Elmore Leonard (1925–2013)


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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 Out of Sight (1998), Justified (2010) and Get Shorty (1995). 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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Out of Sight Writer
(1998)
Justified Writer
(2010-2015)
Get Shorty Writer
(1995)
Jackie Brown Writer
(1997)

Filmography

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  Bandits (novel) (announced)
  The Trespassers (short story) (announced)
 2017-2019 Get Shorty (TV Series) (based in part on the novel by - 27 episodes)
- Should Not Throw Stones (2019) ... (based in part on the novel by)
- Tomorrow They Light Me on Fire (2019) ... (based in part on the novel by)
- The Stick (2019) ... (based in part on the novel by)
- What Else Did God Say? (2019) ... (based in part on the novel by)
- Strong Move (2019) ... (based in part on the novel by)
  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)
  Maximum Bob (TV Series) (based on a novel by - 6 episodes, 1998) (novel - 1 episode, 1998)
- Once Bitten... (1998) ... (based on a novel by)
- Dead Babe Walking (1998) ... (based on a novel by)
- Good Dog Karl (1998) ... (based on a novel by)
- A Little Tail (1998) ... (based on a novel by)
- Bay of Big's (1998) ... (based on a novel by)
 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 (based on his novel) / (screenplay by)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel, "Road Dogs". Published in New York City, NY by William Morrow, ISBN0-06-173314-7. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 12 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Elmore Leonard

Spouse:

Christine Kent  (his death) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I think any writer is a fool if he doesn't do it for money. There needs to be some kind of incentive in addition to the project. It all goes together. It's fun to sit there and think of characters and get them into action, then be paid for it. I can't believe it when writers tell me, "I don't want to show my work to anybody". Well, what are you doing it for? See more »

Trivia:

His first story was published in Argosy magazine in 1951, and in the following 60 years, Leonrd wrote a book every year, with his 45th, "Raylan," being published in 2012. See more »

Trademark:

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 »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Libra

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