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
Chuck Lorre Chuck Lorre
American

Peter Jackson Peter Jackson
New Zealander

Joss Whedon Joss Whedon
American

Gore Vidal Gore Vidal
American
Nora Ephron Nora Ephron
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

Atlee KumarAtlee Kumar
Indian

Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
American

Sajid NadiadwalaSajid Nadiadwala
Indian

Damon LindelofDamon Lindelof
American
Adam McKayAdam McKay
American

Tanikella BharaniTanikella Bharani
Indian

Vince GilliganVince Gilligan
American

Lorne MichaelsLorne Michaels
American
Deon ColeDeon Cole
American

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
British
Amy Sherman-PalladinoAmy Sherman-Palladino
American

David E. KelleyDavid E. Kelley
American

Kurt SutterKurt Sutter
American
Steven KnightSteven Knight
British

Dick WolfDick Wolf
American
Greg DanielsGreg Daniels
American

Rick FamuyiwaRick Famuyiwa
American

Honey IraniHoney Irani
Indian
Nick CastleNick Castle
American

Jesse ArmstrongJesse Armstrong
British
Charlie KaufmanCharlie Kaufman
American

Jorma TacconeJorma Taccone
American

Colin TrevorrowColin Trevorrow
American

Greg BerlantiGreg Berlanti
American
Evan GoldbergEvan Goldberg
Canadian
Leigh WhannellLeigh Whannell
Australian

David AyerDavid Ayer
American

Shane BlackShane Black
American

Martha FiennesMartha Fiennes
British
Shane Van DykeShane Van Dyke
American

Max LandisMax Landis
American

James L. BrooksJames L. Brooks
American

William FriedkinWilliam Friedkin
American

Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
British
Donald P. BellisarioDonald P. Bellisario
American

Christopher McQuarrieChristopher McQuarrie
American
David BaldacciDavid Baldacci
American

S. E. HintonS. E. Hinton
American
Peter Marc JacobsonPeter Marc Jacobson
American
Diablo CodyDiablo Cody
American