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10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Screenwriters

Have you ever watched the credits roll or checked an IMDB and saw a name that you didn't expect? Here are some surprising screenwriters. Check out more here.

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  • John Cusack

    John Cusack

    Did you know that my man John Cusack has an impressive resume that doesn't just include acting? He wrote the screenplay version of Nick Hornby's "High Fidelity," as well as the assassin at his high school reunion classic "Gross Point Blank."

  • John Francis Daley

    John Francis Daley

    John Francis Daley has come a long way since he played Sam Weir on TV's "Freaks and Geeks." He now stars on FOX's "Bones" and co-wrote the hit comedy "Horrible Bosses" as well as the upcoming Steve Carell vehicle "Burt Wonderstone."

  • Thomas Lennon

    Thomas Lennon

    If you have seen any comedies in the past 5-10 years then you probably recognize Thomas Lennon. He created and starred in Comedy Central's Reno 911, and has had small roles in movies like "Hancock," "17 Again," and "I Love You Man." But the most surprising fact about him is all of the HUGE films he has written! His titles include: "Taxi," "The Pacifier," "Herbie Fully Loaded," "Let's Go to Prison," "Night at the Museum," and "Balls of Fury." Okay, now I didn't say he wrote the BEST movies, but I do believe that the ability to write big studio pictures is a very impressive skill. Lennon and his writing partner Robert Ben Garant have written a book on the subject entitled: "Writing Movies for Fun and Profit."

  • Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson

    WHO KNEW? Emma Thompson won the 1995 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for her film version of the Jane Austen classic "Sense and Sensibility," she was also nominated for Best Actress in the same movie. Emma Thompson worked on "Nanny Mcphee" for nine years before its release in 2005 and she wrote the sequel as well.

  • Justin Theroux

    Justin Theroux

    Justin Theroux really can do it all. Between his abs in "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" and his fantastic choices in films and movies I don't know where he finds the time to write these movies! I surprised by the credits at the end of both "Tropic Thunder" and "Iron Man 2." Now Theroux is writing the star-filled musical movie "Rock of Ages."

  • Owen Wilson

    Owen Wilson

    Owen Wilson might be one of the most surprising of the list. I knew that he was in a lot of West Anderson's movies but I DID NOT know that they wrote three of them together. Did you guys know that he was behind "The Royal Tenenbaums?" I LOVE HIM MORE THAN EVER.

  • Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper

    Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper

    Easy Rider is one of those movies you have to see before you die. The biker movie pretty well sums up the attitude of the 60's and has star performances by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and a young Jack Nicholson. Little did I know that Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper wrote the script together and Hopper directed the film himself!

  • Paul Rudd

    Paul Rudd

    Aside from being an all around hilarious cutie, Paul Rudd has also added screenwriter to his resume. Along with his "Wet Hot American Summer" gang, Paul wrote the comedy hit "Role Models" and went on to create the critically acclaimed Starz series "Party Down."

  • Mike White

    Mike White

    You might recognize Mike White from small roles in movies sprinkled across your consciousness. Some might mistake him for a character actor but if you browse his credits you will see that he is a great producer and screenwriter of indie hits galore. Remember "Dead Man on Campus?" He did it. How about "Orange County," "The Good Girl," or a little movie called "School of Rock?" ALL HIM.

  • Seth Rogen

    Seth Rogen

    You guys know Seth Rogen wrote "Superbad" when he was 13, right? Cause, he did! He wrote the script with his childhood friend and writing partner Evan Goldberg, who he met at bar mitzvah class. Seth has gone on to write big comedies like "Drillbit Taylor," "Pineapple Express," and "The Green Hornet." Mr. Rogen also executive produces many of his friend Judd Apatow's movies, such as "Knocked Up" and "Funny People,"