The 25 Best Things About Almost Famous

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The movie is heavily based on Cameron Crowe’s own life. In one of the opening scenes, his sister forces his mother to tell him the truth about his age – that he’s actually a few years younger than his classmates.

This actually happened! In an interview, Crowe said, “…my sister still can’t believe the dialogue is right. I never forgot that conversation when my sister forced my mom into telling me. I’d skipped fifth grade and gone straight to sixth, so I was 10 in sixth grade. I figured it was okay to be one year younger, but they pulled over in my mom’s country sedan and told me it was two years younger.”

Did you know he was a child prodigy?

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