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The Religious Affiliation of Film Producer
Successful Hollywood movie producer Joel Silver is Jewish. Silver has twice won the Razzie Award for Worst Picture, for The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) and Hudson Hawk (1991). He was also nominated for this "award" for Road House (1989). Although he is not necessarily known as a producer of critically acclaimed films, Silver did receive the Life Career Award in 1995 from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA.
Many of Silver's movies have been hugely popular with audiences and have been huge money-makers. Among the movies he has produced are: The Matrix (1999); Die Hard (1988); The Matrix Reloaded (2003); The Matrix Revolutions (2003); Predator (1987); Die Hard 2 (1990); Swordfish (2001); Lethal Weapon (1987); Lethal Weapon 4 (1998); Conspiracy Theory (1997); Demolition Man (1993); Lethal Weapon 2 (1989); Lethal Weapon 3 (1992); Gothika (2003); Commando (1985); Romeo Must Die (2000); The Last Boy Scout (1991); Predator 2 (1990); House on Haunted Hill (1999); Hudson Hawk (1991); 48 Hrs. (1982); Ghost Ship (2002); Xanadu (1980).
From: George Mair, Bette: An Intimate Biography of Bette Midler, Birch Lane Press/Carol Publishing Group: Secaucus, NJ (1995), page 223:
Actress Rachel Ward agrees that it is the male-dominated psyche that determines women' positions in most films. "I've read twenty-five-odd scripts in the last five weeks and in all of them the women were there so they could get [expletive for receiving sexual intercourse] on page 50. . . . Producer Joel Silver said that the only way he wants women in his pictures is either naked or dead. Unfortunately, he reflects a lot of what other people think and is just pig enough to say it."
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