Caption: Still of Joel Silver and Todd Phillips in Projektas X (2012)
Producer, Miscellaneous Crew, Actor
Born: July 14, 1952
Star sign: Cancer
Known for: The Matrix (1999), V for Vendetta (2005), Die Hard (1988), Sherlock Holmes (2009)
As flamboyant as any character in his movies, Joel Silver can be credited along with Jerry Bruckheimer as practically reinventing the action film genre in the 1980s. Born in New Jersey, he attended the New York University Film School. After college, he worked at Lawrence Gordon Pictures, earning his first onscreen credit as associate producer of ...