Screenwriter Profile: Cameron Crowe

The Writer:

Cameron Crowe is responsible for some of the most iconic films of the last thirty years. He started his writing career when he was just 15 years old and submitted articles about music to Rolling Stone (his script Almost Famous is loosely inspired by this experience). The writer/director behind such classics as Say Anything and Jerry Maguire (a script which took him twenty drafts to get right), Crowe won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Almost Famous and was nominated for Jerry Maguire.

Credits:

We Bought a Zoo (screenplay) Р2011

Pearl Jam Twenty (documentary) Р2011

Elizabethtown (written by) Р2005

Vanilla Sky (screenplay) Р2001

Almost Famous (written by) Р2000

Jerry Maguire (written by) Р1996

Singles (written by) Р1992

Say Anything…¬†(written by) – 1989

The Wild Life (written by) Р1984

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (book / screenplay) Р1982

Quotes:

I’m proudest of the fact that I’ve been able to make a few movies in the studio system that are slightly unorthodox and personal. But it’s never quite as easy as you dream that it could be.

Making a big Hollywood film that really affects people is as hard as making a small movie on a credit card.

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