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Shane Black (I)


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) (filming)
 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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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:

After being the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood, he disappeared as a writer in the late '90s. He recently admitted he withdrew due to pressure and a growing contempt for his own commercial, action-packed material. 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 3 (2013)). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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