Superb Screenwriters

by muybueno16 | created - 01 Jan 2014 | updated - 2 months 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 Thor: The Dark World (2013). 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), Timeless (2016) and S.W.A.T. (2017). 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 | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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

7. Billy Ray

Writer | Shattered Glass

Billy Ray is a writer and director, known for Shattered Glass (2003), Captain Phillips (2013) 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 | From the Earth to the Moon

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

10. David S. Goyer

Writer | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

David S. Goyer was born on December 22, 1965 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA as David Samuel Goyer. He is a writer and producer, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Dark City (1998) and Batman Begins (2005). He is married to Marina Black. They have two children.

11. Jonathan Nolan

Writer | Interstellar

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

Writer | Law & Order

Dick Wolf was born on December 20, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard A. Wolf. He is a writer and producer, 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, ...

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 | Hannibal

Chris Brancato was born on July 1, 1962 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Hannibal (2013), First Wave (1998) and Narcos (2015).

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 was born on June 9, 1963 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Stir of Echoes (1999) and Spider-Man (2002).

18. Alex Gansa

Producer | Homeland

Alex Gansa is a producer and writer, known for Homeland (2011), Beauty and the Beast (1987) and 24 (2001). 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 Falling Skies (2011).

20. 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).

21. Robert Cochran

Writer | 24

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

22. Paul Haggis

Writer | Crash

Paul Haggis is the award-winning filmmaker who, in 2006, became the first screenwriter to write two Best Film Oscar winners back-to-back - Million Dollar Baby (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood, and Crash (2004) which he himself directed. For Crash (2004), he won Academy Awards for Best Picture and ...

23. 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--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 ...

24. 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...

25. 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 is married to Laura Lippman. They have one child.

26. 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 ...

27. Larry Cohen

Writer | God Told Me To

Larry Cohen was born July 15, 1941, in Kingston, New York, 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, graduating in 1963. An independent maverick who got his...

28. Natalie Chaidez

Producer | Heroes

Natalie Chaidez is a producer and writer, known for Heroes (2006), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) and 12 Monkeys (2015).

29. Josh Friedman

Writer | Chain Reaction

Josh Friedman is a writer and producer, known for Chain Reaction (1996), War of the Worlds (2005) and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008).

30. 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 Wag the Dog (1997). He has been married to Rebecca Pidgeon since September 22, 1991. They have two children. He was ...

31. Vince Gilligan

Producer | The X Files

Vince Gilligan was born on February 10, 1967 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The X-Files (1993), Breaking Bad (2008) and Better Call Saul (2015).

32. Kurt Sutter

Writer | Sons of Anarchy

Raised in the shadow of Rahway prison, Sutter spent most of his New Jersey childhood indoors, away from people, three feet from a TV screen. That's where he learned the essentials of storytelling and the comic significance of anvils.

After graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Film, Kurt ...

33. Blake Masters

Writer | 2 Guns

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

34. 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 ...

35. 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).

36. Bruno Heller

Writer | Rome

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

37. 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).

39. Joy Kecken

Writer | Louisville

Joy Kecken is known for her work on Louisville (1998), The Wire (2002) and Tales (2017).

40. Chris Collins

Writer | The Wire

Chris Collins is known for his work on The Wire (2002), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and The Flying Man.

41. Terence Winter

Producer | The Sopranos

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

42. Steven Bochco

Writer | Hill Street Blues

Attended Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie-Mellon U) as a playwriting major. Barbara Bosson, 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 1978, he moved to MTM ...

43. 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...

44. Trace Beaulieu

Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Trace Beaulieu was born on November 6, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Tracy Jacques Beaulieu. He is a writer and actor, known for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) and Freaks and Geeks (1999). He was previously married to Karin ...

45. 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 ...

46. 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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47. Kevin Murphy

Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Kevin Murphy was born on November 3, 1956 in River Forest, Illinois, USA as Kevin Patrick Murphy. He is a writer and actor, known for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) and Assignment: Venezuela and Other Shorts (2000). He has been married to Jane ...

48. Bill Corbett

Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Bill Corbett was born on March 30, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as William Daniel Corbett. He is a writer and actor, 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 ...

49. Paul Chaplin

Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000

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

50. 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: The Return (2017).

52. Alex Kurtzman

Producer | Sleepy Hollow

Alex Kurtzman was born on September 7, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alexander Hilary Kurtzman. He is a producer and writer, known for Sleepy Hollow (2013), The Mummy (2017) and Star Trek (2009). He is married to Samantha Counter.

53. Roberto Orci

Producer | Star Trek

Roberto Orci was born on July 20, 1973 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a producer and writer, known for Star Trek (2009), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Fringe (2008).

54. 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).

55. J.H. Wyman

Producer | Fringe

J.H. Wyman was born on January 5, 1967 in Oakland, California, USA as Joel Howard Wyman. He is a producer and writer, known for Fringe (2008), Dead Man Down (2013) and The Mexican (2001).

57. 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 Body of Lies (2008).

58. Stuart Beattie

Writer | Tomorrow, When the War Began

Stuart Beattie is a writer and director, known for Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), Collateral (2004) and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009).

59. 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, ...

60. Steven Zaillian

Writer | Schindler's List

Steven Zaillian was born on January 30, 1953 in Fresno, California, USA as Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian. He is a writer and producer, known for Schindler's List (1993), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) and Moneyball (2011).

61. Kurt Wimmer

Writer | Equilibrium

Kurt Wimmer was born in 1964. He is a writer and director, known for Equilibrium (2002), Total Recall (2012) and Ultraviolet (2006).

62. Brian Helgeland

Writer | A Knight's Tale

Brian Helgeland was born on January 17, 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA as Brian Thomas Helgeland. He is a writer and director, known for A Knight's Tale (2001), Man on Fire (2004) and 42 (2013).

63. Terrence Malick

Writer | Days of Heaven

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 ...

64. 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...

65. 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 ...

66. Bryan Singer

Director | X-Men

Bryan Singer was born on September 17, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Bryan Jay Singer. He is a producer and director, known for X-Men (2000), The Usual Suspects (1995) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

67. Scott Frank

Writer | Logan

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

68. James Mangold

Producer | Logan

James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted (1999), Walk the Line (2005), which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Wolverine (2013), and Logan (2017).

Mangold also wrote and directed Cop...

69. Scott Z. Burns

Writer | Side Effects

Scott Z. Burns is a writer and producer, known for Side Effects (2013), Contagion (2011) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).

70. George Nolfi

Writer | The Adjustment Bureau

Nolfi was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended James Hart Junior High School in Homewood, Illinois, and then Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, both in the south suburbs of Chicago. He graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude with a bachelor's in public policy and was ...

71. Paul Schrader

Writer | Affliction

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...

72. Larry David

Writer | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David was born on July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Lawrence Gene David. He is a writer and producer, known for Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Whatever Works (2009) and Seinfeld (1989). He was previously married to Laurie Lennard.

73. 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 ...

74. 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 ...

75. 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 ...

76. Todd Ellis Kessler

Producer | The Practice

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

78. Lawrence Kasdan

Writer | The Big Chill

Lawrence Kasdan was born on January 14, 1949 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Big Chill (1983), Silverado (1985) and Wyatt Earp (1994). He has been married to Meg Kasdan since November 28, 1971. They have two children.

79. Michael Mann

Producer | The Insider

A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch (1975). He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile (1979), in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release,...

80. Luc Besson

Writer | Le cinquième élément

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 ...

81. Rod Lurie

Writer | Nothing But the Truth

Talented film critic-turned-director who burst onto the scene in late 2000 with his hotly debated political thriller The Contender (2000). That film launched Lurie into the spot of filmmakers-to-watch and stood out amongst a year's worth of mindless and politically empty films. Born in Israel, ...

82. Matthew Michael Carnahan

Writer | World War Z

Matthew Michael Carnahan is a writer and producer, known for World War Z (2013), The Kingdom (2007) and Deepwater Horizon (2016).

83. David Benioff

Writer | Game of Thrones

David Benioff was born on September 25, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as David Friedman. He is a writer and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), The Kite Runner (2007) and 25th Hour (2002). He has been married to Amanda Peet since September 30, 2006. They have three children.

84. D.B. Weiss

Writer | Game of Thrones

D.B. Weiss was born on April 23, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Daniel Brett Weiss. He is a writer and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Dirty White Boys and Untitled Star Wars Project. He is married to Andrea Troyer.

85. Ann Donahue

Producer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Ann Donahue was born in 1955 as Ann M. Donahue. She is a producer and writer, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), CSI: Miami (2002) and CSI: NY (2004).

86. 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...

87. 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 ...

88. John Hughes

Writer | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

John Hughes was born on February 18, 1950 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as John Wilden Hughes Jr. He was a writer, known for Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), The Breakfast Club (1985) and Weird Science (1985). He was married to Nancy Ludwig. He died on August 6, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City...

89. 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 ...

90. Matt Stone

Music_department | South Park

Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Matthew Richard Stone. He is known for his work on South Park (1997), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and Team America: World Police (2004). He has been married to Angela Howard since 2008. They have two children.

91. 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).

92. Stephen Kronish

Producer | 24

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

93. David Milch

Writer | Hill Street Blues

David Milch was born on March 23, 1945 in Buffalo, New York, USA as David S. Milch. 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.

94. Scott Wiper

Writer | The Cold Light of Day

Scott Wiper was born on July 22, 1970 in Granville, Ohio, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for The Cold Light of Day (2012), The Condemned (2007) and Pearl Harbor (2001).

95. Josh Trank

Writer | Fantastic Four

Josh Trank was born on February 19, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joshua Benjamin Trank. He is a writer and director, known for Fantastic Four (2015), Chronicle (2012) and Fonzo.

96. 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 ...

97. Brian Helgeland

Writer | A Knight's Tale

Brian Helgeland was born on January 17, 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA as Brian Thomas Helgeland. He is a writer and director, known for A Knight's Tale (2001), Man on Fire (2004) and 42 (2013).

98. 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.

99. David Twohy

Writer | The Arrival

David Twohy was born on October 18, 1955 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as David Neil Twohy. He is a writer and director, known for The Arrival (1996), The Fugitive (1993) and Pitch Black (2000).

100. 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).