Superb Screenwriters

by muybueno16 | created - 01 Jan 2014 | updated - 23 hours ago | Public

1. 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 ...

2. Robert Rodat

Writer | Saving Private Ryan

Robert Rodat was born in 1953 in New Hampshire, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Saving Private Ryan (1998), Falling Skies (2011) and Fly Away Home (1996). He is married to Mollie Miller. They have three children.

3. Shawn Ryan

Producer | The Shield

Shawn Ryan was born on October 11, 1966 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Shield (2002), S.W.A.T. (2017) and Timeless (2016). He has been married to Cathy Cahlin Ryan since April 25, 1998. They have two children.

4. Howard Gordon

Producer | 24

Howard Gordon was born on March 31, 1961 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for 24 (2001), Homeland (2011) and The X-Files (1993).

5. Ronald D. Moore

Producer | Battlestar Galactica

Ron Moore was a member of the Kappa Alpha literary society during his time at Cornell University. He dropped out of college during his senior year, after which he moved to Los Angeles, California, with a friend in hopes of becoming a working writer. He was two weeks away from joining the United ...

6. Steve Conrad

Writer | Wonder

Steve Conrad was born in 1968 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Wonder (2017), Patriot (2015) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013).

7. Billy Ray

Writer | Captain Phillips

Billy Ray is a writer and producer, known for Captain Phillips (2013), Shattered Glass (2003) and The Hunger Games (2012). He is married to Stacy Sherman. They have two children.

8. Tony Gilroy

Writer | Michael Clayton

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 (1997) and The Cutting Edge (1992).

9. Graham Yost

Producer | Justified

Graham Yost was born on September 5, 1959 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. He is a producer and writer, known for Justified (2010), From the Earth to the Moon (1998) and Speed (1994).

10. David S. Goyer

Writer | Dark City

David S. Goyer was born on December 22, 1965 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Dark City (1998), The Dark Knight (2008) and Flashforward (2009). He is married to Marina Black. They have two children.

11. Jonathan Nolan

Writer | Westworld

Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, graduating in 1994.

Graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1999. Majored in English.

Shortly after graduating from Georgetown University, Jonathan Nolan served as a production assistant on Memento (2000).

Wrote the short story, "...

12. Dick Wolf

Producer | Law & Order

Dick Wolf was born on December 20, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). He has been married to Noelle Lippman since June 17, 2006. They have two ...

13. Evan Katz

Producer | 24

Evan Katz is a producer and writer, known for 24 (2001), 24: Legacy (2016) and The Event (2010).

14. Chris Carter

Writer | The X Files

Born and raised in Bellflower, California, Chris Carter graduated from the California State University at Long Beach with a degree in journalism. Formerly a freelance journalist and editor of "Surfing" magazine, Carter began his career as a screenwriter in 1985 at The Walt Disney Studios. In 1992 ...

15. Chris Brancato

Writer | Godfather of Harlem

Chris Brancato was born on July 1, 1962 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Godfather of Harlem (2019), Species II (1998) and First Wave (1998).

16. Frank Darabont

Writer | The Green Mile

Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High ...

17. David Koepp

Writer | Jurassic Park

David Koepp is an American film director and screenwriter. He is known for writing Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Spider-Man directed by Sam Raimi and Panic Room directed by David ...

18. Alex Gansa

Producer | Homeland

Alex Gansa is a producer and writer, known for Homeland (2011), Beauty and the Beast (1987) and Maximum Bob (1998). He is married to Lauren White (IX).

19. Mark Verheiden

Writer | Timecop

Mark Verheiden is a producer and writer, known for Timecop (1994), The Mask (1994) and Swamp Thing (2019).

20. Robert Cochran

Writer | 24

Robert Cochran is a writer and producer, known for 24 (2001), 24: Legacy (2016) and 24: Live Another Day (2014).

21. Paul Haggis

Writer | Crash

Paul Haggis established himself over twenty years with an extensive career in television, before his big break into features arrived when he became the first screenwriter to garner two Best Film Academy Awards back-to-back for his scripts: "Million Dollar Baby" (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood, ...

22. David Chase

Producer | The Sopranos

Born in Mt. Vernon, New York, and raised in New Jersey, David Chase (born David DeCesare) dreamed of being a star drummer in a rock band! He spent many years playing drums and bass trying to be part of a successful rock band in the 1960s East Coast music scene. He also loved movies, such as The ...

23. Anthony Minghella

Writer | The Talented Mr. Ripley

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...

24. David Simon

Writer | The Wire

David Simon was born on May 13, 1960 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and The Corner (2000). He has been married to Laura Lippman since October 3, 2006. They have one child.

25. Ed Burns

Writer | The Wire

Ed Burns is an American novelist, writer and producer. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was wild in his early years. This led his parents to move him and his brother Michael to the suburbs. He went to Catholic schools as a boy and graduated from Loyola College in Baltimore. He worked as a ...

26. Larry Cohen

Writer | God Told Me To

Larry Cohen was born July 15, 1936, in New York, New York, and spent time in Kingston, a small town north of New York City. At a young age, his family moved to the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and he eventually majored in film at the historic City College of New York, from which he graduated in ...

27. Natalie Chaidez

Producer | The Flight Attendant

Natalie Chaidez is a producer and writer, known for The Flight Attendant (2020), Heroes (2006) and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008).

28. Josh Friedman

Writer | War of the Worlds

Josh Friedman is a writer and producer, known for War of the Worlds (2005), Chain Reaction (1996) and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019).

29. David Mamet

Writer | House of Games

Born in 1947 in Chicago, he was educated at Goddard College, in Vermont, and studied drama at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, before returning to Chicago and establishing the St Nicholas Theatre Company in 1972. He remained their resident writer for four years. The first of his plays to secure ...

30. Vince Gilligan

Producer | The X Files

George Vincent Gilligan Jr. (born February 10, 1967) is an American writer, producer, and director. He is known for his television work, specifically as creator, head writer, executive producer, and director of Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul. He was a writer and producer for The ...

31. Blake Masters

Writer | Falling Water

Blake Masters is a writer and producer, known for Falling Water (2016), 2 Guns (2013) and Brotherhood (2006).

32. Brad Mirman

Writer | Crime Spree

Born June 28, 1953 in Hollywood, California. Went to Beverly Hills High school. First big break came with the sale of a spec script "Partners in Crime" to Paramount in 1989 after a bidding war. He Lived in Paris from 1999 to 2005 and currently resides in Paris and Los Angeles. Married to Delphine ...

33. Jason Richman

Writer | Detroit 1-8-7

Jason Richman is a writer and producer, known for Detroit 1-8-7 (2010), Bad Company (2002) and Bangkok Dangerous (2008).

34. Bruno Heller

Producer | Rome

Bruno Heller was born in 1960 in London, England. He is a producer and writer, known for Rome (2005), The Mentalist (2008) and Gotham (2014).

35. Brannon Braga

Writer | Star Trek: Generations

Brannon Braga was born on August 14, 1965 in Bozeman, Montana, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).

36. Rafael Álvarez

Writer | Swimming in the Desert

Formerly a crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun, where he was a colleague of David Simon, later the creator of both the TV shows "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "The Wire." Author of several books on Baltimore and its history.

37. Joy Kecken

Writer | Louisville

Joy Kecken is known for Louisville (1998), The Wire (2002) and Cloak & Dagger (2018).

38. Chris Collins

Writer | The Wire

Chris Collins is a producer and writer, known for The Wire (2002), John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) and Sons of Anarchy (2008).

39. Terence Winter

Producer | The Sopranos

Terence Winter was born on October 2, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Sopranos (1999), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and Boardwalk Empire (2010).

40. Steven Bochco

Writer | Hill Street Blues

Attended Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie-Mellon University) as a playwriting major. Barbara Bosson (his second wife), Michael Tucker, Bruce Weitz and Charles Haid were classmates; he and Tucker drove cross-country to Hollywood for full-time jobs at Universal, where Bochco would remain for 12 years.

In ...

41. Frank Conniff

Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Frank Conniff is a comedy writer and performer who began his TV career writing for the Peabody award winning Comedy Central series "Mystery Science Theater 3000," where he also played "TV's Frank,"the bumbling yet lovable mad scientist sidekick. He then went on to be a writer, producer and actor on...

42. Trace Beaulieu

Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Trace Beaulieu was born on November 6, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) and MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special (1995). He was previously married to Karin Terrell-Lucius.

43. Joel Hodgson

Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Joel Hodgson is best known as a stand-up comedian and creator of the cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). Hodgson is also a toy designer, prop builder, sculptor, writer and producer. He currently resides in Los Angeles where he continues writing and ...

44. Michael J. Nelson

Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Michael J. Nelson is the former host and writer of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). Since that time, he has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, penned a regular column for TV Guide, and authored best-selling books for both HarperCollins and Abrams.

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45. Kevin Murphy

Actor | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Kevin Murphy was born on November 3, 1956 in River Forest, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) and MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special (1995). He has been married to Jane Wagner since September ...

46. Bill Corbett

Actor | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Bill Corbett was born on March 30, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), Meet Dave (2008) and 1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1997). He has been married to Virginia Sweeny since 2003.

47. Paul Chaplin

Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Paul Chaplin was born on December 1, 1955 in Illinois, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), Memphis Belle (1990) and Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996).

48. Mary Jo Pehl

Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mary Jo Pehl was born on February 27, 1960 in Circle Pines, Minnesota, USA. She is a writer and actress, known for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), 1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1997) and Mystery Science Theater 3000 (2017).

50. Akiva Goldsman

Writer | A Beautiful Mind

Akiva Goldsman was born on July 7, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for A Beautiful Mind (2001), Batman & Robin (1997) and Cinderella Man (2005).

51. J.H. Wyman

Producer | Fringe

J.H. Wyman was born on January 5, 1967 in Oakland, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Fringe (2008), Almost Human (2013) and Debris (2021).

52. Scott Rosenbaum

Producer | The Shield

Scott Rosenbaum is a producer and writer, known for The Shield (2002), V (2009) and Queen of the South (2016).

53. William Monahan

Writer | The Departed

William Monahan was born on November 3, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Departed (2006), London Boulevard (2010) and Kingdom of Heaven (2005).

54. Stuart Beattie

Writer | Interceptor

Stuart Beattie is a writer and producer, known for Interceptor (2022), Collateral (2004) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).

55. David Ayer

Writer | End of Watch

David Ayer is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. David Ayer was born in Champaign, Illinois and grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Bethesda, Maryland, where he was kicked out of his house by his parents as a teenager. Ayer then lived with his cousin in Los Angeles, ...

56. Kurt Wimmer

Writer | Equilibrium

Kurt Wimmer was born in 1964. He is a writer and producer, known for Equilibrium (2002), Point Break (2015) and Total Recall (2012).

57. Brian Helgeland

Writer | Finestkind

Brian Helgeland was born in 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in New Bedford Massachusetts, fictional home of The Spouter Inn where Ishmael first met Queequeg. A born worker, Helgeland has endeavored to achieve in the following fields: snow shoveler, scrap newspaper collector, dishwasher,...

58. Terrence Malick

Producer | Badlands

Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965.

A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen ...

59. Christopher McQuarrie

Writer | The Usual Suspects

Christopher McQuarrie is an acclaimed producer, director and an Academy Award® winning writer. McQuarrie grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey and in lieu of college, he spent the first five years out of school traveling and working at a detective agency. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue...

60. Zak Penn

Writer | Ready Player One

Zak Penn's career began as a screenwriter when he sold his first script, Last Action Hero, at the age of twenty-three. Since then, Penn has become known for his work on numerous films based on Marvel comics, including X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers. He has ...

61. Scott Frank

Writer | Logan

Scott Frank was born on March 10, 1960 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Logan (2017), Out of Sight (1998) and The Lookout (2007).

62. Scott Z. Burns

Writer | The Report

Scott Z. Burns is a writer and producer, known for The Report (2019), Side Effects (2013) and Contagion (2011).

63. George Nolfi

Writer | The Bourne Ultimatum

George Nolfi is an American writer-director best known for Bourne Ultimatum, Oceans Twelve, and The Adjustment Bureau. His most recent film, The Banker, starring Sam Jackson and Anthony Mackie won the 2021 NAACP Image Award for Best Independent Motion Picture.

Nolfi's first screenwriting credit was ...

64. 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...

65. Larry David

Producer | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Lawrence Gene David is an American comedian, writer, actor, director, and television producer. He and Jerry Seinfeld created the television sitcom Seinfeld, on which David was head writer and executive producer for the first seven seasons. He gained further recognition for the HBO series Curb Your ...

66. David E. Kelley

Writer | The Practice

David Kelley might be described as living the American Dream, 1990s' style: write a screenplay, move to Hollywood, make millions and marry a movie star. A former Boston lawyer, in the last decade, he switched careers to become a successful television producer whose shows are recognized for their ...

67. Matthew Vaughn

Producer | Kick-Ass

Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake (2004), the fantasy epic, Stardust (2007), the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass (2010), and the ...

68. Nicholas Pileggi

Writer | Goodfellas

Nicholas Pileggi was born and raised in New York, the son of a shoe store owner. He worked as a journalist for Associated Press in the 1950s where he specialized in crime reporting. Over the next 30 years he built up his contacts and reputation, covering stories for New York magazine and ...

69. Todd Ellis Kessler

Producer | The Practice

Is often confused with Todd A. Kessler, writer/producer of The Sopranos (1999).

71. Lawrence Kasdan

Writer | The Big Chill

Lawrence Kasdan is an American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He directed Body Heat, Grand Canyon, The Big Chill, Silverado and Dreamcatcher. He wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Bodyguard, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens and Solo: A Star Wars Story. He is ...

72. Luc Besson

Writer | The Fifth Element

Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue (1988) and The Fifth Element (1997), as an adolescent bored in ...

73. Rod Lurie

Writer | The Contender

Rod Lurie is the director of the "The Outpost," released July 2020, starring Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, and Orlando Bloom. The film, based on CNN chief correspondent Jake Tapper's bestselling book of the same name, tells the true story of the events leading up to and including the Battle ...

74. Matthew Michael Carnahan

Writer | Dark Waters

Matthew Michael Carnahan is a writer and producer, known for Dark Waters (2019), World War Z (2013) and Lions for Lambs (2007).

75. Ann Donahue

Producer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Ann Donahue was born in 1955. She is a producer and writer, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Picket Fences (1992) and CSI: Miami (2002).

76. Anthony E. Zuiker

Writer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Anthony E. Zuiker is the creator of television's hugely successful "CSI" franchise, currently serving as executive producer of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and the newest series in the franchise, "CSI: Cyber." In December of 2014, Zuiker made his debut in the kids market with "Mysteryopolis," a...

77. Carol Mendelsohn

Producer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Carol lived in Washington, DC for three years, from 1973 -1976, while she attended The National Law Center at the George Washington University. Carol graduated and received her Juris Doctor Degree from GWU in May 1976. At law school, Carol was known as a very bright student, with a big smile and a ...

78. John Hughes

Writer | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

John Hughes was an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He was credited for creating some of the most memorable comedy films of the 1980s and the 1990s, when he was at the height of his career. He had a talent for writing coming-of-age stories, and for depicting fairly realistic...

79. Trey Parker

Music_department | South Park

Trey was born in Conifer, Colorado, on October 19, 1969 to Randy Parker, a geologist, and Sharon Parker, an insurance broker. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He met Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park (1997)) while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he had a double ...

80. Matt Stone

Soundtrack | South Park

Matthew Stone is a Jewish-American actor, writer, director, musician and animator who frequently collaborates with Trey Parker. They created and voiced in the South Park franchise. Matt voiced Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, Butters Stotch and other characters. He and Parker also worked on The ...

81. Edward Allen Bernero

Producer | Third Watch

Edward Allen Bernero was born on August 29, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Third Watch (1999), Criminal Minds (2005) and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011).

82. Stephen Kronish

Producer | 24

Stephen Kronish is a producer and writer, known for 24 (2001), The Commish (1991) and Wiseguy (1987).

83. David Milch

Writer | Hill Street Blues

David Milch was born on March 23, 1945 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Hill Street Blues (1981), NYPD Blue (1993) and Deadwood (2004). He has been married to Rita Stern since 1982. They have three children.

84. Scott Wiper

Writer | The Big Ugly

Scott Wiper was born on July 22, 1970 in Granville, Ohio, USA. He is a writer and director, known for The Big Ugly (2020), The Condemned (2007) and The Cold Light of Day (2012).

85. Josh Trank

Writer | Fantastic Four

Joshua Trank is an American filmmaker and screenwriter. He got his big break by directing the found footage superhero film Chronicle for 20th Century Fox in 2012. He was later hired to direct Fant4stic, an ill-fated reboot to the Tim Story Fantastic Four film series of the 2000s starring Miles ...

86. Glen Mazzara

Producer | The Walking Dead

Glen Mazzara is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Showrunner of A&E's new series, DAMIEN, based on the classic horror film, THE OMEN.

Mazzara was most recently Executive Producer and Showrunner for seasons two and three of AMC's record-breaking series and AFI Top Ten TV Program (2012), THE ...

87. Brian Helgeland

Writer | Finestkind

Brian Helgeland was born in 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in New Bedford Massachusetts, fictional home of The Spouter Inn where Ishmael first met Queequeg. A born worker, Helgeland has endeavored to achieve in the following fields: snow shoveler, scrap newspaper collector, dishwasher,...

88. David Hare

Writer | The Hours

David Hare was born on June 5, 1947 in Sussex, England. He is a writer and director, known for The Hours (2002), The Reader (2008) and Wetherby (1985). He has been married to Nicole Farhi since 1992. He was previously married to Margaret Matheson.

89. David Twohy

Writer | The Fugitive

As both writer and director, David Twohy has contributed much to the film world, helping to elevate movies in such a way that Entertainment Weekly was prompted to name him "one of the 100 most creative people in Hollywood." In his career, Twohy has worked with on-screen notables like Harrison Ford,...

90. Rick Cleveland

Producer | Six Feet Under

Rick Cleveland is a producer and writer, known for Six Feet Under (2001), Runaway Jury (2003) and The West Wing (1999).

91. Bryan Fuller

Writer | Pushing Daisies

Self professed Star Trek geek who watched and loved the Trek series "Deep Space Nine" and set out to write for them. At the time, Star Trek had an open script submission policy and Fuller contributed a spec, leading to a pitching opportunity. When he had sold a couple of stories to Deep Space Nine,...

92. Waldo Salt

Writer | Midnight Cowboy

Waldo Salt was one of the many people blacklisted in Hollywood during the Red Scare, but unlike others, Salt recovered triumphantly. He wrote his first scripts in the late 1930s (MGM contract writer, 1936-42) and also served as a civilian consultant to the Office of War Information from 1942- 1945 ...

93. Menno Meyjes

Writer | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Menno Meyjes was born in 1954 in Bloemendaal, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. He is a writer and director, known for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Color Purple (1985) and The Siege (1998).

94. Paul Attanasio

Writer | Quiz Show

Paul Albert Attanasio (born November 14, 1959) is an American screenwriter. He is a 1981 graduate of Harvard College, where he lived in Currier House, and earned his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1984. Paul is known for Homicide: Life on The Street (1993-1999), Quiz Show (1994), Donnie Brasco...

95. David Levien

Writer | Runaway Jury

David Levien is a writer and producer, known for Runaway Jury (2003), Runner Runner (2013) and Billions (2016).

96. Brian Koppelman

Writer | Runaway Jury

Brian Koppelman was born in 1966 in Roslyn Harbor, Long Island, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Runaway Jury (2003), Runner Runner (2013) and Michael Clayton (2007).

98. James DeMonaco

Writer | The Purge: Anarchy

James DeMonaco was born in 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Purge: Election Year (2016) and The First Purge (2018).

99. Michael Tolkin

Writer | The Player

Michael Tolkin was born on October 17, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Player (1992), Deep Impact (1998) and Changing Lanes (2002).

100. Jennifer Westfeldt

Actress | Kissing Jessica Stein

Jennifer is an American actress and filmmaker, who is perhaps best known for writing and starring in the indie hits, Kissing Jessica Stein (2001) and Friends with Kids (2011).

A graduate from Yale University, Jennifer started her career as a New York-based theater actor, starring in over 25 ...



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