Best Screenwriters

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“ Alan Ball for American Beauty ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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Tony Gilroy
Tony Gilroy was born in Manhattan, New York, New York, USA; and raised in upstate New York. His father, Frank D. Gilroy, was a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, director, and screenwriter. Tony has penned many films, including The Devil's Advocate and The Cutting Edge.
“ Tony Gilroy for The Bourne Identity ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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John Logan
John Logan was a playwright in Chicago for ten years before writing, on spec, his first screenplay, "Any Given Sunday." He won the 2010 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards for his play RED, which premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London and the Golden Theatre on Broadway.
“ John Logan for Gladiator, Last Samurai ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Terry Rossio for Deja Vu ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ John Briley for Gandhi ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Eric Roth for The Insider ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Randall Wallace for Braveheart ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella was the son of immigrants from Italy, who own an ice-cream factory on the Isle of Wight, where Anthony was born on January 6, 1954. He and his two siblings, Edana Minghella and Dominic Minghella, grew up there, a popular British holiday spot. After graduating from the University of Hull...
“ Anthony Minghella for Cold Mountain ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ William Wisher for Terminator II ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Brian Helgeland for Green Zone ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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Shane Black
Considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, Black made his mark with his Lethal Weapon screenplay. He also collaborated on the story of the sequel, Lethal Weapon 2. Each successive script he turned in had a higher price attached it, from The Last Boy Scout to The Long Kiss Goodnight, and in between a re-write on the McTiernan/Schwarzenegger Last Action Hero script.
“ Shane Black for Lethal Weapon ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Jonathan Lemkin for The Devil's Advocate ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood, co-written...
“ Nora Ephron for When Harry Met Sally ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Mark Andrus for As Good As It Gets ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ David Weisberg for The Rock ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Dean Georgaris for Paycheck ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ David Self for Thirteen Days ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Tom Schulman for Dead Poets Society ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ David Koepp for Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible etc ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Adam Brooks for French Kiss, Wimbleton ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Mark Stein for Housesitter ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Kamlesh Pandey for Rang De Basanti ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Manish Gupta for Sarkar ” - Vajra Krishna
 
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“ Steven Zaillian for Schindler's List ” - Vajra Krishna