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Bret Easton Ellis


Bret Easton Ellis was born on March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and director, known for American Psycho (2000), Less Than Zero (1987) and The Canyons (2013). See full bio »

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Known For

American Psycho
(2000)
Less Than Zero
(1987)
The Canyons
The Canyons Writer
(2013)

Filmography

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 2016 Figaro (Short)
 2015 The Curse of Downers Grove (screenplay) / (writer)
 2015/II Orpheus (Short)
 2014 Placebo: Loud Like Love (Short) (writer)
 2014 Dum Dum Girls: Are You Okay (Video short) (story)
 2013 The Canyons (written by)
 2010 Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis (Short) (characters)
 2008 The Informers (novel) / (screenplay)
 2004 Glitterati (characters)
 2002 The Rules of Attraction (novel "The Rules of Attraction")
 2001 As Regras da Atracção (Video) (play)
 2000 American Psycho (novel)
 1987 Less Than Zero (novel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Glamorama".

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bret Ellis

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think my sensibility is very literary; all my books were built as books, and I wasn't thinking about them being movies. If I want to write a movie, I'll write a screenplay, but if I have an idea for a book, it's something that I think can only be done novelistically. That's why I think, personally, that they're very tricky to adapt - that, and the fact that my narrators are semi-secretive and ... See more »

Trivia:

Played keyboards in some new wave bands in the early 1980s. See more »

Trademark:

Often reuses or references characters from previous works See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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