Scott Silver

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Scott Silver
Born (1964-11-30) November 30, 1964 (age 59)
EducationBoston University (BA)
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, film director
Notable workJohns
The Mod Squad
8 Mile
The Fighter

Scott Silver (born November 30, 1964) is an American screenwriter[1] and film director.[2]

Silver is best known for such films as Johns,[3] The Mod Squad,[2] 8 Mile, The Fighter, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay,[4] and Joker, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, alongside Todd Phillips. He is of Jewish descent.[5] He is also set to co-write the script to the upcoming Spawn reboot.[6]

He graduated from Boston University's College of Communication in 1986.[1]


Year Title Director Writer
1996 Johns Yes Yes
1999 The Mod Squad Yes Yes
2002 8 Mile No Yes
2010 The Fighter No Yes
2016 The Finest Hours No Yes
2019 Joker No Yes
2024 Joker: Folie à Deux No Yes


Co-executive producer

Special thanks

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2011 Academy Award Best Original Screenplay The Fighter Nominated
2020 Critics' Choice Movie Award Best Adapted Screenplay Joker Nominated
British Academy Film Award Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
Academy Award Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated


  1. ^ Huver, Scott (15 February 2011). ""The Fighter" Screenwriter's Next Round: A Superhero Flick". NBC Bay Area.
  2. ^ a b Gelder, Lawrence Van (March 26, 1999). "FILM REVIEW; The Squad That Was Mod Is Reshod". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen (January 31, 1997). "Even Midnight Cowboys Have Sunshine Dreams". The New York Times – via
  4. ^ "Scott Silver, 'The Fighter'". The Hollywood Reporter. 4 February 2011.
  5. ^ Bloom, Nate (February 18, 2011). "Jewish Stars 2/18". Cleveland Jewish News. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  6. ^ Couch, Aaron (2022-10-05). "'Spawn' Movie Finds New Writers With 'Joker,' 'Captain America 4' Scribes (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-10-05.

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