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.

Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke
American

Roald Dahl Roald Dahl
British, Welsh

Martin McDonagh Martin McDonagh
Irish, British

Peter Jackson Peter Jackson
New Zealander

Chuck Lorre Chuck Lorre
American

Joss Whedon Joss Whedon
American

Gore Vidal Gore Vidal
American

Nora Ephron Nora Ephron
American

Neil Simon Neil Simon
American

David Mamet David Mamet
American

Nat Faxon Nat Faxon
American
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Joe Ranft Joe Ranft
American

Kim Eun-sook Kim Eun-sook
South Korean

Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
American

Sajid NadiadwalaSajid Nadiadwala
Indian

Vince GilliganVince Gilligan
American

Adam McKayAdam McKay
American
David E. KelleyDavid E. Kelley
American

Jesse ArmstrongJesse Armstrong
British

Lorne MichaelsLorne Michaels
American

Kurt SutterKurt Sutter
American
Deon ColeDeon Cole
American

Evan GoldbergEvan Goldberg
Canadian
Damon LindelofDamon Lindelof
American

Dick WolfDick Wolf
American

Steven KnightSteven Knight
British
Martha FiennesMartha Fiennes
British

Eric KripkeEric Kripke
American
Greg DanielsGreg Daniels
American

Shane Van DykeShane Van Dyke
American

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
British
Nick CastleNick Castle
American

Charlie KaufmanCharlie Kaufman
American
Amy Sherman-PalladinoAmy Sherman-Palladino
American

Honey IraniHoney Irani
Indian

Simon KinbergSimon Kinberg
American

Jorma TacconeJorma Taccone
American
Donald P. BellisarioDonald P. Bellisario
American
Shane BlackShane Black
American

Max LandisMax Landis
American

Naomi Foner GyllenhaalNaomi Foner Gyllenhaal
American

Jenji KohanJenji Kohan
American
Vikramaditya MotwaneVikramaditya Motwane
Indian

David AyerDavid Ayer
American

Leigh WhannellLeigh Whannell
Australian

Peter Marc JacobsonPeter Marc Jacobson
American

James L. BrooksJames L. Brooks
American
William FriedkinWilliam Friedkin
American

Greg BerlantiGreg Berlanti
American
Dan GilroyDan Gilroy
American

David BaldacciDavid Baldacci
American
Christopher McQuarrieChristopher McQuarrie
American
Drew GoddardDrew Goddard
American