My Justice League movie writersby MikeSeravello-233-985397 | created - 20 May 2016 | updated - 01 Jun 2016 | Public
1. Paul Dini
Writer | Batman: The Animated Series
Paul Dini was born on August 7, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as Paul McClaran Dini. He is known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Batman Beyond (1999) and Lost (2004). He has been married to Misty Lee since October 30, 2005.
7. James Gunn
Writer | Guardians of the Galaxy
James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, to Leota and James Francis Gunn. He is from a large Catholic family, with Irish and Czech ancestry. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age ...
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" ...
9. 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.
Producer | White Water
Dwayne Johnson-Cochran is a writer, producer, director and educator based in Los Angeles.
Born and raised in Chicago, Johnson-Cochran trained as a geologist the University of Illinois and worked for an oil company briefly until he found his true calling as a filmmaker. He was accepted into the MFA ...
Writer | Interstellar
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970, in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.
15. 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, ...
16. Patty Jenkins
Director | Wonder Woman
Patty Jenkins is a writer/director best known for directing Wonder Woman, the Warner Bros./DC Comics blockbuster of 2017, and her debut feature Monster. Patty also works in television where she is best known for the pilot and finale episode of AMC's hit show The Killing.
Patty began her career as a ...
17. Damien Chazelle
Writer | La La Land
Damien Sayre Chazelle is an American director and screenwriter. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. His mother, Celia Sayre (Martin) Chazelle, is an American-Canadian writer and professor of history at The College of New Jersey. His father, Bernard Chazelle, is a French-American Eugene Higgins...
18. Todd Alcott
Writer | Antz
Todd Alcott is an American screenwriter, playwright, novelist and occasional performer born October 22, 1961 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. His father, Royal Gilbert Alcott, made commercials for a living and his mother, Ann Hirtman, was a 3rd grade teacher. A prolific writer for stage and screen, ...
20. Philip Levens
Producer | Ascension
Philip Levens grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and attended The University of Texas in Austin before moving to Los Angeles. He created and was showrunner of the limited series "Ascension" for Universal and Lionsgate, Executive Producing along with Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity," "Insidious"). Levens ...
22. Joss Whedon
Writer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon. Whedon was ...
Writer | Valhalla Rising
Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (née Tuxen), a cinematographer. Just before he turned 11, in 1981, he moved to New York with his parents, where he lived out his teen years. ...
24. Hossein Amini
Writer | Drive
Hossein Amini was born in Iran, and when he was 11 years old, he and his family moved to England. Amini's first screenplay was for the 1994 TV movie The Dying of the Light, which was directed by Peter Kosminsky. The TV movie covered the murder of Sean Devereux, an aid worker who was murdered in ...
25. Kathryn Bigelow
Director | The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be ...
Producer | Jessica Jones
Melissa Rosenberg was born on August 28, 1962 in Marin County, California, USA as Melissa Anne Rosenberg. She is a producer and writer, known for Jessica Jones (2015), Dexter (2006) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011). She has been married to Lev L. Spiro since 1995.
Writer | Aquaman
David Leslie Johnson was raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He developed an early interest in storytelling and began writing plays in the second grade. He attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography and Cinema.
Not long after, he ...
32. Phil Hay
Writer | Destroyer
Phil Hay is a screenwriter and producer who works in partnership with Matt Manfredi. Together with director Karyn Kusama, the pair has made the critically-acclaimed films The Invitation (2015) and Destroyer (2018), the latter of which premiered at Telluride in 2018, garnered Nicole Kidman a Golden ...
33. Matt Manfredi
Writer | The Invitation
Matt Manfredi is a screenwriter, producer, and director. His credits, with writing partner Phil Hay, include The Invitation (2015), crazy/beautiful (2001), Ride Along (2014), Ride Along 2 (2016), and Clash of the Titans (2010). Manfredi and Hay also directed the independent feature Bug (2002), ...
34. 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 ...
35. Julie Taymor
Director | Frida
Julie Taymor is an Academy Award-nominated director, known for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007).
She was born on December 15, 1952, in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her father, Melvin Lester Taymor, was a gynecologist. Her mother, Elizabeth Bernstein, was a ...
36. 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 ...
38. Geoff Johns
Writer | The Flash
Geoff Johns is an American comic book and television writer, film and television producer.
He is the Chief Creative Officer at DC Comics, a position he has served in since 2010. His most notable work in different media has used the DC Comics characters Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash and Superman.
40. 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).
41. 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).
43. Alex Proyas
Director | Dark City
Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and ...
Writer | El laberinto del fauno
Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...
51. Roy Thomas
Writer | Conan the Destroyer
Roy Thomas was born on November 22, 1940 in Jackson, Missouri, USA as Roy William Thomas Jr. He is a writer, known for Conan the Destroyer (1984), Morbius (2021) and Red Sonja. He has been married to Dann Thomas since May 3, 1981. He was previously married to Jean Thomas.
52. 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 ...
53. Scott M. Gimple
Producer | The Walking Dead
Scott M. Gimple was born on March 29, 1971 in New Jersey, USA as Scott Michael Gimple. He is a producer and writer, known for The Walking Dead (2010), The Walking Dead: World Beyond (2020) and Fillmore! (2002). He has been married to Julia Wackenheim-Gimple since August 2009.
56. 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, "...
59. George Miller
Producer | Mad Max: Fury Road
George Miller is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and former medical doctor. He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, with The Road Warrior (1981) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) being hailed as amongst the greatest action films of all time. Aside from the Mad Max films, Miller...
61. John Collee
John Collee studied medicine at Edinburgh University and has worked as a doctor in the UK, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, the Solomon Islands, and the former Soviet Union.
In addition to his film and TV work he has written three novels - Kingsley's Touch, Paper Mask (1990) and The Rig, (all published by ...
65. Greg Berlanti
Director | Love, Simon
WGA, DGA and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti, is the force behind several of the most inventive and acclaimed works of film and television.
He is the writer, director and producer behind several of the most creative and lauded television series, including ABC's "...
67. Marc Guggenheim
Producer | Legends of Tomorrow
Marc Guggenheim was born on September 24, 1970 in Long Island, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016), Arrow (2012) and Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (2016). He is married to Tara Butters. They have two children.
68. Jeph Loeb
Producer | Daredevil
Jeph Loeb is a Peabody Award-winning and two-time Emmy Nominated Writer/Producer. His television credits include Jessica Jones (2015), Luke Cage (2016), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and Legion (2017), as well as Lost (2004) and Smallville (2001). His career started with writing and producing the ...
71. Craig Wright
Writer | Lost
Has written numerous plays, including, Orange Flower Water, Recent Tragic Events, Molly's Delicious, The Big Numbers, John Dory, Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty and The Pavilion (which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, as well as the American Theatre Critics' Association Best New ...
Writer | The Lego Batman Movie
Seth Grahame-Smith was born on January 4, 1976 in Rockville Centre, New York, USA as Seth Jared Greenberg. He is a writer and producer, known for The Lego Batman Movie (2017), It (2017) and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016). He has been married to Erin Stickle since 2004.
Writer | The Lego Movie
Christopher Miller was born on September 23, 1975 in Everett, Washington, USA as Christopher Robert Miller. He is a producer and writer, known for The Lego Movie (2014), Clone High (2002) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). He is married to Robyn Murgio. They have one child.
78. Chris Columbus
Producer | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "...
79. James Wan
Producer | The Conjuring 2
James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence (2007), Death Sentence (2007), Insidious (2010)...
82. Matt Reeves
Writer | Let Me In
Matthew George "Matt" Reeves was born April 27, 1966 in Rockville Center, New York, USA and is a writer, director and producer. Reeves began making movies at age eight, directing friends and using a wind-up camera. He befriended filmmaker J.J. Abrams when both were 13 years old and a public-access ...
83. J.J. Abrams
Producer | Lost
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...
84. Alfred Gough
Writer | Smallville
Alfred Gough was born on August 22, 1967 in Leonardtown, Maryland, USA as Alfred Fabian Gough III. He is a writer and producer, known for Smallville (2001), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and I Am Number Four (2011). He has been married to Beth Corets since September 1, 1996. They have three children.
87. Dan Harris
Writer | Superman Returns
Dan Harris is a writer/director and photographer with a diverse range of projects. As of June 2015, he's in development as the creator of an outer space television series, 'Manifest Destiny', with Legendary Pictures, and 'The Family' with Sony Pictures, SYFY Network, and producer Neal Moritz. Dan ...
88. Jon Favreau
Producer | Chef
Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director.
The amiable, husky-framed actor with the ...
90. 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.
93. Drew Goddard
Producer | The Martian
Drew Goddard was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He attended Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, New Mexico and graduated in 1993. He then attended the University of Colorado, and worked as a production assistant in L.A. after graduation. A spec script Drew wrote based on Six Feet Under (2001) ...
95. Brad Bird
Writer | The Incredibles
Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in...
99. Ed Solomon
Writer | Men in Black
Ed Solomon was born on September 15, 1960 in Saratoga, California, USA as Edward James Solomon. He is a writer and producer, known for Men in Black (1997), Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and Now You See Me 2 (2016). He was previously married to Cynthia Cleese.