Biography

Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an American screenwriter and film director.

Before moving into the film industry, Crowe was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes. Crowe has made his mark with character-driven, personal films that have been generally hailed as refreshingly original and devoid of cynicism. Michael Walker in The New York Times called Crowe "something of a cinematic spokesman for the post-baby boom generation" because his first few films focused on that specific age group, first as highers and then as young adults making their way in the world.

Crowe's debut screenwriting effort, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, grew out of a book he wrote while posing for one year undercover as a student at Clairemont High School in San Diego, California, where he met Geraldine Edwards, who was a student there, and who he later based his Penny Lane character on in Almost Famous, when he discovered she was going backstage to rock and roll concerts. Later, he wrote and directed one more high school saga, Say Anything, and then Singles, a story of Seattle twentysomethings that was woven together by a soundtrack centering on that city's burgeoning grunge music scene.

Crowe landed his biggest hit, though, with Jerry Maguire. After this, he was given a green light to go ahead with a pet project, the autobiographical effort Almost Famous. Centering on a teenage music journalist on tour with an up-and-coming band, it gave insight to his life as a 15-year-old writer for Rolling Stone. Crowe has stated that the Penny Lane character was based on his fellow San Diegan, Geraldine Edwards, who he met in 1975, as mentioned earlier. Part of the dialogue is also inspired by comments that were made by Bebe Buell in certain interviews. Also, in late 1999, Crowe released his second book, Conversations with Billy Wilder, a question and answer session with the legendary director.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Cameron Crowe, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an American screenwriter and film director.

Before moving into the film industry, Crowe was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes. Crowe has made his mark with character-driven, personal films that have been generally hailed as refreshingly original and devoid of cynicism. Michael Walker in The New York Times called Crowe "something of a cinematic spokesman for the post-baby boom generation" because his first few films focused on that specific age group, first as highers and then as young adults making their way in the world.

Crowe's debut screenwriting effort, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, grew out of a book he wrote while posing for one year undercover as a student at Clairemont High School in San Diego, California, where he met Geraldine Edwards, who was a student there, and who he later based his Penny Lane character on in Almost Famous, when he discovered she was going backstage to rock and roll concerts. Later, he wrote and directed one more high school saga, Say Anything, and then Singles, a story of Seattle twentysomethings that was woven together by a soundtrack centering on that city's burgeoning grunge music scene.

Crowe landed his biggest hit, though, with Jerry Maguire. After this, he was given a green light to go ahead with a pet project, the autobiographical effort Almost Famous. Centering on a teenage music journalist on tour with an up-and-coming band, it gave insight to his life as a 15-year-old writer for Rolling Stone. Crowe has stated that the Penny Lane character was based on his fellow San Diegan, Geraldine Edwards, who he met in 1975, as mentioned earlier. Part of the dialogue is also inspired by comments that were made by Bebe Buell in certain interviews. Also, in late 1999, Crowe released his second book, Conversations with Billy Wilder, a question and answer session with the legendary director.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Cameron Crowe, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 19

Birthday 1957-07-13

Place of Birth Palm Springs, California, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Cameron Crowe
  • 卡梅伦·克罗

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2015 AlohaWriter
2011 We Bought a ZooScreenplay
2011 Pearl Jam: TwentyWriter
2005 ElizabethtownScreenplay
2001 Vanilla SkyScreenplay
2000 Almost FamousScreenplay
1996 Jerry MaguireWriter
1992 SinglesScreenplay
1989 Say Anything...Screenplay
1984 The Wild LifeWriter
1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont HighNovel
1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont HighScreenplay

Directing

2015 AlohaDirector
2012 The UnionDirector
2011 We Bought a ZooDirector
2011 Pearl Jam: TwentyDirector
2005 ElizabethtownDirector
2001 Vanilla SkyDirector
2000 Almost FamousDirector
1996 Jerry MaguireDirector
1992 SinglesDirector
1989 Say Anything...Director

Acting

2018 The Other Side of the Wind as Party Guest
2011 Pearl Jam: Twenty as Himself
2010 Ghost Blues: The Story of Rory Gallagher as Self
2002 Minority Report as Bus Passenger (uncredited)
1998 Welcome to Hollywood as Cameron Crowe
1992 Singles as Club Interviewer

Production

2015 AlohaProducer
2001 Vanilla SkyProducer
2000 Almost FamousProducer
1996 Jerry MaguireProducer
1992 SinglesProducer

Crew

2010 The FighterThanks
2009 Fantastic Mr. FoxThanks

Creator

2016 RoadiesCreator

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