Fav screenplay writers

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1. Charlie Kaufman

Writer | Synecdoche, New York

Avid reader Charlie Kaufman wrote plays and made short films as a young student. He moved from Massapequa, New York to West Hartford, Connecticut in 1972 where he attended high school. As a comedic actor, he performed in school plays and, after graduation, he enrolled at Boston University but soon ...

2. M.T. Vasudevan Nair

Writer | Nirmalyam

M.T. Vasudevan Nair was born on August 9, 1933 in Kudallur, Kerala, British India. He is a writer and director, known for Nirmalyam (1973), Kadavu (1991) and A Slender Smile (2000). He is married to Kalamandalam Saraswathi.

3. Sriram Raghavan

Writer | Andhadhun

Sriram Raghavan is a writer and director, known for Andhadhun (2018), Badlapur (2015) and Ek Hasina Thi (2004).

4. Tennessee Williams

Writer | A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams met long-term partner Frank Merlo in the summer of 1948 (Merlo died of lung cancer in the fall of 1963). Though separated briefly in 1961 and again in 1962, the two were partners for 15 years. Merlo acted as his personal manager/secretary.

Williams spent much of his most prolific ...

5. Gulzar

Music_department | Slumdog Millionaire

Gulzar is a writer, a lyricist, a director and, at heart, a poet. His films, sensitive, lyrical, and yet successful, were a welcome relief from the violent films that filled the 1970s and 1980s.

Born Sampooran Singh Kalra in Deena, in the Jhelum District in what is now Pakistan, he came to Delhi ...

6. Javed Akhtar

Soundtrack | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Javed Akhtar was born on January 17, 1945 in Gwalior, Central India Agency, British India. He is known for his work on Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Talaash (2012). He has been married to Shabana Azmi since December 9, 1984. He was previously married to Honey ...

7. Paul Schrader

Writer | First Reformed

Although his name is often linked to that of the "movie brat" generation (Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Brian De Palma, etc.) Paul Schrader's background couldn't have been more different than theirs. His strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a...

8. Taylor Sheridan

Actor | Hell or High Water

Taylor Sheridan is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for wrote the screenplay for Sicario (2015), and Hell or High Water (2016), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

He also starred in FX television series Sons of Anarchy, and ...

9. Aaron Sorkin

Writer | The West Wing

Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York City where he was very involved in his high school drama and theater club. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Sorkin intended to pursue a career in acting. It took him only a short time to ...

10. David Mamet

Writer | House of Games

David Mamet was born on November 30, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as David Alan Mamet. He is a writer and producer, known for House of Games (1987), State and Main (2000) and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). He has been married to Rebecca Pidgeon since September 22, 1991. They have two children. He ...

11. Billy Wilder

Writer | The Apartment

Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...

12. Anurag Kashyap

Producer | Gangs of Wasseypur

Anurag Singh Kashyap (born 10 September 1972) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Kashyap made his directorial debut with as yet unreleased Paanch, with Kay Kay Menon as the lead. As a filmmaker, he is known for Black Friday (2004), a controversial and award-winning Hindi film ...

13. Ebru Ceylan

Writer | Kis Uykusu

Ebru Ceylan was born in 1976 in Ankara, Turkey. She is a writer and director, known for Winter Sleep (2014), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) and Three Monkeys (2008). She is married to Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

14. Krzysztof Piesiewicz

Writer | Trois couleurs: Rouge

Born in 1945 in Warsaw. In 1970, graduated in law from Warsaw University. Articled as a judge and as a barrister. In legal practice since 1973. Is mainly a criminal defence lawyer, but has also specialised in family law and in protection of personal goods and chattels. During Martial Law, acted as ...

15. P. Padmarajan

Writer | Oridathoru Phayalwan

P. Padmarajan was an Indian author, screenwriter, and film director who was known for his landmark works in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema. Padmarajan was the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam, along with Bharathan, in the 1980s, which created films that were widely ...

16. Ambazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas

Writer | Thaniyavartanam

Ambazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas was born on May 10, 1955 in Chalakudy, Kerala, India. He was a writer and director, known for Thaniyavartanam (1987), Kasthuriman (2003) and Joker (2000). He died on June 28, 2009 in Kochi, Kerala.

17. Eric Roth

Writer | The Insider

Eric Roth was born on March 22, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Insider (1999), Forrest Gump (1994) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). He has been married to Debra Greenfield since 1987. They have five children.



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