List of Famous Copywriters People

List of Famous Copywriters

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List of famous copywriters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top copywriters in the world? This includes the most prominent copywriters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable copywriters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic copywriters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned copywriters.

A list made up of people like William S. Burroughs and Terry Gilliam.

From reputable, prominent, and well known copywriters to the lesser known copywriters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the copywriter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous copywriters ever?" and "What are the names of famous copywriters?" then you're in the right place. (1001 items)

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    Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which ...more

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    • Profession: Cook, Copywriter, TV chef, Author, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Julie & Julia, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, The French Chef, Cooking with Master Chefs: Hosted by Julia Child, Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home, + more
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    George Robert "Bob" Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached number one on the ...more

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    • Profession: Accountant, Copywriter, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Big Bang Theory, Elf, The Rescuers, The Rescuers Down Under, Horrible Bosses, + more
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    William Seward Burroughs II was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists ...more

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    • Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: Naked Lunch, Drugstore Cowboy, Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, The Book of Life, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, + more
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    Paul Anthony Sorvino is an American actor. He often portrays authority figures on both sides of the law, and is possibly best known for his roles as Paulie Cicero, a portrayal of Paul Vario in the 1990 gangster film Goodfellas, and Sgt. Phil Cerreta on the police procedural and legal drama television ...more

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    • Profession: Opera Singer, Sculptor, Activist, Copywriter, Television director, + more
    • Credits: Goodfellas, Law & Order, Romeo + Juliet, The Rocketeer, Dick Tracy, + more
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    Terry Gilliam is a actor, animator, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and a writer.more

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    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator, Film Director
    • Credits: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Life of Brian, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, + more
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    Paris K.C. Barclay is an American television director and producer, and the President of the Directors Guild of America. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner and is among the busiest single-camera television directors, having directed over 135 episodes of television to date, for series such as NYPD Blue, ...more

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    • Profession: Copywriter, Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Lost, Glee, House, Sons of Anarchy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, + more
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    Fay Weldon CBE FRSL is an English author, essayist and playwright, whose work has been associated with feminism. In her fiction, Weldon typically portrays contemporary women who find themselves trapped in oppressive situations caused by the patriarchal structure of British society.more

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    • Profession: Novelist, Author, Essayist, Writer, Playwright
    • Credits: She-Devil, Puffball
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    Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight's Children, won the Booker Prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He is said to combine magical realism with historical fiction; his work is concerned with the many connections, ...more

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    • Profession: Copywriter, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Essayist, + more
    • Credits: Then She Found Me, Midnight's Children, Odd Streets Run West, Paperback Dreams, Great Writers: Salman Rushdie, + more
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    John Amos is an American actor who played James Evans, Sr. on the 1970s television series Good Times. His television work includes roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the miniseries Roots, for which he received an Emmy nomination, and a recurring role as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace on The West Wing. He ...more

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    • Profession: Copywriter, Soldier, Theatrical producer, Screenwriter, Social Worker, + more
    • Credits: Coming to America, Die Hard 2, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Good Times, The Beastmaster, + more
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    Lawrence Edward Kasdan is an American screenwriter, director and producer. He is best known as co-writer of the films The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi. Kasdan has been confirmed to be co-writer for the upcoming third trilogy of Star Wars. He has been nominated for ...more

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    • Profession: Copywriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, As Good as It Gets, Body Heat, + more
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    Michael Herbert Schur is an American television producer and writer, best known for his work on the NBC comedy series The Office and Parks and Recreation, the latter of which he co-created along with Greg Daniels. He also co-created the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Schur is also known for his ...more

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    • Profession: Copywriter, Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Totally Awesome, Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Halftime Special
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    Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that ...more

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    • Profession: Copywriter, Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Translator, + more
    • Credits: Busman's Honeymoon
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    Joseph Heller was an American satirical novelist, short story writer, and playwright. The title of one of his works, Catch-22, entered the English lexicon to refer to a vicious circle wherein an absurd, no-win choice, particularly in situations in which the desired outcome of the choice is an ...more

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    • Profession: Copywriter, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Casino Royale, Catch-22, Sex and the Single Girl
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    Charles B. "Charlie" Grandy is an American stand-up comedian, television writer and producer who has worked on series such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Saturday Night Live, The Office, Guys With Kids, and The Mindy Project. He is the son of former Love Boat star turned politician Fred Grandy.more

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    • Profession: Copywriter, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
    • Credits: The Office, Guys with Kids, Red Doors
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    • Profession: Programmer, Editor, Copywriter, Internet Marketer
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    Donald Richard "Don" DeLillo is an American novelist, playwright and essayist. His works have covered subjects as diverse as television, nuclear war, sports, the complexities of language, performance art, the Cold War, mathematics, the advent of the digital age, politics, economics, and global ...more

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    • Profession: Novelist, Author, Essayist, Writer, Playwright
    • Credits: Cosmopolis, Game 6, The Rapture of the Athlete Assumed into Heaven
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    Eric Clifford Ambler OBE was an influential British author of spy novels who introduced a new realism to the genre. Ambler also used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles Rodda.more

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    • Profession: Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: A Night to Remember, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Magic Box, Topkapi, The Cruel Sea, + more
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    Robert Lewis May was the creator of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.more

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    • Profession: Copywriter, Writer
    • Credits: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys
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    Sir Alan William Parker, CBE is an English film director, producer and screenwriter. The early part of his career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of television commercials. After about 10 years doing commercials, many of which won awards for creativity, he began ...more

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    • Profession: Copywriter, Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Pink Floyd – The Wall, Mississippi Burning, Fame, Angel Heart, Midnight Express, + more
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    John J. B. Wilson is an American copywriter and publicist. He was born in Chicago, and moved with his parents to Santa Monica, California at an early age. He majored in film and television at University of California, Los Angeles, and after graduation worked on film marketing campaigns. Wilson is the ...more

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    • Profession: Copywriter, Publicist
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