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Famous Screenwriters from Mexico

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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.

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    BirthplaceTampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Latin America, Tamaulipas

    José Alejandro Gómez Monteverde (born 13 July 1977) 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...  more
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    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Alejandro González Iñárritu (; American Spanish: [aleˈxandɾo ɣonˈsales iˈɲaritu]; born 15 August 1963) is a Mexican film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for telling international...  more
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    BirthplaceTocopilla, Chile

    Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (Spanish: [xoðoˈɾofski]; born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean-French filmmaker. Since 1948, Jodorowsky has worked as a novelist, screenwriter, a poet, a playwright, an...  more

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    Alex Reymundo is a Mexican-American comedian and actor, who was featured on the 2007 ALMA Awards....  more
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    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Alfonso Arau Incháustegui (born January 11, 1932) is a Mexican actor and director....  more
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    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Alfonso Cuarón Orozco (US: ; Spanish: [alˈfonso kwaˈɾon] pronunciation ; born 28 November 1961) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor. His work has received...  more

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    Alfonso Suárez

    Alfonso Suárez is a screenwriter and film director....
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    Alfredo B. Crevenna

    Dec. at 82 (1914-1996)

    BirthplaceHesse, Eurasia, Germany, Frankfurt

    Alfredo B. Crevenna (22 April 1914 – 30 August 1996) was a Mexican film director and screenwriter. He directed 151 films between 1945 and 1995....  more
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    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 Sundance...  more
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    Alfredo Salazar

    Dec. at 84 (1922-2006)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Alfredo Salazar was a film director and screenwriter....  more
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    BirthplaceMexico, Mexico City

    José Antonio Serrano Argüelles (born 17 May 1955 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director, actor, playwright and screenwriter. He graduated with a degree in Communications from the Universidad...  more
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    Arcady Boytler

    Dec. at 70 (1895-1965)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Arcady Sergeevich Boytler Rososky (August 31, 1895 – November 24, 1965) was a producer, screenwriter, and director most renowned for his films during the golden age of Mexican cinema. Boytler was...  more
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    BirthplaceMexico City, Greater Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, Americas

    Arturo Ripstein y Rosen (born December 13, 1943) is a Mexican film director....  more
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    Beatriz Novaro

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Beatriz Novaro is a screenwriter....
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    Benito Alazraki

    Dec. at 86 (1921-2007)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Greater Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, Americas

    Benito Alazraki (27 October 1921 – 6 June 2007) was a Mexican film director and screenwriter. He directed 40 films between 1955 and 1995. He was the grandfather of director Gary Alazraki....  more
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    BirthplaceMexico City, Greater Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, Americas

    Bernardo Arellano is a film director, producer, editor, screenwriter and cinematographer....  more
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    Bob Wickersham

    Dec. at 51 (1911-1962)

    BirthplaceColima, Mexico

    Bob Wickersham is a film director, an animator and a screenwriter....  more
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    Caridad Bravo Adams

    Dec. at 82 (1908-1990)

    BirthplaceTabasco, Mexico

    Caridad Bravo Adams (Spanish pronunciation: [kaɾiˈðað ˈbɾaβo ˈaðams]) (born on January 14, 1908 in Villahermosa, Tabasco – August 13, 1990 in Mexico City) was a prolific Mexican writer and the most...  more
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    BirthplaceMexico City, Greater Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, Americas

    Carlos Algara is a film producer, director, editor, screenwriter and costume designer....  more
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    BirthplaceVeracruz, Mexico

    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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    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Carlos Carrera (born 18 August 1962) is a Mexican film director and screenwriter. He directed El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language...  more
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    BirthplaceMexico City, Greater Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, Americas

    'Carlos José Cuarón Orozco (born 2 October 1966) is a Mexican screenwriter, film producer, and film director. He is also brother of the Academy Award-winner Alfonso Cuarón....  more
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    Carlos Enrique Taboada

    Dec. at 68 (1929-1997)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Greater Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, Americas

    Carlos Enrique Taboada was a screenwriter, film producer and film director....  more
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    Carlos Fuentes

    Dec. at 84 (1928-2012)

    BirthplacePanama City, Panama

    Carlos Fuentes Macías (; Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos ˈfwentes] (listen); November 11, 1928 – May 15, 2012) was a Mexican novelist and essayist. Among his works are The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962), Aura...  more
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    BirthplaceAcuña Municipality, Ciudad Acuña, Mexico

    Carlos Gallardo is a Mexican actor, producer and occasional screenwriter and director, and frequent collaborator with his friend, director Robert Rodriguez....  more