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Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957)[1] is an American director, producer, screenwriter, journalist, author, and actor. Before moving into the film industry, Crowe was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes. Crowe's debut screenwriting effort, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, grew out of a book he wrote while posing for one year undercover as a student at Clairemont High School
Clairemont High School
in San Diego, California. Later, he wrote and directed one more high school saga, Say Anything, followed by Singles, a story of twentysomethings that was woven together by a soundtrack centering on Seattle's burgeoning grunge music scene. Crowe landed his biggest hit with Jerry Maguire. After this, he was given a green light to go ahead with a pet project, the autobiographical effort Almost Famous. Centering on a teenage music journalist on tour with an up-and-coming band, it gave insight to his life as a 15-year-old writer for Rolling Stone. For his screenplay, he won an Academy Award. In late 1999, Crowe's second book was published, a question and answer session with the film director Billy Wilder entitled Conversations with Wilder.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Rolling Stone 2.2 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
book and film 2.3 Early film efforts 2.4 Jerry Maguire 2.5 Almost Famous 2.6 Vanilla Sky 2.7 Elizabethtown 2.8 The Union 2.9 We Bought a Zoo 2.10 Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
Twenty 2.11 Aloha 2.12 Roadies

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Music videos 4.2 As an actor

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
was born in Palm Springs, California. His father, James A. Crowe, originally from Kentucky, owned a real estate and phone service business.[2] His mother, Alice Marie (née George), "was a teacher, activist, and all-around live wire who did skits around the house and would wear a clown suit to school on special occasions."[3][4][5] She worked as a psychology professor and family therapy and often participated in peace demonstrations and causes relating to the rights of farm workers. Crowe was the youngest of three children with two sisters; one died when he was young. The family moved around often but spent a lot of time in the desert town of Indio. Crowe commented that Indio was where "people owned tortoises, not dogs".[3] His family finally settled in San Diego. Crowe skipped kindergarten and two grades in elementary,[6] and by the time he attended Catholic high school, he was quite a bit younger than the other students. To add to his alienation, he was often ill because he suffered from nephritis.[7] Crowe began writing for the school newspaper and by the age of 13 was contributing music reviews for an underground publication, The San Diego Door. He began corresponding with Lester Bangs, who had left the Door to become editor at the national rock magazine Creem, and soon he was also submitting articles to Creem
Creem
as well as Circus. Crowe graduated from the University of San Diego
San Diego
High School in 1972 at the age of 15. On a trip to Los Angeles, he met Ben Fong-Torres, the editor of Rolling Stone, who hired him to write for the magazine. He also joined the Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
staff as a contributing editor and became an associate editor. During this time, Crowe interviewed Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, the Eagles, Poco, Steely Dan, members of Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
and more.[8] Crowe was Rolling Stone's youngest-ever contributor. Career[edit] Rolling Stone[edit] Crowe's first cover story was on the Allman Brothers Band.[9] He went on the road with them for three weeks at the age of 16 and interviewed the band and the road crew. Because Crowe was a fan of the 1970s hard rock bands that the older writers disliked, he landed a lot of major interviews. He wrote predominantly about Yes, and also about Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eagles, King Crimson, Linda Ronstadt, Rory Gallagher, Todd Rundgren, and more.[citation needed] In an interview with Joel Selvin
Joel Selvin
of the San Francisco Chronicle, Fong-Torres remarked, "He was the guy we sent out after some difficult customers. He covered the bands that hated Rolling Stone."[10] Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
book and film[edit]

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When Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
moved its offices from California to New York in 1977, Crowe decided to stay behind. He also felt the excitement of his career was beginning to wane. Crowe appeared in the 1978 film American Hot Wax, but returned to his writing. Though he would continue to freelance for Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
on and off over the years, he turned his attention to a book. At the age of 22, Crowe came up with the idea to pose undercover as a high school student and write about his experiences. Simon & Schuster gave him a contract, and he moved back in with his parents and enrolled as Dave Cameron at Clairemont High School
Clairemont High School
in San Diego. Reliving the senior year he never had, he made friends and began to fit in. Though he initially planned to include himself in the book, he realized that it would jeopardize his ability to capture the true essence of the high school experience. His book, Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story, came out in 1981. Crowe focused on six main characters: a tough guy, a nerd, a surfer dude, a sexual sophisticate, and a middle-class brother and sister. He chronicled their activities in typical teenage settings—at school, at the beach, and at the mall, where many of them held afterschool jobs—and focused on details of their lives that probed into the heart of adolescence. This included scenes about homecoming and graduation as well as social cliques and sexual encounters. Before the book was released, Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
was optioned for a film. Released in 1982, the movie version lacked a specific plot and featured no major name stars. The studio did not devote any marketing effort toward it. It became a sleeper hit due to word of mouth. The reviews of Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
were positive, and the film ended up launching the careers of some of the previously unknown actors, including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eric Stoltz, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Anthony Edwards, Nicolas Cage, Forest Whitaker, and Sean Penn. Early film efforts[edit] Following this success, Crowe wrote the screenplay for 1984's The Wild Life, the pseudo-sequel to Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Whereas its predecessor followed teenagers' lives in high school, The Wild Life traced the lives of several teenagers after high school living in an apartment complex. Filmmaker James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
noticed Crowe's original voice and wanted to work with him. Brooks executive produced Crowe's first directing effort, 1989's Say Anything..., about a young man pining away for the affections of the seemingly perfect girl. Say Anything... was positively received by critics. By this point, Crowe was ready to leave teen angst behind and focus on his peers. His next project, 1992's Singles, centered on the romantic tangles among a group of six friends in their twenties in Seattle. The film starred Bridget Fonda
Bridget Fonda
and Matt Dillon, where Fonda played a coffee-bar waitress fawning over an aspiring musician, played by Dillon. Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick
and Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
co-starred as a couple wavering on whether to commit to each other. Music forms an integral backbone for the script, and the soundtrack became a best seller three months before the release of the film. Much of this was due to repeated delays while studio executives debated how to market it. Singles
Singles
successfully rode on the heels of Seattle's grunge music boom. During production, bands like Nirvana were not yet national stars, but by the time the soundtrack was released, their song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" had to be cut because it was too costly to buy the rights. Crowe had signed members of Pearl Jam, shortly before their burgeoning, nationwide success, to portray Dillon's fictional band 'Citizen Dick'. Crowe also appeared in this project, as a rock journalist at a club. Tim Appelo wrote in Entertainment Weekly, "With ... an ambling, naturalistic style, Crowe captures the eccentric appeal of a town where espresso carts sprout on every corner and kids in ratty flannel shirts can cut records that make them millionaires."[11] Jerry Maguire[edit] Branching into a new direction, Crowe wrote and directed Jerry Maguire, about a highly paid pro sports agent who is fired after having a moral revelation, writing and distributing a manifesto and mission statement calling for sincere service to the athletes and less money for themselves. He strikes out to form his own agency. Tom Cruise played the title role of Jerry and Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
played Rod Tidwell, an aging wide receiver, whose catchphrase, "Show me the money!", became culturally ubiquitous for a time. Renée Zellweger appeared as an accountant, who sets aside her job security to follow Maguire's charismatic moral-aspiration, in both work and love. Gooding won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role, and the film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Actor (for Cruise). Cruise also won his second Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for his role as Jerry. Almost Famous[edit]

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In 2000, Crowe used his music journalism experience roots to write and direct Almost Famous, about the experiences of a teenage music journalist who goes on the road with an emerging band in the early 1970s. The film starred newcomer Patrick Fugit
Patrick Fugit
as William Miller, the baby-faced writer who finds himself immersed in the world of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll, and Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
co-starred as Penny Lane, a prominent groupie, or, as the film refers to her, a "Band-Aid". Digging into his most personal memories, Crowe used a composite of the bands he had known to come up with Stillwater, the emerging act that welcomes the young journalist into its sphere, then becomes wary of his intentions. Seventies rocker Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton
served as a technical consultant on the film. William Miller's mother figured prominently in the film as well (often admonishing, "Don't take drugs!"). The character was based on Crowe's own mother, who even showed up at the film sets to keep an eye on him while he worked. Though he asked her not to bother Frances McDormand, who played her character, the two ended up getting along well. Also in the film he showed his sister, portrayed by Zooey Deschanel, rebelling and leaving home, and in real life, his mother and sister Cindy did not talk for a decade and were still estranged to a degree when he finished the film. The family reconciled when the project was complete. In addition, Crowe took a copy of the film to London for a special screening with Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
members Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
and Robert Plant. After the screening, Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
granted Crowe the right to use one of their songs on the soundtrack—the first time they had ever consented to this since allowing Crowe to use "Kashmir" in Fast Times at Ridgemont High—and also gave him rights to four of their other songs in the movie itself, although they did not grant him the rights to "Stairway to Heaven" for an intended scene (on the special "Bootleg" edition DVD, the scene is included as an extra sans the song where the viewer is instructed by a watermark to begin playing it). Crowe and his then-wife, musician Nancy Wilson of Heart, co-wrote three of the five Stillwater songs in the film, and Frampton wrote the other two, with Mike McCready
Mike McCready
from Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
playing lead guitar on all of the Stillwater songs. Reviews were almost universally positive, and it was nominated for and won a host of film awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Crowe. Crowe and co-producer Danny Bramson also won the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for the soundtrack. Despite these accolades, box office returns for the film were disappointing. Vanilla Sky[edit] Crowe followed Almost Famous
Almost Famous
with the psychological thriller Vanilla Sky in 2001. The film starred Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz, the film received mixed reviews and managed to gross $100.6 million at the US box office, making it his second highest grossing directorial effort behind Jerry Maguire. Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky
is a remake of Alejandro Amenabar's 1997 Spanish film Abre Los Ojos (Open your Eyes). Sofia is played by Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
in both Amenabar's original movie and Crowe's remake. Elizabethtown[edit] In 2005, Crowe directed the romantic tragicomedy Elizabethtown, starring Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
and Kirsten Dunst, which opened to mixed reviews,[12] scoring 45 on Metacritic, the same as his previous effort, Vanilla Sky. The Union[edit] Main article: The Union (2011 film) In November 2009, Crowe began filming a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the album The Union, a collaboration between musicians Elton John
Elton John
and Leon Russell
Leon Russell
produced by award-winning producer T-Bone Burnett. The documentary features musicians Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Booker T. Jones, steel guitarist Robert Randolph, Don Was
Don Was
and a 10-piece gospel choir who all appear on the album with John and Russell. Musician Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks
and John's longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin also appear. On March 2, 2011, the documentary was announced to open the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.[13] We Bought a Zoo[edit] With production on Aloha delayed, Crowe set his next feature, the family comedy-drama We Bought a Zoo, based on Benjamin Mee's memoir of the same name. Crowe collaborated with The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna
Aline Brosh McKenna
on the screenplay.[14][15] The book's story follows Mee, who buys and moves into a dilapidated zoo (now Dartmoor Zoological Park) in the English countryside. Looking for a fresh start along with his seven-year-old daughter and his troubled fourteen-year-old son, he hopes to refurbish the zoo and run it and to give his children what he calls an "adventure".[14] Crowe changed the location to the United States. The film received a wide release on December 23, 2011 by 20th Century Fox, and starred Matt Damon
Matt Damon
and Scarlett Johansson. The film has received mixed reviews. The music of the movie was composed by Jonsi.[16] Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
Twenty[edit] Main article: Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
Twenty In an interview with Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
on March 9, 2009, bassist Jeff Ament said "... our manager Kelly has had the idea to do a 20-year anniversary retrospective movie so he's been on board with [film director] Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
for the last few years."[17] The band's guitarist Mike McCready
Mike McCready
also stated in March, "We are just in the very early stages of that, . . . starting to go through all the footage we have, and Cameron’s writing the treatment."[18] Preliminary footage was being shot as of June 2010.[19] A trailer for the movie, which featured Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
frontman Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder
choosing between three permanent markers in a shop before turning to the camera and saying "Three's good... Twenty is better", was shown before select movies at the 2011 BFI London Film Festival. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
and also had an accompanying book and soundtrack.[20] Aloha[edit] Main article: Aloha (film) It was announced in early June 2008 that Crowe would return to write and direct his seventh feature film, initially titled Deep Tiki and Volcano Romance, set to star Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
and Reese Witherspoon, and to be released by Columbia Pictures. Filming was expected to begin in January 2009,[21] but this was then postponed.[22] The project resurfaced in 2013. Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, John Krasinski
John Krasinski
and Danny McBride joined the cast of the film; filming began in Hawaii in September 2013.[23] The film's final title was Aloha and it was released on May 29, 2015 by Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures
to negative critical reviews. Roadies[edit] Main article: Roadies (TV series) On June 26, 2016, Crowe's comedy-drama series Roadies premiered on Showtime. The show, starring Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino
Carla Gugino
and Imogen Poots, tells the story of a colorful road crew who work behind the scenes for a fictional rock band, The Staton-House Band. The pilot episode was written and directed by Crowe.[24] Personal life[edit] Crowe married Nancy Wilson of the rock band Heart in July 1986. Their twin sons were born in January 2000. Crowe and Wilson separated in June 2008 and Wilson filed for divorce on September 23, 2010, citing "irreconcilable differences". The divorce was finalized on December 8, 2010.[25] Filmography[edit]

Year Film Oscar nominations Oscar wins Credited as

Director Writer Producer Other notes

1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Yes

1984 The Wild Life

Yes Yes Also actor

1989 Say Anything...

Yes Yes

1992 Singles

Yes Yes Yes Also actor

1996 Jerry Maguire 5 1 Yes Yes Yes

2000 Almost Famous 4 1 Yes Yes Yes

2001 Vanilla Sky 1

Yes Yes Yes

2005 Elizabethtown

Yes Yes Yes

2011 The Union

Yes

Yes Documentary

Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
Twenty

Yes Yes Yes Documentary

We Bought a Zoo

Yes Yes Yes

2015 Aloha

Yes Yes Yes

2016 Roadies

Yes Yes Yes TV Series

Music videos[edit]

Year Band Song Album

1983 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Change of Heart Long After Dark

1992 Paul Westerberg Dyslexic Heart Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1992 Alice In Chains Would? Dirt / Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

2009 Pearl Jam The Fixer (Live) Backspacer

As an actor[edit]

The Other Side of the Wind
The Other Side of the Wind
(1972) American Hot Wax
American Hot Wax
(1978) The Wild Life (1984) Singles
Singles
(1992) Minority Report (2002)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
nomination for Jerry Maguire (1996) Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for Jerry Maguire (1996) Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
for Almost Famous
Almost Famous
(2000) BAFTA Film Award Best Screenplay – Original for Almost Famous
Almost Famous
(2001) DGA Award Nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (2001) Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical (2001) for Almost Famous Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – Almost Famous
Almost Famous
soundtrack (with co-producer Danny Bramson)

References[edit]

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Cameron Crowe
and Faybeth Diamond – December 6, 1973 Cameron Crowe. Retrieved July 22, 2006. ^ Selvin, Joel (September 10, 2000). "How Writer-Director's Career Got Rolling". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved October 11, 2008.  ^ Appelo, Tim. " Seattle
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Matt Damon
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(2011) – Full credits". Internet Movie DataBase. Retrieved December 29, 2011.  ^ "Q+A session with Pearl Jam". Daily Record. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2014-07-15.  ^ "Mike Talks Possible PJ/ Cameron Crowe
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Cameron Crowe
Hits The Streets For Pearl Jam". TwoFeetThick.com. 1992-11-01. Retrieved 2014-07-15.  ^ " Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
Twenty," Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
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Joining Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
Pic". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-07-15.  ^ Littleton, Cynthia (October 14, 2015). "Showtime Gives Series Pickup to Cameron Crowe-J.J. Abrams Comedy 'Roadies'".  ^ "Entertainment News, Celebrity and Pop Culture - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 

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Director

Say Anything...
Say Anything...
(1989) Singles
Singles
(1992) Jerry Maguire (1996) Almost Famous
Almost Famous
(2000) Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky
(2001) Elizabethtown (2005) Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
Twenty (2011) The Union (2011) We Bought a Zoo
We Bought a Zoo
(2011) Aloha (2015)

Writer only

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
(1982) The Wild Life (1984)

Television

Roadies (2016)

Awards for Cameron Crowe

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Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

1940–1960

Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges
(1940) Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1941) Michael Kanin
Michael Kanin
and Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1942) Norman Krasna (1943) Lamar Trotti (1944) Richard Schweizer (1945) Muriel Box and Sydney Box (1946) Sidney Sheldon (1947) No award (1948) Robert Pirosh (1949) Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman Jr. and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1951) T. E. B. Clarke (1952) Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch (1953) Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg
(1954) Sonya Levien and William Ludwig (1955) Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
(1956) George Wells (1957) Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith (1958) Clarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse and Stanley Shapiro (1959) I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960)

1961–1980

William Inge
William Inge
(1961) Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi, and Alfredo Giannetti (1962) James Webb (1963) Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff (1964) Frederic Raphael (1965) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
and Pierre Uytterhoeven (1966) William Rose (1967) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1968) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) David S. Ward
David S. Ward
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt, and Nancy Dowd (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980)

1981–2000

Colin Welland (1981) John Briley (1982) Horton Foote (1983) Robert Benton (1984) William Kelley, Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow (1988) Tom Schulman (1989) Bruce Joel Rubin (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000)

2001–present

Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
and Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay

Paul D. Zimmerman (1983) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) David Leland (1987) Shawn Slovo (1988) Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron
(1989) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(1990) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1991) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1992) Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
and Danny Rubin
Danny Rubin
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1996) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(1997) Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
(1998) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000) Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
and Guillaume Laurant (2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Tom McCarthy (2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
and Hugo Guinness (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay

Screenplay (1995–1996, 2001–2008, retired)

Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2001) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2002) Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, and Naomi Sheridan (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008)

Screenplay, Original (1997–2000, 2009–present)

Matt Damon
Matt Damon
and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(1997) Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
and Marc Norman (1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
/ Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

Screenplay, Adapted (1997–2000, 2009–present)

Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Smith (1998) Frank Darabont
Frank Darabont
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin (2011) Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
(2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn
(2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Eric Heisserer (2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

v t e

Empire Award for Best Director

Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(1996) Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(1997) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(1998) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1999) M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan
(2000) Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
(2001) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(2002) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2003) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2004) Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi
(2005) Nick Park
Nick Park
and Steve Box (2006) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2007) David Yates
David Yates
(2008) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2009) James Cameron
James Cameron
(2010) Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright
(2011) David Yates
David Yates
(2012) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2013) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2014) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2015) J. J. Abrams
J. J. Abrams
(2016) Gareth Edwards (2017) Rian Johnson
Rian Johnson
(2018)

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