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1. 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).

2. Douglas Day Stewart

Writer | An Officer and a Gentleman

Douglas Day Stewart is a writer and director, known for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), The Blue Lagoon (1980) and The Scarlet Letter (1995). He is married to Judith Gersten. He was previously married to Ally Downs and Joani Stewart.

3. George Gallo

Writer | Bad Boys

George Gallo moved from Mamaroneck, New York and relocated in Los Angeles in 1982. After 4 years, he got the film "Wise Guys" produced with Danny Devito and Joe Piscopo. The classic buddy/cops and robbers picture "Midnight Run" came next with Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Then in 1990, he ...

4. Heywood Gould

Writer | Cocktail

Heywood Gould is a writer and producer, known for Cocktail (1988), The Boys from Brazil (1978) and One Good Cop (1991).

5. Dale Launer

Writer | My Cousin Vinny

Dale Launer was born on May 19, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for My Cousin Vinny (1992), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) and The Hustle (2019).

6. 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 ...

7. 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).

8. Menno Meyjes

Writer | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Menno Meyjes was born in 1954 in Bloemendaal, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. He is a writer and director, known for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Color Purple (1985) and The Siege (1998).

9. David Koepp

Writer | Jurassic Park

David Koepp was born on June 9, 1963 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Stir of Echoes (1999) and Mission: Impossible (1996).

10. Eric Red

Writer | 100 Feet

Writer/director Eric Red was born as Eric Joseph Durdaller on February 16, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was raised in Manhattan. He specializes in hard, edgy pictures that have tough, no-nonsense tones and frequently address the darker aspects of human nature. Red attended the AFI ...

11. David S. Goyer

Writer | Batman Begins

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 Begins (2005), Dark City (1998) and The Dark Knight (2008). He is married to Marina Black. They have two children.

12. Steve Kloves

Writer | The Fabulous Baker Boys

Steve Kloves was born on March 18, 1960 in Austin, Texas, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Wonder Boys (2000) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).

13. Randall Wallace

Writer | We Were Soldiers

Randall Wallace was born on July 28, 1949 in Jackson, Tennessee, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for We Were Soldiers (2002), Pearl Harbor (2001) and Braveheart (1995).

14. 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,...

15. 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).

16. 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 ...

17. Steven Zaillian

Writer | Searching for Bobby Fischer

Steven Zaillian was born on January 30, 1953 in Fresno, California, USA as Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian. He is a writer and producer, known for Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Schindler's List (1993) and A Civil Action (1998).

18. Chuck Russell

Director | The Mask

Chuck Russell was born on May 9, 1958 in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. He is a director and producer, known for The Mask (1994), The Blob (1988) and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). He has been married to Ania Zeyne since November 29, 2007.

19. David Seltzer

Writer | Shining Through

David Seltzer was born on February 12, 1940 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Shining Through (1992), The Omen (1976) and Dragonfly (2002). He has been married to Carrie Hauman since January 17, 2010. He was previously married to Eugenia Zukerman.

20. David Mamet

Writer | House of Games

David Mamet was born on November 30, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as David Alan Mamet. He is a writer and producer, known for House of Games (1987), State and Main (2000) and Wag the Dog (1997). He has been married to Rebecca Pidgeon since September 22, 1991. They have two children. He was ...



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