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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 & 10 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) (filming)
  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/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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Show Show Director (6 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (9 credits)
Show Show Self (27 credits)
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Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Harry Lime | Holly Martins

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[When asked which crime fiction authors he'd recommend...] I would say The Chill by Ross Macdonald is sort of a prototypical example of how the private detective genre elevates itself to the level of literature. Raymond Chandler is great. But I just prefer Ross Macdonald. Lee Child is getting it right [with Jack Reacher]. It doesn't have to be great literature. It just has to be great ... See more »

Trivia:

Was an avid reader of Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain)'s "87th Precinct", "The Hardy Boys" and "Doc Savage" novels as a child. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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