Creator: Shane Black

Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actor. Starting as a minor actor in the 1980s, Black's first breakthrough came about when he penned Lethal Weapon, selling it for approximately $250,000 at age 22; come the early 1990s, he was one of highest paid screenwriters in America. Heading on to make a few Cult Classic movies, Black first struck his peak when he recently wrote and directed Iron Man 3, which ended up as the sixth highest-grossing film of all time.note 

Notable for his Deadpan Snarker characters and Lemony Narrators, most of Black's works often overlap with themes found in noir and hardboiled fiction; failing that, you can expect a gratuitous genre mix or No Fourth Wall, if not both. In order, some of his notable works are:

In addition to the above, Black is currently signed on to write and direct three movies: the next Predator sequel (still without a title); The Nice Guys, a Film Noir Black Comedy starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe; and Doc Savage, an adventure movie based on pulp magazines.

Tropes associated with Shane Black and his works: