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Cameron Crowe (I)


Certainly idiosyncratic as a writer, Cameron Crowe has created a series of scripts that, while liked by the critics, were considered offbeat and difficult to market. Cameron Bruce Crowe was born in Palm Springs, California, to Alice Marie Crowe (née George), a teacher and activist, and James A. Crowe, a real estate/telephone business owner. Cameron... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Almost Famous
Almost Famous Writer
(2000)
Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire Writer
(1996)
Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky Writer
(2001)
We Bought a Zoo
(2011)

Filmography

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  Roadies (TV Series) (created by - 10 episodes, 2016) (written by - 6 episodes, 2016)
- The Load Out (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Corporate Gig (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The All Night Bus Ride (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Carpet Season (2016) ... (creator)
- Longest Days (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2015/I Aloha (written by)
 2011 We Bought a Zoo (screenplay)
 2011 Pearl Jam Twenty (Documentary) (written by)
 2005 Elizabethtown (written by)
 2001 Vanilla Sky (screenplay)
 2000 Almost Famous (written by)
 1996 Jerry Maguire (written by)
 1992 Singles (written by)
 1989 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Needle in a Haystack (1989) ... (written by)
 1989 Say Anything... (written by)
 1986 Fast Times (TV Series) (based upon characters created by - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1986) ... (based upon characters created by)
 1984 The Wild Life (written by)
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (book) / (screenplay)
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Show Show Self (29 credits)
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Other Works:

Biography: "Conversations with Wilder", 1999 (interviews with director--and Crowe's personal hero--Billy Wilder. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

It used to be, like, the sanctity of rock was that you could never let a song of yours be used in a commercial. It was like, 'Oh man, we'll never let our music be exploited that way.' Now they'll call you up and say, 'You gotta use this song in your movie, man. It's the new VW ad! People love it.' And you realize, boy, have times changed. See more »

Trivia:

Attended San Diego City College. See more »

Trademark:

His films frequently contain scenes where a character sings a song in a car (John Mahoney sings "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" in Say Anything... (1989), Tom Cruise sings "Free-fallin'" in Jerry Maguire (1996), the band sings "Tiny Dancer" in Almost Famous (2000)). The one to note specifically is Cameron Diaz in Vanilla Sky (2001), who does not sing in the car but plays a CD in which she is the ... See more »

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