Famous Screenwriters from China

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

Examples of people on this list include Bruce Lee and Sammo Hung.

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

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  • Bruce Lee
    Dec. at 32 (1940-1973)
    • Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
    Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍), was a Hong Kong-American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, and ...more
    • Birthplace: Lamma Island, Hong Kong
    Chow Yun-fat SBS (born 18 May 1955), previously known as Donald Chow, is a Hong Kong actor known in Asia for his collaborations with filmmaker John Woo in the action heroic bloodshed-genre films A ...more
  • John Woo
    Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
    John Woo SBS (Chinese: 吳宇森; born May 1, 1946) is a Chinese-born Hong Kong filmmaker, writer, and actor. He is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action ...more
  • Sammo Hung
    Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
    Sammo Hung (born 7 January 1952), also known as Hung Kam-bo (洪金寶), is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action ...more
  • Joan Chen
    Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Shanghai, China
    Joan Chen (born April 26, 1961) is a Chinese American actress, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. In China she performed in the 1979 film Little Flower ("小花") and came to the attention ...more
    • Birthplace: Xi'an, China
    Zhang Yimou ([ʈʂáŋ î.mǒu]; born 2 April 1950) is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is part of the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made ...more