Cameron Bruce Crowe is a writer and film director. Before moving into the film industry, he was contributing editor at Rolling Stone Magazine, for which he still frequently writes.
Crowe has made his mark with character-driven, personal films that have been generally hailed as refreshingly original and void of cynicism. His debut screenwriting effort, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982), grew out of a novel he wrote while posing undercover as a student at a California high school, and was followed by another high school saga, “Say Anything” (1989), which he wrote and directed. He went on to write and direct “Singles” (1992), a story of Seattle twentysomethings and soon after, followed with the biggest hit of his career, “Jerry Maguire” (1996). He since wrote directed autobiographical effort, “Almost Famous” (2000), a remake of a Spanish thriller, “Vanilla Sky” (2001), and a modern love story, “Elizabethtown” (2005). He won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for “Almost Famous.”