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Crowe, Cameron 1957–

PERSONAL

Full name, Cameron Bruce Crowe; born July 13, 1957, in Palm Springs, CA; son of James (a real estate agent) and Alice Marie (a teacher and actress) Crowe; married Nancy Wilson (a singer, composer, and musician), July 27, 1986; children: William James and Curtis Wilson (twins). Education: Attended San Diego City College and California State University, San Diego.

Addresses: Office—Vinyl Films, 5555 Melrose Ave., Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Agent—Robert Bookman, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Pat Kingsley, PMK/ HBH Public Relations, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Writer, director, and producer. Vinyl Films, Los Angeles, president; director of commercials for "Denim Invasion" campaign, Gap clothing, 2002. Rolling Stone, reporter, contributing editor, then associate editor, between c. 1973 and 1982; San Diego Union, former rock music critic; freelance writer.

Awards, Honors: Screen Award nomination, best comedy adapted from another medium, Writers Guild of America, 1983, for Fast Times at Ridgemont High; Grammy Award nomination, best album notes, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1986, for Biograph; Academy Award nominations, best picture (with others) and best writing—screenplay written directly for the screen, Screen Award nomination, best original screenplay, Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in motion pictures, Hochi Film Award, best foreign language film, Screen International Award nomination, European Film Awards, all 1997, Empire award, best director, 1998, and People's Choice award, favorite dramatic motion picture, 1999, all for Jerry Maguire; Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, best director and best screenplay, Sierra Award nominations, best director and best original screenplay, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, Phoenix Film Critics Society award, best picture and best original screenplay, 2000, Academy Award, best writing—screenplay written directly for the screen, Golden Globe Award nomination, best screenplay for a motion picture, Online Film Critics Society Award, best screenplay, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best director, Film Award, best screenplay—original and Film Award nomination, best film (with Ian Bryce), British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Screen Award nomination, best screenplay written directly for the screen, Writers Guild of America, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, best screenplay, and Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, best director, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, best director and best original screenplay, Golden Satellite Award nominations, best director and best original screenplay, International Press Academy, Southeastern Film Critics Association Award, best original screenplay, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, best original screenplay, London Critics Circle Film Award nomination, screenwriter of the year, Australian Film Institute Award nomination (with Bryce), best foreign film, Directors Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in motion pictures, nomination for silver ribbon, best director of a foreign film, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, and nomination for Golden Pyramid and Award for best screenplay, Cairo International Film Festival, all 2001, and Empire Award nomination, best director, 2002, all for Almost Famous; Dream Director Award, Young Hollywood Awards, Movieline, 2001; Golden Satellite Award nomination (with wife Nancy Wilson), best original song, 2002, for "I Fall Apart," Vanilla Sky; DVD Premiere Award nomination (with Scott M. Martin), best overall new extra features on a new release, DVD Exclusive Awards, 2003, for Vanilla Sky; DVD Premiere Award nomination (with others), best audio commentary for a library release, 2003, for Say Anything ….

CREDITS

Film Work:

Jerry Maguire, TriStar, 1996.

Almost Famous, DreamWorks, 2000.

Vanilla Sky, Paramount, 2001.

Elizabethtown (also known as Todo sucede en Eliza-bethtown and Tudo acontece em Elizabethtown), Paramount, 2005.

Film Work; Other:

Coproducer, The Wild Life, Universal, 1984.

Director, Say Anything …, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Coproducer and director, Singles, Warner Bros., 1992.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Extra in party scene, The Other Side of the Wind, Les Films de L'Astrophore/SACI, 1972.

Delivery boy, American Hot Wax, Paramount, 1978.

Second police officer, The Wild Life, Universal, 1984.

Club interviewer, Singles, Warner Bros., 1992.

Himself, Welcome to Hollywood, Phaedra Cinema, 1998.

(Uncredited) Bus passenger, Minority Report, 2002.

Himself, Ringers: Lord of the Fans, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

All Access: The Making of "Almost Famous," 2000.

The Beatles Revolution, ABC, 2000.

Presenter, An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson, TNT, 2001.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Back in the U.S., ABC, 2002.

AFI's 100 Years … 100 Passions, CBS, 2002.

AFI's 100 Years, 100 "Movie Quotes:" The Greatest Lines from American Film (also known as AFI's 100 Years … 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks, and Catchphrases), CBS, 2005.

Paula Goes to Hollywood, Food Network, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Naked Hollywood, Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

"Heart," Behind the Music: Peter Frampton (also known as Behind the Music and VH1's "Behind the Music"), VH1, 1998.

"Almost Famous," HBO First Look, HBO, 2000.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2005.

The Film Programme (also known as Film 2005), BBC, 2005.

(In archive footage) Magacine, 2005.

Also appeared in "The Films of Cameron Crowe," The Directors.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001. Young Hollywood Awards, 2001.

Television Work; Specials:

Producer and director of Heartbreaker Beach Party, MTV.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Executive producer, Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory, Epic Music Video, 1998.

Producer and himself, Hitting It Hard, Paramount Home Video, 2002.

Himself, Prelude to a Dream, Paramount Home Video, 2002.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (based on Crowe's book Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story), Universal, 1982.

The Wild Life, Universal, 1984.

Say Anything …, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Singles, Warner Bros., 1992.

Jerry Maguire, TriStar, 1996, published by Faber & Faber, 2000.

(And songwriter) Almost Famous, DreamWorks, 2000, published by Faber & Faber, 2000.

(And songwriter, "I Fall Apart") Vanilla Sky, Paramount, 2001 published by Faber & Faber, 2002.

(And song, "Same in Any Language") Elizabethtown (also known as Todo sucede en Elizabethtown and Tudo acontece em Elizabethtown), Paramount, 2005, published by Faber & Faber, 2005.

Television Specials:

Special material, The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002.

Other:

Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story, Simon & Schuster, 1981.

(With Billy Wilder) Conversations with Wilder, Knopf, 1999.

Joseph Szabo: Teenage, photographs by Joseph Szabo, Greybull Press, 2003.

Author of foreword, Ready When You Are, Mr. Coppola, Mr. Spielberg, Mr. Crowe, by Jerry Ziesmer, Scarecrow Press, 2003. Author of music album liner notes including notes for Biograph by Bob Dylan. Contributor to periodicals, including Circus, Creem, Playboy, Rolling Stone, San Diego Door, and San Diego Union.

ADAPTATIONS

The television series Fast Times (also known as Fast Times at Ridgemont High), broadcast by CBS in 1986, was based on Crowe's earlier writings.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Volume 59, Thomson Gale, 2005.

Crowe, Cameron, and Billy Wilder, Conversations with Wilder, Knopf, 1999.

Newsmakers, Issue 2, Gale, 2001.

Periodicals:

Arts/Cinema, September 18, 2000, pp. 78, 82.

Billboard, October 29, 2005, p. 21.

Entertainment Weekly, January 17, 1997, p. 62; May 30, 1997, p. 76.

Film Comment, September, 2000, pp. 61-66.

Premiere, October, 2000, pp. 43-47.

Us Weekly, October 9, 2000, pp. 58-60.

Washington Post, October 14, 2005, pp. 41, 44.

Electronic:

Cameron Crowe Official Site, http://www.cameroncrowe.com, May 28, 2006.

Crowe, Cameron 1957–

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