Scott Silver

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Scott Silver
Born (1964-11-30) 30 November 1964 (age 55)
EducationAFI Conservatory
OccupationScreenwriter, film director

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. 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


  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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