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Robert Towne

Robert Towne Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1934
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California
Age 86 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
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Robert Towne

Robert Towne is an American screenwriter, producer, director and actor. He's part of the wave of New Hollywood movies. He is best known for his Oscar-winning original script for Chinatown by Roman Polanski, widely regarded by many as one of the best ever written. Then, he said he was inspired by a chapter in The Country of Southern California: An Island on Earth by Carey McWilliams and an article in the West Magazine about Los Angeles by Raymond Chandler. Towne also wrote a sequel, The Two Jakes; comedy - drama Hal Ashby The Last Detail and Shampoo; and the first two films of Mission: Impossible. Towne has directed the sports dramas Personal Best and Without Limits, the crime thriller Tequila Sunrise and the romantic crime thriller Ask the Dust.

Born Robert Bertram Schwartz, November 23, 1934, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater Pomona College
Occupation Writer, director, producer, actor
Years active 1960–present
Spouse(s) Julie Payne, (m. 1977, div. 1982?)
Children 2
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About Robert Towne

Director and screenwriter who won an Oscar for writing the screenplay for the Roman Polanski film Chinatown.

Robert Towne before fame

He was born in Los Angeles.

Achievement of Robert Towne

He directed the film Ask the Dust, which starred Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell.

Robert Towne family life

He had two children and was married to Julie Payne and Luisa Gaule.

Associations of Robert Towne

He wrote the screenplay for Mission: Impossible starring Tom Cruise.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Robert Towne

  • Winner of the Golden Globe Best Script Award
  • Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay
  • Edgar Prize Winner
  • Pomona College Alumni

Latest information about Robert Towne updated on June 20 2021.