Shane Black

Shane Black

Highest Rated: 91% The Nice Guys (2016)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Dec 16, 1961

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

On his way to becoming one of the highest-paid screenwriters in motion picture history, Shane Black redefined the action movie by flipping its stale conventions upon its head while producing untold numbers of pale imitators. Black shot to the top of the class with his first script, "Lethal Weapon" (1987), which resuscitated the buddy cop genre on its way to becoming one of the biggest hits of the year. It also spawned three sequels over the next decade, but Black only had his hand in writing the original draft for "Lethal Weapon 2" (1989). Meanwhile, he landed a huge payday for his spec for "The Last Boy Scout" (1991) and became one of Hollywood's top-earning rewrite specialists, raking in a cool million per job. But nothing compared to the $4 million score he managed for "The Long Kiss Goodnight" (1996), especially in light of the action flick's subsequent failure at the box office. After taking nearly a decade off to throw some of Hollywood's most notorious parties, Black reemerged as the writer and director of "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" (2005), a hilarious and highly-entertaining action-comedy that unfortunately flopped at the box office, but nonetheless put him on sure footing for a solid comeback.

Highest rated movies

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33% 33% The Predator Director,
$51.0M 2018
No Score Yet 32% Swing State Luke (Character) - 2016
91% 79% The Nice Guys Director,
$36.2M 2016
0% 20% Any Day Gino (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter Disembodied Voice (Voice) - 2013
79% 78% Iron Man 3 Director,
$409.0M 2013
86% 87% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Director,
$4.2M 2005
53% 64% Lethal Weapon 4 Writer $129.8M 1998
8% 15% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Self $43.9K 1997
70% 70% The Long Kiss Goodnight Producer,
$33.4M 1996
40% 47% Last Action Hero Screenwriter - 1993
60% 61% Lethal Weapon 3 Writer $142.0M 1992
46% 68% The Last Boy Scout Screenwriter $57.9M 1991
82% 87% Predator Hawkins (Character) $54.4M 1987
60% 78% The Monster Squad Screenwriter $3.8M 1987
80% 86% Lethal Weapon Writer $61.0M 1987


No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2014