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 Dan Levy

Dan Levy
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian

 2 Justin Theroux

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 3 George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Novelist
Birthdate: September 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
George R. R. Martin wrote the epic fantasy series of novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, which inspired the iconic Emmy-winning HBO series Game of Thrones. Also known as the "American Tolkien," he was featured on TIME 100. He has earned the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, too.

 4 Tina Fey

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Emmy-winning comedian Tina Fey became the first female head writer of SNL. She wrote the series 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the film Mean Girls. Her impersonation of Sarah Palin on SNL won her the AP Entertainer of the Year award. She has also written a bestselling memoir.
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 5 Billy Bob Thornton

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 4, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

One of the few celebrities who have been open about their aversion towards celebrity culture, Billy Bob Thornton has had quite an impact on the entertainment industry as an actor, director, writer, and musician. He suffers from OCD and a phobia of antique furniture. He hates French antiques and can spot the imitation antiques from a far distance.

 6 Lena Dunham

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 7 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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 8 Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
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 9 Ed Harris

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

 10 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.
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 11 Mahesh Bhatt

Mahesh Bhatt
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: September 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 12 Adam Scott

Adam Scott
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 13 B.J. Novak

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

 14 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. 

 15 Paul Dano

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Popular American stage and screen actor, Paul Dano is recognised for his performances in films like Little Miss Sunshine, L.I.E., There Will Be Blood and Love & Mercy as well as television miniseries Escape at Dannemora. The versatile actor, who began his career on stage as a child artist, has also ventured into direction and scriptwriting with the movie Wildlife.

 16 Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Greek, American

 17 Rob McElhenney

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

 18 Amber Tamblyn

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

Ali Wong
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 20 William Zabka

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 21 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.

 22 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

 23 John Hughes

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

 24 James Wan

James Wan
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: February 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian, Malaysian

 25 Shelley Duvall

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

 26 Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: December 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 27 René Angélil

René Angélil
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Famous As: Record Producers
Birthdate: January 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: January 14, 2016

 28 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.

 29 Teri Hatcher

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Teri Hatcher is best known for her Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning performance as Susan Mayer in Desperate Housewives. She also voiced Dottie in the Planes movies and was seen as Lois Lane in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and as Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies.

 30 John C. Reilly

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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: May 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 31 Zoe Kazan

Zoe Kazan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British, American

 32 Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 33 Ari Aster

Ari Aster
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 34 Jason Lee

Jason Lee
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 35 Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn
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Famous As: Stunt Performer
Birthdate: June 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: June 20, 2011

 36 Edgar Wright

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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: April 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Director Edgar Wright is best known for the film Shaun of the Dead, part of “The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy." He also directed Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and co-wrote Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin and the Marvel film Ant-Man. His signature style includes tracking shots and zooms. 

 37 Michael Richards

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 38 Sally Hawkins

Sally Hawkins
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 39 Rob Riggle

Rob Riggle
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 40 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.

 41 Ben McKenzie

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 42 Jason Mantzoukas

Jason Mantzoukas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 43 Tim Conway

Tim Conway
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 14, 2019

 44 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.

 45 Tom Hollander

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

 46 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.

 47 Randall Park

Randall Park
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 48 Jordan Peele

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

 49 Danny McBride

Danny McBride
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 50 Dax Shepard

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