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

List ranges from Marc Allégret to Jean-Luc Godard and more.

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

Use this list of renowned Swiss 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. (85 items)

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Alain Delon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Alain Delon age 82 Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor and businessman, with French-Swiss dual citizenship since 1999. He rose quickly to stardom, and by the age of 23 was already being compared ...more

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Alain Tanner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Alain Tanner age 88 Alain Tanner is a Swiss film director.

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Alex Martin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Alex Martin age 50 Alex Martin is a screenwriter, film producer, editor, and an actor.

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Alexander Birchler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Alexander Birchler age 56 Alexander Birchler is a film director, screenwriter, film editor, and production designer.

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Alice Schmid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Alice Schmid age 67 Alice Schmid is a film director, film producer, cinematographer and screenwriter.

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Andrea Staka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Andrea Staka age 45 Andrea Staka is a Swiss film director best known for winning the Golden Leopard at the 59th Locarno International Film Festival in 2006 for her film, Das Fräulein. Staka was born in Lucerne ...more

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Anne-Marie Miéville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Anne-Marie Miéville age 72 Anne-Marie Miéville is a Swiss filmmaker.

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Antoine Cattin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Antoine Cattin age 42 Antoine Cattin is a film director, screenwriter, cinematographer and film editor.

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Baran Odar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Baran Odar age 39 Baran Odar is a film director and screenwriter.

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Beat Schlatter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Beat Schlatter age 56 Beat Schlatter is an actor, comedian and screenwriter.

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Ben Pullen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Ben Pullen age 46 Ben Pullen is an actor and film producer.

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Benno Besson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Benno Besson Died at 84 (1922-2006) Benno Besson was a Swiss actor and director. He had great success as director at Volksbühne Berlin, Deutsches Theater and Berliner Ensemble in East-Berlin, where he went by an invitation of ...more

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Bernard Comment is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Bernard Comment age 57 Bernard Comment is a screenwriter.

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Boris Lehman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Boris Lehman age 74 Boris Lehman, is a Belgian author-filmmaker of experimental cinema. Lehman initially studied piano, but in the early 1960s became interested in photography and cinema. In 1966, after graduating ...more

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Carl Zuckmayer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Carl Zuckmayer Died at 81 (1896-1977) Carl Zuckmayer was a German writer and playwright.

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Charles Régnier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Charles Régnier Died at 87 (1914-2001) Karl Friedrich Anton Hermann Charles Regnier was an actor, director, radio actor and translator. In the 1950s and 1960s, he was one of the busiest German theater and film actor. His ...more

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Claude Goretta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Claude Goretta age 88 Claude Goretta is an internationally successful television producer and film director. His 1973 film L'Invitation was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His 1981 ...more

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Claudio Risi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Claudio Risi age 69 Claudio Risi is a film director and a television director.

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Curt Goetz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Curt Goetz Died at 72 (1888-1960) Curt Goetz, born Kurt Walter Götz, was a Swiss German writer, actor and film director. Curt Goetz was regarded as one of the most brilliant comedy writers of his time in the German-speaking ...more

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Dani Levy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Dani Levy age 60 Dani Levy is a film maker, theatrical director and actor.

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Daniel Schmid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Daniel Schmid Died at 65 (1941-2006) Daniel Schmid was a Swiss theatre and film director. In 1982, his film Hécate was entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival. His film Beresina, or the Last Days of ...more

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David Epiney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
David Epiney age 41 David Epiney is a film producer, film director and screenwriter.

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David Weiss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
David Weiss Died at 66 (1946-2012) David Weiss is a film director and screen writer.

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Delacorta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Delacorta age 72 Daniel Robert Odier, also known by his pseudonym Delacorta, is a Swiss author and screenwriter. Praised by Anaïs Nin as "an outstanding writer and a dazzling poet," he is also a ...more

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Diego Ameixeiras is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Diego Ameixeiras age 42 Diego Ameixeiras is a screenwriter.

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Dominique Othenin-Girard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Dominique Othenin-Girard age 60 Dominique Othenin-Girard is a Swiss/French film director, producer and screenwriter. He is known for films such as Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, The Crusaders and After Darkness ...more

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Edoardo Ponti is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Edoardo Ponti age 45 Edoardo Ponti is an Italian-American director. He is the son of actress Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti, Sr..

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Eileen Hofer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Eileen Hofer age 42 Eileen Hofer is a film director, screenwriter and a film producer.

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Erwin C. Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Erwin C. Dietrich age 87 Erwin C. Dietrich is a Swiss film producer, director and writer, mainly of exploitation vehicles like Ranch of the Nymphomaniac Girls, Barbed Wire Dolls, She Devils of the SS and The Erotic ...more

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Erwin Keusch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Erwin Keusch age 71 Erwin Keusch is an actor, film director and screenwriter.

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Franz Schnyder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Franz Schnyder Died at 83 (1910-1993) Franz Schnyder was a Swiss film director and screenwriter. He directed 15 films between 1941 and 1968. His film Der 10. Mai was entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival.

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Fred Paul is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Fred Paul Died at 87 (1880-1967) Fred Paul was a Swiss-born British actor and film director. Paul was born in Lausanne in 1880 but moved to Britain at a young age. He was a prolific actor and director in the 1910s and 1920s, ...more

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Frédéric Choffat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Frédéric Choffat age 44 Frédéric Choffat is a French-speaking Swiss director.

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Georges Schwizgebel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Georges Schwizgebel age 73 Georges Schwizgebel, born on 28 September 1944 in Reconvilier, Switzerland, is a Swiss animation film director whose paint-on-glass-animated 2004 film L'Homme sans ombre won various awards.

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Georgi Munblit is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Georgi Munblit Died at 90 (1904-1994) Georgi Munblit was a screenwriter.

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Gerben Hellinga is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Gerben Hellinga age 80 Gerben Hellinga is a writer and an actor.

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Golo Mann is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Golo Mann Died at 85 (1909-1994) Golo Mann, born Angelus Gottfried Thomas Mann, was a popular historian, essayist and writer. He was the third child of the novelist Thomas Mann and his wife Katia Mann. Golo Mann originally a ...more

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Gunter Sachs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Gunter Sachs Died at 79 (1932-2011) Fritz Gunter Sachs was a German photographer, author, industrialist, and latterly head of an institute that researched claims of astrology. As a young man he became a sportsman, then gained ...more

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Hans Steinbichler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Hans Steinbichler age 49 Hans Steinbichler is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Heidi Specogna is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Heidi Specogna age 59 Heidi Specogna is a film director and screenwriter.

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Helmut Förnbacher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Helmut Förnbacher age 82 Helmut Förnbacher is a Swiss actor, film director and screenwriter. He has appeared in 72 films and television shows since 1959. He starred in the 1976 film The Sudden Loneliness of Konrad ...more

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Ivan Engler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Ivan Engler age 46 Ivan Engler is a Swiss film director. In the fall of 2009, his feature film debut as writer and director, Cargo, opened in Switzerland. Cargo is the first Swiss science-fiction feature film

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Jean-François Amiguet is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Jean-François Amiguet age 68 Jean-François Amiguet is a Swiss film director and screenwriter. His film Lounge Chair was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.

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Jean-Luc Godard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Jean-Luc Godard age 87 Jean-Luc Godard is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement La Nouvelle Vague, or "New Wave". Like his New ...more

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Jean-Philippe Écoffey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Jean-Philippe Écoffey age 58 Jean-Philippe Écoffey is an actor.

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José Giovanni is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
José Giovanni Died at 81 (1923-2004) José Giovanni was the pseudonym of Joseph Damiani, a French writer and film-maker of Corsican origin who became a naturalized Swiss citizen in 1986. A former collaborationist and criminal ...more

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Julie Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Julie Gilbert age 43 Julie Gilbert is a French and Swiss screenwriter, born August 8, 1974.

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Kristina Konrad is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Kristina Konrad age 65 Kristina Konrad is a film producer, director and screenwriter.

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Léa Fazer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Léa Fazer age 52 Léa Fazer is a Swiss film director, screenwriter and actress. She studied film at the University Paris Diderot. Her film Bienvenue en Suisse was screened in the Un Certain Regard section ...more

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Léa Pool is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Switzerland
Léa Pool age 67 Léa Pool is a Swiss-Canadian filmmaker who has also taught film at UQAM. Her 1986 film Anne Trister was entered into the 36th Berlin International Film Festival. Her 1999 film Emporte-moi ...more