Thomas Mentel recently shared a list of the five highest-grossing screenwriters of all time.
The Writer: Stanley Kubrick is widely considered one of the best writers and directors of all time and is particularly respected for his ability to master an obscenely wide range of film genres. His films range from suspense (The Shining) to science fiction (2001: A Space Odyssey) to comedy (Dr.
Ben Hecht won the first ever Oscar given for screenwriting (at the time the category was called “Best Original Story”) in 1927.
Woody Allen has a style all his own. You always know when you’re watching a Woody Allen film — usually because he’s also starring in it, and directing.