(People) Favorite Writers

by langleycjk | created - 06 Jun 2016 | updated - 08 Nov 2017 | Public

1. 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.


Interstellar (written by) Man of Steel (story) The Dark Knight Rises (screenplay) / (story) Inception (written by) The Dark Knight (screenplay) / (story) The Prestige (screenplay) Batman Begins (screenplay) Memento (screenplay) Dunkirk (written by)


2. Jonathan Nolan

Writer | The Prestige

Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, graduating in 1994.

Graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1999. Majored in English.

Shortly after graduating from Georgetown University, Jonathan Nolan served as a production assistant on Memento (2000).

Wrote the short story, "...

Memento (short story "Memento Mori") The Prestige (screenplay) The Dark Knight (screenplay) The Dark Knight Rises (screenplay) Interstellar (written by) Westworld (TV Series) (created for television by - 10 episodes, 2016) (written by - 4 episodes, 2016) (developer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017) (story by - 1 episode, 2016) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2016) Person of Interest (TV Series) (created by - 103 episodes, 2011 - 2016) (written by - 8 episodes, 2011 - 2016) (story - 1 episode, 2012)


3. 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...

Reservoir Dogs (background radio dialog) / (written by) Pulp Fiction (story) / (written by) Jackie Brown (written for the screen by) Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (character The Bride - as Q) / (written by) Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (character The Bride - as Q) / (written by) Death Proof (written by) Inglourious Basterds (written by) Django Unchained (written by) The Hateful Eight (written by)

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4. Frank Miller

Writer | Sin City

Frank Miller was born in Olney, Maryland, to a nurse mother and a carpenter and electrician father, and was raised in Montpelier, Vermont. He is of Irish descent. Miller was a big comics writer/artist in the '70s and '80s. He wrote and penciled the Marvel series "Daredevil" for a long time. His ...

Gotham (character) Daredevil (character) Jessica Jones (character) Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (comic book) Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (comic book) The New Batman Adventures (comic book) Sin City (graphic novels) 300 (graphic novels)


5. 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 ...

Toy Story (screenplay by) Firefly (created) (written) Serenity (written by) The Avengers (screenplay) / (story) Avengers: Age of Ultron (written by) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (written by)


6. Dan Harmon

Producer | Rick and Morty

Dan Harmon was born on January 3, 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is best known as the creator, writing, and producer for Community (2007) and Rick and Morty (2013). He also is known for writing and producing earlier works such as Computerman (2003), and Laser Fart (2004). He was previously ...

Monster House (screenplay) / (story) Community (creator) / (written by) Rick and Morty (creator) / (written by)


7. Bryan Singer

Director | X-Men

Bryan Singer was born on September 17, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Bryan Jay Singer. He is a producer and director, known for X-Men (2000), The Usual Suspects (1995) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

X-Men (story) X-Men 2 (story) X-Men: First Class (story) X-Men: Apocalypse (story)

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8. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...

The Terminator (written by) Aliens (screenplay) / (story) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (written by) True Lies (screenplay) Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (characters) Avatar (written by) Terminator Genisys (characters) Titanic (written by)

9. Edgar Wright

Director | Shaun of the Dead

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg...

Shaun of the Dead (written by) Hot Fuzz (written by) The Adventures of Tintin (screenplay) The World's End (written by) Ant-Man (screenplay) / (story)

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10. Stan Lee

Producer | Black Panther

Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

Stan was born in New York City, to Celia (Solomon) and Jack Lieber, a dress cutter. His parents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, ...

X-Men (based on the Marvel "X-Men" comics) Spider-Man(creator) (based on the Marvel "Spider-Man" comics) (characters) X-Men: Evolution (TV Series) (comic book & characters - uncredited) Spider-Man (Marvel comic book) Hulk (Marvel comic book character) Spider-Man 2 (comic book) Fantastic Four (Marvel comic book) Ultimate Avengers II (Video) (comic book & characters) Spider-Man 3 (Marvel comic book) Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (characters)

Iron Man (characters) The Spectacular Spider-Man (TV Series) (creator - 26 episodes) Planet Hulk (Video) (creator) Iron Man 2 (Marvel comic book) Thor (comic book) Thor: Tales of Asgard (Video) (characters) The Amazing Spider-Man (based on the Marvel comic book by) Iron Man 3 (based on the Marvel comic book by) Thor: The Dark World (comic book) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Marvel comic book)

Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series) (creator) Avengers: Age of Ultron (Marvel comics) Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (TV Series) (based on comics) Ant-Man (comic book) Fantastic Four (Marvel comic book) Jessica Jones (TV Series) (character) Agent Carter (TV Series) (based on the Marvel comics) Daredevil (TV Series) (based on the Marvel comics)(characters) Avengers Assemble (based on the Marvel Comics)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (based on the Marvel comics)

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11. John Lasseter

Writer | Toy Story 2

Although born in Hollywood John and his twin sister, Johanna were raised in Wittier near Los Angeles. His parents were Jewell Mae (Risley), an art teacher, and Paul Eual Lasseter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. His mother's profession contributed to his interest in animation and ...

Toy Story (original story by) A Bug's Life (original story by) Toy Story 2 (original story by) Cars (original story by) / (screenplay by) Toy Story 3 (story by) Cars 2 (original story by) Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex (Short) (story) Planes (original story by) Toy Story of Terror (TV Short) (characters)

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12. Alex Hirsch

Writer | Gravity Falls

Alex Hirsch was born on June 18, 1985 in Piedmont, California, USA as Alexander Robert Hirsch. He is a writer and actor, known for Gravity Falls (2012), Gravity Falls Shorts (2013) and Rick and Morty (2013).

The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (TV Series) (written by) Fish Hooks (TV Series)(developer) (written by) Gravity Falls Shorts (TV Series short) (creator) Gravity Falls (TV Series)(creator) (written by)

13. Robert Zemeckis

Writer | Back to the Future

A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone (1984), 1941 (1979)) and special effect ...

Back to the Future (written by) Back to the Future Part II (characters) / (story) Back to the Future Part III (characters) / (story) The Polar Express (screenplay) A Christmas Carol (screenplay)

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14. J.J. Abrams

Producer | Lost

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...

Mission: Impossible III (written by) Super 8 (written by) Star Wars: The Force Awakens (written by) Lost (creator)

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15. Noah Hawley

Writer | Fargo

Award-winning Noah Hawley is one of the most accomplished auteurs and versatile storytellers working in television, film and literature. Hawley balances the art of telling cinematic, unforgettable character-driven stories that linger along after you've been immersed in them.

Over the course of his ...

Legion (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2017) (written by - 3 episodes, 2017) Fargo (TV Series) (created for television by - 30 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (written by - 16 episodes, 2014 - 2015)


16. Stephen King

Writer | Maximum Overdrive

Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock," but used the last name ...

The Shawshank Redemption (Novel) The Green Mile (Novel) 11.22.63 (TV Mini-Series) (based on the novel by - 8 episodes) The Shining (Novel) The Woman in the Room (Novel)

17. Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh

Writer | Phineas and Ferb

Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh was born on December 9, 1960 in Santa Monica, California, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Phineas and Ferb (2007), Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011) and Rocko's Modern Life (1993). He has been married to Birgitte since December 17, 2006. They ...

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Phineas and Ferb Milo Murphy's Law


18. Dan Povenmire

Art_department | Phineas and Ferb

Dan Povenmire was born on September 18, 1963 in San Diego, California, USA as Daniel Kingsley Povenmire. He is known for his work on Phineas and Ferb (2007), Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011) and Milo Murphy's Law (2016). He has been married to Clarissa Povenmire since ...

SpongeBob SquarePants Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Phineas and Ferb Milo Murphy's Law


19. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...

Goodfellas (screenplay)

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20. Steven Moffat

Writer | Sherlock

Steven Moffat was born on November 18, 1961 in Paisley, Scotland as Steven William Moffat. He is a writer and producer, known for Sherlock (2010), Doctor Who (2005) and The Adventures of Tintin (2011). He has been married to Sue Vertue since 1999. They have two children. He was previously married ...

Doctor Who (TV Series)(written by) (co-written by ) (co-writer) (additional dialogue) (story) Sherlock (TV Series) (written by) (created by) (co-created with) (creator)(co-created by) The Adventures of Tintin (screenplay)

21. James Gunn

Writer | Guardians of the Galaxy

James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, to Leota and James Francis Gunn. He is from a large Catholic family, with Irish and Czech ancestry. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age ...

Scooby-Doo (screenplay) / (story) Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (written by) Guardians of the Galaxy (written by) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (written by)

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