Famous Screenwriters from Spain

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

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

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  • Salvador Dalí
    Dec. at 84 (1904-1989)
    • Birthplace: Figueres, Spain
    Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known professionally as Salvador Dalí (, Catalan: [səlβəˈðo ðəˈli], Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ ...more
    • Birthplace: Calzada de Calatrava, Spain
    Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo almoˈðoβaɾ kaβaˈʝeɾo]; born 25 September 1949), credited professionally as Pedro Almodóvar, is a Spanish filmmaker, director, screenwriter, ...more
    • Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
    Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos (born March 31, 1972) is a Spanish-Chilean film director, screenwriter and composer. Among other honors, he has won nine Goyas and two European Film Awards. He has ...more
    • Birthplace: Venezuela, Caracas
    Boris Rodolfo Izaguirre Lobo (born September 29, 1965 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan-Spanish screenwriter, journalist, writer, TV host and showman. Izaguirre wrote the scripts of some of the Venezuelan ...more
  • Jesús Franco
    Dec. at 82 (1930-2013)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area
    Jesús Franco (born Jesús Franco Manera; 12 May 1930 – 2 April 2013) was a Spanish filmmaker, composer, and actor, best known for his stylish exploitation films, directing around 160 feature films.
    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
    Fernando Rodríguez Trueba, known as Fernando Trueba, (born 18 January 1955) is a book editor, screenwriter, film director and producer. Between 1974 and 1979 he worked as a film critic for Spain's ...more