Screenwriters List of Famous Screenwriters

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List of famous screenwriters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top screenwriters in the world? This includes the most prominent screenwriters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable screenwriters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic screenwriters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned screenwriters.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known screenwriters to the lesser known screenwriters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the screenwriter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous screenwriters ever?" and "What are the names of famous screenwriters?" then you're in the right place. (2230 items)
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
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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

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Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
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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

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Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
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Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books. King has published 54 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman and six non-fiction books. He has written nearly 200 short stories, most of which have been collected in book collections. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine. King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. His novella The Way Station was a Nebula Award novelette nominee. In ...more

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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
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Amy Meredith Poehler is an American actress, comedian, voice artist, director, producer and writer. She was raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, graduated from Boston College in 1993 and moved to Chicago, Illinois to study improv at The Second City and ImprovOlympic. In 1996, she moved to New York City after becoming part of the improvisational comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, which later developed into an eponymous television show that aired on Comedy Central for three seasons. Poehler was also one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 1999. She is a 15-time Emmy Award nominee. Poehler was a cast member on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live from ...more

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