Blockbuster film producer Joel Silver cuts loose from oceanfront compound in Malibu

Blockbuster film producer Joel Silver has sold his oceanfront compound in Malibu for $38 million.
(Mark Singer)

Mega-producer Joel Silver, whose credits include the “Die Hard” and “Lethal Weapon” franchises, has closed a blockbuster deal in Malibu, selling his oceanfront estate for $38 million.

He first offered the compound in 2016 for $57.5 million before cutting the price to $52 million, records show.

For the record:

12:10 PM, Mar. 27, 2018A previous version of this story said the sale price was $40 million. The sale price was $38 million, according to public records.

The luxurious spread spans three quarters of an acre, including 137 feet of frontage on Carbon Beach. Entered via a courtyard, the 1930s home opens to living spaces full of dark hardwood floors and exposed brickwork.


Highlights include a two-story great room set under vaulted ceilings, a dining room with a fireplace and a lofted office. Walls of glass in the master suite offer ocean views. In total, there are five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

The backyard holds a pool and spa set into a brick patio. Adjacent, there’s a tennis court, a row of cabanas and a detached guesthouse with a pair of bedrooms and bathrooms.

Records show Silver bought the home more than a decade ago from the late film producer Robert Chartoff.

Judy Feder of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, held the listing.


The 65-year-old Silver, who’s been in the industry since the 1970s, has produced a plethora of films, including the “Predator” and “Matrix” franchises. More recently, he signed on to produce the upcoming action movie “SuperFly” alongside rapper Future.

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