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
Joss Whedon Joss Whedon
American

Peter Jackson Peter Jackson
New Zealander
Neil Simon Neil Simon
American
Chuck Lorre Chuck Lorre
American

Gore Vidal Gore Vidal
American

Nora Ephron Nora Ephron
American

David Mamet David Mamet
American

Joe Ranft Joe Ranft
American

Kim Eun-sook Kim Eun-sook
South Korean

Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
American
Max LandisMax Landis
American
Paula PellPaula Pell
American

Adam McKayAdam McKay
American
Simon KinbergSimon Kinberg
American
David E. KelleyDavid E. Kelley
American
Lorne MichaelsLorne Michaels
American

Elaine MayElaine May
American
Sajid NadiadwalaSajid Nadiadwala
Indian
Dick WolfDick Wolf
American

Michael DoughertyMichael Dougherty
American
Jorma TacconeJorma Taccone
American
Shane BlackShane Black
American
Vince GilliganVince Gilligan
American

Greg DanielsGreg Daniels
American
Akiva SchafferAkiva Schaffer
American
Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
British

Melissa MathisonMelissa Mathison
American
Evan GoldbergEvan Goldberg
Canadian
Charlie KaufmanCharlie Kaufman
American
Kurt SutterKurt Sutter
American

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
British
Martha FiennesMartha Fiennes
British
Shane Van DykeShane Van Dyke
American

Damon LindelofDamon Lindelof
American
Kay CannonKay Cannon
American
Drew GoddardDrew Goddard
American
Honey IraniHoney Irani
Indian

Donald P. BellisarioDonald P. Bellisario
American
Greg BerlantiGreg Berlanti
American
Amy Sherman-PalladinoAmy Sherman-Palladino
American

Leigh WhannellLeigh Whannell
Australian
David ChaseDavid Chase
American
Dan GilroyDan Gilroy
American
William FriedkinWilliam Friedkin
American

David BaldacciDavid Baldacci
American
Naomi Foner GyllenhaalNaomi Foner Gyllenhaal
American
Evan ChandlerEvan Chandler
American

Deon ColeDeon Cole
American
Philip RosenthalPhilip Rosenthal
American
Peter Marc JacobsonPeter Marc Jacobson
American
James L. BrooksJames L. Brooks
American

David AyerDavid Ayer
American
Christopher McQuarrieChristopher McQuarrie
American
Nick CastleNick Castle
American

Bryan FullerBryan Fuller
American
Stephen J. CannellStephen J. Cannell
American
Vince RussoVince Russo
American
Diablo CodyDiablo Cody
American