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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Belgium, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Belgium and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Belgium. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Belgian 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 Belgium is included when available.

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

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Agnès Varda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 89 Agnès Varda is a French film director and professor at the European Graduate School. Her films, photographs, and art installations focus on documentary realism, feminist issues, and ...more

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Alain Berliner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 55 Alain Berliner is a Belgian director best known for the 1997 film Ma vie en rose, which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 55th Golden Globe Awards in 1998. Ma vie ...more

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Albert Valentin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Died at 66 (1902-1968) Albert Valentin was a screenwriter and film director.

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André Cauvin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Died at 97 (1907-2004) André Cauvin was a Belgian documentary film director. He directed five films between 1939 and 1955. His 1952 film Bongolo was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.

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André Delvaux is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Died at 76 (1926-2002) André, Baron Delvaux was a Belgian film director and widely regarded as the founder of the Belgian national cinema. Born in Heverlee, he died in Valencia, Spain. He received the Magritte ...more

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André Ernotte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Died at 56 (1943-1999) André Ernotte was a Belgian film director and screenwriter.

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André Franquin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Died at 73 (1924-1997) André Franquin was an influential Belgian comics artist, whose best known comic strip creations are Gaston and Marsupilami, created while he worked on the Spirou et Fantasio comic strip ...more

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Ankur Tewari is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 41 Ankur Tewari is a director, writer and musician. Born into a family of engineers and teachers, Ankur Tewari decided to do hotel management and graduated from IHM Bhopal. Almost immediately, he ...more

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Anne-Marie Etienne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 62 Anne-Marie Etienne is an actress, screenwriter and film director.

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Annelies Verbeke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 42 Annelies Verbeke is a screenwriter.

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Annette Wademant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 89 Annette Wademant is a screenwriter.

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Axelle Carolyn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 38 Axelle Carolyn is a Belgian filmmaker and former actor and journalist.

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Bavo Defurne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 46 Bavo Defurne is a film director, photographer, screenwriter, film producer and film art director.

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Ben Stassen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Ben Stassen is a Belgian film director, producer and screenwriter. He founded nWave Pictures in 1994, producing highly successful CGI ride films including the groundbreaking Devils Mine. ...more

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Benoît Poelvoorde is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 53 Benoît Poelvoorde is a Belgian actor and comedian.

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Bouli Lanners is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 52 Philippe "Bouli" Lanners is a Belgian actor, author and film director. His film The Giants was nominated for twelve Magritte Awards, winning five, including Best Film and Best

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Carl Colpaert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 55 Carl Colpaert is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and the founder of Cineville, a production and distribution company based in Los Angeles.

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Chantal Akerman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 67 Chantal Anne Akerman is a Belgian film director, artist, and professor of film at the City College of New York. Her best-known film is Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. ...more

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Charles Binamé is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 68 Charles Binamé is a Quebec director. He was born in Belgium and came to Montreal with his family at a young age. In 1971, he began work as an assistant director with the National Film ...more

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Charles Frank is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Charles Frank Died at 87 (1910-1997) Charles Frank is a screenwriter and film director.

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Charles Spaak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Died at 72 (1903-1975) Charles Spaak was a Belgian screenwriter who was noted particularly for his work in the French cinema during the 1930s. He was the son of the dramatist and poet Paul Spaak, the brother of the ...more

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Christophe Hermans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Christophe Hermans age 35 Christophe Hermans is a film director and screenwriter.

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Christophe van Rompaey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 47 Christophe van Rompaey is a film director, producer, editor, screenwriter and television director.

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Claudine André is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 71 Claudine André, is a Belgian conservationist. She founded Lola ya bonobo in 1994, which is a bonobo sanctuary, just south of Kinshasa, at Mont Ngafula, in the Lukaya Valley, Democratic ...more

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Dominique Abel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 56 Dominique Abel is an actress, film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Dominique Loreau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Dominique Loreau age 62 Dominique Loreau is a screenwriter, film director and editor.

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Eddie Lateste is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 89 Eddie Lateste is a screenwriter, film producer, and film director.

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Eric de Kuyper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 73 Eric de Kuyper is a Flemish-Belgian and Dutch writer, semiologist, art critic, and experimental film director. Fictionalized autobiographical novels, written in the 3rd-person, account for most ...more

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Étienne Périer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Étienne Périer age 86 Étienne Périer is a Belgian film director.

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Fabrice Du Welz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Fabrice Du Welz age 45 Fabrice Du Welz is a Belgian film director and screenwriter.

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Fabrizio Rongione is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 45 Fabrizio Rongione is a Belgian screenwriter, film producer and actor.

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Frank Van Laecke is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 60 Frank Van Laecke is a screenwriter, film and television director, and an actor.

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Fred Engelen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Fred Engelen Died at 55 (1912-1967) Fred Engelen was a film director and actor.

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Frédérique Dolphyn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 53 Frédérique Dolphyn is an actor, film director and screenwriter.

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Geoffrey Enthoven is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 43 Geoffrey Enthoven is a film director, screenwriter and film editor.

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Greg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Died at 68 (1931-1999) Michel Régnier, best known by his pseudonym Greg, was a Belgian cartoonist best known for Achille Talon, and later became editor of Tintin magazine.

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Guy Lee Thys is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 65 Guy Lee Thys is a Belgian film producer, director, and screenwriter. In 1981 Guy Lee Thys, whose nickname in the Belgian media is "enfant terrible of Flemish Cinema", established ...more

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Hans Lein is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Hans Lein age 52 Hans Lein is a film director and screenwriter.

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Harry Kümel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 78 Harry Kümel is a Belgian film director. His 1971 vampire feature Daughters of Darkness, starring Delphine Seyrig became a cult hit in Europe and the United States. He also directed the film ...more

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Henri Storck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Died at 92 (1907-1999) Henri Storck was a Belgian author, filmmaker and documentarist. In 1933, he directed, with Joris Ivens, Misère au Borinage, a film about the miners in the Borinage area. In 1938, with ...more

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Herman Asselberghs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 56 Herman Asselberghs is a film director, film producer, and screenwriter.

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Hugo Claus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Died at 79 (1929-2008) Hugo Maurice Julien Claus was a leading Belgian author who published under his own name as well as various pseudonyms. Claus' literary contributions spanned the genres of drama, the novel, and ...more

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Ivan Govar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Ivan Govar Died at 53 (1935-1988) Ivan Govar was a film director, screenwriter and a film producer.

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Ivo Michiels is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Died at 89 (1923-2012) Henri Paul René Ceuppens, who wrote under the pseudonym Ivo Michiels, was a Belgian writer.

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Jaak Boon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Jaak Boon age 70 Jaak Boon is a Belgian television writer, director and producer who specializes in the production of comedy. Mainly a writer for Belgian television, Boon has written for a number of popular ...more

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Jaco Van Dormael is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 61 Jaco Van Dormael is a Belgian film director, screenwriter and playwright. His complex and critically acclaimed films are especially noted for their respectful and sympathetic portrayal of people ...more

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Jacques Brel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Died at 49 (1929-1978) Jacques Romain Georges Brel was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium ...more

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Jacques Feyder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
Died at 63 (1885-1948) Jacques Feyder was a Belgian actor, screenwriter and film director who worked principally in France, but also in the USA, Britain and Germany. He was a leading director of silent films during ...more

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James Deano is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 36 James Deano is an actor, comedian and rapper.

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Jean Van Hamme is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Belgium
age 79 Jean Van Hamme is a Belgian novelist and comic book writer. He has written scripts for a number of Belgian/French comic series, including Histoire sans héros, Thorgal, XIII and Largo