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Black, Shane 1961- (Harry Lime, Holly Martins)

Black, Shane 1961- (Harry Lime, Holly Martins)

PERSONAL

Born December 16, 1961, in Pittsburgh, PA; son of Paul (in the printing business) and Patricia Ann Black; brother of Terry Black (a screenwriter). Education: University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., theater, 1983.

Addresses:

Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career:

Writer, actor, and producer. Previously worked as a data entry clerk for the 1984 Olympics, a typist, and a movie theater usher.

Member:

Writers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Saturn Award nomination (with David Arnott), best writing, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1994, for Last Action Hero; San Diego Film Critics Society Award, best screenplay—original, 2005, ALFS Award nomination, screenwriter of the year, London Critics Circle, 2006, both for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; Filmmaker's Showcase Award, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 2006.

CREDITS

Film Work:

Executive producer, The Last Boy Scout, Warner Bros., 1991.

Producer, The Long Kiss Goodnight, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Executive producer, A.W.O.L., Bipolar Pictures, 1999.

Director, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Warner Bros., 2005.

(As Harry Lime) A.W.O.L. (short), 2006.

Film Appearances:

Hawkins, Predator, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

Patrolman, Dead Heat, New World, 1988.

Donnelly, RoboCop 3, Orion, 1993.

Night Realm, Mark I Productions, 1994.

Himself, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (also known as Burn, Hollywood, Burn), Buena Vista, 1997.

Frank, Cafe 24 manager, As Good As It Gets, TriStar/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

Himself, "Predator": Classified Action (short), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of "Predator" (documentary short), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, "Predator": Camouflage (documentary short), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, "Predator": Old Painless (documentary short), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, "Predator": Character Design (documentary short), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, "Predator": The Unseen Arnold (documentary short), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2001.

Henchman number two, The Boy Scout (short), 2002.

Himself, We, the Screenwriter, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Rush, "Nowhere to Hide," Dark Justice, 1991.

Sunday Morning Shootout, AMC, 2005.

The Film Programme (also known as Film 2005), BBC, 2005.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Lethal Weapon, Warner Bros., 1987.

(With Fred Dekker) The Monster Squad, TriStar, 1987.

The Last Boy Scout (based on a story by Black and Greg Hicks), Warner Bros., 1991.

Last Action Hero, Columbia, 1993.

The Long Kiss Goodnight, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Warner Bros., 2005.

(As Holly Martins) A.W.O.L. (short), 2006.

Also wrote Shadow Company.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Entertainment Weekly, May 28, 2004, p. 80.

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