The now iconic scene of John Cusack holding a boom box over his head has become part of pop culture. Cameron also received a nomination from the Directors Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a Feature.Cameron’s second movie, also set in Seattle, was 1992’s romantic comedy , starring Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger was released in 1996 to strong box office and was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture. Crowe also received the PEN Literary Award for Best Screenplay that year.
He skipped kindergarten and two grades in elementary school, and by the time he attended Catholic high school (University of San Diego High School), he was quite obviously younger than the other students.
Cameron Crowe was born on July 13, 1957, in Palm Springs, California and raised in San Diego.
His father, James, sold residential real estate; his mother, Alice, taught sociology and English literature at the local college.
The film depicts teenagers living in a singles apartment complex immediately after high school, and stars Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson, Hart Bochner and Christopher Penn.
While the screenplay and film had good intentions, it ultimately didn’t live up to the critical and commercial success of The story of an off-beat loner (John Cusack) who goes after the beautiful class brain of his school (Ione Skye), the film was well received by audiences and critics alike and has since become a huge hit on home video and TV.