Famous Writers Portrayed in Movies

Can you name the famous writers portrayed by these actors?

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ActorAuthorMovie (Year)
Willem Dafoe[Title Character] & Viv (1994)
Judy DavisImpromptu (1991)
Daniel Day-LewisMy Left Foot (1989)
Judi Dench[Title Character] (2001)
Johnny DeppFinding Neverland (2004)
Leonardo DiCaprioTotal Eclipse (1995)
Joseph Fiennes[Title Character] in Love (1998)
Jane FondaJulia (1977)
James FrancoHowl (2010)
Gael Garcia BernalThe Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Hugh GrantRowing with the Wind (1988)
Anne HathawayBecoming [Title Character] (2007)
Philip Seymour Hoffman[Title Character] (2005)
Danny Kaye[Title Character] (1952)
Nicole KidmanThe Hours (2002)
Jennifer Jason LeighMrs. [Title Character] and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Bill MurrayWhere the Buffalo Roam (1980)
Jack NicholsonReds (1981)
Gwyneth Paltrow[Title Character] (2003)
Natasha RichardsonGothic (1986)
Julia RobertsEat, Pray, Love (2010)
Geoffrey RushQuills (2000)
Meryl StreepOut of Africa (1985)
Fred Ward[Title Character] & June (1990)
Renee ZellwegerMiss [Title Character] (2004)
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  • Most of these movies were biographies of the famous writer in question. In some, the writer was a secondary character.
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