Robert Towne Overview

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Born: November 23, 1934

Born in Los Angeles, California, Robert Towne was raised in the seaport town of San Pedro. His big break came in his early twenties, when he wrote a screenplay, Last Woman on Earth (1960), that was picked up by legendary director/producer Roger Corman. By the 1970s he was well known in Hollywood as a talented screenwriter, who received his first Oscar nomination in 1974 for the film The Last Detail (1973) and a BAFTA Film Award. The following year, he won not only a Best Screenplay Oscar for... See All

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