Writers are commissioned to create a screenplay from an existing property (such as a novel) or draft a script from scratch. The screenplay maps out the plot, conjures up the characters, and gives them words to say and things to do. Studios will often hire a succession of writers to rework a screenplay before production begins. Writers in these rankings worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

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writers | The more smoking, the higher the score
1Yôsuke Kuroda25110
2James Murray10110
Brian Quinn10110
Joe Gatto10110
Sal Vulcano10110
Chris Henchy10110
3Destin Daniel Cretton8110
Andrew Lanham8110
4Jeff Wadlow6210
Eric Heisserer6110
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