My Favorite Screenwriters

by tupolev72 | created - 10 Jul 2012 | updated - 27 Aug 2016 | Public

1. 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 ...

2. Neill Blomkamp

Director | District 9

Neill Blomkamp was born on September 17, 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a director and writer, known for District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015). He is married to Terri Tatchell. They have one child.

3. 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).

4. Mark Bomback

Producer | War for the Planet of the Apes

Mark Bomback was born on August 29, 1971 in New Rochelle, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and Total Recall (2012).

5. Jeremy Brock

Writer | The Last King of Scotland

Jeremy Brock was born in 1959 in Brussels, Belgium. He is a writer and director, known for The Last King of Scotland (2006), Driving Lessons (2006) and How I Live Now (2013).

6. 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 ...

7. Russell T. Davies

Writer | Torchwood

Often described as a genius, Russell T. Davies is one of the leading British television writers of his generation, who specializes in emotional dramas, frequently with gay and sex-related adult themes. He was born in Swansea, Wales (UK) in 1963. After initially taking a BBC Television director's ...

8. Vince Gilligan

Producer | The X Files

George Vincent Gilligan Jr. (born February 10, 1967) is an American writer, producer, and director. He is known for his television work, specifically as creator, head writer, executive producer, and director of Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul. He was a writer and producer for The ...

9. 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).

10. 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).

11. Mark Heyman

Writer | Black Swan

Mark Heyman is a writer and producer, known for Black Swan (2010), The Skeleton Twins (2014) and Strange Angel (2018). He has been married to Diana Fithian since May 1, 2010.

12. Nahnatchka Khan

Producer | Fresh Off the Boat

Nahnatchka Khan was born on June 17, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Fresh Off the Boat (2015), American Dad! (2005) and Always Be My Maybe (2019).

13. Seth Lochhead

Writer | Hanna

Seth Lochhead was born on August 17, 1981 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. He is a writer and producer, known for Hanna (2011), Who Is Jake Ellis? and Hanna (2019).

14. Peter Morgan

Writer | Frost/Nixon

Peter Morgan was born on April 10, 1963 in London, England as Peter Julian Robin Morgan. He is a writer and producer, known for Frost/Nixon (2008), The Last King of Scotland (2006) and The Queen (2006).

15. Christopher Nolan

Writer | Dunkirk

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.

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16. Seth Rogen

Actor | This Is the End

An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.

Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...

17. David Seidler

Writer | The King's Speech

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

18. Oliver Stone

Producer | JFK

Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.

William Oliver Stone was ...

19. Peter Straughan

Writer | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Peter Straughan is a writer and director, known for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Frank (2014) and The Snowman (2017). He was previously married to Bridget O'Connor.

20. 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 ...

21. Lawrence Wright

Writer | The Looming Tower

Lawrence Wright is a writer and producer, known for The Looming Tower (2018), The Siege (1998) and Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015).



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