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

Joss Whedon Joss Whedon
American
Peter Jackson Peter Jackson
New Zealander

Chuck Lorre Chuck Lorre
American

Nora Ephron Nora Ephron
American
Gore Vidal Gore Vidal
American

Martin McDonagh Martin McDonagh
Irish, British

Kim Eun-sook Kim Eun-sook
South Korean

David Mamet David Mamet
American
Neil Simon Neil Simon
American
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Nat Faxon Nat Faxon
American

Joe Ranft Joe Ranft
American

Oja Kodar Oja Kodar
Croatian

Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
American

Tanikella BharaniTanikella Bharani
Indian
Sajid NadiadwalaSajid Nadiadwala
Indian

Greg DanielsGreg Daniels
American
Charlie KaufmanCharlie Kaufman
American

Adam McKayAdam McKay
American

David AyerDavid Ayer
American
Vince GilliganVince Gilligan
American

Dick WolfDick Wolf
American
David E. KelleyDavid E. Kelley
American

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
British

Honey IraniHoney Irani
Indian
Lorne MichaelsLorne Michaels
American

Atlee KumarAtlee Kumar
Indian
Damon LindelofDamon Lindelof
American

Jorma TacconeJorma Taccone
American

Shane Van DykeShane Van Dyke
American

Leigh WhannellLeigh Whannell
Australian
David ChaseDavid Chase
American

Amy Sherman-PalladinoAmy Sherman-Palladino
American

Tony WarrenTony Warren
British

James L. BrooksJames L. Brooks
American

Douglas FairbanksDouglas Fairbanks
American
Max LandisMax Landis
American

Shane BlackShane Black
American
Peter Marc JacobsonPeter Marc Jacobson
American

Donald P. BellisarioDonald P. Bellisario
American

Diablo CodyDiablo Cody
American
Dibakar BanerjeeDibakar Banerjee
Indian

Christopher McQuarrieChristopher McQuarrie
American
Akiva SchafferAkiva Schaffer
American

Dino StamatopoulosDino Stamatopoulos
American
David BaldacciDavid Baldacci
American

Bryan FullerBryan Fuller
American

Alex KurtzmanAlex Kurtzman
American
Dan GilroyDan Gilroy
American

Greg BerlantiGreg Berlanti
American
Paul HaggisPaul Haggis
Canadian