Robert Towne, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Chinatown, has died at 89


Robert Towne, who wrote the Academy Award-winning screenplay for Roman Polanski’s Chinatown, has died on the age of 89.

Robert Towne, the screenwriter who wrote the Academy Award-winning authentic script for Roman Polanski’s Chinatown, has died on the age of 89. His publicist, Carri Mclure, introduced that Towne died at his house in Los Angeles on Monday.

He initially got down to work as an actor and author and rapidly discovered employment with Roger Corman. He scripted Corman’s Final Lady on Earth and likewise co-starred within the movie underneath the pseudonym Edward Wain. He additionally wrote The Tomb of Ligeia for Corman. Towne then earned a popularity as a high script physician after Warren Beatty requested him to assist out on Bonnie and Clyde. He went on to make uncredited contributions to motion pictures similar to The Godfather, The Parallax View, Marathon Man, The Missouri Breaks, Heaven Can Wait, and extra.

Towne first met Chinatown star Jack Nicholson within the late Nineteen Fifties at an performing class taught by blacklisted actor Jeff Corey. They grew to become buddies and even lived collectively at one level, and Towne knew Nicholson was destined for fame. “From the moment I laid eyes on him, I knew Jack was gonna be a star. … I wouldn’t have been able to envision anyone else in the part,” Towne instructed Selection final month. “It wasn’t just his capacity for indignation, an innate sense that the world may not be fair but that it damn well should be. It was also his passion for clothing, a certain eye for the finer things, a disregard for — even aversion to — the ordinary.” He wrote Chinatown with Nicholson in thoughts for the function of Jake Gittes.

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