Screenwriters Famous Screenwriters from France

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

List includes François Truffaut, Roman Polański and more.

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

Use this list of renowned French screenwriters to discover some new screenwriters that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (812 items)
Sophie Marceau is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from France
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Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu is a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author. As a teenager, Marceau achieved popularity with her debut films La Boum and La Boum 2, receiving a César Award for Most Promising Actress. She became a film star in Europe with a string of successful films, ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Paris, France

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Roman Polanski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from France
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Roman Polanski is a Polish and, since 1976, naturalized-French film director, producer, writer, and actor. Having made films in Poland, the United Kingdom, France and the United States, he is considered one of the few "truly international filmmakers." Polanski's films have inspired diverse ...more

Age: 83

Birthplace: Paris, France

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Julie Delpy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from France
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Julie Delpy is a French-American actress, film director, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter. She studied filmmaking at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and has directed, written, and acted in more than 30 films, including Europa Europa, Voyager, Three Colors: White, Before Sunrise, An ...more

Age: 47

Birthplace: Paris, France

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Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from France
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Christopher D'Olier Reeve was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author, and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion picture portrayal of the comic book superhero Superman. On May 27, 1995, Reeve became a quadriplegic after being ...more

Age: Died at 52 (1952-2004)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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