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Screenwriters in History (Part 3)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 201 - 266 of 266

  • 1957-05-13 Alan Ball, American screenwriter, director, and producer
  • 1957-07-13 Cameron Crowe, American journalist (Rolling Stone), film director (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire), and screenwriter (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Palm Springs, California
  • 1957-12-29 Paul Rudnick, American screenwriter & playwright, born in Piscataway, New Jersey
  • 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 (I've Heard the Mermaids Singing), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1958-11-19 Charlie Kaufman, American screenwriter (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-01-10 Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter, born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1959-10-18 Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  • 1960-03-13 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2005)
  • 1960-07-02 Terry Rossio, American screenwriter
  • 1960-10-31 Arnaud Desplechin, French film director and screenwriter, born in Roubaix, France
  • 1961-01-09 Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
  • 1961-05-19 Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
  • 1961-06-09 Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter and playwright (A Few Good Men; The West Wing), born in New York City
  • 1961-07-15 Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter
  • 1961-09-24 John Logan, American screenwriter and playwright (Gladiator), born in San Diego, California
  • 1961-11-20 Larry Karaszewski, American screenwriter (Ed Wood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-01-12 François Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter, born in Saint-Félicien, Quebec

Person of interestQuentin Tarantino

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
  • 1964-02-06 Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian director & screenwriter (The Return), born in Novosibirsk, USSR
  • 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 NYC, New York
  • 1965-03-14 Kevin Williamson, American screenwriter
  • 1965-08-23 Roger Avary, Canadian-American screenwriter, director, and producer (Pulp Fiction), born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1965-11-08 Craig Chester, American actor and screenwriter, born in West Covina, California
  • 1965-11-16 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Italian-French actress, screenwriter and film director (A Castle in Italy, Normal People), born in Turin, Italy
  • 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
  • 1967-01-25 Mark Bamford, American film director & screenwriter, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1967-06-12 Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and screenwriter, born in Madrid
  • 1967-08-02 Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter, born in France
  • 1967-08-08 Lee Unkrich, American film editor, animator, screenwriter, and director (Toy Story 3; Coco), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1967-08-22 Alfred Gough, American screenwriter and producer, born in Leonardtown, Maryland
  • 1968-01-06 John Singleton, American director and screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • 1968-02-11 Mo Willems, American author & screenwriter, born in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • 1968-04-04 Jennifer Lynch, American film director, screenwriter and author of The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-07-13 Christian Taylor, British screenwriter
  • 1969-02-06 David Hayter, Canadian-American Voice actor & screenwriter (Solid Snake), born in Santa Monica, California

Person of interestShonda Rhimes

1970-01-13 Shonda Rhimes, American television producer and series creator (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal), born in Chicago Illinois

TV Producer Shonda Rhimes
TV Producer
Shonda Rhimes
  • 1970-03-26 Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright, screenwriter and film director (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in London, England
  • 1970-08-04 John August, American screenwriter
  • 1970-08-09 Thomas Lennon, American actor, producer (Reno 911!), and screenwriter (Night at the Museum), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970-09-14 Robert Ben Garant, American screenwriter and actor (Reno 991!), born in Cookeville, Tennessee
  • 1971-04-01 Lachy Hulme, Australian actor and screenwriter

Person of interestBen Affleck

1972-08-15 Ben Affleck, American Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Good Will Huntng), actor (Armageddon; Pearl Harbor), and BAFTA Award-winning director (Argo),born in Berkeley, California

  • 1972-10-07 Ben Younger, American screenwriter and film director, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972-10-10 Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter (Shadow Behind The Moon), born in Makati City, Philippines
  • 1972-12-05 Angela Shelton, American actress and screenwriter (Tumbleweeds), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1973-05-02 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German film director and screenwriter (The Lives of Others), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1975-04-04 Pamela Ribon, American screenwriter and author, born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1976-07-14 Kirsten Sheridan, Irish film screenwriter, and director (In America; August Rush), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1976-09-08 Sarah Kucserka, American TV producer and screenwriter (Ugly Betty)
  • 1976-12-22 Brian A. Alexander, American screenwriter and director
  • 1977-01-17 Leigh Whannell, Australian screenwriter & actor, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 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
  • 1979-05-23 Josh Cooley, American animator, screenwriter (Inside Out), and Academy Award-winning director (Toy Story 4), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1979-07-18 Jared Hess, American film director and screenwriter
  • 1980-02-14 Josh Senter, American screenwriter, born in Plato, Missouri
  • 1982-02-23 Adam Hann-Byrd, American actor and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1984-05-17 Lena Waithe, American screenwriter, actress and producer (Master of None), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1984-09-22 Misha Green, American screen writer, director and producer (Lovecraft Country), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1986-05-23 Ryan Coogler, American director and screenwriter (Fruitvale Station, The Black Panther), born in Oakland, California

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Deaths in Film & TV