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JOEL SILVER (producer) is one of the most successful producers
in the motion picture industry today, with the combined gross
of his films at well over $2.5 billion. With last year's release
of "Conspiracy Theory," starring Mel Gibson and Julia
Roberts, 12 of Silver's films have each earned worldwide box-office
totals of more than $100 million.
Silver began his career at Lawrence Gordon Productions, where
he soon became President of Motion Pictures. He associate produced
"The Warriors" and, with Gordon, produced "48 HRS.,"
"Streets of Fire" and "Brewster's Millions."
Silver's first independent production under his Silver Pictures
banner was "Commando," followed by "Jumpin' Jack
Flash" and "Predator." Silver then produced (with
Richard Donner) "Lethal Weapon," "Lethal Weapon
2" and "Lethal Weapon 3" (all directed by Donner),
as well as "Die Hard," "Die Hard 2: Die Harder,"
"The Last Boy Scout," "Demolition Man," "The
Hudsucker Proxy," "Richie Rich," "Assassins"
(with Donner, who also directed). Silver also executive produced,
with Richard Donner, two "Tales From the Crypt" films:
"Demon Knight" and "Bordello of Blood."
Silver is currently in production on the futuristic action-thriller
"The Matrix," directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski and
starring Keanu Reeves and Larry Fishburne.
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