Cameron Crowe

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Cameron Crowe

Born

7/13/1957, Palm Springs California

Birth Name

Cameron Bruce Crowe

Gender

Male
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Cameron Crowe, born Cameron Bruce Crowe on July 13, 1957 in Palm Springs, California, is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. Crowe got his start in the entertainment business early in life when he began writing for Rolling Stone magazine while still a teenager. When he was…more

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  • Trivia

    • In 2000, Cameron won two SDFCS Awards at the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards for his 2000 film Almost Famous, one for Best Director and the other for Best Screenplay, Original.

    • In 2001, Cameron won the SEFCA Award at the Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards in the category of Best Screenplay, Original for the 2000 film Almost Famous.

    • In the Fall of 1979, Cameron (then 22) went undercover at Ridgemont Senior High in Rendondo Beach, California to research his book on teen life, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

    • Cameron began writing for his school newspaper at the age of 13.

    • Cameron married Nancy Wilson on July 27, 1986. The two have had two children together Williams James Crowe and
      Curtis Wilson Crowe, both born in 2000. They are still married today.

    • In 2001, Cameron was nominated for a Golden Globe award in the category of Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for the 2000 film Almost Famous.

    • In 2000, Cameron was nominated for two Sierra Awards at the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards for the 2000 film Almost Famous, one in the category of Best Director and the other in the category of Best Screenplay, Original.

    • In 2001, Cameron won a Grammy Award in the category of Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Media for the 2000 film Almost Famous, which he shared with the producer.

    • Cameron served on the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 2006.

    • Cameron was given thanks in the credits of the 1999 film Sugar Town. Cameron was given special thanks in the credits for the 1997 film Going All the Way.

    • Cameron's first acting role came when he appeared as the role simpily titled 'Extra in party scene' which went uncredited for the 1972 film The Other Side of the Wind.

    • Cameron appeared as an uncredited Bus Passenger in the 2002 Tom Cruise film Minority Report.

    • In 2001, Cameron won the Dream Director Award at the Young Hollywood Awards.

    • In 2001, Cameron won the Critics Choice Award at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards in the category of Best Screenplay, Original for his screenplay for the 2000 film Almost Famous.

    • In 2002, Cameron directed the commercial for Gap clothing entitled "Denim Invasion."

    • Cameron often refers to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird in his films.

    • Cameron stands at 6' or 1.83 m.

  • Quotes

    • Cameron: I'm proudest of the fact that I've been able to make a few movies in the studio system that are slightly unorthodox and personal. But it's never quite as easy as you dream that it could be.

    • Cameron Crowe: Stars arrive on their own timetable.

    • Cameron Crowe: Making a big Hollywood film that really affects people is as hard as making a small movie on a credit card.

SUBMIT REVIEW
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    9.0
    "Cameron Crowe" is just one of those crazy talented directors/writers/producers. I mean the man has done it all (even act, though not well in film and on television). From "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" to "Titantic," everything he touches turns to gold.