Robert Towne

Towne in 2006 Robert Towne (born Robert Bertram Schwartz, November 23, 1934) is an American screenwriter, producer, director and actor. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for Roman Polanski's ''Chinatown'' (1974), which is widely considered one of the greatest screenplays ever written. He later said it was inspired by a chapter in Carey McWilliams's ''Southern California Country: An Island on the Land'' (1946) and a ''West'' magazine article on Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles. Towne also wrote the sequel, ''The Two Jakes'' (1990); the Hal Ashby comedy-dramas ''The Last Detail'' (1973) and ''Shampoo'' (1975); and the first two ''Mission: Impossible'' films.

Towne directed the sports dramas ''Personal Best'' (1982) and ''Without Limits'' (1998), the crime thriller ''Tequila Sunrise'' (1988), and the romantic crime drama ''Ask the Dust'' (2006). Provided by Wikipedia
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by Towne, Robert D., 1866-1952,
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