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Elmore Leonard (1925–2013)

Elmore Leonard was born on October 11, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Elmore John Leonard Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Jackie Brown (1997), 3:10 to Yuma (2007) and Justified (2010). He was married to Christine Kent, Joan Shepard and Beverly Claire Cline. He died on August 20, 2013 in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, USA. See full bio »

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  Justified (TV Series) (based on the short story "Fire in the Hole" by - 36 episodes, 2010 - 2015) (based on the short story 'Fire in the Hole' by - 24 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (short story "Fire in the Hole" - 14 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (story - 4 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (based on the short story "Fire in the Hole" - 4 episodes, 2011)
- The Promise (2015) ... (based on the short story "Fire in the Hole" by)
- Collateral (2015) ... (based on the short story "Fire in the Hole" by)
- Fugitive Number One (2015) ... (based on the short story "Fire in the Hole" by)
- Trust (2015) ... (based on the short story "Fire in the Hole" by)
- Burned (2015) ... (based on the short story "Fire in the Hole" by)
 2013 The Arrangement (TV Movie) (story "When the Women Come Out to Dance")
 2013 Life of Crime (based on the book "The Switch" written by)
 2012 Freaky Deaky (novel)
 2009/I Sparks (Short) (based on a story by)
 2008 Killshot (novel)
 2008 The Tonto Woman (Short) (story)
 2007 3:10 to Yuma (short story)
 2005 Be Cool (novel)
  Karen Sisco (TV Series) (characters - 1 episode, 2004) (story - 1 episode, 2003)
- He Was a Friend of Mine (2004) ... (characters)
- Blown Away (2003) ... (story)
 2004 The Big Bounce (novel)
 1998 Maximum Bob (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1998) ... (novel)
 1998 Out of Sight (novel)
 1997 Jackie Brown (novel "Rum Punch")
 1997 Gold Coast (TV Movie) (novel)
 1997 Pronto (TV Movie) (book)
 1997 Touch (novel)
 1997 Last Stand at Saber River (TV Movie) (novel)
 1995 Get Shorty (novel)
 1992 Split Images (TV Movie) (novel)
 1990 Border Shootout (novel "The Law at Randado")
 1989 Desperado: Badlands Justice (TV Movie) (creator)
 1989 Cat Chaser (novel) / (screenplay)
 1989 Desperado: The Outlaw Wars (TV Movie) (creator)
 1988 Glitz (TV Movie) (novel)
 1988 Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge (TV Movie) (creator)
 1988 The Return of Desperado (TV Movie) (creator)
 1987 Desperado (TV Movie) (written by)
 1986 52 Pick-Up (novel) / (screenplay)
 1985 Stick (novel) / (screenplay)
 1984 The Ambassador (novel "52 Pick-Up")
 1980 High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (TV Movie) (written by)
 1974 Mr. Majestyk (written by)
 1972 Joe Kidd (written by)
 1971 Valdez Is Coming (novel)
 1970 The Moonshine War (novel) / (screenplay)
 1969 The Big Bounce (novel)
 1967 Hombre (novel)
 1957 3:10 to Yuma (story)
 1957 The Tall T (based on a story by)
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Moment of Vengeance (1956) ... (story)
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[on film versions of his work] I don't remember all the bad ones. I know "The Big Bounce" was bad, though, and they made it twice. It wasn't bad enough the first time [The Big Bounce (1969)]. I don't think anybody in the picture knew what they were doing. The second time they made it [The Big Bounce (2004)], they shot it in Hawaii. They would cut to surfers when they ran out of ideas. See more »


Attended the University of Detroit, studying English and philosophy. See more »


Major characters in his novels tend to have a checkered past. Their criminal tendencies gives Leonard the option of having his central figures tap into negative or positive traits for surprising end twist. See more »


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