Die Hard producer Joel Silver
Joel Silver
Personal information

Film Producer

Date of birth

July 14, 1952

Place of birth

South Orange, New Jersey, USA

Years active

1976 - present

Die Hard


Die Hard Movies

Die Hard
Die Hard 2

Frist Movie

Die Hard

Last Movie

Die Hard 2


Die Hard (Producer)
Die Hard 2 (Producer)

Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is an American Hollywood film producer. He, along with Lawrence Gordon and his brother Charles, produced the first two Die Hard movies (Die Hard and Die Hard 2).


Silver produced many movies through his Silver Pictures production company including the Lethal Weapon film series, Commando, the first two Predator movies, The Last Boy Scout (with Bruce Willis), Demolition Man, Executive Decision, The Matrix trilogy, V for Vendetta, The Book of Eli, Sherlock Holmes and it's sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Screenwriter Doug Richardson has claimed that, while on the set of the first Die Hard, right after the helicopter destroyed the foyer of the 30th floor, Joel Silver noticed that a pristine $5,000 couch, untouched by the explosion, was in the middle of the shot. Silver realized that someone in the crew made sure the expensive couch wasn't destroyed because they wanted to take it home with them at the expense of the movie, and an angry Silver proceeded to douse the couch in lighter fluid and light it on fire, so nobody could take it.

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