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

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

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Bob Burnquist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Bob Burnquist age 41 Roberto Dean Silva Burnquist, popularly known as Bob Burnquist, is a Brazilian professional skateboarder. In 2010 he became the first skateboarder to land a "fakie 900", making ...more

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Lúcia Murat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Lúcia Murat age 69 Lúcia Murat is a screenwriter, film producer and film director.

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Julia Bacha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Julia Bacha age 38 Julia Bacha is a Brazilian documentary filmmaker. She is a media strategist and award-winning filmmaker whose work has been exhibited at Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Dubai ...more

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Carlos Saldanha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Carlos Saldanha age 53 Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian director of animated films who works with Blue Sky Studios. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Rio, Rio 2, and the ...more

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Miguel Paiva is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Miguel Paiva age 68 Miguel Paiva is a cartoonist, film art director, writer, playwright, illustrator, film director, screenwriter and journalist.

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Luiz de Barros is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Luiz de Barros Died at 89 (1893-1982) Luiz de Barros was a prominent Brazilian film director, film producer, film editor, screenwriter, cinematographer, film actor and set designer and manager who played a key role in Brazilian film ...more

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João Silvério Trevisan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
João Silvério Trevisan age 73 João Silvério Trevisan is Brazilian author, playwright, journalist, screenwriter and film director. In his much-diversified oeuvres, he has published eleven books, among them great ...more

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Fernando Meirelles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Fernando Meirelles age 62 Fernando Ferreira Meirelles is a Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter. His best known film is City of God, released in 2002 in Brazil and in 2003 in the U.S. by Miramax Films, ...more

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Carlos Eduardo Imperial is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Carlos Eduardo Imperial Died at 57 (1935-1992) Carlos Eduardo da Corte Imperial, better known as Carlos Imperial, born in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, ES, Brazil, was a Brazilian actor, filmmaker, television presenter, songwriter and music ...more

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Braguinha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Braguinha Died at 99 (1907-2006) Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga, commonly known as Braguinha or João de Barro, was a Brazilian songwriter and occasional singer. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, where he lived all his life. ...more

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Amácio Mazzaropi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Amácio Mazzaropi Died at 69 (1912-1981) Amácio Mazzaropi was a Brazilian actor and filmmaker.

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Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias Died at 85 (1922-2007) Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias is a film director, cinematographer, screenwriter, actor, film producer and film editor.

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Carlos Diegues is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Carlos Diegues age 77 Carlos Diegues, also known as Cacá Diegues, is a Brazilian film director. He was born in Maceió, Alagoas, and is best known as a member of the Cinema Novo movement.

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Amilar Alves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Amilar Alves Died at 60 (1881-1941) Amilar Alves was a film director, editor, producer, writer and actor.

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Glauber Rocha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Glauber Rocha Died at 42 (1939-1981) Glauber Rocha appeared in the 2012 documentary film Tropicalia.

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Alberto Cavalcanti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Alberto Cavalcanti Died at 85 (1897-1982) Alberto de Almeida Cavalcanti was a Brazilian-born film director and producer.

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Carlos Reichenbach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Carlos Reichenbach Died at 67 (1945-2012) Carlos Oscar Reichenbach Son was a Brazilian filmmaker.

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José Mojica Marins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
José Mojica Marins age 82 José Mojica Marins is a Brazilian filmmaker, actor, composer, screenwriter, and television and media personality. Marins is also known by his alter ego Coffin Joe. Although Marins is ...more

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Nelson Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Nelson Rodrigues Died at 68 (1912-1980) Nelson Falcão Rodrigues was a Brazilian playwright, journalist and novelist. In 1943, he helped usher in a new era in Brazilian theater with his play Vestido de Noiva, considered ...more

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Denoy De Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Denoy De Oliveira Died at 65 (1933-1998) Denoy De Oliveira was an actor, screenwriter, film score composer, film director and producer.

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Helena Solberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Helena Solberg age 76 Helena Solberg is a television and film director, television and film producer, actor and screenwriter.

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Adhemar Gonzaga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Adhemar Gonzaga Died at 77 (1901-1978) Adhemar Gonzaga was a Brazilian actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director. Born into a wealthy family Gonzaga had a passion for cinema from an early age, and first appeared on screen in a ...more

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Andrucha Waddington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Andrucha Waddington age 48 Andrucha Waddington is a Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter. He has directed eleven films since 1998. His film Eu Tu Eles was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the ...more

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Rogério Sganzerla is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Rogério Sganzerla Died at 58 (1946-2004) Rogério Sganzerla was a film director, producer, editor, screenwriter, and film score composer.

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João Moreira Salles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
João Moreira Salles age 56 João Moreira Salles is a Brazilian documentarian and president of the Instituto Moreira Salles. In 2006, he founded the magazine piauí. He has also taught courses on documentary at ...more

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Bráulio Tavares is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Bráulio Tavares age 68 Bráulio Tavares is a screenwriter, composer, poet and writer.

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Jairo Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Jairo Ferreira Died at 58 (1945-2003) Jairo Ferreira was an actor, screenwriter and film score composer.

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Antônio Campos is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Antônio Campos Died at 82 (1877-1959) Antônio Campos was an actor, film director, film producer and cinematographer.

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Roberta Marques is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Roberta Marques age 49 Roberta Marques in Maranguape, Ceará, is a Brazilian film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Aloysio Raulino is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Aloysio Raulino Died at 66 (1947-2013) Aloysio Raulino was a cinematographer, screenwriter and film director.

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Walcyr Carrasco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Walcyr Carrasco age 66 Walcyr Carrasco is an author, writer, playwright, screenwriter and film art director.

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Francisco de Almeida Fleming is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Francisco de Almeida Fleming Died at 99 (1900-1999) Francisco de Almeida Fleming was a screenwriter, film director, film producer, and film editor.

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Luiz Carlos Barreto is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Luiz Carlos Barreto age 89 Luiz Carlos Barreto is a Brazilian film producer and screenwriter. He has produced 50 films since 1962. He produced the 1966 film The Priest and the Girl, which was entered into the 16th Berlin ...more

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Ruy Guerra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Ruy Guerra age 86 Ruy Guerra is an actor.

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Oduvaldo Vianna Filho is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Oduvaldo Vianna Filho Died at 38 (1936-1974) Oduvaldo Vianna Filho, known as Vianinha was a Brazilian playwright. Vianinha started in theater as an actor, in 1955, with the Teatro Paulista do Estudante group. Polemical and combative, ...more

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Véra Clouzot is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Véra Clouzot Died at 47 (1913-1960) Véra Clouzot was a Brazilian-born French film actress and screenwriter. Born Véra Gibson-Amado in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she became the wife of film director Henri-Georges ...more

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Alejandro Landes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Alejandro Landes age 38 Alejandro Landes is a film director, film producer, and screenwriter.

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Humberto Mauro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Humberto Mauro Died at 86 (1897-1983) Humberto Duarte Mauro was a Brazilian film director. His most known work is Ganga Bruta. He is often considered the greatest director of early Brazilian cinema.

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Aly Muritiba is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Aly Muritiba age 39 Aly Muritiba is a film producer, film director, screenwriter and film editor.

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Alfredo Palácios is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Alfredo Palácios Died at 75 (1922-1997) Alfredo Palácios was a screenwriter, film producer and director.

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Walter Hugo Khouri is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Walter Hugo Khouri Died at 74 (1929-2003) Walter Hugo Khouri was a Brazilian film director and producer. His 1964 film Men and Women was entered into the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.

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Anselmo Duarte is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Anselmo Duarte Died at 89 (1920-2009) Anselmo Duarte was a Brazilian actor, screenwriter and film director. His film O Pagador de Promessas won the Golden Palm at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival, and was also nominated for the Academy ...more

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Eduardo Coutinho is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Eduardo Coutinho Died at 81 (1933-2014) Eduardo Coutinho was a Brazilian film director, screen writer, actor and film producer, known as one of the most important documentarists in Brazil. He directed and wrote the script to the 1967 ...more

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Heloisa Sartorato is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Heloisa Sartorato age 34 Heloisa Sartorato is a film director, cinematographer, screenwriter and production designer.

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Sérgio Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Sérgio Ricardo age 85 Sérgio Ricardo is a Brazilian film director and composer. He directed five films between 1964 and 1974. In 1967 he gained attention when taking part of the third Festival de Música ...more

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Daniela Thomas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Daniela Thomas age 59 Daniela Thomas is a Brazilian film director, screenwriter and editor.

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Bruno Barreto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Bruno Barreto age 63 Bruno Barreto is a Brazilian film director born in Rio de Janeiro. He has been making feature-length films ever since he was seventeen years old and remains one of Brazil's most accomplished and ...more

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Maria Ramos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Maria Ramos age 54 María Ramos is a film director, film producer, film editor and screenwriter.

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Beatriz Bracher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Beatriz Bracher age 57 Beatriz Bracher is a screenwriter and novelist.

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Nelson Pereira dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Brazil
Nelson Pereira dos Santos age 89 Nelson Pereira appeared in the 2013 film Signs Of Gray, Olney's Battle Against The Dragon Of Evil.