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Robert Towne

Robert Towne (born Robert Bertram Schwartz; November 23, 1934) is an American screenwriter and director. His most notable work may be his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974).

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Chinatown (1974 film)
... Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne and starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston ... was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, ultimately winning only Best Original Screenplay for Robert Towne ... The Two Jakes, was released in 1990, again starring Nicholson, who also directed, with Robert Towne returning to write the screenplay ...

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    Loach: What happened to your nose, Gittes? Somebody slam a bedroom window on it?
    J.J. Gittes: Nope, your wife got excited. She crossed her legs a little too quick.
    —Robert Towne (b. 1936)