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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Russia and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Russia is included when available.

List features people like Maya Deren and Genndy Tartakovsky.

This historic screenwriters from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Russia?" These prominent screenwriters of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian screenwriters.

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Maya Deren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Russia
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Maya Deren, born Eleanora Derenkowskaia, was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer. The function of film, Deren ...more

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Age: Died at 44 (1917-1961)

Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

Profession: Poet, Lecturer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Choreographer, + more

Credits: Meshes of the Afternoon, At Land, Cinema16: American Short Films, In the Mirror of Maya Deren Maya Deren, + more

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#43 on The Best Female Directors

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Andrei Tarkovsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Russia
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Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky was a Soviet and Russian film-maker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera director. Tarkovsky's films include Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Solaris, Mirror, and Stalker. He directed the first five of his seven feature films in the Soviet Union; his ...more

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Age: Died at 54 (1932-1986)

Birthplace: Yuryevetsky District

Profession: Theatre Director, Opera Director, Screenwriter, Film Editor Actor, + more

Credits: Solaris, Andrei Rublev, The Sacrifice, The Mirror

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#15 on The Best Directors Never Nominated for Oscars

#29 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#7 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

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Genndy Tartakovsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Russia
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Gennadiy Borisovich Tartakovsky is a Russian-born American animator, director and producer. He is best known for creating the Cartoon Network animated television series Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars and co-creating Sym-Bionic Titan. In 2011, Tartakovsky joined Sony ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Animator Animation Director, + more

Credits: The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Hotel Transylvania Star Wars: The Clone Wars, + more

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Samuil Marshak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Russia
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Samuil Yakovlevich Marshak Russian: Самуи́л Я́ковлевич Марша́к; 3 November [O.S. 22 October] 1887 – 4 July 1964 was a Russian and Soviet writer, translator and children's poet. He translated the sonnets and some other of the works of William Shakespeare, English poetry, and poetry from other ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1887-1964)

Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia

Profession: Poet, Screenwriter, Translator, Writer

Credits: Twelve Months, The Young Fritz, The Twelve Months, The Twelve Months Mister Twister

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Charles Lamont was a prolific film director of over 200 titles, and the producer and writer of many others. He was born in San Francisco, USA, and died in Los Angeles, California, USA. ...more

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Age: Died at 98 (1895-1993)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Writer Film Director

Credits: Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, + more

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Aleksandr Kott is a television and film director and screenwriter. ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Television director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Credits: The Brest Fortress, Two Drivers, Yolki 2, Fish Scarecrow, + more

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Nikita Mikhalkov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Russia
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Nikita Sergeyevich Mikhalkov is a Soviet and Russian filmmaker, actor, and head of the Russian Cinematographers' Union. Mikhalkov was born in Moscow into the distinguished, artistic Mikhalkov family. His great grandfather was the imperial governor of Yaroslavl, whose mother was a Galitzine princess. ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Film Director

Credits: Burnt by the Sun, The Barber of Siberia, At Home Among Strangers, Burnt by the Sun 2 12, + more

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Gregory Ratoff was a Russian-born American film director, actor and producer. His most famous role as an actor was as producer Max Fabian in All About Eve. ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1897-1960)

Birthplace: Samara, Russia

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Credits: All About Eve, Exodus, Song of Russia, Wife Husband and Friend, + more

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