Directors, Screenwriters and Actors on Twitter

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Update: You can read a more updated version of this list here.

In March, we published the first definitive listing of screenwriters, directors and actors on Twitter. But that posting quickly outgrew our original image-based format. With dozens of new additions per week, I thought we’d completely revamp the list.


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
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
Rian Johnson – Brick, The Brothers Bloom
Duncan Jones – Moon
Robert Luketic – Monster in Law, Legally Blonde, 21
David Lynch – Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr., Eraserhead, Dune
Joe Lynch – Wrong Turn 2
Jason Matzner – Dreamland
Errol Morris – The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line
Greg Mottola – The Daytrippers, Superbad, Adventureland
Mark Romanek – One Hour Photo
David Silverman – The Simpsons Movie
David Slade – Hard Candy
Kevin Smith – Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jersey Girl, Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Ondi Timoner – DiG!, We Live in Public
Lee Unkrich – Toy Story 3, co-director of Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc, Toy Story 2

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)
Neil Gaiman – Mirror Mask, Beowulf, Coraline
Josh Heald – Hot Tub Time Machine
Jonathan King – Black Sheep
Brian Lynch – Big Helium Dog, Puss in Boots, Nightcrawlers
Bryan Lee O’Malley – Scott Pilgrim (comic book writer)
Seth MacFarlane – Family Guy
James Moran – Severance, Primeval
J.R. Orci – Fringe, Journeyman
Nicholas Stoller – Undeclared, Fun with Dick and Jane, Blades of Glory, Forgetting Sarah Marshall


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

Aziz Ansari – Funny People, Human Giant
Steve Agee – The Sarah Silverman Program, Sleeping Dogs Lie
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
Brian Baumgartner – The Office, License To Wed, Four Christmases
Amber Benson – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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
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
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
Jimmy Fallon – Fever Pitch, Taxi, Almost Famous
Tom Felton – the Harry Potter movies
Sean Patrick Flanery – The Boondock Saints, Powder, Dead Zone
Stephen Fry – V for Vendetta, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Don Glover – Mystery Team
Megan Good – The Unborn, Saw V, Brick, DEBS
Brea Grant – Heroes, Friday Night Lights, H2
Greg Grunberg – Heroes, Mission: Impossible III, Alias, Felicity
Jackie Guerra – Selena, Picking up the Pieces
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
Ashton Kutcher – The Butterfly Effect, Dude, Where’s My Car?, What Happens in Vegas
Ricki Lake – Serial Mom, Hairspray, Cry-Baby, Working Girl
James Kyson Lee – Heroes
Samm Levine – Freaks & Geeks, Pulse, Sydney White, Inglourious Basterds
Faizon Love – Elf, Made
Ewan Macintosh – The Office, Little Britain
Danny Masterson – Yes Man, That 70’s Show
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
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
Emma Roberts – Wild Child, Hotel for Dogs, The Winning Season, Nancy Drew, Unfabulous
Emmy Rossum – Mystic River, Day After Tomorrow, Phantom of the Opera, Poseidon, Dragonball
Paul Scheer – Human Giant
William Shatner – Star Trek, Boston Legal, Over the Hedge, Free Enterprise
Kevin Spacey – American Beauty, LA Confidential, The Usual Suspects
Brent Spiner – Star Trek: The Next Generation
Martin Starr – Adventureland, Superbad, Knocked Up, Freaks & Geeks
Michael Stephenson – Troll 2, Best Worst Movie
Emma Stone – SuperBad, Zombieland
George Takei – Star Trek, Heroes
Ashley Tisdale – High School Musical
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
Rainn Wilson – Juno, The Rocker, The Office

And as always, you can find me at:

slashfilm on twitter

/Film Contributors: Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar, Adam Quigley, Hunter Stephenson, Brendon Connelly, Kevin Kelly, Steve Mason

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
3/6/09: 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.

sources: Cinetuyoymio,, ScreenRider, nitroslick, danlight, jasmined , webconnoisseur, Scott Weinberg, hollywoodchain, JoshDaws, Jesse Luna, tursini, Filmstew

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