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Silver, Ron 1946-2009

Works: 166 works in 566 publications in 7 languages and 12,802 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Fiction  Western films  Sports films  Historical films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Political fiction  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Director, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ron Silver
Ali by Michael Mann( Visual )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight champion title thus stripped from him entirely for political reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown, culminating in a legendary unification bout against George Foreman in Zaire, dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle."
Reversal of fortune by Barbet Schroeder( Visual )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did European aristocrat Claus von Bulow attempt to murder his wife Sunny at their luxurious Newport mansion in 1980? The tabloids of the day certainly had their opinions. "You have one thing in your favor," defense attorney Alan Dershowitz told von Bulow, "Everybody hates you." Reversal of Fortune is the acclaimed movie version of events that had all America talking. Jeremy Irons plays von Bulow in an Academy Award winning performance of icy brittleness that also won a Golden Globe and Los Angeles and National Society of Film CriticsBest Actor Awards. Glen Close is wanly elegant as heiress Sunny. And Ron Silver portrays Harvard law professor Dershowitz, retained by von Bulow to uncover the evidence that will demolish the prosecution's case - and reverse a devastating verdict
The plot against America by Philip Roth( Recording )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roth creates a mesmerizing alternate world as well, in which Charles A. Lindbergh defeats FDR in the 1940 presidential election, and Philip, his parents and his brother weather the storm in Newark, N.J. Incorporating Lindbergh's actual radio address in which he accused the British and the Jews of trying to force America into a foreign war, Roth builds an eerily logical narrative that shows how isolationists in and out of government, emboldened by Lindbergh's blatant anti-Semitism (he invites von Rippentrop to the White House, etc.), enact new laws and create an atmosphere of religious hatred that culminates in nationwide pogroms
Silkwood by Meryl Streep( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Karen Silkwood, the Oklahoma nuclear facility worker who blew the whistle on dangerous practices at the Kerr-McGee plant and who died under circumstances which are still under debate
Find me guilty by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobster Jackie Dee DiNorscio tries to strike a bargain with police: a shorter prison term in exchange for ratting on his fellow mobsters. He takes matters in his own hands when he defends himself instead, turning the courtroom upside down
Mr. Saturday Night by Billy Crystal( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a legendary comedian who nobody's ever heard of and his hilarious backstage climb-to-the-middle
A woman of independent means( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy - not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. Adapted from the epistolary novel, this film follow the life of Bess Steed Garner from her childhood in 1899 to her death in 1977. Bess endures life's trials and triumphs of life with unfailing courage and indomitable spirit: the sacrifices love sometimes requires of the heart, the flaws and rewards of marriage, the often-tested bond between mother and child, and the will to defy a society that demands conformity
Fahrenhype 9/11 : unraveling the truth about Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 by Alan Peterson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fahrenhype 9/11 exposes the fallacies and misrepresentations in Michael Moore's methods. See how Moore deceived America by editing footage to promote his political agenda. Learn the truth about Fahrenheit 9/11, and how Michael Moore lied to America about it."--Container
American pastoral by Philip Roth( Recording )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American pastoral Seymour "Swede" Levov--a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory--comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even the most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. American pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall-of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. For the Swede is not allowed to stay forever blissful inside the beloved hundred -- and -- seventy-year-old stone farmhouse, in rural Old Rimrock, where he lives with his pretty wife--the college sweetheart who was Miss New Jersey of 1949--and the lively, precocious daughter who is the apple of his eye, that is until she grows up to be a revolutionary terrorist
Timecop by Peter Hyams( Visual )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2004, time travel is not only a reality, it's an opportunity-- for criminals of the future to alter the past for profit and power. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in this sci-fi action-thriller as embittered timecop Max Walker-- toughest member of the elite "Time Enforcement Commission" which was created to enfore one simple rule: no one goes back. But Walker may have met his match in the person of Senator McComb, a corrupt ruthless politician who's determined to reinvent history, get richa dn buy his way into the White House
John Wayne by Jack Duffy( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rookie cop Megan Turner is suspended after she kills an armed robber her first night out and no gun is found at the scene. The missing gun has been snatched by Eugene Hunt, a commodities trader and a witness to the shooting. He develops a sick fascination with Megan and commits a series of murders with her name on the bullets. At the same time, Eugene begins dating Megan, but when she finally realizes that he's the serial killer, the young policewoman is unable to convince her superiors of his guilt; she then takes it upon herself to take him down using whatever means possible
Enemies : a love story by Isaac Bashevis Singer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Holocaust survivor finds himself simultaneously involved with three women: the peasant who hid him from the Nazis during the war, a beautiful concentration camp survivor, and his first wife (who he was certain was dead)
Arrival by David Twohy( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio astronomer Zane Zaminsky believes he's picked up a cosmic noise that signals extraterrestrial intelligence. But after turning over the tape to his boss Phil Gordian, Zane's fired, his girlfriend gets transferred and his partner is found dead from a supposed suicide. Zane's desperate search for answers leads him to Mexico and a mysterious power plant, generating more than electricity and run by people who are not what they appear to be. Arrested for the murder of a scientist investigating an impending ecological disaster, Zane escapes custody carrying proof of a world-shattering alien invasion
The ten by David Wain( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one will ever mistake Jeff Reigert for Moses, but like Moses, it is Jeff's job to introduce the world to the Ten Commandments. However, Jeff is not exactly the picture of virtue. In fact, Jeff is surrounded by gigantic replicas of the famous stone tablets. He is so busy juggling his wife Gretchen and his girlfriend, that he can barely get through a single commandment without breaking one himself
The best of the Tony Awards : the plays( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of dramatic scenes from various Broadway plays, as performed on the Tony Awards by the original cast members between 1969 and 2001
The arrival ; Arrival II( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Arrival, radio astronomer Zane Zaminsky follows an extra-terrestrial radio signal and discovers a plot of alien invasion. In Arrival II, an investigative reporter and reluctant computer programmer must convince the government that a sinister alien conspiracy could wipe out the human species
The art of war by Sunzi( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written 2,500 years ago, Sun Tzu's The Art of War, has exerted an extraordinary influence on the world. People of all persuasions have found inspiration and sound, practical guidance here for activities requiring strategy, from sports and business affairs to affairs of the heart. They have been inspired to view the world in which they live and work as a network of combat zones, where the stakes are high, and struggle is the primary mode of being; where no one is to be trusted, and survival depends on unconditional victory. This edition, augmented by commentaries and anecdotal material, renders the text accessible, while maintaining the spare , near poetic tone of the original
The West Wing : the complete series( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ensemble drama about the inner workings of the White House
I married a communist by Philip Roth( Recording )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private needs and public acts are inextricably joined ... with disastrous consequences. Iron Rinn (born Ira Ringold): Newark roughneck, radio actor, idealistic Communist, and educated ditch digger turned popular performer. A six-foot, six-inch Abe Lincoln look-alike, he emerges from serving in World War II passionately committed to making the world a better place and instead winds up blacklisted, unemployable, and blighted by a brutal personal secret from which he is perpetually in flight. His life is in ruins. On his way to political catastrophe he marries the nation's reigning radio actress and beloved silent film star, Even Frame (born Chava Fromkin). Their marriage evolves from a glamorous, romantic idyll to a dispiriting soap opera of tears and treachery. Eve's dramatic revelation to gossip columnist Briden Grant of her husband's life of "espionage" for the Soviet Union soon spirals their relationship from private drama into national scandal
Master spy : the Robert Hanssen story( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey into the world of high-stakes espionage with the gripping true-life tale of Robert Hanssen, the respected FBI agent who betrayed his family, his religion, and his country. He is the daring traitor who sells America's nuclear secrets to the KGB, and enters into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that could cost him his life
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The plot against America
American pastoralArrivalThe best of the Tony Awards : the playsThe art of warI married a communist
Alternative Names
Ron Silver acteur américain

Ron Silver actor, activist

Ron Silver aktor amerykański

Ron Silver Amerikaans acteur

Ron Silver amerikansk skådespelare

Ron Silver amerikansk skodespelar

Ron Silver amerikansk skuespiller

Ron Silver ator, ativista

Ron Silver attore cinematografico e regista statunitense

Ron Silver pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Ron Silver US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Silver, Ron, 1946-

Silver, Ronald Arthur.

Silver, Ronald Arthur 1946-2009

Zimelman, Ron

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Рон Сильвер

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רון סילבר שחקן אמריקאי

ران سیلور

ران سیلور بازیگر آمریکایی

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