Directors, Screenwriters And Actors On Twitter

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It took being called out by Hairspray director Adam Shankman to remind me that I really need to do a massive update to the Directors, Screenwriters and Actors on Twitter list that I created in March, but haven't updated since April. We've added over 50 new names to the list, brining the grand total to over 175 people.


Judd Apatow – 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People

Eric Appel – FunnyorDie director: Gobstopper, Bacon'd!

Darren Lynn Bousman – Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera

David Bruckner – The Signal

Wes Craven – Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream

Cherien Dabis – Amreeka

Fred Durst – The Education of Charlie Banks, The Longshots

Dan Eckman – Mystery Team

Jon Favreau – Iron Man, Made, Zathura, Elf

Paul Feig – Freaks & Geeks, Unaccompanied Minors, I Am David

Ruben Fleischer – Zombieland

Ari Gold – The Adventures of Power

James Gunn – Slither

Jon Hurwitz – Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Malcolm Ingram – Small Town Gay Bar

Nicholas Jasenovec – Paper Heart

Rian Johnson – Brick, The Brothers Bloom

Duncan Jones – Moon

Lloyd Kaufman – The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nukem High, Tromeo and Juliet, Poultrygeist

Richard Kelly – Donnie Darko, Southland Tales

Todd Lincoln – Hack/Slash

Robert Luketic – Monster in Law, Legally Blonde, 21

David Lynch – Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr., Eraserhead, Dune

Joe Lynch – Wrong Turn 2

Jason Matzner – Dreamland

Adam McKay – Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, SNL

Errol Morris – The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line

Greg Mottola – The Daytrippers, Superbad, Adventureland

Kyle Newman – Fanboys

Jason Reitman – Thank You For Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air

Mark Romanek – One Hour Photo

Adam Shankman – Hairspray, The Wedding Planner, Bringing Down The House, Cheaper By The Dozen 2, Bedtime Stories

David Silverman – The Simpsons Movie

Kevin Smith – Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jersey Girl, Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Andrew Stanton – Finding Nemo, WALL-E, John Carter of Mars

Ondi Timoner – DiG!, We Live in Public

Lee Unkrich – Toy Story 3, co-director of Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc, Toy Story 2

David Wain - Role Models, The Ten, Wet Hot American Summer, The State

Toby Wilkins – Splinter and The Grudge 3

Rob Zombie – House of 1,000 Corpses, Halloween, Halloween II, Devil's Rejects

Screenwriters and Actors after the jump.


John August – Go, Big Fish, Charlie's Angels, Corpse Bride, The Nines

Roger Avary – Pulp Fiction, Killing Zoe, The Rules of Attraction, Silent Hill, Beowulf

Greg Behrendt – Author of He's Just Not That Into You, Consultant for Sex and the City

Diablo Cody – Juno, The United States of Tara, Jennifer's Body

Paul Cornell – Doctor Who, Robin Hood, Primeval

Mike Dougherty – Superman Returns, X2, Trick 'r Treat (director)

Bret Easton Ellis – Author of American Psycho, Rules of Attraction, The Informers, Less Than Zero

Tina Fey – SNL, 30 Rock, Mean Girls (starred in Baby Mama, Ponyo, 30 Rock)

Josh Friedman – Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Black Dahlia, War of the Worlds, Chain Reaction

Neil Gaiman – Mirror Mask, Beowulf, Coraline

Josh Heald – Hot Tub Time Machine

Jon Hurwitz - Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Jonathan King – Black Sheep

Brian Lynch – Big Helium Dog, Puss in Boots, Nightcrawlers

Bryan Lee O'Malley – Scott Pilgrim (comic book writer)

James Moran – Severance, Primeval

J.R. Orci – Fringe, Journeyman

Brian Posehn - Mr. Show with Bob and David, Mission Hill, Just Shoot Me!, Human Giant, (Actor on The Sarah Silverman Program)

Rhett Reese – Zombieland, Dinosaur, Monster's Inc, Clifford's Big Movie, Venom

Dan Schneider – iCarly, Big Fat Liar, Jimmy Neutron, Drake & Josh

Nicholas Stoller – Undeclared, Fun with Dick and Jane, Blades of Glory, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Shawn Wayans – Don't Be a Menace, Scary Movie 1-2, White Chicks, Little Man, Dance Flick

Kevin Williamson – Scream trilogy, Dawson's Creek, Cursed, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, The Faculty, I Know What You Did Last Summer


Jane Espenson – Buffy, Tru Calling, Jake in Progrress, Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse, Caprica

Brad Fuller – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday The 13th, The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, The Unborn, A Nightmare on Elm Street

Ted Hope – Adventureland, Towelhead, The Savages, American Splendor, Human Nature, Happiness

Gale Hurd – The Terminator, Aliens, Alien Nation, The Abyss, Tremors, T2, Armageddon, Hulk, Punisher: War Zone

Frank Marshall – Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, E.T.

Scott Mosier – Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Clerks II, Zack and Miri Make a Porno


Kristie Alley – Look Who's Talking, Deconstructing Harry, Cheers

Aziz Ansari – Funny People, Human Giant

Steve Agee – The Sarah Silverman Program, Sleeping Dogs Lie

Christina Applegate – Married With Children, Anchorman, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Elizabeth Banks – Zack and Miri Make a Porno, The 40 Year Old Virgin, W., Role Models

Todd Barry – The Wrestler, The Sarah Silverman Program

Mischa Barton – The O.C., Assassination of a High School President

Kristen Bell – Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Fanboys,

Brian Baumgartner – The Office, License To Wed, Four Christmases

Amber Benson – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Julie Benz – Dexter, Saw V, Rambo, Punisher: War Zone, Jawbreaker

Sandra Bernhard – The King of Comedy, Hudson Hawk, Without You I'm Nothing

Michael Ian Black – Reaper, The State, Run Fatboy Run, Wet Hot American Summer

David Blue – Stargate Universe, Ugly Betty

Russell Brand – Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to The Greek

LeVar Burton – Star Trek: The Next Generation

Nick Cannon – Bobby, Weapons, Day of the Dead, The Killing Room

John Cleese – A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holly Grail, Life of Brian

Clifton Collins Jr – Boondock Saints II, Star Trek, Mindhunters, Tigerland, Crank 2, Sunshine Cleaning, Capote, Traffic, The Stoned Age

Adam Carolla – The Hammer

Keith Coogan – Adventures in Babysitting, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Toy Soldiers, The Waltons

Dane Cook – My Best Friend's Girl, Dan in Real Life, Mr. Brooks, Employee of the Month

Rob Corddry – The Daily Show, Harold and Kumar 2, Semi-Pro, Blades of Glory

Miranda Cosgrove – iCarly, Drake & Josh, The School of Rock, Yours Mine Ours

Miley Cyrus – Bolt, Hannah Montana, Big Fish

Felicia Day – The Guild, Bring It On Again, Dr. Horrible, Buffy

Kat Dennings – Nick and Norah's Infinate Playlist, The 40 Year Old Virgin Charlie Bartlett

Dominic Dierkes – Mystery Team

Fran Drescher – The Nanny, Jack, UHF, Saturday Night Fever

Eliza Dushku – Bring it On, Buffy, Dollhouse, True Lies, Wrong Turn

Shannon Elizabeth – American Pie series, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Jimmy Fallon – Fever Pitch, Taxi, Almost Famous

Tom Felton – the Harry Potter movies

Nathan Fillion – Serenity, Firefly, Slither, White Noise 2

Sean Patrick Flanery – The Boondock Saints, Powder, Dead Zone

Jane Fonda – Georgia Rule

Judah Friedlander – 30 Rock, American Splendor, Feast, Chapter 27, The Wrestler

Stephen Fry – V for Vendetta, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Jim Gaffigan – Away We Go, Three Kings, Super Troopers

Melissa Gilbert – The Diary of Anne Frank, Zoya, Family of Strangers, Little House on the Prairie

Sara Gilbert – Rosanne, High Figelity, Riding in Cars with Boys

Chrispin Glover – Back to the Future, Beowulf, Dead Man, 9

Don Glover – Mystery Team

Megan Good – The Unborn, Saw V, Brick, DEBS

Brea Grant – Heroes, Friday Night Lights, H2

Tom Green – Freddie Got Fingered, Road Trip

Greg Grunberg – Heroes, Mission: Impossible III, Alias, Felicity

Jackie Guerra – Selena, Picking up the Pieces

Allison Hannigan – Buffy, American Pie trilogy, Date Movie, How I Met Your Mother

David Hasselhoff - Knight Rider, Baywatch, Click, Dodgeball

Mariel Hemingway – Lipstick, Manhattan, Superman IV

David Hewlett – Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Cube

Kate Hewlett – Stargate: Atlantis, Dark Water

Rob Huebel – Human Giant, I Love You Man

Eddie Izzard – Valkyrie, Across The Universe, Chronicles of Narnia, Ocean's Twelve

Hugh Jackman – X-Men, Wolverine, The Fountain, Australia

Doug Jones – Hellboy, Pan's Labrinth, F4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Mindy Kaling – The Office, 40-Year-Old Virgin, License to Wed

Jaime King - The Spirit, Sin City, Pearl Harbor, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Fanboys, Blow

Ashton Kutcher – The Butterfly Effect, Dude, Where's My Car?, What Happens in Vegas

Ricki Lake – Serial Mom, Hairspray, Cry-Baby, Working Girl

Miracle Laurie – Dollhouse

James Kyson Lee – Heroes

Samm Levine – Freaks & Geeks, Pulse, Sydney White, Inglourious Basterds

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Brick, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Lookout, 500 Days of Summer

Courtney Love – Man on the Moon, 200 Cigarettes, The People vs. Larry Flynt

Faizon Love – Elf, Made

Ewan Macintosh – The Office, Little Britain

Allison Mack – Smallville

Chris Masterson – American History X, My Best Friend's Wedding, Scary Movie 2, Malcolm in the Middle

Danny Masterson – Yes Man, That 70's Show

Derek Mears – Friday the 13th

Jason Mewes – Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks II, Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Alyssa Milano – Who's The Boss, Commando, Fear, Pathology

Chris Mintz-Plasse – Superbad, Kick-Ass, The Year One, Role Models

Demi Moore – Ghost, A Few Good Men, G.I. Jane, Striptease

Mandy Moore – A Walk To Remember, Saved!, American Dreamz, Southland Tales

Katie Morgan – Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Frankie Muniz – Malcolm in the Middle, My Dog Skip, Big Fat Liar, Agent Cody Banks

Olivia Munn – Iron Man 2, Big Stan, Date Night, Attack of the Show

Mitchel Musso – Hannah Montana, Secondhand Lions, Monster House

Emily Osment – Hannah Montana, Spy Kids 2-3

Matthew Perry – Friends, The Whole Nine Yards, Fools Rush In, Three to Tango

Busy Philipps – White Chicks, Home Room, Made of Honor

Lou Diamond Phillips – La Bamba, Young Guns, Courage Under Fire, Che, Stargate Universe

D.C. Pierson – Mystery Team

Aubrey Plaza – Funny People, Mystery Team, Scott Pillgrim vs. The World

Kevin Pollak – Ricochet, End of Days, A Few Good Men, The Wedding Planner

Estaban Powell – The Cleaner

Zachary Quinto – Heroes, Star Trek

Mary Lynn Rajskub – 24, Little Miss Sunshine, Sunshine Cleaning

Eric Roberts – The Dark Knight, The Expendables, Another World, Runaway Train, Heroes, The Cable Guy

Emma Roberts – Wild Child, Hotel for Dogs, The Winning Season, Nancy Drew, Unfabulous

Chris Rock – Dogma, The Longest Yard, Bee Movie, Madagascar, Lethal Weapon 4

Michelle Rodriguez – The Fast and the Furious, Lost, Resident Evil, Girlfight, Blue Crush, Bloodryne

Emmy Rossum – Mystic River, Day After Tomorrow, Phantom of the Opera, Poseidon, Dragonball

Paul Scheer – Human Giant

Jason Schwartzman – Rushmore, I Heart Huckabees, Marie Antoinette, Funny People, The Darjeeling Limited, Shopgirl, Spun

William Shatner – Star Trek, Boston Legal, Over the Hedge, Free Enterprise

Michael Sheen – Underworld, Kingdom of Heaven, The Queen, Blood Diamond, Frost/Nixon, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Tron 2

Laura Silverman – Half Baked, The Sarah Silverman Program

Sarah Silverman – Jesus Is Magic, The School Of Rock, There's Something About Mary, The Sarah Silverman Program

Jessica Simpson – The Dukes of Hazzard, Employee of the Month, Blonde Ambition

Leslie Simpson – Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Doomsday, Straw Man

Kevin Spacey – American Beauty, LA Confidential, The Usual Suspects

David Spade – Tommy Boy, Joe Dirt, Black Sheep, The Emperor's New Groove

Brent Spiner – Star Trek: The Next Generation

Martin Starr – Adventureland, Superbad, Knocked Up, Freaks & Geeks

Michael Stephenson – Troll 2, Best Worst Movie

Ethan Suplee – My Name is Earl, Mallrats, American History X, Chasing Amy, Remember The Titans

Elizabeth Taylor – Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Giant, The Fintstones, A Place in the Sun

Ashley Tisdale – High School Musical

Milo Ventimiglia – Heroes, Rocky Balboa, Pathology

Nia Vardalos – My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Connie and Carla, My Life in Ruins

Jenny Wade – Reaper, Feast 1-3, Rumor Has It..., No Reservations, Brothers

Emma Watson – Harry Potter series

Robin Williams – Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin

Rumer Willis – Sorority Row, The House Bunny

Donnie Wahlberg – The Sixth Sense, Band of Brothers, Saw II – V, Righteous Kill

Wil Wheaton – Star Trek: The Next Generation

Kym Whitley – I Love You Man, Along Came Polly, Fun With Dick and Jane, Black Dynamite

Rainn Wilson – Juno, The Rocker, The Office

Charlyne Yi – Knocked Up, Paper Heart

And as always, you can find me at:

slashfilm on twitter

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Listing Rules:

I've tried to concentrate on working actors over celebrities (for example, I didn't include Britney Spears). I've tried to put everyone in the category that they are best known for. For example, Kevin Smith is better known as a director than actor or writer and Roger Avary is better known as a writer than director (at this point).

So that the list doesn't get too crowded, I'm only going to include actors, writers and directors that have had a major film released (with a few exceptions). We now have nearly 100 twitter accounts! I'm sure there might be some people I missed (especially in the screenwriter section). If you know of any credited screenwriters, directors or actors that we may have missed, please leave their Twitter names in the comments below.


3/6/09: List first published

3/7/09: Donald Glover, Roger Avary, David Hewlett, Kate Hewlett, Brea Grant, Mark Romanek, David Wain, Jon Hurwitz, Joe Lynch, David Bruckner, James Moran, Michael Stephenson, Sean Flanery

3/23/09: Aubrey Plaza, Rian Johnson, Faizon Love, David Blue, James Kyson Lee, Jonathan King, Aziz Ansari, John Cleese, Danny Masterson

4/5/09: D.C. Pierson, J.R. Orci, Eddie Izzard, Ari Gold, Megan Good, Lee Unkrich, Paul Feig, Mandy Moore, Donnie Wahlberg, Brian Baumgartner, Paul Cornell, Eric Appel, Mischa Barton, Kat Dennings, Emma Roberts, Robert Luketic, Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey, LeVar Burton, Tom Felton, Jason Matzner, Jackie Guerra, Martin Starr, Judd Apatow, Hugh Jackman, JJ Abrams confirmed fake by greggrunberg, Emma Stone, Ruben Fleischer, Eric Roth, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Errol Morris, Rob Huebel, Dominic Dierkes,

4/8/09: Mike Dougherty, Kathleeen Kennedy and Eric Roth deleted their accounts.

7/5/09: Adam Shankman, David Spade, Chris Rock, Brad Fuller, Judah Friedlander, Julie Benz, Eliza Dushku, Ethan Suplee, Katie Morgan, Scott Mosier, Malcolm Ingram, Christina Applegate, Allison Hannigan, Zachary Quinto, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alyssa Milano, Olivia Munn, Mindy Kaling, Elizabeth Taylor, Brian Posehn, Jaime King, David Wain, Kevin Williamson, Josh Friedman, Busy Philipps, Jason Mewes, Nathan Fillion, Adam McKay, Sarah Silverman, Rhett Reese, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mitchel Musso, Nia Vardalos, David Hasselhoff, Andrew Stanton, Rob Zombie, Clifton Collins Jr, Adam Carolla, Cherien Dabis, Chrispin Glover, Lloyd Kaufman, Kyle Newman, Todd Lincoln, Michael Sheen, Bret Easton Ellis, Felicia Day, Jon Hurwitz, Jessica Simpson, Doug Jones, Laura Silverman, Tom Green, Kym Whitley, Eric Roberts, Milo Ventimiglia, Michelle Rodriguez, Sandra Bernhard, Sara Gilbert, Melissa Gilbert, Shawn Wayans, Emily Osment, Chris Masterson, Kristie Alley, Estaban Powell, Matthew Perry, Emma Watson, Gale Hurd, Dan Schneider, Jane Fonda, Jim Gaffigan, Miracle Laurie, Keith Coogan, Kristen Bell, Shannon Elizabeth

7/6/09: removed Seth MacFarlane (possible fake, account deleted) and George Takei, Toby Wilkins, Leslie Simpson, Courtney Love, Jane Espenson, Jenny Wade, Richard Kelly, Charlyne Yi, Nicholas Jasenovec, Removed Emma Stone (account deleted), Ted Hope, Derek Mears

sources: Cinetuyoymio,, ScreenRider, nitroslick, danlight, jasmined , webconnoisseur, Scott Weinberg, hollywoodchain, JoshDaws, Jesse Luna, tursini, Filmstew, translucentfish, Wesley W, Melly, scarletscribe, trekmovie, augustbenassi, Efisia, DannyT, Scott Neumyer, TheGuyinthePJs, WilsonDutcher