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Charles Bukowski (1920–1994)

Charles Bukowski, the American poet, short-story writer, and novelist, was born Heinrich Karl Bukowski, Jr. in Andernach, Germany on August 1920. He was the son of Henry Bukowski, a US soldier who was part of the post-World War I occupation force, and Katharina Fett, a German woman. His father, his wife and young "Henry Charles" returned to the ... See full bio »

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 2010 The Devil Was Hot (Video short) (post-production)
 2015 Sitting on a Fire Escape Eating Eggs (Short) (inspired by)
 2015 The Strangest Thing Just Happened (Short) (original story)
 2013 Fuck the Forest (Short) (original story)
 2012 The Laughing Heart (Short) (poem by)
 2011/II Mask (Short) (inspired by)
 2011 Mermaid of Venice (Short) (based on a short story by)
 2011 Dr Nazi (Short) (short story)
 2009 Nedgång och Fall (Short) (novel)
 2008 Encore une nuit de merde dans cette ville pourrie (Short) (original idea)
 2008 Syn Szatana (Short) (short story)
 2007 Pink & Tender (Short) (story "Rape! Rape!")
 2006/I The Suicide (Short) (short story)
 2005 Frozen Food Section (Short) (adapted from the poem by)
 2005 Factotum (novel)
 2005 A Man (Short)
 2004 My Old Man (Short)
 2003/II Son of Satan (Short)
 2002 Apporte-moi ton amour (Short) (short story)
 2001 Broken-Mirror Music (Short) (short story)
 2000 Bring Me Your Love (Short) (story)
 2000 The Man with the Beautiful Eyes (Short) (poem "The Man with the Beautiful Eyes")
 1998 Love for $17.50 (Short) (story)
 1998 Horseshoe (Short) (poem)
 1995 An Evil Town (Short) (short story)
 1995 Bukowski at Bellevue (Documentary)
 1995 The Living Room Festival (TV Series) (poem)
 1994 The Blanket
 1994 The Works III (TV Movie) (poems)
 1994 Amor por menos (Short) (story)
 1993 Lonely at the Top (Short) (writer)
 1991 Guts (Short) (short story)
 1991 Sve Zene Se Zovu Kiki (Short) (story)
 1991 Lune froide (novels "Copulating Mermaid of Venice" and "Trouble with the Battery")
 1990 Love Pig (Short) (story "Bring Me Your Love")
 1988 Lune froide (Short) (novels "Copulating Mermaid of Venice" and "Trouble with the Battery")
 1987 Crazy Love (novels)
 1987 Barfly
 1984 The Killers
 1981 Tales of Ordinary Madness (book "Erections, Ejaculation, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness")
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Novel: "Hollywood"

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8 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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6' (1.83 m)
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[on Mickey Rourke's performance in Barfly (1987)] He really overdid it, you know, the hair hanging down... I don't think the kid's ever been on Skid Row, you know? When the guy walks in he says: 'OOOHHH! I'VE BEEN MISSED, I SHOULD RUN FOR MAYOR!' Didn't get it right, 'cause I'd walk in I'd say: 'Oh, I'd been missed, I guess I should run for mayor...'. See, you don't brag it, it's low-key all the ... See more »

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According to Jim Christy's "The BUK Book: Musings on Charles Bukowski," when Bukowski made his first trip to Canada in October 1976, organizers for his Western Front reading in Vancouver, British Columbia were surprised that the men in the audience were far outnumbered by women. Bukowski, who was physically unprepossessing due to the acne scars on his face and his generous potbelly, proved to be ... See more »

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Star Sign:

Leo

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