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Famous Male Scriptwriters

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List of famous male scriptwriters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male scriptwriters list contains the most prominent and top males known for being scriptwriters. There are thousand of males working as scriptwriters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic scriptwriters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a scriptwriter then the people below should give you inspiration.

Everything from David Ashton to Michel Vuillermoz is included on this list.

While this isn't a list of all male scriptwriters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male scriptwriters?" and "Who are the best male scriptwriters?"

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    Sreenivasan is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, and producer known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He has written for over 50 films and has acted in over 200 films. Sreenivasan has written the screenplays for films such as Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam, Gandhinagar 2nd Street, ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: India, Thalassery
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Film Director
    • Credits: Kaalapani, Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala, Vadakkunokkiyantram, Sadayam, Chidambaram, + more
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    Simon Marc Amstell is an English comedian, television presenter, screenwriter and actor, best known for his roles as former co-host of Popworld, former host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks and co-writer and star of the sitcom Grandma's House.more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Gants Hill, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Presenter, + more
    • Credits: Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Grandma's House, Black Pond, Popworld, The Morning After Show, + more
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    Robert Arthur "Bob" Mould is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and Sugar in the 1990s.more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Malone, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Bob Mould: Circle of Friends, Burn to Shine: Washington, D.C., 01.14.2004
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    P. V. Jagadish Kumar, popularly known as Jagadish, is an Indian film actor and screenwriter best known for his comic performances in Malayalam cinema. He became popular through performances in films such as In Harihar Nagar, Godfather, Mukhachitram, Welcome to Kodaikanal, Thiruthalvaadi, Mantrikacheppu, ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Chenkal
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: Kireedam, Vadakkunokkiyantram, Chithram, Kilukkam, Chanakyan, + more
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    Alex Haley
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    Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley was an American writer known as the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The book was adapted by ABC as a TV mini-series of the same name and aired in 1977 to a record-breaking 130 million viewers. It had great influence on awareness in the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1921-1992)
    • Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer
    • Credits: Malcolm X, Roots, Mama Flora's Family, Roots: The Next Generations, Palmerstown, + more
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    Donald Paul Bellisario is an American television producer and screenwriter who created and sometimes wrote episodes for the TV series Magnum, P.I., Airwolf, Quantum Leap, JAG, and NCIS. He has often included military veterans as characters.more

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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: NCIS, Quantum Leap, Magnum, P.I., JAG, + more
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    Robert Culp
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    Robert Martin Culp was an American actor, screenwriter, voice actor and director, widely known for his work in television. Culp earned an international reputation for his role as Kelly Robinson on I Spy, the espionage series in which he and co-star Bill Cosby played a pair of secret agents. Prior to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1930-2010)
    • Birthplace: California, Contiguous United States, Oakland, United States of America, United States, + more
    • Profession: Television director, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Columbo, The Greatest American Hero, The Pelican Brief, I Spy, Spy Hard, + more
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    A. K. Lohithadas
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    Ambazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas was an Indian screenwriter, playwright, director, and producer known for his extensive work in Malayalam cinema. Lohithadas was known for his rich, detailed, and realistic screenplays. He made his debut as a screenwriter with Thaniyavarthanam. He has written ...more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1955-2009)
    • Birthplace: Chalakudy, India
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director, Playwright
    • Credits: Kireedam, Thaniyavarthanam, Kireedam, Bharatham, Amaram, + more
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    Sridhar Rangayan
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    Sridhar Rangayan is an Indian filmmaker who has made films with special focus on queer subjects. His queer films, The Pink Mirror and Yours Emotionally, have been considered groundbreaking because of their realistic and sympathetic portrayal of the largely closeted Indian gay community. His film The ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Mandya, India
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director
    • Credits: Yours Emotionally, The Pink Mirror, Project Bolo: Indian Lgbt Movement, 68 Pages, Purple Skies, + more
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    Anthony McVay Simpson, MBE, better known by his stage name Tony Warren, is an award-winning English television scriptwriter, best known for creating the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. He has also been an actor, has created other television dramas and written critically acclaimed novels.more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Swinton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Writer
    • Credits: Coronation Street, Inspector Morse, This is Coronation Street: The Anniversary Special, The War of Darkie Pilbeam
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    Chetan Bhagat
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    Chetan Bhagat is a well known Indian English writer, known for his bestselling about young urban middle-class Indians. Bhagat is also columnist for newspapers such as The Times of India and Dainik Bhaskar, where he writes about the youth, career development and current affairs. In 2008, The New York ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: New Delhi, India
    • Profession: Columnist, Screenwriter, Author, Banker, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Nanban, Hello, Brothers for Life, Kick, 2 States, + more
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    T. Rajendar
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    Vijaya Thesingu Rajendar is a Tamil film actor and director as well as a composer, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, singer and playback singer. He is also a politician in Tamil Nadu, India.more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam district, Eurasia, India, Tamil Nadu
    • Profession: Songwriter, Stunt Performer, Musician, Cinematographer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Vallavan, Oru Thalai Raagam, Monisha En Monalisa, Love Can Never Be Destroyed, Oru Vasantha Geetham, + more
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    Ian Hislop
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    Ian David Hislop is a British journalist, satirist, writer, comedian, broadcaster and editor of the magazine Private Eye. He has appeared on many radio and television programmes, but is best known as a team captain on the BBC quiz show Have I Got News for You.more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Mumbles, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Editor, Journalist, Comedian, Screenwriter, Satirist, + more
    • Credits: Have I Got News for You, Gobble, A Bunch of Amateurs, My Dad's the Prime Minister, Not Forgotten, + more
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    Karl Vollmöller
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    Karl Gustav Vollmöller, usually written Vollmoeller was a German playwright and screenwriter. He is most famous for two works, the screenplay for the celebrated 1930 German film Der Blaue Engel, which made a star of Marlene Dietrich, and the elaborate religious spectacle-pantomime Das Mirakel, which he ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1878-1948)
    • Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
    • Profession: Linguist, Poet, Entrepreneur, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: The Blue Angel, Das Mirakel, The Miracle, The Miracle
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    Richard LeParmentier
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    Richard LeParmentier was an American actor who worked primarily and lived in England, best known for his role as Admiral Motti in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and the acerbic police Lt. Santino in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1946-2013)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Star Wars, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Reds, Octopussy, We'll Meet Again, + more
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    Chi. Udaya Shankar

    Chitnahalli Udayashankar was a lyricist of the Kannada film industry. He composed more than 3000 songs for Kannada films and also devotional songs. He was the son of lyricist Chi. Sadashivaiah.more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1934-1993)
    • Profession: Screenwriter
    • Credits: Kasturi Nivasa, Chalisuva Modagalu, Jeevana Chaitra, Nanjundi Kalyana, Anand, + more
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    Mark Fisher is a British Labour Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central from 1983 to 2010 and Minister for the Arts between 1997 and 1998.more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Woking, England
    • Profession: Politician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author
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    Paul Abbott
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    Paul Abbott is a BAFTA award-winning English television screenwriter and producer. Abbott has become one of the most critically and commercially successful television writers working in Britain today, following his work on many popular series, including Coronation Street, Cracker and Shameless, the ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Burnley, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
    • Credits: Shameless, State of Play, Shameless, Cracker, State of Play, + more
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    G. Balachandran Menon is a cinematographer.more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: India, Ambalappuzha
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Film Editor, + more
    • Credits: Classmates, Rappakal, Thenum Vayambum, Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu, Album, + more
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    R. C. Sherriff
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    Robert Cedric Sherriff, FSA, FRSL was an English writer best known for his play Journey's End, which was based on his experiences as a captain in World War I. He wrote several plays, novels, and screenplays, and was nominated for an Academy award and two BAFTA awards.more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1896-1975)
    • Birthplace: Hampton Wick, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright
    • Credits: Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, The Old Dark House, + more
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