Screenwriters

Screenwriters can be aptly called as the people who own the film. It’s their story that is translated on the big screen. Here is a list of famous screenwriters who have given us some unforgettable films to cherish.
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 1 Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, American

 2 Gillian Anderson

Gillian Leigh Anderson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 3 Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

A popular actress, producer, and activist, Rosario Dawson is known as much for her involvement in politics and philanthropy as for her work in films and television. A strong supporter of various charitable organizations, such as One Campaign and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Rosario came out as member of the LGBT community in 2020.

 4 Colin Jost

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Famous As: Screenwriter, Actor
Birthdate: June 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

A comedian, actor, and writer, Colin Jost has played a major role in the success of the popular TV show, Saturday Night Live; he is the writer of the show since 2005. Colin Jost has won many awards for his contribution to the famous show and has had a major impact in the show's overall success for many years now.

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 5 Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedians
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 6 Bill Burr

Bill Burr
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: June 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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 7 Jenny McCarthy

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Actress, model, and TV host, Jenny McCarthy has been active in the entertainment industry for around three decades. She started her career as a model for Playboy and moved on to host TV shows. She made her film debut in the late 1990s. Her son has autism and she promotes research in alternative medical treatments for autism.

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 8 Kate Siegel

Kate Siegel
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 9 Marielle Heller

Marielle Heller
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 10 William Zabka

William Zabka
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 11 Chris Wallace

Chris Wallace
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 12 John Hughes

John Hughes
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 6, 2009

 13 Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 14 Keegan-Michael Key

Keegan-Michael Key
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 15 Ethan Coen

Ethan Coen
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: September 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 16 Joel Coen

Joel Coen
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: November 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 17 Dax Shepard

Dax Shepard
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 18 Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Actor, director, and screenwriter, Liev Schreiber, is mainly known for his appearances in independent films. He had a difficult childhood and struggled a lot as a young man before destiny led him to the world of entertainment. Besides his work on the screen, Liev Schreiber has appeared in many Shakespearean plays.

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 19 Paul Thomas Anderson

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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: June 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Director Paul Thomas Anderson’s style of using hard-hitting cinematography and flawed characters is distinctive. He first shot to fame with Boogie Nights in 1997 and then impressed his critics with There Will Be Blood in 2007. He has also directed music videos and made a short film for Netflix.

 20 B.J. Novak

B.J. Novak
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 21 M Night Shyamalan

M Night Shyamalan
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: August 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian, American

M Night Shyamalan is a filmmaker who is known for making original films with twist endings and supernatural plots. Born in India to a doctor couple, he moved to USA with his parents when he was a baby. He was expected to pursue medicine like his parents, but he chose a different path and became a filmmaker, finding success in his chosen profession.  

 22 Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 23 Peter Billingsley

Peter Billingsley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 24 Charles Dance

Charles Dance
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Charles Dance is best known as Tywin Lannister from Game of Thrones and Lord Mountbatten in Netflix’s The Crown. He started as a Shakespearean actor and has also received the OBE. He has also appeared in Childhood's End, The Jewel in the Crown, and the films Alien 3 and Kabloonak

 25 Emerald Fennell

Emerald Fennell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 26 Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Fran Drescher is an American actress and comedian. Characterized by her thick New York accent and nasal voice, Fran Drescher serves as an inspiration to many cancer patients as she successfully fought off the disease after suffering from uterine cancer. She is also an outspoken LGBT rights activist and healthcare advocate.

 27 Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 28 Patty Jenkins

Patty Jenkins
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: July 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 29 Clea DuVall

Clea DuVall
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 30 Daniel Stern

Daniel Stern
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 31 David Thewlis

David Thewlis
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
David Thewlis gained fame with his role in Naked, a film that won him a Cannes Film Festival Award. Fans loved him as Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter film franchise and Sir Patrick Morgan/Ares in Wonder Woman. He has also written a novel and directed a BAFTA-nominated short film. 

 32 Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson
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Famous As: Screenwrriter
Birthdate: July 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 33 Ed Harris

Ed Harris
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: November 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 34 Rob McElhenney

Rob McElhenney
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 35 Sohail Khan

Sohail Khan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 36 Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: October 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 37 Constance Wu

Constance Wu
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 38 Philip Rosenthal

Philip Rosenthal
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: January 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: September 27, 2001

 39 Dhanush

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

 40 Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro
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Famous As: Filmmaker, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Mexican

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most popular Mexican filmmakers of all time. Along with Alejandro Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón, he is known as one of the Three Amigos of Cinema. He also played a major role as a former special effects makeup artist. In 2018, he was named in Time's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 41 David Jason

David Jason
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 42 Domhnall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Irish

 43 Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: September 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South Korean

Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean filmmaker whose movies are characterized by the use of black humor, genre-mixing, and social themes. His 2019 film Parasite became the first non-English film to receive the Best Picture award at the Academy Awards, gaining Bong international recognition. In 2020, he was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World list.

 44 Tom Hollander

Tom Hollander
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 45 Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: April 20, 2016

 46 Richard Osman

Richard Osman
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

Richard Osman is an English writer, television presenter, comedian, and producer. He is credited with creating the popular British TV quiz show Pointless. He is also renowned for his work as creative director of the famous TV production company Endemol UK. Also an influential writer, Richard Osman's novel The Thursday Murder Club is expected to be adapted into a film.

 47 Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 48 Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 49 Scott Foley

Scott Foley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Scott Foley is best known for his Teen Choice Award-nominated role of Noel Crane in Felicity and the lead Will Chase in Whiskey Cavalier. Some of his other notable projects are Scrubs, The Unit, and Scandal. He also made his directorial and writing debut with Let's Kill Ward's.

 50 Lena Dunham

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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