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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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Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 85 (1904-1989) Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol, known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in ...more

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Pedro Almodóvar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 68 Pedro Almodóvar Caballero is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer and former actor. He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrileña, a ...more

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Alejandro Amenábar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 46 Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos, commonly known as Alejandro Amenábar, is a Spanish writer, composer and director. Among other honors, he has won an Academy Award, 8 Goyas and ...more

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Boris Izaguirre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 52 Boris Rodolfo Izaguirre Lobo is a Venezuelan-Spanish screenwriter, journalist, writer, TV host and showman. Izaguirre wrote the scripts of some of the Venezuelan telenovelas: Rubí and La ...more

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Jesús Franco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 83 (1930-2013) Jesús "Jess" Franco was a Spanish film director, writer, composer, cinematographer and actor. Franco started out in 1954 as an assistant director in the Spanish film industry, ...more

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Fernando Trueba is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 60 Fernando Trueba is a Spanish book editor, screenwriter, film director and producer. Between 1974 and 1979 he worked as a film critic for Spain's leading daily newspaper El País. In 1980, ...more

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Carlos Ezquerra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 70 Carlos Ezquerra is a screenwriter.

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Fernando Arrabal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 83 Fernando Arrabal Terán is a Spanish playwright, screenwriter, film director, novelist and poet. Arrabal was born in Melilla, Spain, but settled in France in 1955; he describes himself as ...more

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Jordi Mollà is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 49 Jordi Mollà i Perales is a Spanish actor, filmmaker, writer, and artist. Mollà's artwork is represented in the Carmen De la Guerra Gallery in Madrid, Picasso Mio Gallery in Madrid ...more

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Antón Reixa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 60 Antón Reixa is a film producer and an actor.

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Santiago Segura is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 50 Santiago Segura Silva is a Spanish film actor, screenwriter, producer and director.

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Álex de la Iglesia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 52 Alejandro de la Iglesia Mendoza, more known as Álex de la Iglesia is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer and former comic book artist. De la Iglesia's films combines grotesque ...more

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José Manuel Martín is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 93 José Manuel Martín Pérez is a retired Spanish film and television actor, radio broadcaster, and screenwriter. He was a popular character actor in Spanish cinema during the ...more

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Víctor García is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 43 Víctor García is a film director.

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Arturo Ripstein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 72 Arturo Ripstein y Rosen is a Mexican film director.

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Gerardo Herrero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 65 Gerardo Herrero is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer. He is one of the most important producers of Latin American films. His 1997 film Comanche Territory was entered into the ...more

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Aldo Sambrell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Died at 79 (1931-2010) Alfredo Sánchez Brell, known as Aldo Sambrell, was a Spanish actor, director and producer who appeared in over 150 films between 1961 and 1996. He was best known in the world of cinema ...more

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Fernando Fernan Gomez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Died at 86 (1921-2007) Fernando Fernán-Gómez was a Spanish actor, screenwriter, film director, theater director and member of the Royal Spanish Academy for seven years. He was born in Lima, Peru while ...more

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Benito Perojo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 80 (1894-1974) Benito Perojo, was a successful Spanish film director and film producer.

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José Luis Garci is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 74 José Luis Garci is a Spanish director, producer, critic, TV presenter, screenwriter and author. He earned worldwide acclaim and his country's first Best Foreign Language Film Academy ...more

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Carlos Atanes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 46 Carlos Atanes is a Spanish film director, writer and playwright. His first finished feature-length movie is FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions, which he released in 2004. The movie won the Best ...more

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Antonio Gades is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 68 (1936-2004) Antonio Gades was a Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer. He helped to popularise the art form on the international stage. His most notable works included dance adaptations of Prosper ...more

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Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 91 Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi is a Spanish film director and producer. He was born in Madrid on March 22, 1927 and began working in the production firm Emisora Films as an assistant manager, film ...more

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Bigas Luna is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 67 (1946-2013) Josep Joan Bigas i Luna, known artistically as Bigas Luna, was a Spanish film director, designer and artist. His films are typically characterised by a strong emphasis on the erotic, often ...more

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Carlos Saura is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 86 Carlos Saura Atarés is a Spanish film director and photographer from Aragon.

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Ana Torres-Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 41 Ana Torres-Alvarez is a film producer, director and screenwriter.

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Paul Naschy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 75 (1934-2009) Paul Naschy was a Spanish movie actor, screenwriter, and director working primarily in horror films. His portrayals of numerous classic horror figures—the Wolfman, Frankenstein's Monster, Count ...more

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Adolfo Marsillach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 74 (1928-2002) Adolfo Marsillach Soriano was a Spanish actor, playwright and theatre director. He was known for his collaborations with playwright Alberto Miralles. He is the father of Spanish actresses Blanca ...more

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Alfonso Balcázar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 67 (1926-1993) Alfonso Balcázar was a Spanish screenwriter, film director and producer. He wrote for 46 films between 1958 and 1983. He also directed 30 films between 1960 and 1984. He was born and died ...more

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Julio Medem is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 59 Julio Medem Lafont Sanjuán Mendizabal is a Spanish writer and film director.

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Luis Alcoriza is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 74 (1918-1992) Luis Alcoriza de la Vega was a respected Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor. Alcoriza was born in Spain and established himself in Mexico from 1940. His 1962 film Tlayucan was ...more

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Achero Mañas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 51 Achero Mañas is a Spanish film director. He is a former actor that had filmed several successful short films before receiving awards and recognition with his feature film debut El Bola.

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José María Forqué is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 72 (1923-1995) José María Forqué Galindo was a Spanish screenwriter and film director.

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Rafael Azcona is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 82 (1926-2008) Rafael Azcona Fernández was an awarded Spanish screenwriter and novelist who has worked with some of the best Spanish and international filmmakers. Azcona won five Goya Awards during his ...more

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Vicente Blasco Ibáñez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 61 (1867-1928) Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was a journalist, politician and best-selling Spanish novelist in various genres whose most widespread and lasting fame in the English-speaking world is from ...more

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Andrés Vicente Gómez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 74 Andrés Vicente Gómez is a Spanish film producer, head of Lolafilms. His extensive filmography, with more than 100 films to his credit, reveals certain coherence in the never-ending ...more

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Alexia Muiños is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Alexia Muiños is a film director, film editor, film producer, screenwriter and actress.

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Pilar Miró is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 57 (1940-1997) Pilar Mercedes Miró Romero was a Spanish screenwriter and film director. She directed TVE from 1986 to 1989, and in the 1990s, the weddings of the daughters of King Juan Carlos I. In 1981 ...more

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Vicente Escriva is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 86 (1913-1999) Vicente Escrivá was a Spanish film director, producer and screenwriter. He worked on over 50 films between 1948 and 1999.

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Alberto Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 46 Alberto Rodríguez is a film director and screenwriter.

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Eugenia Kleber is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 58 Eugenia Kleber is a screenwriter, film art director and director.

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Ladislao Vajda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Dec. at 59 (1906-1965) Ladislao Vajda was a Hungarian film director who made films in Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany.

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Javier Mariscal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 68 Javier Mariscal is a Spanish artist and designer whose work has spanned a wide range of mediums, ranging from painting and sculpture to interior design and landscaping. He was born in February ...more

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Fernando Colomo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 69 Fernando Colomo, is a Spanish film producer, screenwriter and film director. He has also acted in small roles in his own and other's films.

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David Trueba is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 46 David Trueba is a Spanish novelist, film director and screenwriter. He is the brother of Academy Award winner Fernando Trueba. He has published two novels in Anagrama Editions.

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Alberto Ferreras is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
Alberto Ferreras is a film producer, director and screenwriter.

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Albert Albacete is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 61 Albert Albacete is a photographer, film director and screenwriter.

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Joaquín Oristrell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 64 Joaquín Oristrell is a Catalan film director and screenwriter. He has written scripts to Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Fernando Colomo and others directors before his film debut

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Jaime Chávarri is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 75 Jaime Chávarri is a Spanish film director and screenwriter.

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Steven Dasz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Spain
age 40 Steven Dasz is an actor, stunt performer, film producer and film director.