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Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling to star in 'The Nice Guys'

Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling to star in 'The Nice Guys'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) --Shane Black's new detective drama "The Nice Guys" will see Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling team up to find a missing girl.
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Zack Snyder responds to producer Joel Silver's 'Watchmen' criticism

Zack Snyder responds to producer Joel Silver's 'Watchmen' criticism

HOLLYWOOD, March 3 (UPI) -- Director Zack Snyder says "you can't please everybody," including producer Joel Silver.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 14, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 14, 2012.
By United Press International
Brody's 'Splice' gets a U.S. release date

Brody's 'Splice' gets a U.S. release date

BURBANK, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures says it plans to release a science-fiction thriller called "Splice" and starring Adrien Brody in U.S. theaters this June.
Downey says Holmes role not intimidating

Downey says Holmes role not intimidating

LONDON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Robert Downey Jr. insists he wasn't anxious about playing a British icon in "Sherlock Holmes" because the people behind the film were so talented.
Downey to play Sherlock Holmes

Downey to play Sherlock Holmes

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. reportedly will star in "Sherlock Holmes," a big-screen drama directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie.
'Speed' filmmakers help with video game

'Speed' filmmakers help with video game

LONDON, May 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood film producer Joel Silver said the directors of his new "Speed Racer" movie also helped out on "Speed Racer: The Videogame."
'Speed Racer' to close Tribeca Film Fest

'Speed Racer' to close Tribeca Film Fest

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- The new live-action, family adventure film "Speed Racer" has been selected to close the upcoming 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, organizers said.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, July 14, 2007.

Wachowski Bros. to do 'Speed Racer'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Wachowski brothers have decided to write and direct a big-screen, live-action version of "Speed Racer." It will be first film that Larry and Andy Wachowski have directed since completing the "Matrix" trilogy in 2003, the Hollywood Reporter said Wednes

Hollywood's boss is Wall Street

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Thrillers, comedies and horror films are in store as Wall Street increasingly decides what U.S. movies are seen and who makes them, it was reported Saturday.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 14, the 195th day of 2006 with 170 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood to revisit the 'Dirty Dozen'

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- "V for Vendetta" filmmaker Joel Silver is reportedly writing and producing a Hollywood remake of "The Dirty Dozen" for Warner Bros. pictures. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec of TV's "Alias" will help with the writing duties, Daily Variety reports.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 14, the 195th day of 2005 with 170 to follow.
By United Press International
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Joel Silver
American producer Joel Silver attends the British premiere of "V for vendetta" at Empire,Leicester square in London on March 8, 2006.(UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is an American Hollywood film producer, director, co-creator of the sport of Ultimate, co-founder of Dark Castle Entertainment and owner of Silver Pictures.

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 Frisbee (now known as just "Ultimate"). 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 (1985), the Lethal Weapon franchise, the first two films of the Die Hard and The Matrix franchise of action films.

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