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Cameron Crowe

Cameron Crowe at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival promoting Elizabethtown, photo by Tony Shek
Birth name Cameron Bruce Crowe
Born July 13, 1957 (1957-07-13) (age 50)
Palm Springs, California
Spouse(s) Nancy Wilson (1986-)
Children Williams James Crowe (b.2000)
Curtis Wilson Crowe (b.2000)

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 writes. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is generally considered to be one of the five top film festivals in the world. ... Elizabethtown is the name of several places in the United States of America: Elizabethtown, Illinois Elizabethtown, Indiana Elizabethtown, Kentucky Elizabethtown, New York Elizabethtown, North Carolina Elizabethtown, Ohio Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania Elizabethtown, Texas These should not be confused with Elizabethton, Tennessee (without the w). Also see Elizabeth. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Palm Springs is a famed Riverside County, California, desert resort city, approximately 110 miles east of Los Angeles. ... Nancy Wilson is the name of two prominent American entertainers: An African-American singer and actress. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... // The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... Almost Famous is a 2000 film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and released in 2000. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... 2006 - Little Miss Sunshine - Michael Arndt Babel - Guillermo Arriaga El Laberinto del fauno - Guillermo del Toro The Queen - Peter Morgan United 93 - Paul Greengrass 2005 - Crash - Paul Haggis Robert Moresco Good Night, and Good Luck. ... Almost Famous is a 2000 film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and released in 2000. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... I like to MOO MOO MOO and eat GRASS! ... Almost Famous is a 2000 film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and released in 2000. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... This article is about the magazine. ...


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" [1] 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. Cynicism (Greek ) was originally the philosophy of a group of ancient Greeks called the Cynics, founded by Antisthenes. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See Adult. ...


Crowe's debut screenwriting effort, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, grew out of a novel he wrote while posing undercover as a student at a California high school[2] years after he actually graduated. Afterward, 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. Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen-comedy film written by Cameron Crowe (adapted from his book) and directed by Amy Heckerling. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Say Anything. ... Singles (1992) is a film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle Sound) is a genre of alternative rock. ... Jerry Maguire is a 1996 film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... For music albums named Autobiography, see Greek eauton = self, bios = life and graphein = write) is a form of biography, the writing of a life story. ... Almost Famous is a 2000 film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and released in 2000. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ...

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Biography

Early life

Crowe was born in Palm Springs, California. His father owned a real estate and phone service business, and his mother "was a teacher, activist, and all-around live wire who did skits around the house and would wear a clown suit to school on special occasions." [3] She worked as a psychology professor and family therapist and often participated in peace demonstrations and causes relating to the rights of farm workers. Crowe had two older sisters, but one died when he was young. The family moved around often, spending time in a desert town called Indio, best known as the site of the Coachella Festival of Music, which is held every year at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. Crowe commented that Indio was where "people owned tortoises, not dogs," [3]. His family finally settled in San Diego. Palm Springs is a famed Riverside County, California, desert resort city, approximately 110 miles east of Los Angeles. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhÄ“, spirit, soul; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is both an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy and family systems therapy, and earlier generally referred to as marriage therapy, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. ... The Indio Fashion Mall. ... Nickname: Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: , Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer...


Recognizing that Crowe was gifted, his mother pushed him to excel. He skipped kindergarten and two grades in elementary school [4], and by the time he attended Catholic high school, he was quite obviously younger than the other students. To add to his alienation, he was often ill because he suffered from nephritis. [5] This made him something of an outcast in the tanned surfer culture of Southern California. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Nephritis is inflammation of the kidney. ... For the urban complex straddling the United States-Mexico border, see Bajalta California. ...


To compensate for his lack of social contacts, Crowe began writing for the school newspaper and by age 13 was contributing music reviews for an underground publication, The San Diego Door. He then began corresponding with Lester Bangs, who had left the Door to become editor at the national rock magazine Creem, and soon he was also submitting articles to Creem as well as Circus. Crowe graduated from University of San Diego High School in 1972 at age 15, and on a trip to Los Angeles, met Ben Fong-Torres, the editor of Rolling Stone, who hired him to write for the magazine. He also joined the Rolling Stone staff as a Contributing Editor and then became the Associate Editor. During this time Crowe had a chance to interview some of the most influential musicians at this time, some of which were Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, and the members of Led Zeppelin.[1] Crowe was, and still is, Rolling Stone's all-time youngest contributor. The San Diego Door, (in former versions: Good Morning Teaspoon, Teaspoon Door, and Free Door) was an underground newspaper that thrived in 1960s San Diego, California, United States. ... Lester Bangs during an interview Leslie Conway Bangs (December 14, 1948 – April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, author and musician. ... CREEM, Americas Only Rock n Roll Magazine, was a monthly rock n roll publication started in 1969 by Barry Kramer and founding editor Tony Reay. ... Circus was a monthly American magazine devoted to rock music. ... The USDHS Crest The University of San Diego High School (USDHS), colloquially known as Uni, was a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory secondary school located in San Diego, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Ben Fong-Torres (方振豪; pinyin: Fāng Zhènháo; born January 7, 1945, in Alameda, California) is a rock journalist, author, and broadcaster best known for his association with Rolling Stone magazine (through 1981) and the San Francisco Chronicle (from around 1982). ...


Rolling Stone

Crowe's first cover story was on The Allman Brothers Band. [6] He went on the road with them for three weeks at age 16 and interviewed not only the whole band, but also the entire road crew. On his last night with the group, Gregg Allman asked Crowe to his room and told him to bring identification to prove he was not a police officer. Although Crowe showed him his identification, Allman nevertheless confiscated all his tapes. Two days later, the president of the Allman Brothers' Capricorn Records label called Crowe to let him know he was returning all the tapes. Allman later claimed he did not recall the incident (which is possible, given his substance issues at the time). The Allman Brothers Band is a band from Macon, Georgia, labeled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the principal architects of Southern rock. ... The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel on tour, usually in sleeper buses, with musicians and who handle every part of the production except actually playing the music. ... Gregg Allman (born December 8, 1947) (sometimes spelled Greg Allman) is a rock and roll singer and lyricist. ... Capricorn Records is an independent record label which was launched by Phil Walden and Frank Fenter in 1969 in Macon, Georgia. ...


Because Crowe was a fan of the 1970s hard rock bands that the older writers did not like, he landed a lot of major interviews. He wrote about Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, King Crimson, Peter Frampton, and more. "He charmed a lot of people," Fong-Torres told Rachel Abramowitz in Premiere. "He was the aw-shucks guy. 'I'm glad to be backstage. I love this band.'" In an interview with Joel Selvin of the San Francisco Chronicle Fong-Torres remarked, "He was the guy we sent out after some difficult customers. He covered the bands that hated Rolling Stone." [7] The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ... Led Zeppelin were an English rock band that formed in September 1968. ... Eagles are an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... King Crimson are a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie. ... Premiere is an American and New York City-based film magazine published by Hachette Filipacchi Médias, beginning publication in 1987. ... Todays San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. ...


Fast Times at Ridgemont High

When Rolling Stone moved its offices from the West Coast to New York in 1977, Crowe decided to stay behind. He also felt the excitement of the career was beginning to wane. Crowe appeared in the 1978 film American Hot Wax, but then returned to his writing. Though he would continue to freelance for Rolling Stone on and off over the years, he turned his attention to a book. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... American Hot Wax is a 1978 biopic film telling the story of disc jockey Alan Freed who was instrumental in introducing and popularizing rock n roll in the 1950s. ...


At 19 and still boyish, Crowe came up with the idea to pose undercover as a high school student and write about his experiences. Simon & Schuster gave him a contract, and he moved back in with his parents and enrolled as Dave Cameron at Clairemont High School in San Diego, California. Reliving the senior year he never had, he made friends and began to fit in. Though he initially planned to include himself in the book, he realized that it would jeopardize his ability to truly capture the essence of the high school experience. Jean-François Millet Le Semeur (The Sower) Simon & Schuster logo, circa 1961. ... Clairemont High School is a high school located in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego, California belonging to the San Diego Unified School District. ... Nickname: Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: , Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer...


Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story came out in 1981. Crowe focused on six main characters: a tough guy, a nerd, a surfer dude, a sexual sophisticate, and a middle-class brother and sister. He chronicled their activities in typical teenage settings—at school, at the beach, and at the mall, where many of them held afterschool jobs—and focused on details of their lives that probed into the heart of adolescence. This included scenes about homecoming and graduation as well as social cliques and sexual encounters. Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up nerd in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The middle class, in colloquial usage, consists of those people who have a degree of economic independence, but not a great deal of social influence or power. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... “Young Men” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Academic procession during the University of Canterbury graduation ceremony. ... A clique (pronounced AmE , BrE ) is an informal and restricted social group formed by people who share common interests. ...

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Ray Walston in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Before the book was even released, Fast Times at Ridgemont High was optioned for a film. Released in 1982, the movie version lacked a specific plot and featured no major name stars, and the studio did not devote any marketing effort toward it. Nevertheless, it became a sleeper hit due to word of mouth. It owed its popularity in large part to its uncannily realistic portrayal of teenagers, despite the fact that the film version left out some of the grittier topics like drug addiction. The movie did include a girl who undergoes an abortion, but it was handled gently. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is an American actress who has appeared in numerous films. ... Ray Walston (December 2, 1914 – January 1, 2001) was a stage, television and feature film character actor who played the title character on the situation comedy My Favorite Martian and Judge Henry Bone on the drama series Picket Fences. ... In the film industry, an option is a contractual agreement between a movie studio, a production company, or a producer (henceforth called the producer) and a writer, in which the producer obtains the right to buy a screenplay from the writer, before a certain date. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up plot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A sleeper hit (often simply called a sleeper) refers to a film, book, album, TV show, or video game that gains unexpected success or recognition. ... Drug addiction, or dependency is the compulsive use of drugs, to the point where the user has no effective choice but to continue use. ...


Though reviews of Fast Times at Ridgemont High were mixed, the film ended up launching the careers of some of the previously unknown actors, including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eric Stoltz, Nicolas Cage (who appeared in the film under his given name, Nicolas Coppola), Forest Whitaker, and Sean Penn. In fact, Penn's depiction of the marijuana-addled surfer Jeff Spicoli became ingrained in popular culture and led to several take-offs of the persona, including Bill & Ted movies and the Saturday Night Live skit "Wayne's World," along with its resulting movies. Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is an American actress who has appeared in numerous films. ... Eric Stoltz (born September 30, 1961) is an American actor widely considered one of the most prominent and diverse performers in independent film. ... Nicolas Cage (born Nicholas Coppola on January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure (1989) is a comedy/science fiction film based on the idea of time travel. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Waynes World was one of the most popular recurring sketches to come from the NBC television series Saturday Night Live. ...


Early directorial efforts

Following this success, Crowe wrote the screenplay for 1984's The Wild Life, the pseudo-sequel to Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Whereas its predecessor followed teenager's lives in high school, The Wild Life traced the lives of several teenagers after high school living in an apartment complex. The film was however generally considered quite inferior to its predecessor. Despite this bomb, filmmaker James L. Brooks noticed Crowe's original voice and wanted to work with him. Brooks executive produced Crowe's first directing effort, 1989's Say Anything, about a young man pining away for the affections of a beautiful girl. Though it could have easily ended up a formulaic teen love story, Say Anything got a warm reception from critics. They applauded the way Crowe crafted an intriguing and insightful tale that also involved the girl's relationship with her father and how it is threatened when she discovers he is caught up in a shady business deal. Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... The Wild Life is a 1984 comedy-drama film, written by Fast Times at Ridgmont High writer Cameron Crowe, and directed by Art Linson. ... James L. Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is a three-time Academy Award, nineteen-time Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American producer, writer, and film director. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...

John Cusack holds up a boombox in a famous scene from Say Anything.

By this point, Crowe was ready to leave teen angst behind and focus on his peers. His next project, 1992's Singles, centered on the romantic tangles among a group of six friends in their twenties in Seattle. The film starred Bridget Fonda as a coffee-bar waitress fawning over an aspiring musician (Matt Dillon) and Kyra Sedgwick and Campbell Scott as a couple wavering on whether to commit to each other. Music forms an integral backbone for the script, and the soundtrack became a best-seller three months before the release of the film. Much of this was due to the fact that the film kept getting scuttled while studio executives debated how to market it. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966) is an American film actor and writer. ... For other uses, see Angst (disambiguation). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Bridget Fonda and Luc Besson at Cannes, 2001 Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an American actress. ... Matthew Raymond Matt Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Kyra Sedgwick (born August 19, 1965) is an Emmy nominated American actress. ... Campbell Scott (born July 19, 1961 in New York City, New York) is an American actor, director, producer, and voice artist. ...


Singles successfully rode on the heels of Seattle's grunge music boom. During production, bands like Nirvana were not yet national stars, but by the time the soundtrack was released, their song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" had to be cut because it was too costly to buy the rights. Also, before they got big, Crowe signed members of Pearl Jam to portray Dillon's fictional band Citizen Dick. Crowe also appeared in this project, appropriately, as a rock journalist at a club. Tim Appelo wrote in Entertainment Weekly, "With ... an ambling, naturalistic style, Crowe captures the eccentric appeal of a town where espresso carts sprout on every corner and kids in ratty flannel shirts can cut records that make them millionaires." [8] Nirvana was an American rock band that formed in Aberdeen, Washington. ... Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit (1) In Bloom (2) Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. ...


Jerry Maguire

Branching into a new direction, Crowe wrote and directed Jerry Maguire, about a high-powered sports agent who quits his fast-paced yet uncaring career to begin his own firm. Tom Cruise played the title role and Cuba Gooding, Jr. shone as Rod Tidwell, the up-and-coming football player whose catchphrase, "Show me the money!" became ubiquitous for a time. Renée Zellweger also appeared as the bookkeeper who leaves her job to follow Maguire into new territory in both work and love. Crowe's earlier efforts brought him recognition, but this would send him soaring onto the A-list. Gooding won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role, and the film was also nominated for best picture, best screenplay, best editing, and best actor (for Cruise). Cruise also won his second Golden Globe for his role as Jerry. Jerry Maguire is a 1996 film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... A sports agent is a person who procures and negotiates employment and endorsement deals for an athlete. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... -1... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning American-Norwegian film actress. ... The A-list is the roster of the most bankable movie stars in Hollywood. ... Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by a group of film or theatre professionals in recognition of the work of supporting and character actors. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Almost Famous

Patrick Fugit in Almost Famous

In 2000, Crowe tapped his rock-writer roots to write and direct Almost Famous, about the experiences of a teenage music journalist who goes on the road with an emerging band in the early 1970s. Newcomer Patrick Fugit starred as William Miller, the baby-faced writer who finds himself immersed in the hard-knock world of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll, and Kate Hudson co-starred as Penny Lane, a prominent groupie, or, as the film refers to her, a "Band-Aid." She is based on a real person, also known as Pennie Lane (sometimes Pennie Trumble), who headed a group of young female music fans known as the Flying Garter Girls. Digging into his most personal memories, Crowe used a composite of the bands he had known to come up with Stillwater, the emerging act that welcomes the young journalist into its sphere, then becomes wary of his intentions. Seventies rocker Peter Frampton served as a technical consultant on the film. Image File history File linksMetadata Patrickfugit. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Patrickfugit. ... Patrick Fugit Patrick Fugit (born October 27, 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American actor best known for his performance as lead role in the Cameron Crowe film, Almost Famous. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Almost Famous is a 2000 film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and released in 2000. ... Patrick Fugit Patrick Fugit (born October 27, 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American actor best known for his performance as lead role in the Cameron Crowe film, Almost Famous. ... Kate Garry Hudson[1] (born April 19, 1979) is an American film actress. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie. ...


Crowe's mother figured prominently in the film as well (often admonishing, "Don't take drugs!"), and she even showed up at the film sets to keep an eye on him while he worked. Though he asked her not to bother Frances McDormand, who played her character, the two ended up getting along well. Also in the film he showed his sister rebelling and leaving home, and in real life, his mother and sister Cindy did not talk for a decade and were still estranged to a degree when he finished the film. The family reunited when the project was complete. Frances Louise McDormand[1] (born June 23, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American film, stage, and television actress. ...


In addition, Crowe took a copy of the film to London for a special screening with Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, who provided much of the inspiration for the feuding bandmates. They then granted Crowe the right to use one of their songs on the soundtrack—the first time they had ever consented to this since allowing Crowe to use "Kashmir" in Fast Times at Ridgemont High—and also gave him rights to four of their other songs in the movie itself, although they did not grant him the rights to "Stairway to Heaven" for an intended scene. Crowe and his wife, musician Nancy Wilson of Heart, co-wrote three of the five Stillwater songs in the film, and Frampton wrote the other two. Considered an unjaded, original, and funny look at the crazy world of rock music, Almost Famous managed to be a feel-good film without sap or self-consciousness. Reviews were almost universally positive, and it was nominated for and won a host of film awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Crowe. Unfortunately, box office returns were disappointing. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. ... Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England) is an English rock singer and songwriter, most famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin, but also for his successful solo career. ... Stairway to Heaven is a popular rock song by the English rock group Led Zeppelin, composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant, and recorded on their fourth studio album, (Led Zeppelin IV). ... Ann (left) and Nancy Wilson, 1993 Nancy Wilson (born March 16, 1954) is an American singer and guitarist who, with her older sister Ann, became a part of the Seattle band Heart. ... Heart is an American rock band which came out of Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, Washington State, USA. Going through several lineup changes, the only constant members of the group are sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. ... Stillwater is the name of some places in the United States of America: Stillwater, Minnesota Stillwater, New York Stillwater, Oklahoma Stillwater is the name of several rivers, see Stillwater River. ...


He followed Almost Famous with a remake of the Spanish thriller Abre los ojos, called Vanilla Sky. Co-starring Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz (from the original cast), the film failed to get the critical respect his previous films had. He returned in 2005, with Elizabethtown, which opened to mixed reviews[9]. Open Your Eyes redirects here. ... Vanilla Sky is a 2001 film which has been variously characterized by published film critics as an odd mixture of science fiction, romance, and reality warp [2], part Beautiful People fantasy, part New Age investigation of the Great Beyond[3] a love story, a struggle for the soul, or an... Elizabethtown is a 2005 film, directed by Cameron Crowe. ...


Filmography

Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen-comedy film written by Cameron Crowe (adapted from his book) and directed by Amy Heckerling. ... The Wild Life is a 1984 comedy-drama film, written by Fast Times at Ridgmont High writer Cameron Crowe, and directed by Art Linson. ... This page is about the film Say Anything. ... Singles (1992) is a film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. ... Jerry Maguire is a 1996 film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... Single Video Theory (1998) is a music documentary directed by Mark Pellington that follows the making of Pearl Jams 5th album, Yield. ... Almost Famous is a 2000 film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and released in 2000. ... Vanilla Sky is a 2001 film which has been variously characterized by published film critics as an odd mixture of science fiction, romance, and reality warp [2], part Beautiful People fantasy, part New Age investigation of the Great Beyond[3] a love story, a struggle for the soul, or an... Elizabethtown is a 2005 film, directed by Cameron Crowe. ...

Awards and nominations

  • Academy Award Nominated Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • Academy Award Won Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Almost Famous (2000)
  • BAFTA Film Award Best Screenplay - Original for Almost Famous (2001)
  • DGA Award Nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (2001)
  • Golden Globe Award Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical (2001)

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References

  • "All Movie Guide". Cameron Crowe. Retrieved June 21, 2006.

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Notes

  1. ^ New York Times. September 6, 1992.
  2. ^ Clairemont High School
  3. ^ a b Premiere. August 1992, p. 66.
  4. ^ K, Carolyn. "Grades Skipped and Successful". Hoagies Gifted Education Page. Retrieved July 22, 2006.
  5. ^ Mai. "CAMERON CROWE: The Legacy of the UNCOOL". A Quick Fix of Sanity. Retrieved July 22, 2006.
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