Bret Easton Ellis

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Bret Easton Ellis

American novelist, screenplay writer and short story writer add

Category: Literature

Born in 1964.

Countries: United States (71%), (8%), United Kingdom (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: American Psycho, Gregor Jordan, Less Than Zero (novel)

Linked to: Bennington College, Camden College, The Buckley School, Vanity Fair




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Bret Easton Ellis was born in 1964 add something


He was a part-time musician in 1980s bands such as The Parents before his first book was published add something


Donna Tartt - Following the suggestion of Morris and others, she transferred to Bennington College in 1982, where she was friends with fellow students Bret Easton Ellis, Jill_Eisenstadt, and Jonathan Lethem, and studying classics with Claude Fredericks


Though Ellis made his debut at 21 with the controversial 1985 bestseller "Less Than Zero", a zeitgeist novel about amoral young people in Los Angeles; the work he is most known for is his third novel, 1991's "American Psycho" add something


Less Than Zero (novel) - "'Less Than Zero"' is the debut novel of Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1985


Four of Ellis' works have been made into films; notably, "Less Than Zero" was rapidly adapted for screen, and a starkly different "Less Than Zero" film was released in 1987, and Mary Harron's adaptation of "American Psycho" was released to predominantly positive reviews in 2000 add something


Patrick makes repeated references to Jami Gertz, the actress who portrays Blair in the 1987 film adaptation of "Less Than Zero" add something


Jay McInerney - Labelled the 'literary brat pack' in a 1987 article in the "Village Voice", McInerney, Bret Easton Ellis and Tama Janowitz were presented as the new face of literature: young, iconoclastic and fresh


The Rules of Attraction - "'The Rules of Attraction"' is a dark comedy and satirical novel by Bret Easton Ellis published in 1987


Allison Poole from Jay McInerney's 1988 novel "Story of My Life" appears as a torture victim of Patrick's add something


The writer became a pariah for a time following "American Psycho" , which later became a cult hit, more so after its 2000 movie adaptation add something


Joseph Abboud - Abboud is referenced in the 1991 novel "American Psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis, in "Seinfeld" episode "The Wig Master" , in "The Wire" episode "Bad Dreams" , and he meets and exchanges quips with the Boston detective Spenser in Chapter 3 of Robert B. Parker's 2009 novel "The Professional"


Chloe Sevigny - Following "Boys Don't Cry", Sevigny had a supporting role in "American Psycho", based on the controversial 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis


American Psycho - "'American Psycho"' is a novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1991


His collection of short stories, "The Informers", was published in 1994 add something


After years of struggling with it, Ellis released his fourth novel "Glamorama" in 1998 add something


Christian Bale - In 1999, Bale played serial killer Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho", director Mary Harron's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel


As an in-joke reference to Bateman being portrayed by Christian Bale in the then-in-production 2000 film adaptation, the actor himself briefly appears as a background character add something


Samantha Mathis - She was later in "American Psycho" , directed by Mary Harron, an adaptation of the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel of the same name


When asked an interview in 2002 whether or not he was gay, Ellis explained that he does not identify himself as gay or straight add something


James Van Der Beek - In 2002, he played Sean Bateman in the film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' "The Rules of Attraction", written and directed by Roger Avary


Jessica Biel - In 2002, she starred as promiscuous college student Lara in the ensemble film "The Rules of Attraction", an adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel


The Corrections - In 2006, Bret Easton Ellis declared the novel "one of the three great books of my generation


Steven Wilson - In early January 2007, the band revealed the album title was going to be "Fear of a Blank Planet" and the concept was influenced by the Bret Easton Ellis novel Lunar Park


Emptiness - "The 2008 film "The Informers" is a Hollywood drama film written by Bret Easton Ellis and Nicholas Jarecki and directed by Gregor Jordan


Emptiness - "The 2008 film "The Informers" is a Hollywood drama film written by Bret Easton Ellis and Nicholas Jarecki and directed by Gregor Jordan


The Informers (2008 film) - "'The Informers"' is a 2008 American ensemble hollywood drama film written by Bret Easton Ellis and Nicholas Jarecki and directed by Gregor Jordan


Jeremy Blake - On November 30, 2008 the "New York Post"'s Page Six reported that Bret Easton Ellis is writing a screenplay about Duncan and Blake


Theresa Duncan - On November 30, 2008 the "New York Post"'s Page Six reported that Bret Easton Ellis is writing a screenplay about Duncan and Blake


Despite setbacks as a screenwriter, Ellis teamed up with acclaimed director Gus Van Sant in 2009 to adapt the "Vanity Fair" article "The Golden Suicides" into a film of the same name, depicting the paranoid final days and suicides of celebrity artists Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake add something


Later, Ellis was approached by young screenwriter Nicholas Jarecki to adapt "The Informers" into a film; the script they co-wrote was cut from 150 to 94 pages and taken from Jarecki to give to Australian director Gregor Jordan, whose light-on-humor vision of the film was met with unanimously negative reviews when the film was released in 2009 add something


Amber Heard - Heard made a brief appearance in Showtime's "Californication" and joined the ensemble cast of "The Informers", based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel of the same title, set to be released in 2009


Lou Taylor Pucci - In 2009, Pucci had three films that screened at the Sundance Film Festival: "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men", directed by John Krasinski of "The Office"; "The Informers", with Billy Bob Thornton, Winona Ryder, Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, based on Bret Easton Ellis' collection of short stories of the same name; and "Arlen Faber" with Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham


In 2010, Ellis released the sequel to his debut novel, in the form of "Imperial Bedrooms" add something


In a 2010 interview, however, he claims to have "lied" about this explanation add something


Landy Wen - In 2010, she was proposed to star in a TV drama based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel "Less Than Zero", to be set in Taipei


In a 2011 interview with James Brown, Ellis again states that his answers to questions about his sexuality have varied from interviewer to interviewer, citing an example where his reluctance to refuse the label "bi" had him labelled as such by a "Details" interviewer add something


Attraction" sold fairly well, though Ellis admits he felt he had "fallen off", after the novel failed to match the success of his debut effort, Ellis reflecting in 2012 " I was very obsessive, very protective about that book, perhaps overly so" add something


In March 2012, Ellis announced on Twitter that he was considering the possibility of writing a sequel to his 1991 novel "American Psycho", focusing on "murders at prep school" add something


Phantom of the Paradise - Upon Finley's death in April 2012, Bret Easton Ellis wrote on Twitter: "RIP: Winslow Leach a


Lindsay Lohan - Lohan has a starring role in Paul Schrader's independent low budget thriller "The Canyons", written by Bret Easton Ellis, which was filmed in July 2012


Ellis's boyfriend as of 2013 is Todd Michael Schultz add something


On November 18, 2013, Ellis launched a podcast with PodcastOne Studios add something


The Canyons (film) - "'The Canyons"' is a 2013 American erotic thriller-drama film directed by Paul Schrader and written by Bret Easton Ellis


Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa - London's Almeida Theatre said in April 2013 that Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the script for a musical based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel "American Psycho", to run December 3, 2013, to January 25, 2014


The film, as of 2014, has never been made add something


When Van Sant appeared on The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast on February 12, 2014, he stated that he was never attached to the project as a screenwriter or a director, merely a consultant, claiming that the material seemed to tricky for him to properly render on screen add something


As of April 2014, radical filmmaker Gaspar NoƩ was officially attached to direct if the film went into production, but he proved troublesome to work with due to his erratic behavior add something


The Rules of Attraction - In May 2014, Bravo announced that it had teamed up with "The Rules of Attraction" feature film adaptation writer/director Roger Avary and producer Greg Shapiro to develop a limited-run series based on Ellis' novel add something


In April of 2018, The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast began a Patreon in order to get instant access to new episodes add something


In April 2018, The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast began a Patreon in order to get instant access to new episodes add something