CAMERON CROWE Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Cameron Bruce Crowe                                                       
Born: 13 July 1957 Palm Springs, California                                     
Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award winning American   
writer and film director. Before moving into the film industry, Crowe was       
contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently     
Crowe has made his mark with character-driven, personal films that have been     
generally hailed as refreshingly original and void 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 high schoolers 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 
novel he wrote while posing for one year undercover as a student at Clairemont   
High School in San Diego, CA. 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 the feel-good 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. Also, in late 1999, Crowe released his     
second book, Conversations with Billy Wilder, a question and answer session with 
the legendary director.