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Shane Black is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 16 december 1961 at Pittsburgh (USA)

Shane Black

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Birth name Shane Black
Nationality USA
Birth 16 december 1961 (57 years) at Pittsburgh (USA)

Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and actor. He wrote such late 1980s and early 1990s action movie hits as Lethal Weapon (1987) and made his directorial debut with the film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005). His acting credits include Predator (1987).

In 2013, he co-wrote and directed Iron Man 3, which currently ranks as the sixth highest grossing film of all time worldwide (unadjusted for inflation).

Biography

Débuts remarqués (années 1980-1990)
Il obtient un diplôme en cinéma de l'Université de Californie en 1983. À l'âge de 23 ans, il vend le scénario de L'Arme fatale à la Warner. En 1987, le film devient un succès critique et commercial mondial et fait de Mel Gibson une star internationale. La même année, il obtient le rôle d'Hawkins dans Predator de John McTiernan, auquel il participe aussi à l'écriture. C'est un autre succès complet.

Il co-écrit L'Arme fatale 2 avant de s'atteler à des projets originaux : il est alors au sommet de sa carrière, en devenant le scénariste le mieux payé d'Hollywood. Il reçoit ainsi 1,75 million de dollars pour le scénario du Dernier Samaritain, dont la mise en scène est confiée à Tony Scott. Le film, sorti en 1991 , déçoit au box-office et divise la critique. L'année suivante sort Last Action Hero, une satire de film d'action réalisée par John McTiernan dont il a participé à la réécriture. Une nouvelle déception critique et commerciale, surtout compte tenu des stars en tête d'affiche. Blake se voit confier une dernière chance : il est payé 4 millions de dollars pour écrire et produire le film d'action Au revoir à jamais. Cette fois, la critique américaine suit, mais le grand public trop timidement. Le scénariste s'éloigne alors d'Hollywood pour près d'une dizaine d'années.


Retour critique et confirmation commerciale (années 2000-)
Ce n'est qu'en 2005 qu'il fait son grand retour, avec Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, une comédie d'action à moyen budget, portée par deux autres anciennes valeurs sûres d'Hollywood, et quasiment tombées dans l'oubli, Val Kilmer et Robert Downey Jr.. Pour l'occasion, il passe aussi pour la première fois à la réalisation. Il s'agira du plus gros succès critique de sa carrière.

À partir de 2011, il prépare une adaptation cinématographique du manga Death Note de Tsugumi Ōba et Takeshi Obata. Mais le projet est finalement confié à Gus van Sant. Il est finalement choisi par les studios Disney pour coécrire et mettre en scène Iron Man 3, sorti en 2013, avec Robert Downey Jr., alors redevenu une star mondiale. Le film est le plus gros succès commercial de la trilogie.

En 2016, il revient en tant que scénariste et réalisateur avec The Nice Guys, une comédie d'action avec Russell Crowe et Ryan Gosling, dont l'action se déroule dans les années 1970. Ryan Gosling y incarne un détective privé et son homme de main enquêtant sur le suicide d'une actrice pornographique, mettent à jour un complot impliquant l'industrie automobile. Le film est présenté hors-compétition au festival de Cannes 2016.

Le cinéaste enchaîne ensuite avec un retour aux sources : l'écriture et la mise en scène du quatrième chapitre de la franchise Predator, débuté en 1987 par John McTiernan et dans lequel il avait tenu un rôle secondaire. Pour l'occasion, il retrouve son partenaire d'écriture Fred Dekker. The Predator sortira en 2018.

Best films

Iron Man 3 (2013)
(Director)
Lethal Weapon (film series)
(Scriptwriter)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
(Characters)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
(Story)
Last Action Hero (1993)
(Scriptwriter)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Joel Silver
Joel Silver
(8 films)
Fred Dekker
Fred Dekker
(4 films)
Sala Baker
Sala Baker
(2 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Shane Black (21 films)

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Actor

The Dressmaker, 1h58
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, La mode, Transport films
Actors Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Caroline Goodall, Sarah Snook
Roles Reginald Blood
Rating70% 3.5489353.5489353.5489353.5489353.548935
In 1951, Myrtle "Tilly" Dunnage returns to her hometown of Dungatar, to take care of her ill mother, Molly. Tilly was sent out of town at the age of ten because of false accusations of murder. Tilly, an expert dressmaker trained by Madeleine Vionnet in Paris, transforms the locals with her couture creations and in the process, exacts revenge on the people who wrongly accused her of murder all those years ago.
Agent Carter, 15minutes
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films
Actors Hayley Atwell, Bradley Whitford, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Chris Evans, Shane Black
Roles Disembodied Voice (voice)
Rating76% 3.845833.845833.845833.845833.84583
One year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, Agent Peggy Carter is now a member of the Strategic Scientific Reserve, and faces sexism from her boss, Agent John Flynn, who treats her condescendingly, and keeps her compiling data and code breaking while assigning field cases to the male agents only. The S.S.R.'s main concern is the mysterious Zodiac, which they have been unable to recover for some time.
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, 1h26
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about films, Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Eric Idle, Ryan O'Neal, Coolio, Chuck D, Richard Jeni, Leslie Stefanson
Rating35% 1.7583951.7583951.7583951.7583951.758395
A director by the name of Alan Smithee has been allowed to direct Trio, a big-budget action film starring Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Chan. The studio recuts the film, and when Smithee sees the results (which he describes as being "worse than Showgirls"), he wants to disown the film. However, since his name is also the pseudonym used by Hollywood when someone does not want to have their name attached to a bad film, he steals the film and flees, threatening to destroy the film by burning it.
As Good as It Gets, 2h12
Directed by James L. Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Shirley Knight, Skeet Ulrich
Roles Cafe 24 Manager
Rating76% 3.849043.849043.849043.849043.84904
Melvin Udall is a misanthrope who works at home as a best-selling novelist in New York City. He suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder which, paired with his misanthropy, alienates nearly everyone with whom he interacts. He avoids stepping on sidewalk cracks while walking through the city due to a superstition of bad luck, and eats breakfast at the same table in the same restaurant every day using disposable plastic utensils he brings with him due to his pathological mysophobia. He takes an interest in his waitress, Carol Connelly, the only server at the restaurant who can tolerate his behavior.
RoboCop 3
RoboCop 3 (1993)
, 1h57
Directed by Fred Dekker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation, Robot films
Actors Robert John Burke, Lee Arenberg, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy
Roles Donnelly
Rating40% 2.003252.003252.003252.003252.00325
After Robocop 2, Detroit is on the verge of bankruptcy after a series of failed business plans and drop of stocks, and are now struggling with their plans to create the new Delta City. To speed up the process, OCP creates an armed force called the Urban Rehabilitators, nick-named "Rehabs," under the command of Paul McDaggett (John Castle). Ostensibly its purpose is to combat rising crime in Old Detroit, augmenting the ranks of the Detroit Police Department in apprehending violent criminals. In reality, it has been set up to forcibly relocate the residents of Cadillac Heights. Nikko, a Japanese-American computer whiz kid, loses her parents in the process.
Dead Heat
Dead Heat (1988)
, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Comedy science fiction films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Lindsay Frost, Robert Picardo, Darren McGavin, Vincent Price
Roles Patrolman
Rating60% 3.001293.001293.001293.001293.00129
Detectives Roger Mortis (Treat Williams) and Doug Bigelow (Joe Piscopo) are called to the scene of a rather violent jewelry store robbery. The robbers take on a squadron of police in a messy shootout, but neither seem affected when they are riddled with bullets. Thanks to the combined, albeit extreme measures of Mortis and Bigelow, they are able to take out the criminals, their acts narrowly avoiding termination. Meanwhile, a coroner friend of Roger's, Rebecca (Clare Kirkconnell) informs the detectives that the two bodies they had brought in had previously been to the morgue: not only do they have autopsy scars, but she herself clearly remembers performing the autopsy and has pictures to prove it, suggesting they simply got up and left the morgue at their own volition. There is a preservative chemical compound in their bodies that connect the pair to a company that had ordered a great amount of it recently. Mortis and Bigelow investigate and meet the company's head public relations person, Randi James (Lindsay Frost) who gives them a tour of the facility. When Doug wanders off to investigate a suspicious room, he encounters the reanimated corpse of a biker on a strange machine and in the fray, Roger is knocked into a decompression room used to humanely kill failed test animals and is asphyxiated to death.
Predator
Predator (1987)
, 1h47
Directed by John McTiernan, Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Elpidia Carrillo, Kevin Peter Hall, Richard Chaves
Roles Rick Hawkins
Rating77% 3.8983.8983.8983.8983.898
Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer and his six-man team, consisting of himself, operators Mac Eliot, Billy Sole, and Blain Cooper, ordnance expert Jorge "Poncho" Ramírez and radioman Rick Hawkins, are tasked by the CIA with spearheading the rescue of an official held hostage by insurgents in Val Verde. Agent George Dillon, an old friend of Schaefer's, is assigned to supervise. The team is taken to a remote jungle and begins the mission.
Night of the Creeps, 1h29
Directed by Fred Dekker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Comedy science fiction films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Jason Lively, Jill Whitlow, Tom Atkins, Allan Kayser, David Paymer, Dave Alan Johnson
Roles Un flic au poste de police
Rating67% 3.398793.398793.398793.398793.39879
In 1959, on board a spacecraft, two aliens race to keep an experiment from being released by a third member of the crew. The seemingly possessed third alien shoots the canister into space where it crashes to Earth. Nearby, a college man takes his date to a parking spot when they see a falling star and investigate. It lands in the path of an escaped criminally insane mental patient. As his date is attacked by the axe-wielding maniac, the boy finds the canister, from which a small slug-like thing jumps out and into his mouth.

Director

The Nice Guys, 1h56
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, Buddy films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Margaret Qualley
Rating73% 3.6974953.6974953.6974953.6974953.697495
Set during the 1970s, a Los Angeles private detective partners up with a rookie police officer to inquire about the apparent suicide of a fading porn star.
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 (2013)
, 2h10
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Christmas films, Films about terrorism, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak
Rating71% 3.597133.597133.597133.597133.59713
Tony Stark recalls a New Years Eve party in 1999 where he meets scientist Maya Hansen, the inventor of Extremis, an experimental regenerative treatment intended to allow recovery from crippling injuries. Disabled scientist Aldrich Killian offers them a place in his company Advanced Idea Mechanics, but Stark rejects the offer, humiliating Killian.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, 1h43
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about television
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen, Dash Mihok, Larry Miller
Rating75% 3.7986353.7986353.7986353.7986353.798635
At a Los Angeles party, Harry Lockhart recounts recent events. Fleeing a botched burglary, Harry's friend is shot, forcing Harry to evade police by ducking into an audition. Harry unintentionally impresses the producers with an outburst of remorse they mistake for method acting. At a Hollywood party before a screen test, Harry meets private investigator Perry van Shrike, hired to give Harry on-the-job experience for his role, and party host Harlan Dexter, a retired actor who recently resolved a ten year feud over his wife's inheritance with his daughter, Veronica. He also encounters his childhood crush Harmony Lane, but wakes up in bed with her hostile friend. He runs over to Harmony's place at 6am to apologize.

Scriptwriter

The Nice Guys, 1h56
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, Buddy films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Margaret Qualley
Roles Writer
Rating73% 3.6974953.6974953.6974953.6974953.697495
Set during the 1970s, a Los Angeles private detective partners up with a rookie police officer to inquire about the apparent suicide of a fading porn star.
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 (2013)
, 2h10
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Christmas films, Films about terrorism, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak
Rating71% 3.597133.597133.597133.597133.59713
Tony Stark recalls a New Years Eve party in 1999 where he meets scientist Maya Hansen, the inventor of Extremis, an experimental regenerative treatment intended to allow recovery from crippling injuries. Disabled scientist Aldrich Killian offers them a place in his company Advanced Idea Mechanics, but Stark rejects the offer, humiliating Killian.