Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American filmmaker and actor who has written such films as Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2, The Monster Squad, The Last Boy Scout, Last Action Hero and The Long Kiss Goodnight.
As an actor, Black is best known for his role as Rick Hawkins in Predator (1987).
He made his directorial debut with the film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in 2005.
Black went on to write and direct Iron Man 3 (2013), The Nice Guys (2016) and The Predator (2018).
He is set to direct the upcoming film adaptation of Doc Savage.
As of 2019, his film Iron Man 3 ranks as the nineteenth-highest-grossing film worldwide.