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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...more

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