August 28, 2005 |
THERE may come a time when Robert Downey Jr. can have a conversation about something other than his "comeback," but this isn't it. "Such a good actor," people have been saying for years, using a tone of wistful regret normally reserved for a fat girl with a pretty face. Now, watching as Downey nimbly carries the odd and shifting weight of Shane Black's upcoming comic-noir-thriller-romance, "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," it is tempting to heave a sigh of relief and say, "He's back."
May 1, 2005 |
The parties never went away. They are, to many in Hollywood, legendary. They take place in screenwriter Shane Black's Hancock Park home, a mansion set on a well-kept lawn and in a gated community. On this night, it is Black's 43rd birthday party and the cars -- expensive and shiny, like giant jewelry -- come gliding in. Black sips a Grey Goose and soda as he moves from room to room, stopping to flirt with a local weather girl -- "Isn't she beautiful?"
November 7, 1999
SHANE BLACK If Shane Black now looks out on an overheated, youth-obsessed screenwriting market where age 37 looks a little long in the tooth, he has partly himself to thank. After selling his "Lethal Weapon" script to Warner Bros.
July 1, 1998 |
Shane Black, who wrote the 1987 blockbuster "Lethal Weapon" and later caught Hollywood's attention when he was paid $4 million for "The Long Kiss Goodnight," has been turned down for membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The academy said Black could be reconsidered sometime in the future "when he has accumulated further credits."
October 24, 1997 |
Terry Black's screenwriting credits include "Dead Heat," a 1988 zombie movie starring Joe Piscopo and Treat Williams, and several episodes of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt." So it's somehow not surprising that the Costa Mesa writer and his fiancee, Elizabeth Monica Lockwood of Glendale, have chosen a Halloween motif for their wedding Sunday. They're tying the knot in the chapel at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana. "We like the cemetery," said Black, 43.
July 27, 1994 |
The dog days of summer were fast approaching. Most of the season's big movies, including "True Lies" and "Forrest Gump," were already out of the box. Within the next few weeks, the Hollywood exodus would begin. All the players would be high-tailing it to the Hamptons, the south of France or their hideaways in the Malibu Colony. But there was still a major piece of business yet to be done before the summer slowdown.