List of famous screenplay writers who have contributed greatly to the field of screenplay writing.

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Throughout history, there have been many screenplay writers who have contributed greatly to their field. The list includes many familiar and great screenplay writers, such as John Krasinski, Quentin Tarantino, Roald Dahl, Emilio Estevez and John Cleese.

Roald Dahl Roald Dahl
British, Welsh

Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke
American

Martin McDonagh Martin McDonagh
Irish, British
Peter Jackson Peter Jackson
New Zealander

Chuck Lorre Chuck Lorre
American

Joss Whedon Joss Whedon
American

Nora Ephron Nora Ephron
American

Gore Vidal Gore Vidal
American

David Mamet David Mamet
American

Neil Simon Neil Simon
American

Nat Faxon Nat Faxon
American
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Joe Ranft Joe Ranft
American

Kim Eun-sook Kim Eun-sook
South Korean

Tanikella BharaniTanikella Bharani
Indian
Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
American

Adam McKayAdam McKay
American

Damon LindelofDamon Lindelof
American

Amy Sherman-PalladinoAmy Sherman-Palladino
American
Lorne MichaelsLorne Michaels
American

Sajid NadiadwalaSajid Nadiadwala
Indian
Honey IraniHoney Irani
Indian

Atlee KumarAtlee Kumar
Indian

Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
British
Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
British

Peter Marc JacobsonPeter Marc Jacobson
American
Dick WolfDick Wolf
American

Greg DanielsGreg Daniels
American

Colin TrevorrowColin Trevorrow
American
Leigh WhannellLeigh Whannell
Australian

David E. KelleyDavid E. Kelley
American
Vince GilliganVince Gilligan
American

Greg BerlantiGreg Berlanti
American

Charlie KaufmanCharlie Kaufman
American

Jorma TacconeJorma Taccone
American
Deon ColeDeon Cole
American

Gary DelaneyGary Delaney
British

Shane Van DykeShane Van Dyke
American

David AyerDavid Ayer
American

Steven KnightSteven Knight
British
Rick FamuyiwaRick Famuyiwa
American

Jenji KohanJenji Kohan
American
Shane BlackShane Black
American

Alex KurtzmanAlex Kurtzman
American

Max LandisMax Landis
American
Jesse ArmstrongJesse Armstrong
British

James L. BrooksJames L. Brooks
American
Donald P. BellisarioDonald P. Bellisario
American

Christopher McQuarrieChristopher McQuarrie
American
David BaldacciDavid Baldacci
American

S. E. HintonS. E. Hinton
American

Dibakar BanerjeeDibakar Banerjee
Indian
Dan GilroyDan Gilroy
American

Diablo CodyDiablo Cody
American
Akiva SchafferAkiva Schaffer
American