Shane Black Overview

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Born: December 16, 1961

An avid reader as a child, Shane Black knew that one day he wanted to be a writer. After graduating from UCLA, Black was just 22 when he sold his first screenplay, Lethal Weapon (1987). The movie, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, was a huge hit and Black was asked to write three sequels. He received $1.75 million for his fourth screenplay, The Last Boy Scout (1991), the largest amount paid out for a screenplay at that time. He went on to sell The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) for over $2... See All


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