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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

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 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:

Books were my hiding place. The library was more comforting many times than going home after school. I would just go to the library instead. It's amazing to me that to this day, how many screenwriters or aspiring screenwriters you talk to and you say, "What do you like to read?" and they say, "Well I don't really read that much." I say, "You don't read, but you want to be a writer!?" They say, "I... 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:

His screenplays often contain a scene where the hero is held at gunpoint, but is able to disarm the gunner by using some kind of distraction (e.g. _ The Last Boy Scout (1991)_, The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)). See more »

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