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Robert Towne

Born on November 23, 1934 in Los Angeles, CA
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Robert Towne would prefer his appearance as the stick-like leading actor Edward Wain in the prententious Roger Corman post-apocalyptic effort The Last Woman on Earth (1960) be forgotten -- in addition to the film's screenplay, which was Towne's first. Read Full Biography
Year Award Category Movie Result
1975 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Shampoo Nominated
1974 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Chinatown Won
1974 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Screenplay Chinatown Won
1974 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Screenplay The Last Detail Won
1974 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Screenplay Chinatown Won


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