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

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

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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the United States
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Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office. He is best known for ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore

Also Ranked

#104 on The Best Living American Actors

#73 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#11 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#53 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the United States
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Christopher Ashton Kutcher is an American actor, producer, investor and former model. Kutcher began his career as a model. He began his acting career portraying Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show, which aired for eight seasons. He made his film debut in the romantic comedy Coming Soon ...more

Age: 39

Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Model, + more

Credits: The Butterfly Effect, That '70s Show, Two and a Half Men, Dude, Where's My Car?

Also Ranked

#28 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

#26 on The Best Actors Who Won Razzies

#51 on People We Want to See on a Comedy Central Roast

#44 on Celebrities You Want On Your Trivia Team

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Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the United States
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William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist, and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he worked as a news reporter for various local ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Television producer, Historian, Actor, + more

Credits: Inside Edition, The O'Reilly Factor, The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium: O'Reilly vs. Stewart 2012, Legends & Lies

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#30 on Guests You Hope to See on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

#32 on The Most Trustworthy Newscasters on TV Today

#19 on Dream Presidential Debate Moderators

#66 on The Things Everyone (Including You) Googled in 2017

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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the United States
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William "Bill" Maher, Jr. is an American political satirist, writer, producer, political commentator, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. Before his role as the host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher hosted a similar late-night talk show called Politically Incorrect, ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Commentator, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Real Time with Bill Maher, Religulous, Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home, Bill Maher: The Decider

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#69 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#55 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#34 on Guests You Hope to See on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

#16 on The All-Time Greatest Late Night Talk Show Hosts

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