Worst writers, consideringby jgcorrea | created - 11 months ago | updated - 10 months ago | Public
10. Nancy Jo Sales
Writer | The Bling Ring
Nancy Jo Sales is a journalist and author known for the book "The Bling Ring" (2013). Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring" (2013) was based on Sales' Vanity Fair piece, "The Suspects Wore Louboutins." A longtime writer for Vanity Fair, Sales has covered celebrities, youth culture and crime. She was ...
14. Warren Adler
Writer | The War of the Roses
Best known for "The War of the Roses," his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce turned into the dark comedy box office hit starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito, Adler quickly became the fountainhead of Hollywood screenplay adaptations, fueling an unprecedented ...
16. Michel Foucault
Michel Foucault was born on October 15, 1926 in Poitiers, Vienne, France as Paul-Michel Foucault. He was a writer, known for Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma soeur et mon frère... (1976), Obliteration Systems (1979) and La Force de l'Ordre (2007). He ...
Writer | A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lorraine Vivian Hansberry. She was a writer, known for A Raisin in the Sun (1961), American Playhouse (1981) and Camera Three (1955). She was married to Robert Nemiroff. She died on January 12, 1965 in New York City, New York,...
Writer | Le sang des autres
Simone Ernestine Lucie Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir was born on January 9, 1908, in Paris, France. She was raised in an upper class bourgeois Catholic family. Her father, named Georges de Beauvoir, had a passion for books and theatre. He taught Simone reading at the age of 3, and she attempted to ...
20. Marquis de Sade
Writer | Sinfonía erótica
Born a rich nobleman, Marquis being his title rather than his birth name, De Sade gradually became a decadent libertine among the French society of Louis XVI. A liberally educated iconoclast, he wrote prose and verse, and specialized in testing the limits of decency, breaking tabboos and shocking ...
21. Jacques Derrida
Writer | Film socialisme
Jacques Derrida was born on July 15, 1930 in El-Biar, Alger, France as Jackie Élie Derrida. He was a writer, known for Film socialisme (2010), Ghost Dance (1983) and Derrida (2002). He was married to Marguerite Aucouturier. He died on October 8, 2004 in Paris, France.
22. Gilles Deleuze
Writer | The Thoughts That Once We Had
Gilles Deleuze was born on January 18, 1925 in Paris, France. He was a writer, known for The Thoughts That Once We Had (2015), The Tilted X (1986) and George Who? (1973). He was married to Denise Paul Grandjouan. He died on November 4, 1995 in Paris.
23. Zedong Mao
Self | Liberated China
Tse-tung Mao, along with Yat-sen Sun and Kai-Shek Chiang, was one of the most important figures to modern Chinese history. Born to a peasant family--his father was a farmer--in Shaoshan, China, on December 26, 1893, Mao was raised in the grinding poverty of rural Hunan province, where he developed ...
25. Marsha Norman
Writer | Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Marsha Norman was born on September 21, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She is known for her work on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), The Laundromat (1985) and The Color Purple. She has been married to Tim Dykma since 1987. She was previously married to Dann C. Byck, Jr. and Michael ...
28. Augusto Boal
Director | Grande Teatro Tupi
Augusto Boal was born on March 16, 1931 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Augusto Pinto Boal. He was a director and actor, known for Grande Teatro Tupi (1951), Cidade Ameaçada (1960) and Augusto Boal e o Teatro do Oprimido (2010). He was married to Cecilia Thumim Boal and ...
29. Sam Shepard
Actor | August: Osage County
Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers in Fort Sheridan, IL, to Jane Elaine (Schook), a teacher, and Samuel Shepard Rogers, a teacher and farmer who was also in the army. As the eldest son of a US Army officer (and WWII bomber pilot), Shepard spent his early childhood moving from base to base ...
Marcelo Rubens Paiva was born on May 1, 1959 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. He is a writer and director, known for Mais Forte que o Mundo: A História de José Aldo (2016), Depois de Tudo (2015) and Malu de Bicicleta (2010).
32. Bernard Slade
Writer | Same Time, Next Year
Bernard Slade was born on May 2, 1930 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada as Bernard Frederick Newbound. He is known for his work on Same Time, Next Year (1978), Tribute (1980) and The Girl with Something Extra (1973). He was previously married to Jill Foster.
33. Adolf Hitler
Writer | War Comes to America
Born the fourth of six children to Austrian customs officer Alois Hitler--who had been married twice before--and the former Klara Polzl, Adolf Hitler grew up in a small Austrian town in the late 19th century. He was a slow learner and did poorly in school. He was frequently beaten by his ...
35. Chico Buarque
Soundtrack | The Foreigner
Chico Buarque was born on June 19, 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Francisco Buarque de Hollanda. He is known for his work on The Foreigner (2017), Joanna Francesa (1973) and The Machine (2005). He was previously married to Marieta Severo.
38. Glauber Rocha
Director | A Idade da Terra
He studied Law. He also directed theatre pieces, wrote movie criticisms and took part in the creation and development of the 'cinema novo' movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, becoming its theoretical leader and first embassador in Europe. After "Barravento (1962)", a trilogy of films and "Antonio ...
39. Marc Connelly
Writer | I Married a Witch
Marc Connelly, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, is best known as being one of the leading wits of the Algonquin Round Table and for being a collaborator with George S. Kaufman, with whom he wrote many plays, including Merton of the Movies (1947). His Broadway career spanned 65 years, from ...