Director and writer who scored one of the biggest box office hits of all time with Iron Man 3 in 2013. He began his career as a screenwriter, penning the 1987 action comedy Lethal Weapon.
He was born in Pittsburgh and majored in theatre and film at UCLA.
He had an uncredited acting role in the classic action film Predator.
His brother is fellow screenwriter Terry Black.
He first directed Robert Downey Jr. in 2005's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.