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Considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, Black made his mark with his Lethal Weapon (1987) screenplay. He also collaborated on the story of the sequel, Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). Each successive script he turned in had a higher price attached it, from The Last Boy Scout (1991) to The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), and in between a... See full bio »

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3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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  Doc Savage (screenplay) (announced)
  Predator (screenplay) (announced)
 2016 The Nice Guys (screenplay) (post-production)
 2013 Iron Man 3 (screenplay by)
 2006 A.W.O.L (Short) (as Holly Martins)
 2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (screen story) / (screenplay)
 1998 Lethal Weapon 4 (characters)
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight (written by)
 1993 Last Action Hero (screenplay)
 1992 Lethal Weapon 3 (characters)
 1992 Last Action Hero (Video Game) (characters)
 1991 The Last Boy Scout (screenplay) / (story)
 1989 Lethal Weapon 2 (characters) / (story)
 1987 The Monster Squad (written by)
 1987 Lethal Weapon (written by)
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1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Harry Lime | Holly Martins

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Mel Gibson would have to go to a kibbutz for three years to be allowed back into Hollywood. See more »

Trivia:

The $1.75 million he received for his screenplay for The Last Boy Scout (1991) was the highest to date in 1990. He then topped it when he sold the script to The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) for $4 million a few years later. Both were box-office disappointments that later found cult audiences on home video. See more »

Trademark:

Five of his screenplays begin with the letter "L" See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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