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) – 2011

Pearl Jam Twenty (documentary) – 2011

Elizabethtown (written by) – 2005

Vanilla Sky (screenplay) – 2001

Almost Famous (written by) – 2000

Jerry Maguire (written by) – 1996

Singles (written by) – 1992

Say Anything… (written by) – 1989

The Wild Life (written by) – 1984

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (book / screenplay) – 1982

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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