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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Adam McKayAdam McKay
(American)
Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
(American)
Amy Sherman-PalladinoAmy Sherman-Palladino
(American)

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Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
(British)
Dan GilroyDan Gilroy
(American)
Greg DanielsGreg Daniels
(American)

Jorma TacconeJorma Taccone
(American)
Honey IraniHoney Irani
(Indian)
Dick WolfDick Wolf
(American)

Lorne MichaelsLorne Michaels
(American)
Shane Van DykeShane Van Dyke
(American)
Shane BlackShane Black
(American)

David E. KelleyDavid E. Kelley
(American)
Greg BerlantiGreg Berlanti
(American)
Sajid NadiadwalaSajid Nadiadwala
(Indian)

Drew GoddardDrew Goddard
(American)
David ChaseDavid Chase
(American)
Leigh WhannellLeigh Whannell
(Australian)

Kurt SutterKurt Sutter
(American)
Evan ChandlerEvan Chandler
(American)
Charlie KaufmanCharlie Kaufman
(American)

Melissa MathisonMelissa Mathison
(American)
Steven KnightSteven Knight
(British)
Nick CastleNick Castle
(American)

Christopher McQuarrieChristopher McQuarrie
(American)
Naomi Foner GyllenhaalNaomi Foner Gyllenhaal
(American)
Vince GilliganVince Gilligan
(American)

Elaine MayElaine May
(American)
Max LandisMax Landis
(American)
Donald P. BellisarioDonald P. Bellisario
(American)

Nadine LabakiNadine Labaki
(Lebanese)
Evan GoldbergEvan Goldberg
(Canadian)
Deon ColeDeon Cole
(American)

Austin ChickAustin Chick
(American)
Akiva SchafferAkiva Schaffer
(American)
David BaldacciDavid Baldacci
(American)

James L. BrooksJames L. Brooks
(American)
Paul HaggisPaul Haggis
(Canadian)
Kay CannonKay Cannon
(American)

Philip RosenthalPhilip Rosenthal
(American)
Maggie CareyMaggie Carey
(American)
William FriedkinWilliam Friedkin
(American)

Martha FiennesMartha Fiennes
(British)
David AyerDavid Ayer
(American)
Bryan FullerBryan Fuller
(American)

Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
(British)
Gary DelaneyGary Delaney
(British)
Fran WalshFran Walsh
(New Zealander)

Carlo Gabriel NeroCarlo Gabriel Nero
(Italian)
Simon KinbergSimon Kinberg
(American)
Peter Marc JacobsonPeter Marc Jacobson
(American)

Diablo CodyDiablo Cody
(American)
Alex KurtzmanAlex Kurtzman
(American)
Akiva GoldsmanAkiva Goldsman
(American)

Michael DoughertyMichael Dougherty
(American)
Sam SimonSam Simon
(American)
Vince RussoVince Russo
(American)