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


1980

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


1982

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


1985

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


1987

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


1988

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


1991

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


1994

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


1998

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


1999

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


2000

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


2002

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


2006

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


2007

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


2008

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


2009

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


2010

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


2011

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


2012

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


2013

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


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


2018

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