Best Screenwritersby KalKenobi83 | created - 05 Jan 2013 | updated - 11 Sep 2016 | Public
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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.
Star wars,Indiana Jones and The Upcoming Han Solo Spinoff
Writer | Maleficent
Linda Woolverton was born in Long Beach, California, graduating from high school in 1969 and having been an honors student in her schools theater program. She enrolled at California State University, Long Beach, graduating with a BFA in Theater Arts in 1973. She worked full-time for a year in the ...
Beauty and The beast(1991),The Lion King,Mulan and The Upcoming Beauty And Beast(2017) Live action film
Writer | Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 2(T2):Judgement Day
Writer | RoboCop
Edward Neumeier is an American screenwriter, producer and director best known for his work on the science fiction movies RoboCop and Starship Troopers. He wrote the latter's sequel, and most recently wrote and directed Starship Troopers 3: Marauder.
Neumeier studied journalism at the University of ...
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.
Blade Trilogy , Jumper,Batman Begins,Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman:Dawn Of Justice
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, "...
Co Writer for The Prestige,Inception,Momento, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar and Upcoming Dunkirk
Philippa Boyens is a writer and producer, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).
Lord of The Rings Triliogy,Hobbit Triliogy and King Kong
8. Alex Garland
Writer | Ex Machina
Alex Garland is an English novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director. He is best known for the films Ex Machina (2015) and Annihilation (2018).
Garland's others works as a writer includes The Beach (2000), 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007), Never Let Me Go (2011) and Dredd (2012).
He is ...
Dredd,Sunshine,Ex Machina and The Upcoming Annilhation
Writer | Wind River
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 ...
Writer | Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin is an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, a screenwriter, and television producer. He is best known for his international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, which was later adapted into the ...
Game Of Thrones
11. 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.
Troy,X Men Origins Wolverine and Game Of Thrones
12. Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt was born on November 11, 1965 in Harris County, Texas, USA as Michael deBruyn Arndt. He is a writer, known for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).
Toy Story 3,Catching Fire, Oblivion and Star Wars The Force Awakens
13. Jim Cash
Writer | Anaconda
A three-time college dropout, Jim Cash received a bachelor's in English from Michigan State University (MSU) in 1970, followed by an master's in Television and Radio in 1972. As a professor of writing and film history, in 1975 Cash met a student while working at MSU, Jack Epps, Jr., who would later...
14. Jack Epps Jr.
Writer | Anaconda
15. Dwayne McDuffie
Producer | Justice League
Dwayne McDuffie was an African American comic book and animation writer best known as one of the founders of Milestone Media, an imprint of DC Comics dedicated to promoting better stories and characterizations for minorities and for his contributions to Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, ...
DC Animated Adaptations
16. Damon Lindelof
Writer | Lost
Damon Lindelof was born on April 24, 1973 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Damon Laurence Lindelof. He is a writer and producer, known for Lost (2004), The Leftovers (2014) and Star Trek (2009). He has been married to Heidi Fugeman since May 28, 2005. They have one child.
Prometheus,Lost and Tommorowland
17. Chris Weitz
Writer | About a Boy
Chris Weitz was born on November 30, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Christopher John Weitz. He is a producer and writer, known for About a Boy (2002), The Golden Compass (2007) and Rogue One (2016). He has been married to Mercedes Martinez since 2006. They have one child.
18. Stephen McFeely
Writer | Captain America: The First Avenger
The Chronicles of Narnia, Captain America 1& 2 and Thor The Dark World
Writer | Captain America: The First Avenger
Christopher Markus is a writer and producer, known for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). He has been married to Claire Saunders since October 22, 2011.
20. Jez Butterworth
Writer | Edge of Tomorrow
His feature film directorial debut Mojo (1997) starred Ian Hart, Ewen Bremner, Aidan Gillen and Harold Pinter and was officially selected for the 1998 Venice Film Festival. The film was based on his multi award winning stage play of the same name which opened at the Royal Court Theatre in 1995 and ...
Edge Of Tommorow & Spectre
21. Walter Murch
Sound_department | The English Patient
Walter Murch has been editing sound in Hollywood since starting on Francis Ford Coppola's film The Rain People (1969). He edited sound on American Graffiti (1973) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation (1974), won his first Oscar for ...
23. Gary Whitta
Writer | After Earth
Book Of Eli,After Earth
24. Kurt Johnstad
Writer | 300
A former assistant director and key grip, Kurt Johnstad has an long-standing relationship with the military, and wrote the "Navy SEALs playing themselves" movie, "Act of Valor". But he is perhaps best known for writing the cult-classic film "300", as well as it's sequel, "300: Rise of an Empire" ...
300,Act of Valor and 300 Rise of An Empire
25. David Hayter
Actor | X-Men
David Hayter was born on February 6, 1969 in Santa Monica, California, USA as David Bryan Hayter. He is known for writing the screenplays to X-Men (2000), X-Men 2 (2003), and Watchmen (2009). He is best known as the voice of Solid Snake in the English versions of the Metal Gear Solid franchise.
26. Christopher Yost
Writer | Thor: Ragnarok
Marvel Animated Adaptations & Thor:The Dark World
27. Mark Fergus
Writer | Children of Men
Iron Man, Cowboy & Aliens
28. Hawk Ostby
Writer | Children of Men
Hawk was born in India circa 1966 but grew up in Nordstrand and Slemdal in Oslo, Norway. He moved to Malaysia and Singapore when he was 15 and has lived in the United States since he was 19.
His parents met in Scotland, mother is Indian and his father is Norwegian. His sisters were born in Sweden.
29. Roberto Orci
Producer | Star Trek
Star Trek Reboot 1 & 2, Transformers,Cowboys & Aliens, GI Joe 1 & 2 and The Amazing Spider Man 2,3
30. 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.
31. Chris Terrio
Writer | Argo
Argo,Batman vs Superman and Justice League
32. Simon Kinberg
Producer | The Martian
Simon Kinberg was born on August 2, 1973 in London, England. He is a producer and writer, known for The Martian (2015), Logan (2017) and Fantastic Four (2015). He was previously married to Mali Heled.
Sherlock Holmes,Jumper,Mr & Mrs. Smith & X Men The Last Stand & X Men Days Of Future Past
33. Terry Rossio
Writer | Aladdin
Terry Rossio was born on July 2, 1960 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He is a writer, known for Aladdin (1992), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and Shrek (2001).
Pirates Of The Carribbean: Curse of The black Pearl & Treasure Planet
34. Ted Elliott
Writer | Shrek
Ted Elliott was born on July 4, 1961 in Santa Ana, California, USA. He is a writer, known for Shrek (2001), The Lone Ranger (2013) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).
Writer | Le cinquième élément
Leon The Professional, Taken and The Fifth Element
36. John Logan
Writer | Skyfall
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 ...
Gladiator,Sinbad Legendo Of The Seven Seas ,007 Skyfall and The Last Samauri
37. Steven Moffat
Writer | Sherlock
Steven Moffat was born on November 18, 1961 in Paisley, Scotland as Steven William Moffat. He is a writer and producer, known for Sherlock (2010), Doctor Who (2005) and The Adventures of Tintin (2011). He has been married to Sue Vertue since 1999. They have two children. He was previously married ...
Sherlock & Doctor Who
38. 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 ...
The Incredible Hulk,X2 and Elektra
39. Mark Boal
Producer | The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker & Zero Dark Thirty
40. Diablo Cody
Writer | Juno
Diablo Cody is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Minnesota to live with her Internet boyfriend, Jonny who later became her husband. While there, she decided on a whim to take up stripping as a hobby of sorts.
She was working at an ad agency and got a promotion. The job wore her ragged ...
Juno & Young Adult
41. Lionel Wigram
Producer | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Lionel Wigram was born in 1962 in the UK as Lionel Nicholas Richard Wigram. He is a producer and writer, known for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Sherlock Holmes (2009) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Sherlock Holmes,The Man From U.N.C.L.E
42. Simon Beaufoy
Writer | Slumdog Millionaire
Born in Keighley, West Yorkshire. He attended Malsis School in Cross Hills Ermysted's Grammar School at Skipton, later he attended Sedbergh School in Cumbria.
He has read English at St Peter's College, Oxford and graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth.
In 2009 he won an Academy Award for ...
Slumdog Millionaire & The Hunger Games:Catching Fire
43. Drew Pearce
Writer | Iron Man Three
Godzilla & MI:5
44. André Nemec
Writer | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Andre Nemec (born 1972) is an American writer and producer. His screenplays include Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. He is also the co-creator of ABC Studios dramas "October Road," "Life on Mars" and "Happy Town." Other past credits include "Alias," "Fastlane", "She Spies" and "Profiler."
MI:4 and Now You See Me
46. Travis Beacham
Writer | Pacific Rim
Clash of The Titans, & Pacific Rim
47. Rhett Reese
Writer | Deadpool
Zombieland,Monsters Inc, G.I. Joe Retaliation and Deadpool
48. Paul Wernick
Producer | Deadpool
49. Ehren Kruger
Writer | Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Ehren Kruger was born on October 5, 1972. He is a writer and producer, known for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).
Transformers Dark Of The Moon, Pain & Gain and Transformers:Age of Extinction
50. Bob Goodman
Writer | Superman
TV Writer/Producer known for his work on Elementary on CBS and Warehouse 13 on Syfy.
Screenwriter of the animated Dark Knight Returns features. Writer on animated Batman, Superman, Batman Beyond, Justice League, others. Created The Zeta Project. His work in the DC Animated Universe earned him two ...
Superman Unbound & The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 & 2
51. Craig Pearce
Writer | Moulin Rouge!
The Great Gatsby,Molin Rogue and Australia
52. Max Borenstein
Writer | Godzilla
Godzilla, Upcoming Kong Skull Island and Godzilla 2
53. Nicole Perlman
Writer | Guardians of the Galaxy
Nicole Perlman received her Film and Dramatic Writing degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. Since then she has gone on to win the Tribeca Film Festival's Sloan Grant for Science in Film for her screenplay "Challenger," which also placed on the 2006 Black List. The same year she was ...
Guardians Of The Galaxy and Upcoming Captain Marvel Film