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.

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Evan ChandlerEvan Chandler
(American)
Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
(American)

Adam McKayAdam McKay
(American)
Lorne MichaelsLorne Michaels
(American)
Dan GilroyDan Gilroy
(American)

Dick WolfDick Wolf
(American)
David E. KelleyDavid E. Kelley
(American)
Sajid NadiadwalaSajid Nadiadwala
(Indian)

Honey IraniHoney Irani
(Indian)
Jorma TacconeJorma Taccone
(American)
Greg DanielsGreg Daniels
(American)

Charlie KaufmanCharlie Kaufman
(American)
Amy Sherman-PalladinoAmy Sherman-Palladino
(American)
Martha FiennesMartha Fiennes
(British)

Shane BlackShane Black
(American)
Kurt SutterKurt Sutter
(American)
Max LandisMax Landis
(American)

Shane Van DykeShane Van Dyke
(American)
Vince GilliganVince Gilligan
(American)
Nadine LabakiNadine Labaki
(Lebanese)

Donald P. BellisarioDonald P. Bellisario
(American)
Deon ColeDeon Cole
(American)
Melissa MathisonMelissa Mathison
(American)

Elaine MayElaine May
(American)
Simon KinbergSimon Kinberg
(American)
Greg BerlantiGreg Berlanti
(American)

Evan GoldbergEvan Goldberg
(Canadian)
David ChaseDavid Chase
(American)
Steven KnightSteven Knight
(British)

James L. BrooksJames L. Brooks
(American)
Leigh WhannellLeigh Whannell
(Australian)
Bryan FullerBryan Fuller
(American)

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
(British)
Kay CannonKay Cannon
(American)
David BaldacciDavid Baldacci
(American)

William FriedkinWilliam Friedkin
(American)
Philip RosenthalPhilip Rosenthal
(American)
Akiva SchafferAkiva Schaffer
(American)

Naomi Foner GyllenhaalNaomi Foner Gyllenhaal
(American)
David AyerDavid Ayer
(American)
Drew GoddardDrew Goddard
(American)

Paul HaggisPaul Haggis
(Canadian)
Peter Marc JacobsonPeter Marc Jacobson
(American)
Christopher McQuarrieChristopher McQuarrie
(American)

Nick CastleNick Castle
(American)
Paula PellPaula Pell
(American)
Stephen J. CannellStephen J. Cannell
(American)

Vince RussoVince Russo
(American)
Gary DelaneyGary Delaney
(British)
Colin TrevorrowColin Trevorrow
(American)

Carlo Gabriel NeroCarlo Gabriel Nero
(Italian)
Sam SimonSam Simon
(American)
Diablo CodyDiablo Cody
(American)