Cameron Crowe Biography (1957-)

Born July 13, 1957, in Palm Springs, CA; son of a real estate agent and AliceMarie Crowe (a teacher and actress); married Nancy Wilson (a singer, composer, and musician with the band Heart), 1986; children: one. Education:Attended San Diego City College and California State University, San Diego. Addresses: Agent-- Robert Bookman, Creative Artists Agency, 9830Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Career: Writer, director, and producer. Rolling Stone, reporter, beginning in 1973; rock music critic for the San Diego Union; freelance writer. Awards, Honors:WGA Screen Award nomination, Writers Guild of America, best comedy adapted from another medium, 1983, for Fast Times at Ridgemont High; Grammy Award nomination, best album notes, 1986, for Bob Dylan's Biograph; Academy Award nominations, best picture (with James L. Brooks, Lawrence Mark, and Richard Sakai), and best writing, screenplay written directly for the screen, WGA Screen Award nomination, Writers Guild of America, best screenplay written directly for the screen, and Five Continents Award nomination, EuropeanFilm Awards, all 1997, for Jerry Maguire.Academy Award for best original screenplay for Almost Famous, 2000. Addresses: Agent: Robert Bookman, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Writer, director, producer
Birth Details
July 13, 1957
Palm Springs, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Producer (with Art Linson), The Wild Life, Universal, 1984
  • Director, Say Anything..., Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • Producer (with Richard Hashimoto) and director, Singles, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Director and producer, Jerry Maguire, TriStar, 1996
  • Director and producer, Almost Famous, DreamWorks, 2000
  • Director, Vanilla Sky, Paramount, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Extra in party scene, The Other Side of the Wind, LesFilms de L'Astrophore/SACI, 1972
  • Delivery boy, American Hot Wax, Paramount, 1978
  • Police officer number two, The Wild Life, Universal, 1984
  • Club interviewer, Singles, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Himself, Welcome to Hollywood, PM Entertainment Group, 1998
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creative consultant, Fast Times(also known as Fast Times at Ridgemont High), CBS, 1986
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Naked Hollywood(documentary), BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Himself, Behind the Music: Peter Frampton(also known as Behindthe Music and VH1's Behind the Music), VH1, 2000
  • Himself, The Beatles Revolution,2000
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Work
  • Executive producer, Single Video Theory, Epic Music Video, 1998
  • 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
  • Almost Famous, DreamWorks, 2000
  • Vanilla Sky, Paramount, 2001
  • Nonfiction
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story, Simon & Schuster (New York City), 1981
  • (With Billy Wilder) Conversations with Wilder, Knopf (New York City), 1999
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Circus, Creem, Rolling Stone, San Diego Door, and the San Diego Union.
  • Album Liner Notes
  • Peter Frampton, Frampton Comes Alive, A & M, 1976
  • Bob Dylan, Biograph, Columbia, 1986
  • (With Kurt Loder and Robert Palmer) Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin(boxed set), Atlantic, 1990

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Entertainment Weekly, p. 62; May 30, 1997, p. 76. January 17, 1997
    Online:
    • "Cameron Crowe," Contemporary Authors Online, 2001http://webbie.sfpl.lib.ca.us:2078/servlet/BioRC/h...DocTitle=50=12=san72135=Cameron+Crowe (May 2, 2001).

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