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.

Nick CastleNick Castle
(American)

Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
(American)
Adam McKayAdam McKay
(American)
Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
(British)

Amy Sherman-PalladinoAmy Sherman-Palladino
(American)
Drew GoddardDrew Goddard
(American)
Lorne MichaelsLorne Michaels
(American)

Shane BlackShane Black
(American)
Dick WolfDick Wolf
(American)
Kurt SutterKurt Sutter
(American)

Greg DanielsGreg Daniels
(American)
Sajid NadiadwalaSajid Nadiadwala
(Indian)
Shane Van DykeShane Van Dyke
(American)

David E. KelleyDavid E. Kelley
(American)
Leigh WhannellLeigh Whannell
(Australian)
Jorma TacconeJorma Taccone
(American)

Vince GilliganVince Gilligan
(American)
Greg BerlantiGreg Berlanti
(American)
Chris ChibnallChris Chibnall
(British)

Charlie KaufmanCharlie Kaufman
(American)
Honey IraniHoney Irani
(Indian)
Donald P. BellisarioDonald P. Bellisario
(American)

Christopher McQuarrieChristopher McQuarrie
(American)
Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
(British)
Jill SolowayJill Soloway
(American)

Elaine MayElaine May
(American)
Naomi Foner GyllenhaalNaomi Foner Gyllenhaal
(American)
Peter Marc JacobsonPeter Marc Jacobson
(American)

David BaldacciDavid Baldacci
(American)
Evan GoldbergEvan Goldberg
(Canadian)
William FriedkinWilliam Friedkin
(American)

Melissa MathisonMelissa Mathison
(American)
Austin ChickAustin Chick
(American)
Jane WagnerJane Wagner
(American)

Philip RosenthalPhilip Rosenthal
(American)
Max LandisMax Landis
(American)
Deon ColeDeon Cole
(American)

Kay CannonKay Cannon
(American)
James L. BrooksJames L. Brooks
(American)
David AyerDavid Ayer
(American)

Fran WalshFran Walsh
(New Zealander)
Akiva SchafferAkiva Schaffer
(American)
Vikramaditya MotwaneVikramaditya Motwane
(Indian)

Maggie CareyMaggie Carey
(American)
Dan GilroyDan Gilroy
(American)
Paul HaggisPaul Haggis
(Canadian)

Steven KnightSteven Knight
(British)
Michael DoughertyMichael Dougherty
(American)
Evan ChandlerEvan Chandler
(American)

Bryan FullerBryan Fuller
(American)
Diablo CodyDiablo Cody
(American)
Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
(British)

Gary DelaneyGary Delaney
(British)
David ChaseDavid Chase
(American)
Carlo Gabriel NeroCarlo Gabriel Nero
(Italian)

Akiva GoldsmanAkiva Goldsman
(American)
Sam SimonSam Simon
(American)
Simon KinbergSimon Kinberg
(American)