Cameron Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an American writer and film director.
He was born in Palm Springs, California to James Crowe and Alice George. He was raised in San Diego and began working as a music journalist when he was 15, later becoming a contributing editor for the music magazines Creem and Rolling Stone. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington.
He married the Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson in 1986 and they have two children.
In 1999, Crowe published Conversations with Billy Wilder (ISBN 0571201628), a book of interviews with the film director Billy Wilder, then in his early 90s.
He compiled the Anthology collection of the works of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers in 2000.
Crowe is largely famous in contemporary cinema for extremely memorable quotes (as evidenced in Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous) and placing a huge emphasis on his film soundtracks.