Screenwriters in History (Part 2)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 160 of 160

  • 1950-03-04 Ofelia Medina, Mexican actress and screenwriter
  • 1950-06-03 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1950-11-10 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (d. 2005)
  • 1951-05-25 Bob Gale, American screenwriter
  • 1951-09-25 Pedro Almodovar, Spanish filmmaker (Women the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Matador), born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain
  • 1954-01-06 Anthony Minghella, director and screenwriter (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1954-02-11 Wesley Strick, American screenwriter
  • 1954-03-09 Keven Wade, Chappaqua NY, screen writer (Working Girls)
  • 1955-01-12 Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter
  • 1955-10-18 David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • 1955-11-19 Sam Hamm, American screenwriter
  • 1956-06-02 Mani Ratnam, Indian film director, screenwriter and producer
  • 1956-09-11 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director
  • 1956-11-08 Richard Curtis, British screenwriter
  • 1957-03-25 Jim Uhls, American screenwriter
  • 1957-05-13 Alan Ball, American screenwriter, director, and producer
  • 1957-09-25 Rupert Haselden, journalist/Screenwriter
  • 1957-12-29 Paul Rudnick, American screenwriter/playwright
  • 1958-04-30 Charles Berling, French actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1958-07-14 Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.
  • 1958-08-20 Patricia Rozema, Canadian film director and screenwriter
  • 1958-11-19 Charlie Kaufman, American screenwriter (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), born in New York City
  • 1959-01-10 Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter
  • 1959-10-18 Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  • 1960-07-02 Terry Rossio, American screenwriter
  • 1961-01-09 Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
  • 1961-05-19 Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
  • 1961-07-15 Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter
  • 1961-09-24 John Logan, American screenwriter
  • 1961-11-20 Larry Karaszewski, American screenwriter
  • 1963-01-12 François Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter

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1963-03-27 Quentin Tarantino, American director and screenwriter (Pulp Fiction), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
  • 1963-06-16 Scott Alexander, American screenwriter
  • 1964-06-02 Caroline Link, German film director and screenwriter
  • 1964-06-23 Joss Whedon, American director, screenwriter and producer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avengers), born in New York City
  • 1965-03-14 Kevin Williamson, American screenwriter
  • 1965-08-23 Roger Avary, Canadian-born screenwriter, director, and producer
  • 1965-11-08 Craig Chester, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1966-06-24 Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director and screenwriter (The Unbelievable Truth), born in Queens, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1966-11-30 David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter
  • 1967-08-02 Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter
  • 1967-08-22 Alfred Gough, American screenwriter
  • 1968-01-06 John Singleton, director/screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood)
  • 1968-02-11 Mo Willems, American author and screenwriter
  • 1968-07-13 Christian Taylor, British screenwriter
  • 1970-01-13 Shonda Rhimes, American screenwriter/creator (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal), born in Chicago Illinois
  • 1970-08-04 John August, American screenwriter
  • 1971-04-01 Lachy Hulme, Australian actor and screenwriter
  • 1972-10-07 Ben Younger, American screenwriter and film director
  • 1972-10-10 Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter
  • 1973-05-02 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German film director and screenwriter
  • 1976-07-14 Kirsten Sheridan, Irish film director and screenwriter
  • 1976-09-08 Sarah Kucserka, American screenwriter
  • 1976-12-22 Brian A. Alexander, American screenwriter and director
  • 1977-01-17 Leigh Whannell, Australian screenwriter/actor
  • 1977-10-17 Bryan Bertino, American film director and screenwriter
  • 1978-06-14 Diablo Cody, American screenwriter
  • 1978-12-19 Patrick Casey, American screenwriter and actor
  • 1979-07-18 Jared Hess, American film director and screenwriter
  • 1980-02-14 Josh Senter, American screenwriter

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Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 101 - 126 of 126

  • 2009-07-31 Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2009-08-04 Blake Snyder, American screenwriter (b. 1957)
  • 2009-08-05 Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1914)
  • 2009-09-27 Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2009-11-28 Gilles Carle, Canadian screenwriter and film director (b. 1928)
  • 2009-12-17 Dan O'Bannon, Screenwriter, after a short illness (b.1943)
  • 2010-01-21 Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
  • 2010-09-12 Claude Chabrol, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2012-01-05 Frederica Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 111
  • 2012-01-06 Robert Dozier, Hollywood screenwriter, dies at 81
  • 2012-03-14 Pierre Schoendoerffer, French Academy Award winning director and screen writer, dies from surgical complications at 83
  • 2012-04-04 Claude Miller, French director and screen writer, dies at 70
  • 2012-06-26 Nora Ephron, American author/screenwriter, dies from pneumonia at 71
  • 2013-01-15 Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director and screen writer, dies at 80
  • 2013-03-26 Don Payne, American television and screen writer, dies from bone cancer at 48
  • 2013-04-03 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-born British and American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85
  • 2013-04-12 Michael France, American screenwriter, dies from complications from diabetes at 51
  • 2013-06-23 Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, dies at 87

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2014-04-17 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • 2014-06-30 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84
  • 2015-11-02 Colin Welland, screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs), dies at 81
  • 2015-11-04 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2015-11-30 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (Carnival Night), dies at 88
  • 2016-01-19 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), dies at 84
  • 2016-03-01 Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], actor and tv screenwriter (Coronation Street), dies at 79
  • 2016-09-20 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), dies at 71