Scott Silver

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Scott Silver
Born (1964-11-30) 30 November 1964 (age 57)
EducationAFI Conservatory
OccupationScreenwriter, film director
Notable work
The Mod Squad
8 Mile
The Fighter

Scott Silver (born 30 November 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]


Year Film Credit Notes
1996 Johns Director, written by
1997 The House of Yes Co-executive producer
1999 The Mod Squad Director, written by Co-wrote with Stephen Kay and Kate Lanier
2000 Requiem for a Dream Special thanks
2002 8 Mile Written by
2007 Then She Found Me Special thanks
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncredited rewrites Co-wrote with James Vanderbilt
2010 The Fighter Written by Co-wrote screenplay with Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson, based on a story by Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson & Keith Dorrington
2016 The Finest Hours Co-wrote with Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Bleed for This Special thanks
2017 Stronger Producer
2018 Siberia Special thanks
2019 Joker Written by Co-wrote with Todd Phillips
2024 Joker: Folie à Deux Written by Co-wrote with Todd Phillips

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. ""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" – via
  4. ^ "Scott Silver, 'The Fighter'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ Bloom, Nate (February 18, 2011). "Jewish Stars 2/18". Cleveland Jewish News. Retrieved January 5, 2018.

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