Action movie producer Joel Silver celebrated another birthday over the weekend. Silver produced Lethal Weapon, Die Hard and The Matrix -- plus all their sequels. Most of those movies made a healthy chuck o' change at the box office. I interviewed the producer once during a movie junket in the 1990s. I can't recall whether the movie he was promoting was Lethal Weapon 4 or Conspiracy Theory.
His answer? Julia Roberts...and Tom Cruise. I asked Silver if he was serious. He was.
And there you have it. "Shut up and deal."