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James Ellroy


James Ellroy was born on March 4, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Lee Earle Elroy. He is a writer and producer, known for L.A. Confidential (1997), Street Kings (2008) and The Black Dahlia (2006). He was previously married to Helen Knode. See full bio »

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Known For

L.A. Confidential
(1997)
Street Kings
Street Kings Writer
(2008)
The Black Dahlia
(2006)
Dark Blue
Dark Blue Writer
(2002)

Filmography

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  Gemstone (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2011 Rampart (written by)
 2009 Sunfax Territory (Short) (novel)
 2008 Street Kings (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 The Black Dahlia (novel)
 2005 James Ellroy Uncensored (Documentary short)
 2003 L.A. Confidential (TV Movie) (novel)
 2003 L.A. County 187 (TV Movie)
 2002 Dark Blue (story)
 2002 Stay Clean (Short) (novel "Killer on the Road")
 1998 Brown's Requiem (novel "Brown's Requiem")
 1997 L.A. Confidential (novel "L.A. Confidential")
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Since I Don't Have You (1993) ... (story)
 1988 Cop (novel "Blood on the Moon")
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Other Works:

Short Story: "Out of the Past" See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 4 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Ludwig van Beethoven] The greatest artist ever given to earth by God. See more »

Trivia:

A crime novelist. Fellow crime novelist Robert Crais must be a fan of Ellroy because he name-checks him in his novel, The Sentry. See more »

Nickname:

Lee See more »

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Pisces

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