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Famous American Jewish writers and producers: This is a collective list of all Jewish writers, producers and creators who have worked in Hollywood. Jewish writers, producers and creators in America were instrumental in establishing the Hollywood studio system in the early 20th Century. One recent study showed, the figure of Jewish writers and producers in US is as high as 59 percent among top-grossing films. All American Jewish producers and writers are listed here, of which many are exceptional for creating Hollywood's most successful, entertaining and influential movies.

Who are some of the most famous Jewish producers, screenwriters and creators. Take a look and see who the most famous Jewish producers of all time are. These guys are some of Hollywood's biggest names and are operators behind the scenes. Their names along are worth their weight in gold, but that's what comes with being an iconic Hollywood producer.

Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Adam Sandler age 51 - 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 ...more

Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Bill Maher age 62 - 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 ...more

Larry David is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Larry David age 70 - Lawrence Gene "Larry" David is an American comedian, writer, actor, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld, of the television series Seinfeld, and was its ...more

Nikki Reed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Nikki Reed age 29 - Nicole Houston "Nikki" Reed is an American actress, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and model. She became known in 2003, after the release of the film Thirteen, directed by Catherine ...more

Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Seth Green age 44 - Seth Benjamin Green is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director. Green is the creator and executive producer and most-frequent voice on Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, where he is ...more

Carl Reiner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Carl Reiner age 96 - Carl Reiner is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and singer. He is best known for his role in a comedy duo with Mel Brooks. He is also known for his role on Your ...more

Stanley Kubrick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Stanley Kubrick Died at 71 (1928-1999) - Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor who did much of his work in the United Kingdom. Part of the New Hollywood film-making wave, he ...more

Zach Braff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Zach Braff age 42 - Zachary Israel "Zach" Braff is an American actor, director and screenwriter. Braff first became known in 2001 for his role as Dr. John Dorian on the television series Scrubs, for which ...more

Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Matt Stone age 46 - Matthew Richard "Matt" Stone is an American actor, animator, screenwriter, television director, producer, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for being the co-creator of South ...more

Eli Roth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Eli Roth age 45 - Eli Raphael Roth is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. He is known for directing the horror film Hostel and its sequel, Hostel: Part II. He is also known for his role as ...more

Judd Apatow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Judd Apatow age 50 - Judd Apatow is an American producer, director, comedian, actor, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work in comedy films, and is the founder of Apatow Productions and also developed the ...more

Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Jerry Bruckheimer age 74 - Jerry Bruckheimer is a film and television producer.

Christopher Guest is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Christopher Guest age 70 - Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, better known as Christopher Guest, is an English-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British ...more

Rod Serling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Rod Serling Died at 51 (1924-1975) - Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science fiction ...more

Sydney Pollack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Sydney Pollack Died at 74 (1934-2008) - Sydney Irwin Pollack was an American film director, producer and actor. Pollack directed more than 21 films and 10 television shows, acted in over 30 films or shows, and produced over 44 films. ...more

Aaron Spelling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Aaron Spelling Died at 83 (1923-2006) - Aaron Spelling was an American film and television producer. As of 2009, Spelling's eponymous production company Spelling Television holds the record as the most prolific television writer, with ...more

Aaron Sorkin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Aaron Sorkin age 56 - Aaron Benjamin Sorkin is an American screenwriter, producer, and playwright. His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men and The Farnsworth Invention; the television series Sports Night, ...more

Norman Lear is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Norman Lear age 95 - Norman Milton Lear is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude. ...more

Joel Silver is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Joel Silver age 65 - Joel Silver is an American film producer, known for action films like Lethal Weapon, Die Hard and The Matrix trilogy. He is owner of Silver Pictures and co-founder of Dark Castle Entertainment. ...more

Sam Simon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Sam Simon age 62 - Samuel Michael "Sam" Simon was an American director, producer, writer, animal rights activist, boxing manager, tournament poker player, and philanthropist, most noted as co-creator of ...more

James L. Brooks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
James L. Brooks age 77 - James Lawrence "Jim" Brooks is an American director, producer and screenwriter. Growing up in North Bergen, New Jersey, Brooks endured a fractured family life and passed the time by ...more

Sam Mendes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Sam Mendes age 52 - Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes, CBE is an English stage and film director. He is best known for directing the comedy-drama film American Beauty, which earned him the Academy Award and ...more

John Landis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
John Landis age 67 - John David Landis is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is known for his comedy films, his horror films, and his music videos with Michael Jackson. He directed ...more

Robert Evans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Robert Evans age 87 - Robert Evans is an American film producer and former studio executive, best known for his work on Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown.

Max Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Max Fleischer Died at 89 (1883-1972) - Max Fleischer was an Polish Jewish American animator, inventor, film director and producer. Fleischer was a pioneer in the development of the animated cartoon and served as the head of Fleischer ...more

Victor Fleming is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Victor Fleming Died at 60 (1889-1949) - Victor Lonzo Fleming was an American film director, cinematographer, and producer. His most popular films were The Wizard of Oz, and Gone with the Wind, for which he won an Academy Award for ...more

Darren Star is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Darren Star age 56 - Darren Bennett Star is an American producer, director and writer for film and television. He is best known for creating the television series Melrose Place, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sex and the

Jonathan Katz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Jonathan Katz age 71 - Jonathan Paul Katz is an American comedian, actor, and voice actor best known for his starring role in the animated sitcom Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. He produces a podcast titled Hey, ...more

David O. Selznick is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
David O. Selznick Died at 63 (1902-1965) - David O. Selznick was an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known for producing Gone with the Wind and Rebecca, both earning him an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Irving Thalberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Irving Thalberg Died at 37 (1899-1936) - Irving Grant Thalberg was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. He was called "The Boy Wonder" for his youth and his extraordinary ability to select the ...more

Ken Olin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Ken Olin age 63 - Kenneth Edward "Ken" Olin is an American actor, director and producer. He is known for his starring role on the television series thirtysomething, and most recently as executive ...more

Paddy Chayefsky is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Paddy Chayefsky Died at 58 (1923-1981) - Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He was considered ...more

Robert Wise is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Robert Wise Died at 91 (1914-2005) - Robert Earl Wise was an American film director, producer and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for both West Side Story and The Sound of Music. He was also ...more

Eric Roth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Eric Roth age 73 - Eric Roth is an American screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump. He also co-wrote the screenplays for several Oscar-nominated films: The Insider, ...more

Kenny Hotz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Kenny Hotz age 50 - Kenneth Joel "Kenny" Hotz is a Canadian producer, writer, director, actor, and comedian. He is a South Park consultant and writer, creator/star of the Comedy Central television show ...more

Leonard Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Leonard Goldberg age 84 - Leonard J. Goldberg is an American film producer and television producer. He has his own production company, Mandy Films. He served as head of programming for ABC, and was president of 20th ...more

Leon Schlesinger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Leon Schlesinger Died at 65 (1884-1949) - Leon Schlesinger was an American film producer, most noted for founding Leon Schlesinger Studios, which later became the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio, during the Golden Age of American ...more

Steven Bochco is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Steven Bochco age 74 - Steven Ronald Bochco is a US television producer and writer. He has developed a number of popular television hits including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Doogie Howser, M.D., and NYPD Blue, as ...more

Jeffrey Katzenberg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Jeffrey Katzenberg age 67 - Jeffrey Katzenberg is an American businessman, film studio executive and film producer. As a businessman, he is the CEO of DreamWorks Animation and is also known for his tenure as chairman of ...more

Ben Hecht is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Ben Hecht Died at 70 (1894-1964) - Ben Hecht was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist and novelist. He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some ...more

Charlie Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Charlie Kaufman age 59 - Charles Kaufman is a film director, producer, actor and screenwriter.

David Cronenberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
David Cronenberg age 75 - David Paul Cronenberg, CC OOnt FRSC is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror ...more

Allan Heinberg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Allan Heinberg age 50 - Allan Heinberg is an American film screenwriter and comic book writer, who wrote Young Avengers for Marvel Comics, and has been a writer and producer on The Naked Truth, Party of Five, Sex and ...more

Genndy Tartakovsky is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Genndy Tartakovsky age 48 - Gennadiy Borisovich Tartakovsky is a Russian-born American animator, director and producer. He is best known for creating the Cartoon Network animated television series Dexter's Laboratory, ...more

Shuki Levy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Shuki Levy age 70 - Shuki Levy is an Israeli-born American music composer, television writer, director, and executive producer. Levy's best known work is soundtrack compositions for children's television programs ...more

Ernest Lehman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Ernest Lehman Died at 90 (1915-2005) - Ernest Paul Lehman was an American screenwriter. He received six Academy Award nominations during his career, without a single win. At the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001, he received an Honorary ...more

Max Mutchnick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Max Mutchnick age 52 - Jason Nidorf "Max" Mutchnick is an American television producer. He has received an Emmy Award, a People's Choice Award, and several Golden Globe Award nominations.

Lawrence Kasdan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Lawrence Kasdan age 69 - Lawrence Edward Kasdan is an American screenwriter, director and producer. He is best known as co-writer of the films The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi. ...more

Samuel Z. Arkoff is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
Samuel Z. Arkoff Died at 83 (1918-2001) - Samuel Zachary Arkoff was an American producer of B movies.

David Kohan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Jewish Producers, Screenwriters and Creators
David Kohan age 53 - David Sanford Kohan is an American television producer and writer. After writing for The Wonder Years and The Dennis Miller Show, Kohan co-created and produced Will & Grace, Boston Common, ...more