1. – Bruce Dern, Drive, He Said, 1970. Making his directing debut, Jack Nicholson gave pal Dernsie the choice of two roles. He voted for the college basketball coach (a brilliant performance) and not Karen Black’s professor husband. Towne, given the other role, became the scenarist of Jack’s Last Detail and Chinatown.
Usual occupation: Scenarist SupremeBirth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls: 0