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  • Place of birth : Orange
  • Date of birth : 14/07/1952

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Joel Silver (1952)

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Joel Silver is an American Hollywood film producer, co-creator of the sport of Ultimate, co-founder of Dark Castle Entertainment and owner of Silver Pictures.

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 life and career
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 ultimately ascended to 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 hit action films such as Commando , the Lethal Weapon franchise, the first two films of the Die Hard and The Matrix franchise of action films.

He 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", , 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.

On July 10, 1999, Silver married his production assistant Karyn Fields.

 Frank Lloyd Wright houses
Joel Silver is well known as an aficionado of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1984 he bought the Wright-designed Storer House in Hollywood and made considerable investments to restore it to the original condition. The Storer House's squarish relief ornament then became the company logo of Silver Pictures. In 1986 he purchased the long-neglected C. Leigh Stevens Auldbrass Plantation in Yemassee, South Carolina and has been restoring it since then.

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