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

List features people like Maya Deren and Genndy Tartakovsky.

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

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Maya Deren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Russia
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Maya Deren, born Eleanora Derenkowskaia, was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer. The function of film, Deren ...more

Age: Died at 44 (1917-1961)

Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

Profession: Poet, Lecturer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Choreographer, + more

Credits: Meshes of the Afternoon, At Land, Cinema16: American Short Films, In the Mirror of Maya Deren, Maya Deren, + more

Also Ranked

#41 on The Greatest Female Film Directors

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Andrei Tarkovsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Russia
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Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky was a Soviet and Russian film-maker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera director. Tarkovsky's films include Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Solaris, Mirror, and Stalker. He directed the first five of his seven feature films in the Soviet Union; his ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1932-1986)

Birthplace: Yuryevetsky District

Profession: Theatre Director, Opera Director, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor, + more

Credits: Solaris, Andrei Rublev, The Sacrifice, The Mirror

Also Ranked

#16 on The Best Directors Never Nominated for Oscars

#28 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#5 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

#5 on The Greatest Directors of the 1970s

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Genndy Tartakovsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Russia
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Gennadiy Borisovich Tartakovsky is a Russian-born American animator, director and producer. He is best known for creating the Cartoon Network animated television series Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars and co-creating Sym-Bionic Titan. In 2011, Tartakovsky joined Sony ...more

Age: 45

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Animator, Animation Director, + more

Credits: The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Hotel Transylvania, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, + more

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Samuil Marshak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Russia
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Samuil Yakovlevich Marshak Russian: Самуи́л Я́ковлевич Марша́к; 3 November [O.S. 22 October] 1887 – 4 July 1964 was a Russian and Soviet writer, translator and children's poet. He translated the sonnets and some other of the works of William Shakespeare, English poetry, and poetry from other ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1887-1964)

Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia

Profession: Poet, Screenwriter, Translator, Writer

Credits: Twelve Months, The Young Fritz, The Twelve Months, The Twelve Months, Mister Twister

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