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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 his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison, the sports comedies Happy Gilmore and The Waterboy, the romantic comedy The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, and Mr. Deeds, though he has ventured into more dramatic territory with his roles in Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish, Reign Over Me, and Funny People. In 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison Productions, a film and television production company ...more

Age: 51

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

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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 and became known by audiences in the comedy film Dude, Where's My Car?, which was a box office hit. In 2003, he appeared in romantic comedies Just Married and My Boss's Daughter and the same year created, produced and hosted Punk'd which aired on MTV for five seasons until its revival in 2012 which has since completed its ninth season. In 2004, Kutcher starred in the lead role of the psychological ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

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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 television stations in the United States and eventually for CBS News and ABC News. From 1989 to 1995, he was anchor of the entertainment news program Inside Edition. O'Reilly is widely considered a conservative commentator, though some of his positions diverge from conservative orthodoxy. O'Reilly is a registered "Independent" and characterizes himself as a "traditionalist." O'Reilly is the author ...more

Age: 68

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

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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, originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC. Maher is known for his sarcastic attitude, political satire and sociopolitical commentary, which targets a wide swath of topics including religion, politics, bureaucracies of many kinds, political correctness, the mass media, greed among people and persons in positions of high political and social power, and the lack of intellectual curiosity in the ...more

Age: 62

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

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