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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)

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 2011 Rampart (written by)
 2008 Street Kings (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 The Black Dahlia (novel)
 2002 Dark Blue (story)
 1998 Brown's Requiem (novel "Brown's Requiem")
 1997 L.A. Confidential (novel "L.A. Confidential")
 1988 Cop (novel "Blood on the Moon")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Collection: Crime Wave (1999) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Zodiac (2007)] One of the half-dozen greatest American crime films. See more »

Trivia:

The brutal murder of his mother, Jean Ellroy, in 1958, was the basis of his 1996 memoir "My Dark Places". See more »

Nickname:

Lee See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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