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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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4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Nice Guys
The Nice Guys Writer
(2016)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
(2005)
Iron Man Three
(2013)
Predator
Predator Hawkins
(1987)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (19 credits)
 2018 The Predator (screenplay) (post-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)
 2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers (Video Game) (story "Iron Man 3")
 2015 Edge (TV Movie)
 2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes (Video Game) (character: Trevor Slattery - uncredited)
 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/I 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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Alternate Names:

Harry Lime | Holly Martins

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

The feeling of finishing the script, the first draft, was the high. Everything that followed -- though of interest, and sometimes slightly exhilarating -- could never match the idea of having just taken your story and racked your brain, finally having it on paper in a version you're willing to tolerate and ready to try to sell. I remember Joe Eszterhas calling me and saying, "Woo hoo! I just sold... See more »

Trivia:

Let his father read the first draft of Lethal Weapon (1987) before turning it in to Warner Bros. See more »

Trademark:

Uses a kidnapping as a plot device (Lethal Weapon (1987), The Last Boy Scout (1991), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), Iron Man Three (2013)). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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