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2. Sam Raimi
Director | Spider-Man
Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead (1981). From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making ...
3. 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...
4. 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.
5. 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).
6. 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).
9. Steve Niles
Writer | 30 Days of Night
Steve Niles is one of the writers responsible for bringing horror comics back to prominence. Currently writing "Wake the Dead", "Freaks of the Heartland", "Fused: Think Like a Machine" and "Love Me Tenderloin: A Cal Macdonald Mystery" for Dark Horse Comics and "Hyde" and "Dark Days" for IDW, Niles ...
11. Ronald Harwood
Writer | The Pianist
Born in South-Africa in 1934, Ronald Harwood moved to London in 1951 to pursue a career in the theater. After attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, he joined the Shakespeare Company of Sir Donald Wolfit, one of the last 'actor-manager' of Great-Britain. From 1953 to 1958, Harwood became the ...
12. Kevin Grevioux
Actor | Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kevin Grevioux was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in various other states including Alaska, Oklahoma, Massachusetts (Boston), and New Jersey. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Microbiology, afterwards attending ...
15. 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 ...
20. 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.
21. 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.
26. Simon Pegg
Actor | Shaun of the Dead
English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was ...
29. 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 ...
30. Jonathan Nolan
Writer | The Prestige
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, "...
31. 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 ...
37. 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), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) and Fillmore! (2002). He has been married to Julia Wackenheim-Gimple since August 2009.
40. Andrew Adamson
Writer | Shrek 2
Andrew Adamson was born on December 1, 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a producer and writer, known for Shrek 2 (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and Shrek (2001). He has been married to Gyulnara Karaeva since January 16, 2016. He was previously ...
41. Andrew Stanton
Writer | WALL·E
Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (or "CalArts") in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. After graduation, Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse: The New ...
42. 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.
46. John August
Writer | Big Fish
John August's screenwriting credits include Go (1999), Big Fish (2003), Titan A.E. (2000), Charlie's Angels (2000), and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003).
Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John earned a degree in journalism from Drake University in Iowa and an MFA in film from the Peter ...
49. 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, "...
51. 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.
52. 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 ...
54. Fran Walsh
Fran Walsh was born on January 10, 1959 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is known for her work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). She has been married to Peter Jackson ...
55. 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, ...
56. 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.
57. Jeph Loeb
Producer | Heroes
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 ...
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. Tom DeSanto
Producer | X-Men
Tom DeSanto is a founding writer/producer behind some of the biggest franchises in movie history (X-Men, Transformers). DeSanto's films have grossed more than $4.47 billion dollars worldwide with a per film average of more than $746 million at the box office, in addition to billions more in home ...
67. 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 ...
68. 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 ...
69. Ashley Miller
Producer | Black Sails
Was a member of the first graduating class of the Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology in Fairfax, Virginia. Graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Was active in on-campus politics in college, and generally regarded as a scourge to the ...
72. 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 ...
76. 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 ...
78. 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,...
79. Walter Hill
Writer | 48 Hrs.
Hill was born in Long Beach, California and educated at Mexico City College and Michigan State University. He worked in oil drilling and construction in the 60s before becoming a 2nd assistant director in 1967. He has written and co-written screenplays, including several uncredited works. He has ...
81. Fred Dekker
Writer | The Monster Squad
Writer/director Fred Dekker was born on April 9, 1959 in San Francisco, California. An avid comic book fan, monster movie buff, and film nerd from an early age, Dekker was rejected by both USC and UCLA film schools. He wound up attending UCLA as an English major instead. His fellow UCLA classmates ...
83. James V. Hart
Writer | Contact
James V. Hart was born on January 22, 1947 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA as James Von Allmen Hart. He is a writer and producer, known for Contact (1997), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and Sahara (2005). He has been married to Judith Nugent-Hart since August 24, 1973. They have two children.
86. Craig Bolotin
Writer | Black Rain
Craig Bolotin is an American screenwriter and film director. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley where he studied philosophy and penned film reviews. His screenwriting break came with his first uncredited rewrite for the critically acclaimed "Desperately Seeking Susan," ...
88. 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 ...
Writer | Les Misérables
William Nicholson was born in 1948 in England as William Benedict Nicholson. He is an editor and writer, known for Les Misérables (2012), Gladiator (2000) and Unbroken (2014). He has been married to Virginia Nicholson since 1988. They have three children.
94. 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) ...
Writer | Legends of the Fall
Bill Wittliff was born in Taft, a small town in south Texas, in 1940. After his parents divorced, he and his brother Jim moved with their mother to Gregory, Texas, where Mrs. Wittliff ran a small telephone office during World War II (these experiences provided the basis for "Raggedy Man," ...
98. 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.