Robert Towne


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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).

Towne’s parentage was Romanian on his mother’s side, Russian on his father’s. He grew up in San Pedro, Los Angeles, the son of Helen and Lou Schwartz. His father ran a ... more »

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  • ''He wouldn't ask to go to the head if he had the runs.''
    Robert Towne (b. 1936), U.S. screenwriter, and Hal Ashby. Budduskey (Jack Nicholson), The Last Detail, of his prisoner (1973).
  • ''Well, kid, there are more things in this life than you can possibly imagine. I knew a whore once in Wilmington. She had a glass eye. She used to take it out and work people off for a dollar.''
    Robert Towne (b. 1936), U.S. screenwriter, and Hal Ashby. Budduskey (Jack Nicholson), The Last Detail, to a young sailor (1973).
  • ''I don't get tough with anyone, Mr. Gittes. My lawyer does.''
    Robert Towne (b. 1936), U.S. screenwriter. Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway), Chinatown, to Mr. Gittes (Jack Nicholson) (1974).
  • ''You're dumber than you think I think you are.''
    Robert Towne (b. 1936), U.S. screenwriter. J.J. Gittes (Jack Nicholson), Chinatown, to Lt. Escobar (Perry Lopez) (1974).
  • ''I'm not in business to be loved, but I am in business.''
    Robert Towne (b. 1936), U.S. screenwriter, and Roman Polanski. Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson), Chinatown (1974).
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