Robert Towne
Robert Towne

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Name: Robert Towne
Occupation: Writer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: November 23, 1934
Age: 86
Birth Place:  Los Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Robert Towne

Robert Towne was born on November 23, 1934 in  Los Angeles, California, United States (86 years old). Robert Towne is a Writer, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Find out Robert Towne net worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$40 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Biography Timeline


In a November 5, 2007 interview with MTV, Jack Nicholson claimed that Towne had written the part of Gittes specifically for him. In the same interview, Nicholson also said that Towne had conceived Chinatown as a trilogy, with the third film set in 1968 and dealing in some way with Howard Hughes. However, Towne says he "does not know how that got started" and denies there was any trilogy planned.


He also wrote a screenplay for the Corman-directed The Tomb of Ligeia (1965). In 1981 Towne said "I worked harder on... [that] screenplay for him than on anything I think I have ever done."


A project Towne had long sought to bring to the screen came to fruition in 2006 with Ask the Dust, a romantic period piece set in Los Angeles based on the acclaimed novel by John Fante and starring Colin Farrell and Salma Hayek. Towne had found the novel while researching Chinatown, looking for material that would honestly describe that particular era of Los Angeles. He became so entranced by the book that he arranged to meet with its author—himself a screenwriter—in person. "I was an unknown," Towne said. "I hadn't written anything of note." But Fante greeted the young fan with accusations like "What makes you think you're any kind of judge of my work?" Ask the Dust received mixed reviews and failed at the box office. The film was entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival.

In 2006, Towne was the subject of artist Sarah Morris's film, Robert Towne. Morris describes him as an “elliptical figure” whose career exemplifies a certain characteristic mode of working in the film industry, marked by collaboration, shared or changing roles. Morris's 19,744-square-foot (1,834.3 m) painting installation in the lobby of the Lever House in Manhattan, commissioned by the Public Art Fund, was also titled "Robert Towne".


In 2011, Towne was announced as writer-director of The 39 Steps, a proposed remake of the 1935 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The British producer Graham King revealed that he had hired Towne to write a remake of The Battle of Britain in a December 2011 interview.

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Currently, Robert Towne is 86 years old. Robert Towne will celebrate 87th birthday on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Below we countdown to Robert Towne upcoming birthday.


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85th birthday - Saturday, November 23, 2019

Netflix Teams Robert Towne And David Fincher for ‘Chinatown’ Prequel Series Pilot Script

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has closed deals with Robert Towne and David Fincher to work up a pilot script for a prequel to the 1974 classic film Chinatown, sources tell Deadline. Towne won an Oscar for scr…

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83rd birthday - Thursday, November 23, 2017

Literary Birthday – 23 November – Robert Towne | Writers Write

Robert Towne is an American screenwriter, producer, director and actor. He is best-known for his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for Chinatown.

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