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

Peter Jackson Peter Jackson
New Zealander

Chuck Lorre Chuck Lorre
American

Joss Whedon Joss Whedon
American

Martin McDonagh Martin McDonagh
Irish, British

Nora Ephron Nora Ephron
American

Kim Eun-sook Kim Eun-sook
South Korean
Gore Vidal Gore Vidal
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

Oja Kodar Oja Kodar
Croatian

Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
American

Greg DanielsGreg Daniels
American
Tanikella BharaniTanikella Bharani
Indian

Sajid NadiadwalaSajid Nadiadwala
Indian
Adam McKayAdam McKay
American

Vince GilliganVince Gilligan
American

Dick WolfDick Wolf
American
Lorne MichaelsLorne Michaels
American

Leigh WhannellLeigh Whannell
Australian
Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
British

David E. KelleyDavid E. Kelley
American

Atlee KumarAtlee Kumar
Indian
Charlie KaufmanCharlie Kaufman
American

Peter Marc JacobsonPeter Marc Jacobson
American
Honey IraniHoney Irani
Indian

Damon LindelofDamon Lindelof
American

Dino StamatopoulosDino Stamatopoulos
American

Jorma TacconeJorma Taccone
American
David ChaseDavid Chase
American

Amy Sherman-PalladinoAmy Sherman-Palladino
American

Douglas FairbanksDouglas Fairbanks
American

Shane BlackShane Black
American

Max LandisMax Landis
American
Shane Van DykeShane Van Dyke
American

Donald P. BellisarioDonald P. Bellisario
American
Steven KnightSteven Knight
British

Dan GilroyDan Gilroy
American

Vince RussoVince Russo
American
James L. BrooksJames L. Brooks
American

Greg BerlantiGreg Berlanti
American
David AyerDavid Ayer
American

Alex KurtzmanAlex Kurtzman
American
Deon ColeDeon Cole
American

Christopher McQuarrieChristopher McQuarrie
American

David BaldacciDavid Baldacci
American
Akiva SchafferAkiva Schaffer
American

Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
British
Elaine MayElaine May
American