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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
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

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

Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
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 ...more

Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
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 ...more

Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. After beginning his ...more

Andy Dick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Andrew Roane "Andy" Dick is an American comedian, actor, musician and television/film producer. He is best known as a comic but is also known for his eccentric and controversial ...more

Asia Carrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Asia Carrera is an American former actress.

Andie MacDowell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Rosalie Anderson "Andie" MacDowell is an American actress. She made her film debut in 1984's Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Since then she has appeared in several ...more

Alan Cumming is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Alan Cumming, OBE, is a Scottish actor who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the lead in Bent, and the National Theatre of ...more

Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the ...more

Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows Today and The View, the television news magazine 20/20, ...more

Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and ...more

Anne Heche is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Anne Celeste Heche is an American actress. Her film credits include Six Days Seven Nights, Return to Paradise, I Know What You Did Last Summer, John Q and Volcano. She also starred in the ...more

Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Bernard Jeffrey "Bernie" McCullough, better known by his stage name Bernie Mac, was an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, ...more

Artie Lange is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Arthur Steven Lange, Jr., known as Artie Lange, is an American actor, comedian, radio personality, and author best known for his tenures with the The Howard Stern Show and the comedy sketch ...more

Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American comedian, writer, producer, author, and politician who served as a United States Senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well ...more

Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actress. She placed fourth on the fifth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and she placed second on Comedy Central's ...more

Albert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Albert Lawrence Brooks is an American actor, writer, comedian, and director. He received an Academy Award nomination in 1987 for his role in Broadcast News. His voice acting credits include ...more

Amy Brenneman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Amy Frederica Brenneman is an American actress, writer, and producer. Brenneman rose to prominence after her performance as Detective Janice Licalsi in the ABC police drama series NYPD Blue, for ...more

Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a ...more

Aziz Ansari is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Aziz Ishmael Ansari is an American actor and comedian. He starred as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation. Ansari began his career performing standup comedy in New York City during ...more

Alfred Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological ...more

Alan Alda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Alan Alda is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is best known for his starring roles as Hawkeye Pierce in the TV ...more

Stan Laurel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Arthur Stanley Jefferson, better known by his stage name Stan Laurel, was an English comic actor, writer and film director, most famous as Laurel of comedic duo Laurel and Hardy – Hardy being ...more

Amy Sedaris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Screenwriters
Amy Louise Sedaris is an American actress, author, and comedian. She is known for playing Jerri Blank in the Comedy Central television series Strangers with Candy. She regularly collaborates ...more