous
Title Year Status Character The Renegades 1983 TV Series production executive - 1 episode The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper 1981 creative consultant Hooper 1978 assistant to executive producer The End 1978 assistant to producer The Bette Midler Show 1976 TV Special assistant to the producer Actor Actor
Title Year Status Character Osmosis Jones 2001 Police Chief (voice, uncredited) Tales from the Crypt 1991 TV Series Crypt Keeper's Chainsaw Victim Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 Raoul Kraft Theatre 1958 TV Series Insp. Davis Director Director
Title Year Status Character Tales from the Crypt 1992 TV Series 1 episode Thanks Thanks
Title Year Status Character The Come Up 2012 Short the producers wish to thank A Man's Story 2010 Documentary special thanks Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story 2007 Documentary special thanks No Boundaries 2006 Short special thanks Getting Into the Action 2006 Video documentary short special thanks The Matrix: Path of Neo 2005 Video Game special thanks Return to Source: Philosophy & 'The Matrix' 2004 Video documentary thanks The Burly Man Chronicles 2004 Video documentary thanks The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction 2004 Video documentary thanks If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator' 2001 Video documentary short special thanks The Matrix Revisited 2001 Video documentary special thanks HBO First Look 2000 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode Tales from the Cryptkeeper 1999 TV Series special thanks - 13 episodes Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 TV Movie documentary special thanks Pure Lethal!: New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes 1998 Video documentary short special thanks The Chili Con Carne Club 1995 Short special thanks The Crypt Keeper Presents: A Spine-Tingling Look at Tales from the Crypt 1995 Documentary short special thanks Demolition Man 1994 Video Game very special thanks Self Self
Title Year Status Character Thir13en Ghosts Revealed 2002 Video short documentary Himself - Producer If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator' 2001 Video documentary short Himself The Matrix Revisited 2001 Video documentary Producer Swordfish: In Conversation 2001 Video documentary short Himself Swordfish: The Effects in Focus - The Flying Bus 2001 Video documentary short Himself Video Press Pak: The Making of 'Die Hard' 2001 Documentary short Himself Making 'The Matrix' 1999 TV Short documentary Himself The Matrix: The Movie Special 1999 TV Movie Himself The Making of 'Die Hard' 1999 Documentary short Himself Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself Lethal Weapon 4: Cast and Crew Interviews 1998 Video documentary short Himself Pure Lethal!: New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes 1998 Video documentary short Himself - Producer The Crypt Keeper Presents: A Spine-Tingling Look at Tales from the Crypt 1995 Documentary short Himself Entertainment UK 1992 TV Series Himself - Interviewee Mel Gibson's Video Diary 2: Lethal Weapon 3 1991 TV Special short Himself The Horror Hall of Fame II 1991 TV Movie Himself Made in Hollywood 2010-2016 TV Series Himself Decoding Die Hard 2013 Video documentary Himself Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot 2013 Documentary Himself A Family Affair: Bringing 'Lethal Weapon' to Life 2012 Video documentary short Himself Maximum Impact: The Legacy of 'Lethal Weapon' 2012 Video documentary short Himself Psycho Pension: The Genesis of 'Lethal Weapon' 2012 Video documentary short Himself Pulling the Trigger: Expanding the World of 'Lethal Weapon' 2012 Video documentary short Himself The American Cinematheque Tribute to Robert Downey Jr 2011 TV Movie Himself Unknown: Interviews with Cast and Crew 2011 Video documentary short Himself Unknown: The Story 2011 Video short Himself Liam Neeson: Known Action Hero 2011 Video short Himself Unknown: What Is Known? 2011 Video short Himself The Book of Eli: Eli's Journey 2010 Video short Himself The Book of Eli: Survival Guide Focus Points 2010 Video documentary short Himself Drawbridges & Dollies: Designing a Late Victorian London 2010 Video short Himself Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented 2010 Video documentary short Himself Entertainment Tonight 2007-2009 TV Series Himself Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2009 TV Series Himself Mama's Little Devils: Bad Seeds and Evil Children 2009 Video documentary short Himself Xposé 2008 TV Series Himself Denise Richards: It's Complicated 2008 TV Series Himself Director's Notebook: Re-imagining a Cult Classic for the 21st Century 2008 Video documentary short Himself I Walk the City 2008 Video documentary short Himself We've Been Snatched Before 2008 Video documentary short Himself Caiga quien caiga 2007 TV Series Himself Shootout 2005-2007 TV Series Himself Charlie Rose 2003-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself Staar: She'd Rather Be a Mistress 2007 Himself Entourage 2007 TV Series Himself Space Top 10 Countdown 2006 TV Series Himself Designing the Near Future 2006 Video documentary short Himself England Prevails: V for Vendetta and the New Wave in Comics 2006 Video documentary short Himself Freedom! Forever!: Making 'V for Vendetta' 2006 Video documentary short Himself 'V for Vendetta' Unmasked 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself Getting Into the Action 2006 Video documentary short Himself Film '72 2005 TV Series Himself From Location: Joel Silver Reveals 'House of Wax' 2005 Video short Himself Movie Life: House of Wax 2005 TV Series Himself Tales from the Crypt: Season II Shockumentary 2005 Video documentary short Himself The Burly Man Chronicles 2004 Video documentary Himself The Matrix Reloaded: Car Chase 2004 Video documentary Himself The Matrix Reloaded: Unplugged 2004 Video documentary Himself Gothika: Painting with Fire 2004 Video short Himself On the Set of 'Gothika' 2004 Video short Himself Future Gamer: Matrix Online 2004 Video short Himself Mind Over Matter: The Physicality of the Matrix Future 2004 Video short Himself The Matrix Recalibrated 2004 Video documentary short Himself The Matrix Revolutions: CG Revolution 2004 Video documentary short Himself The Matrix Revolutions: Double Agent Smith 2004 Video short Himself Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself Punk'd 2003 TV Series Himself HBO First Look 1999-2003 TV Series documentary Himself Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself Making 'Enter the Matrix' 2003 Video documentary short Himself The Matrix Reloaded: Get Me an Exit 2003 Video short Himself The Matrix Reloaded: Pre-Load 2003 Video documentary short Himself The Matrix Unfolds 2003 Video short Himself Executions: The Making of 'The Animatrix' 2003 Video documentary Himself Scrolls to Screen: A Brief History of Anime 2003 Video documentary short Himself Filmland 2003 TV Series documentary Himself From the Matrix to Revolutions: Behind the Scenes 2003 Video short Himself Inside 'The Animatrix' 2003 Video documentary short Himself Interviews from the Set of 'The Matrix Revolutions' 2003 Video documentary short Himself The Jamie Kennedy Experiment 2002 TV Series Himself Archive Footage Archive Footage