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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 & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
(2005)
Iron Man Three
(2013)
Lethal Weapon 2
(1989)
The Nice Guys
The Nice Guys Writer
(2016)

Filmography

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 2018 The Predator (screenplay) (pre-production)
  Doc Savage (screenplay) (announced)
  Lethal Weapon (TV Series) (based on the screenplay written by - 1 episode, 2016) (story by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Pilot (2016) ... (based on the screenplay written by) / (story by)
 2016 The Nice Guys (written by)
 2015 Edge (TV Movie)
 2013 Iron Man Three (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 (Video Game) (characters)
 1993 Last Action Hero (screenplay)
 1992 Lethal Weapon 3 (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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Personal Quote:

I liked all the old monster movies. I liked the Hitchcock films, anything scary. I liked to be scared. It was a double edged sword. I get scared, then I couldn't sleep and then I'd feel terrible that I let myself watch that movie. My favorite film is one that to this day I can't watch alone and that's The Exorcist (1973). I can't sit in a room and watch it unless I know my roommates coming home ... See more »

Trivia:

Let his father read the first draft of 'Lethal Weapon' before turning it into Warner Bros. See more »

Trademark:

His scripts often combine action, thriller, noir and (black) comedy elements. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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Why do people consider him a hack? filmfan1999
You RUINED Iron Man 3 mgezz3
Please don't do any more Marvel Movies Thescarecrow7
Pretty good director, total jerk. Trey_Day9
Predator will397
Is he ever going to make Doc Savage? marcustee
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