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

This list has a variety of people, like Louie and Guillermo del Toro, in it.

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

Use this list of renowned Mexican 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. (145 items)

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Alejandro Gómez Monteverde is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 40 Jose Alejandro Gomez Monteverde is a Mexican film director. His first film, Bella took top prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival by winning the “People's Choice Award”. The ...more

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Alejandro González Iñárritu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 54 Alejando G. Iñárritu is a film director.

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Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 86 Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, actor, author, musician, comics writer and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult ...more

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Alex Reymundo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Alex Reymundo is a Mexican-American comedian and actor, who was featured on the 2007 ALMA Awards. He was born in Acapulco, Mexico, where he lived until his family moved to Texas in the United ...more

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Alfonso Aráu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 86 Alfonso Arau Incháustegui is a Mexican actor and director.

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Alfonso Cuarón is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 56 Alfonso Cuarón Orozco is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer and editor best known for his dramas A Little Princess and Y Tu Mamá También, the fantasy film Harry ...more

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Alfonso Suárez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Alfonso Suárez Alfonso Suárez is a screenwriter and film director.

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Alfredo B. Crevenna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 82 (1914-1996) Alfredo B. Crevenna was a Mexican film director and screenwriter. He directed 151 films between 1945 and 1995.

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Alfredo De Villa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Alfredo De Villa is a film director from Puebla, Mexico. He is best known for directing award winning films such as Adrift in Manhattan, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the ...more

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Alfredo Salazar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 84 (1922-2006) Alfredo Salazar was a film director and screenwriter.

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Antonio Serrano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 62 José Antonio Serrano Argüelles is a Mexican film director, actor, playwright and screenwriter. He graduated with a degree in Communications from the Universidad Iberoamericana. He ...more

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Arcady Boytler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 70 (1895-1965) Arcady Arcadievic Boytler Rososky was a producer, screenwriter, and director most renowned for his films during the golden age of Mexican cinema. Boytler was born in Moscow, Russia. During the ...more

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Arturo Ripstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 74 Arturo Ripstein y Rosen is a Mexican film director.

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Beatriz Novaro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Beatriz Novaro age 64 Beatriz Novaro is a screenwriter.

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Benito Alazraki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 86 (1921-2007) Benito Alazraki was a Mexican film director and screenwriter. He directed 40 films between 1955 and 1995.

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Bernardo Arellano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 37 Bernardo Arellano is a film director, producer, editor, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Bob Wickersham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 51 (1911-1962) Bob Wickersham is a film director, an animator and a screenwriter.

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Caridad Bravo Adams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 82 (1908-1990) Caridad Bravo Adams was a prolific Mexican writer and the most famous telenovela writer worldwide. She was born to a couple of Cuban actors and she was part of an extended family of artists, ...more

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Carlos Algara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 33 Carlos Algara is a film producer, director, editor, screenwriter and costume designer.

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Carlos Bolado is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 54 Carlos Bolado is a Mexican filmmaker. He studied cinematography and sociology both in the same university, the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has worked as a soundman and editor on ...more

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Carlos Carrera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 55 Carlos Carrera is a Mexican film director and screenwriter. He directed El crimen del Padre Amaro, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2009 he directed ...more

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Carlos Cuarón is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 51 Carlos José Cuarón Orozco is a Mexican screenwriter, film producer and film director. He is the brother of Alfonso Cuarón, and the uncle of Jonás Cuarón.

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Carlos Enrique Taboada is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 68 (1929-1997) Carlos Enrique Taboada was a screenwriter, film producer and film director.

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Carlos Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 84 (1928-2012) Carlos Fuentes Macías audio was a Mexican novelist and essayist. Among his works are The Death of Artemio Cruz, Aura, Terra Nostra, The Old Gringo and Christopher Unborn. In his obituary, ...more

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Carlos Gallardo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 51 Carlos Gallardo is a Mexican actor, producer and occasional screenwriter and director, and frequent collaborator with his friend, director Robert Rodriguez.

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Carlos Hernández Vázquez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Carlos Hernández Vázquez age 34 Carlos Hernández Vázquez is a Mexican producer who lived in Mexico City during most of the last decade of his career.

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Carlos Noriega Hope is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 38 (1896-1934) Carlos Noriega Hope was a Mexican writer and journalist. Born in Tacubaya, Mexico City, he studied law and became a journalist. In 1919 he traveled to Hollywood to report on the new ...more

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Carlos Orellana is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 60 (1900-1960) Carlos Orellana was a Mexican actor, film director and screenwriter.

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Carlos Reygadas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 46 Carlos Reygadas Barquín is an actor.

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César A. Amigó is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 36 César Alfredo "Amigó" Aguilar is a Mexican film producer, screenwriter, director, cinematographer, actor, and founder of Oscuro Deseo Producciones. He is known as the ...more

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Christopher Michael Roybal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Christopher Michael Roybal Christopher Michael Roybal is a cinematographer, film director, screenwriter, film editor and producer.

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Craig Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Craig Fernandez Craig Fernandez is a film writer.

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Dharma Reyes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 52 Dharma Reyes is a film producer, a film director and a screenwriter.

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Edgar San Juan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 47 Edgar San Juan is a film producer, film director and screenwriter.

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Edmundo Báez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 76 (1914-1990) Edmundo Báez was a screenwriter.

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Eduardo Zerov is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Eduardo Zerov age 39 Eduardo Zerov is a screenwriter.

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Elisa Miller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 35 Elisa Miller is an award-winning cinematographer. She is the first Mexican female winner of the Golden Palm for a short fiction feature film in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival titled "Ver ...more

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Emilio Fernández is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 82 (1904-1986) Emilio "El Indio" Fernández was a Mexican film director, actor and screenwriter. He was one of the most prolific film directors of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s ...more

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Erik Mariñelarena is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Erik Mariñelarena age 41 Erik Mariñelarena Herrera is a Mexican film director, screenwriter and producer. He is the founder of E Corp Studio, a production company he established in 2001.

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Erika Grediaga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Erika Grediaga age 43 Erika Grediaga is a screenwriter and film director.

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Ernesto Contreras is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 48 Ernesto Contreras is a Mexican film director and screenwriter. Graduate from the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos of the UNAM. His shorts have received several national ...more

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Ernesto Cortazar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 56 (1897-1953) Ernesto Cortazar was a film score composer, writer and screenwriter.

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Estanislao Shilinsky Bachanska is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 74 (1911-1985) Estanislao Shilinsky Bachanska was a Mexican comedian and the half of the 1940—1970 comedy duo Manolín y Shilinsky with Manuel Palacios Sierra.

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Eugenio Derbez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 56 Eugenio Derbez is a Mexican television actor and director. He created the television series of "Al Derecho y Al Derbez"," Derbez en cuando", XHDRBZ, Vecinos, and La familia ...more

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Ezequiel Carrasco is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Ezequiel Carrasco Died at 78 (1900-1978) Ezequiel Carrasco was a cinematographer.

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Fabian Vasquez Euresti is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Fabian Vasquez Euresti is a film director, film producer, screenwriter, film editor, actor and cinematographer.

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Fernando de Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Died at 64 (1894-1958) Fernando de Fuentes is a film director, a screenwriter and a film producer.

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Fernando Duran is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Fernando Duran age 77 Fernando Duran is a Film Director, Screenwriter and Actor.

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Fernando Eimbcke is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
age 48 Fernando Eimbcke is a Mexican film director and screenwriter. Fernando Eimbcke studied film direction at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos of the UNAM. He started his ...more

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Fernando Fernández is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Mexico
Fernando Fernández Died at 83 (1916-1999) Fernando Fernández, the Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter who enjoyed his greatest screen success as an actor/singer in the cabaretera films of the late 1940s, was born on Novmber ...more