Writing a movie is all about imagination and innovation. A movie writer needs to captivate his audience through his style, word play, and presentation. A fine movie writer has the quality of being spontaneous and should master the art of managing numerous people working on the project. These qualities combined with luck, can land you a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Although the list of famous movie writers is endless and every writer has inspired its audience in one way or the other, here are few worth mentioning.
Christopher Nolan, widely well-known for the Batman trilogy, is a director, producer, and a movie writer. He began his movie writing career with a feature film called Following. He wrote the script for his second movie Momento, which was based on a short story written by his brother. Later in his life, he gained fame as a director and movie writer for the Dark Knight, Prestige, and Inception.
The creator of the satirical romance comedy Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Charlie Kaufman, began hi s movie writing career at a very young age. He his highly praised for his unparallel creativity and out-of-the box imagination. He had won two BAFTA awards for original movie writing and a Saturn award for best writing.
John Grisham is originally an author of famous legal crime thrillers, but several of his novels were adopted for movies including the best seller The Firm, A Time to Kill, and The Runaway Jury.
Joel Coen, the writer of No Country for Old Men began his movie writing career as an assistant editor on a feature film The Evil Dead. Later, he expanded his movie career in the field of production and direction as well, but in spite of that he worked as a movie co-writer in Burn After Reading, A Serious Man, and Gambit.
The renowned American thriller, Basic Instinct, was written by the Hungarian-American writer Joe Eszterhas. He contributed to the writing of the 80's hit Flashdance and wrote screenplays for Betrayed, Silver, Jagged Edge and Jade. Later in his career he received Golden Raspberry awards for worst screenplay for Showgirls and Burn Hollywood Burn, nonetheless, these awards earned him negative fame and also recognition.
In order to turn into a famous movie writer you need to travel a long road, face rejections from countless people and fight through all this to achieve your dream.