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Robert Towne

Director/Co-writer Robert Towne, whose last picture for Warner Bros. was Tequila Sunrise, which he wrote and directed, is best known for his Academy Award - winning script for the classic film Chinatown. Most recently, Towne co-wrote (with David Koepp) Mission: Impossible, which was produced by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner, and in which Cruise stars. Towne's additional credits as a writer include The Last Detail and Shampoo (with Warren Beatty), both of which earned him Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay; Tequila Sunrise, starring Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell and Michelle Pfeiffer and Personal Best (both of which he also directed); Days of Thunder (which starred Tom Cruise); and The Firm (which also starred Tom Cruise).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Robert Towne Facts

BirthdayNovember 23, 1934 (88)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

Selected Filmography

Without Limits
Tequila Sunrise
Personal Best
Ask the Dust
Tequila Sunrise/Conspiracy Theory
Chiedi Alla Polvere
Oro del Diablo
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