STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 498 this week

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 »

Take Five With "GLOW" Star Sydelle Noel

"GLOW" standout Sydelle Noel answers five of the most essential film and TV questions.

See Sydelle's Top 5

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 10 images
updated 6 months ago
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 images
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 35 people
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 30 people
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 26 people
created 05 Mar 2017
 
a list of 49 people
created 3 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Shane Black's work have you seen?

User Polls

4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (18 credits)
  Doc Savage (screenplay) (announced)
 2018 The Predator (written by) (post-production)
  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 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 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)
Show Show Actor (16 credits)
Show Show Director (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Thanks (10 credits)
Show Show Self (31 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Harry Lime | Holly Martins

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on re-writing Last Action Hero (1993)] Me and my partner, David Arnott, were to take this very small script, where not a lot happens, and beef it up into a summer movie, with a lot of set-ups and pay-offs and reversals. Zak [screenwriter Zak Penn] seemed to think that we ruined his script, but I was actually quite fond of what we came up with. We had a silly gag where Slater reaches up, grabs a ... See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Five of his screenplays begin with the letter "L" See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial