Oscar Crew

by IceBreaker14 | created - 20 Jul 2016 | updated - 20 Jul 2016 | Public

1. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Producer | The Revenant

Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.

González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born ...

5. Spike Jonze

Producer | Her

Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under the ...

6. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

7. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

8. David Seidler

Writer | The King's Speech

David Seidler was born in 1937 in London, England. He is a writer, known for The King's Speech (2010), Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988) and Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988).

9. Mark Boal

Producer | The Hurt Locker

Mark Boal was born on January 23, 1973 in New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Hurt Locker (2008), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and Detroit (2017).

10. Dustin Lance Black

Writer | Milk

Dustin Lance Black was born on June 10, 1974 in Sacramento, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Milk (2008), When We Rise (2017) and J. Edgar (2011). He has been married to Tom Daley since May 6, 2017.

11. 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 ...

12. 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 ...

For Crash (2004) (story/screenplay); shared with Bobby Moresco (screenplay)

13. Bobby Moresco

Producer | Crash

Academy Award winning writer, director and producer Bobby Moresco started out as an actor in New York City, where he was raised in the Hell's Kitchen district of Manhattan, three blocks and a world away from Broadway.

After studying acting with the widely respected Wynn Handman and Peggy Fuery, ...

For Crash (2004) (screenplay); shared with Paul Haggis (story/screenplay)

14. Pierre Bismuth

Writer | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Pierre Bismuth is a London-based artist who helped develop the story with French director Michael Gondry and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, which Kaufman took over and turned into the brilliant screenplay "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".

For Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) (story); shared with Michel Gondry (story) and Charlie Kaufman (story/screenplay)

15. Michel Gondry

Director | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band ...

For Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) (story); shared with Pierre Bismuth (story) and Charlie Kaufman (story/screenplay)

16. Charlie Kaufman

Writer | Anomalisa

Avid reader Charlie Kaufman wrote plays and made short films as a young student. He moved from Massapequa, New York to West Hartford, Connecticut in 1972 where he attended high school. As a comedic actor, he performed in school plays and, after graduation, he enrolled at Boston University but soon ...

For Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) (story/screenplay); shared with Pierre Bismuth (story) and Michel Gondry (story)

17. Sofia Coppola

Actress | The Godfather: Part III

Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere (2010), Lost in Translation (2003) and Marie Antoinette (2006). She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was ...

18. Pedro Almodóvar

Writer | Hable con ella

The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study ...

19. Julian Fellowes

Writer | Gosford Park

Julian Fellowes was born on August 17, 1949 in Cairo, Egypt as Julian Alexander Fellowes. He is an actor and writer, known for Gosford Park (2001), Downton Abbey (2010) and From Time to Time (2009). He has been married to Emma Joy Kitchener-Fellowes since April 28, 1990. They have one child.

20. Cameron Crowe

Writer | Almost Famous

Certainly idiosyncratic as a writer, Cameron Crowe has created a series of scripts that, while liked by the critics, were considered offbeat and difficult to market.

Cameron Bruce Crowe was born in Palm Springs, California, to Alice Marie Crowe (née George), a teacher and activist, and James A. ...

21. Alan Ball

Producer | American Beauty

Alan Ball was born on May 13, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Alan E. Ball. He is a producer and writer, known for American Beauty (1999), Six Feet Under (2001) and True Blood (2008).

22. Marc Norman

Writer | Shakespeare in Love

Marc Norman was born on February 10, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Marc Brian Norman. He is a writer and director, known for Shakespeare in Love (1998), Cutthroat Island (1995) and Breakout (1975). He has been married to Dale Moore since 1967. They have two children.

23. Tom Stoppard

Writer | Shakespeare in Love

Tom Stoppard was born on July 3, 1937 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia as Tomas Straussler. He is a writer and actor, known for Shakespeare in Love (1998), Brazil (1985) and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990). He has been married to Sabrina Guinness since 2014. He was previously married to ...

24. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...

25. Matt Damon

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and ...

26. Joel Coen

Writer | Fargo

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for Fargo (1996), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and A Serious Man (2009). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.

For Fargo (1996); shared with Ethan Coen

27. Ethan Coen

Producer | Inside Llewyn Davis

Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), A Serious Man (2009) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two children.

For Fargo (1996); shared with Joel Coen

28. 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...

29. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

For Pulp Fiction (1994) (story/screenplay); shared with Roger Avary (story)

30. Roger Avary

Writer | Pulp Fiction

Award-winning filmmaker Roger Avary first began experimenting in Beta I video and 8mm film formats during the late 1970s. In 1983, his Super-8mm supernatural thriller The Worm Turns won Best Film from the Los Angeles Film Teachers Association Film Expo. He went on to attend the Pasadena Art Center ...

For Pulp Fiction (1994) (story); shared with Quentin Tarantino (story/screenplay)

31. Jane Campion

Writer | The Piano

Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early...

32. Neil Jordan

Writer | The Crying Game

Neil Jordan was born on February 25, 1950 in Sligo, Ireland. He is a writer and producer, known for The Crying Game (1992), Michael Collins (1996) and Breakfast on Pluto (2005). He has been married to Brenda Rawn since June 30, 2004. They have two children. He was previously married to Vivienne ...

33. Callie Khouri

Writer | Thelma & Louise

Raised in Texas and Kentucky by her doctor father and mother. Went to Purdue University to study landscape architecture but switched to drama. Moved to Nashville after college to be with her family before heading to Los Angeles in 1982 to study at the Strasburg Institute. Worked for a commercials ...

34. Bruce Joel Rubin

Writer | Ghost

Bruce Joel Rubin was born on March 10, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Ghost (1990), Deep Impact (1998) and Jacob's Ladder (1990). He has been married to Blanche Rubin since January 29, 1970. They have two children.

35. Tom Schulman

Writer | Dead Poets Society

Tom Schulman was born on October 20, 1950 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Dead Poets Society (1989), 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997) and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989).

36. Ronald Bass

Writer | Rain Man

Ronald Bass was born on March 26, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ronald Jay Bass. He is a writer and producer, known for Rain Man (1988), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and Entrapment (1999). He has been married to Christine Ann Thomas since June 3, 1978. They have two children. He was ...

For Rain Man (1988) (screenplay); shared with Barry Morrow (story/screenplay)

37. Barry Morrow

Writer | Rain Man

Barry Morrow is an Emmy and Academy Award winning writer/producer best known for his original story and screenplay for the 1988 Best Picture, "Rain Man (1988)". Morrow's autobiographical story, "Bill (1981)", starring Dennis Quaid and the late Mickey Rooney, was hailed by the New York Times as ...

For Rain Man (1988) (story/screenplay); shared with Ronald Bass

38. John Patrick Shanley

Writer | Moonstruck

John Patrick Shanley was born on October 3, 1950 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer, known for Moonstruck (1987), Doubt (2008) and Congo (1995).

39. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

40. William Kelley

Writer | Witness

William Kelley was born on May 27, 1929 in Staten Island, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Witness (1985), Gunsmoke (1955) and How the West Was Won (1976). He was married to Nina Kelley. He died on February 3, 2003 in Bishop, California, USA.

For Witness (1985) (story/screenplay); shared with Earl W. Wallace (story/screenplay) and Pamela Wallace (story)

41. Earl W. Wallace

Writer | Witness

Earl W. Wallace is known for his work on Witness (1985), How the West Was Won (1976) and Tales of the Unexpected (1977).

For Witness (1985) (story/screenplay); shared with William Kelley (story/screenplay) and Pamela Wallace (story)

42. Pamela Wallace

Writer | Witness

Pamela Wallace is a writer and producer, known for Witness (1985), Love's Unending Legacy (2007) and The Place God Forgot.

For Witness (1985) (story); shared with William Kelley (story/screenplay) and Earl W. Wallace (story/screenplay)

43. Robert Benton

Writer | Kramer vs. Kramer

Robert Benton was born on September 29, 1932 in Waxahachie, Texas, USA as Robert Douglas Benton. He is a writer and director, known for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Superman (1978).

44. Horton Foote

Writer | To Kill a Mockingbird

Horton Foote, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist and Oscar-winning screenwriter, was born on March 14, 1916, in Wharton, Texas. He says at the age of ten, he had a "calling" to become an actor, and when he was 16 he convinced his parents to allow him to go to acting school. With their blessing he...

45. John Briley

Writer | Gandhi

John Briley was born on June 25, 1925 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Gandhi (1982), Molokai (1999) and Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992).

46. Colin Welland

Writer | Chariots of Fire

In a career of over 30 years this Lancashire-born former art teacher has achieved great success in acting, both in television and film and writing, for television, film and stage.

His first film appearance is perhaps still his best-loved, the sympathetic Mr Farthing in Kes (1969), for which he won a...

47. Bo Goldman

Writer | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

There are but a few select screenwriters who are spoken of with the kind of reverence usually reserved for film Directors - Robert Towne, Alvin Sargent and Bo Goldman. Goldman is a screenwriter's screenwriter, and one of the most honored in motion picture history. The recipient of two Academy ...

48. Steve Tesich

Writer | Breaking Away

Born in Yugoslavia, Tesich was 14 when he came to America and settled in East Chicago, Indiana. His father, a machinist, died in 1962. He graduated from Indiana University in 1965 and did graduate work at Columbia University where he began to write plays. 'Breaking Away (1979)' won Tesich an Oscar ...

49. Robert C. Jones

Editor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Robert C. Jones was born on March 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Clifford Jones. He is an editor, known for It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), Coming Home (1978) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). He is married to Sylvia Hirsch Jones. They have one child.

For Coming Home (1978) (screenplay); shared with Waldo Salt (screenplay) and Nancy Dowd (story)

50. 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 ...

For Coming Home (1978) (screenplay); shared with Robert C. Jones (screenplay) and Nancy Dowd (story)

51. Nancy Dowd

Writer | Slap Shot

Nancy Dowd was born in 1945 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA. She is a writer and director, known for Slap Shot (1977), Coming Home (1978) and Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982).

For Coming Home (1978) (story); shared with Robert C. Jones (screenplay) and Waldo Salt (screenplay)

52. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

53. Marshall Brickman

Writer | Annie Hall

Marshall Brickman was born on August 25, 1939 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Marshall Michael Brickman. He is a writer and producer, known for Annie Hall (1977), Sleeper (1973) and Manhattan (1979). He has been married to Nina Feinberg since 1978. They have two children.

54. Paddy Chayefsky

Writer | Network

Author, producer and composer who earned a Bachelor of Science degree from CCNY, then a Purple Heart during World War II while serving in the US Army. Joining ASCAP in 1955, his chief musical collaborators included George Bassman and Harry Warren. His popular-song compositions include "Marty" and "...

55. Frank Pierson

Writer | Dog Day Afternoon

Frank Pierson was born on May 12, 1925 in Chappaqua, New York, USA as Frank Romer Pierson. He was a producer and writer, known for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Presumed Innocent (1990) and Cool Hand Luke (1967). He was married to Helene Szamet, Dori Pierson and Polly Stokes. He died on July 22, 2012 ...

56. Robert Towne

Writer | Chinatown

Writer, director, producer, actor. Born in Los Angeles, California, USA, and raised in the seaport town of San Pedro. Got his start acting and writing for legendary exploitation director/producer Roger Corman. Came into his own during the 1970s when he was regarded as one of the finest ...

57. David S. Ward

Writer | The Sting

David S. Ward was born on October 25, 1945 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA as David Schad Ward. He is a writer, known for The Sting (1973), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and Major League (1989). He is married to Marie-Louis White. He was previously married to Christine Atwood and Rosanna DeSoto.

58. Jeremy Larner

Writer | The Candidate

Jeremy Larner was born on March 20, 1937. He is a writer, known for The Candidate (1972), Drive, He Said (1971) and The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973).

59. Paddy Chayefsky

Writer | Network

Author, producer and composer who earned a Bachelor of Science degree from CCNY, then a Purple Heart during World War II while serving in the US Army. Joining ASCAP in 1955, his chief musical collaborators included George Bassman and Harry Warren. His popular-song compositions include "Marty" and "...

60. Francis Ford Coppola

Producer | Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...

61. Edmund H. North

Writer | Patton

Edmund H. North was born on March 12, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Patton (1970), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008). He was married to Colette Ford. He died on August 28, 1990 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

62. William Goldman

Writer | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Screenwriter, novelist, playwright, non-fiction author. Born in Highland Park, Illinois, USA, began his career as a novelist in 1957. Started writing screenplays in 1965 with "Masquerade". A two-time Academy Award Winner, he is one of the most successful screenwriters and script doctors in ...

63. Mel Brooks

Actor | Spaceballs

Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to ...

64. William Rose

Writer | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

William Rose was born on December 12, 1914 in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA as William Arthur Rose. He was a writer, known for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) and The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966). He was married to Tania Rose. He died ...

65. Claude Lelouch

Director | Un homme et une femme

Claude Lelouch was born on October 30, 1937 in Paris, France. He is a writer and director, known for A Man and a Woman (1966), Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté (1988) and Les misérables (1995). He is married to Valérie Perrin. He was previously married to Alessandra Martines, ...

For Un homme et une femme (1966) (story/screenplay); shared with Pierre Uytterhoeven (screenplay)

66. Pierre Uytterhoeven

Writer | Un homme et une femme

Pierre Uytterhoeven is a writer and assistant director, known for A Man and a Woman (1966), And Now My Love (1974) and And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002).

For Un homme et une femme (1966) (screenplay); shared with Claude Lelouch (story/screenplay)

67. Frederic Raphael

Writer | Eyes Wide Shut

Frederic Raphael was born on August 14, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Frederic Michael Raphael. He is a writer and actor, known for Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Two for the Road (1967) and Darling (1965). He has been married to Sylvia Betty Glatt since January 17, 1955.

68. Peter Stone

Writer | Charade

Peter Stone was born on February 27, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Peter Hess Stone. He was a writer and actor, known for Charade (1963), Father Goose (1964) and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). He was married to Mary O'Hanley. He died on April 26, 2003 in Manhattan, New York ...

69. Frank Tarloff

Writer | Father Goose

Frank Tarloff was born on February 4, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Father Goose (1964), A Guide for the Married Man (1967) and Shirley's World (1971). He was married to Lee Tarloff. He died on June 25, 1999 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

70. James R. Webb

Writer | How the West Was Won

During World War II, Webb served in North Africa as personal aide to General Lloyd R. Fredendall, the commander of the U.S. Second Corps. He was present during the defeat of the American forces at the battle of Kasserine Pass, after which Fredendall was relieved of command and sent back to the U.S..

71. Ennio De Concini

Writer | Divorzio all'italiana

Ennio De Concini was born on December 9, 1923 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Divorce Italian Style (1961), The Facts of Murder (1959) and The Red Tent (1969). He died on November 17, 2008 in Rome.

72. Pietro Germi

Writer | Un maledetto imbroglio

Pietro Germi was born on September 14, 1914 in Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for The Facts of Murder (1959), Il ferroviere (1956) and Divorce Italian Style (1961). He was married to Olga D'Aiello and Anna Bancio. He died on December 5, 1974 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

73. Alfredo Giannetti

Writer | Divorzio all'italiana

Alfredo Giannetti was born on April 16, 1924 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Divorce Italian Style (1961), Giorno per giorno, disperatamente (1961) and The Facts of Murder (1959). He died on July 30, 1995 in Rome.

74. William Inge

Writer | Splendor in the Grass

William (Motter) Inge brought small-town life in the American Midwest to Broadway with four successive dramatic triumphs: "Come Back Little Sheba" (1950), "Picnic" (1953; Pulitzer Prize), "Bus Stop" (1955) and "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" (1957). With the exception of his Academy ...

75. I.A.L. Diamond

Writer | The Apartment

I.A.L. Diamond was born on June 27, 1920 in Ungheni, Romania as Itek Domnici. He was a writer and producer, known for The Apartment (1960), Some Like It Hot (1959) and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970). He was married to Barbara Ann Bentley. He died on April 21, 1988 in Beverly Hills, ...

76. Billy Wilder

Writer | The Apartment

Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...

77. Clarence Greene

Producer | The Well

Clarence Greene was born on August 10, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for The Well (1951), The Thief (1952) and Pillow Talk (1959). He died on June 17, 1995 in California, USA.

For Pillow Talk (1959) (story); shared with Maurice Richlin (screenplay), Russell Rouse (story), and Stanley Shapiro (screenplay)

78. Maurice Richlin

Writer | The Pink Panther

Maurice Richlin was born on February 23, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He was a writer, known for The Pink Panther (1963), Pillow Talk (1959) and Operation Petticoat (1959). He died on November 13, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

For Pillow Talk (1959) (screenplay); shared with Clarence Greene (story), Russell Rouse (story), and Stanley Shapiro (screenplay)

79. Russell Rouse

Writer | The Well

Russell Rouse was born on November 20, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for The Well (1951), The Thief (1952) and Pillow Talk (1959). He was married to Beverly Michaels. He died on October 2, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

For Pillow Talk (1959) (story); shared with Clarence Greene (story), Maurice Richlin (screenplay), and Stanley Shapiro (screenplay)

80. Stanley Shapiro

Writer | That Touch of Mink

American writer/producer with radio and television experience prior to working in films. He was noted chiefly for a brace of glossy comedies (three of them starring Doris Day) made between 1959-62.

For Pillow Talk (1959) (screenplay); shared with Clarence Greene (story), Maurice Richlin (screenplay), and Russell Rouse (story)

81. Nedrick Young

Writer | The Defiant Ones

Nedrick Young was born on March 23, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Defiant Ones (1958), Inherit the Wind (1960) and Dead Men Walk (1943). He was married to Elizabeth MacRae and Frances Sage. He died on September 16, 1968 in Los Angeles, California...

82. Harold Jacob Smith

Writer | The Defiant Ones

Harold Jacob Smith was born on July 2, 1912 in New York, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The Defiant Ones (1958), Inherit the Wind (1960) and Enchanted Island (1958). He died on December 28, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

83. George Wells

Writer | Designing Woman

The son of a vaudevillian Billy K. Wells, Wells graduated from New York University and began as a writer for radio ('The Jack Pearl Show','Lux Radio Theater'). In 1943, he joined MGM under contract as a screenwriter, rapidly acquiring a reputation for lending a deft touch and inventiveness to light...

84. Albert Lamorisse

Director | Le ballon rouge

A former photographer, he turned to directing short subjects in the late 40s, soon acquiring an international reputation for the poetic quality of his short and medium-length films involving the fantasy world of children. Both his White Mane (1953) and The Red Balloon (1956) received a grand prize ...

85. Sonya Levien

Writer | Interrupted Melody

Sonya, a graduate with a law degree from New York University, briefly practiced law before becoming a magazine editor and fiction writer. After several of her stories were adapted to the screen, she became a screenwriter. Levien wrote several screenplays for Will Rogers films and for Fox studios ...

86. William Ludwig

Writer | Interrupted Melody

Widow Susan: 1915, New York - 8 February 2002, Santa Monica, California.

87. Budd Schulberg

Writer | On the Waterfront

Budd Schulberg was born on March 27, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA as Seymour Wilson Schulberg. He was a writer and producer, known for On the Waterfront (1954), Everglades (1961) and A Face in the Crowd (1957). He was married to Betsy Ann Langman, Geraldine Brooks, Agnes Virginia Anderson ...

88. Charles Brackett

Writer | Sunset Blvd.

Charles Brackett, born in Saratoga Springs, New York, of Scottish ancestry, followed in his attorney-father's footsteps and graduated with a law degree from Harvard University in 1920. He practised law for several years, before commencing work as drama critic for The New Yorker (1925-29), in ...

89. Richard L. Breen

Writer | Titanic

(1954-1955) First president of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw)

90. Walter Reisch

Writer | Titanic

After completing studies in literature at the University of Vienna, Walter Reisch began his screen career as an extra and title writer in 1918. He eventually made the acquaintance of Stephan Lorant, a refuge from the Horty regime in Hungary, who, within a single year, had made a name for himself in...

91. T.E.B. Clarke

Writer | The Lavender Hill Mob

T.E.B. 'Tibby' Clarke graduated with a law degree from Cambridge University, but decided that writing was more his forte. He started on that career path first as writer for a magazine in Australia, than back in London freelancing as a journalist. He also had jobs on Fleet Street, worked in ...

92. Alan Jay Lerner

Writer | An American in Paris

Playwright/lyricist Alan Jay Lerner was born into a wealthy New York City retailing family. His professional association with Frederick Loewe started in 1942 when they teamed up to write "Life of the Party". Their first Broadway success was the 1947 musical fantasy "Brigadoon." Lerner adapted work ...

93. Charles Brackett

Writer | Sunset Blvd.

Charles Brackett, born in Saratoga Springs, New York, of Scottish ancestry, followed in his attorney-father's footsteps and graduated with a law degree from Harvard University in 1920. He practised law for several years, before commencing work as drama critic for The New Yorker (1925-29), in ...

94. D.M. Marshman Jr.

Writer | Sunset Blvd.

Prior to his work as a a screenwriter, Marshman was an influential film critic for Life magazine.

95. Billy Wilder

Writer | The Apartment

Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...

96. Robert Pirosh

Writer | Battleground

Robert Pirosh enjoyed a lengthy Hollywood career, which began when he was signed by MGM, along with fellow newcomer George Seaton , as a contributing writer in 1934. His most notable success was garnering the Academy Award for his screenplay of Battleground (1949), a film based on the Second World ...

97. Sidney Sheldon

Writer | Annie Get Your Gun

Sheldon was born in Chicago on February 17, 1917. He began writing as a youngster and at the age of ten he made his first sale of a poem for $10. During the Depression, he worked at a variety of jobs and while attending Northwestern University he contributed short plays to drama groups.

At seventeen...

98. Muriel Box

Writer | The Seventh Veil

Born at Lime Grove, New Malden, Surrey.

99. Sydney Box

Producer | The Seventh Veil

Sydney Box was born on April 29, 1907 in Beckenham, Kent, England. He was a producer and writer, known for The Seventh Veil (1945), The Smugglers (1947) and Forbidden Cargo (1954). He was married to Muriel Box. He died on May 25, 1983 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

100. Richard Schweizer

Writer | The Search

His father was a chief-hairstylist and director of the Zurich Drama Society.



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