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James Ellroy


James Ellroy was born on March 4, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA. 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

(1997)
Street Kings Writer
(2008)
(2006)
Wonder Boys Wordfest Party Guest
(2000)

Filmography

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  Gemstone (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2019 L.A. Confidential (TV Movie) (characters)
 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 (based on the novel by)
 1994 Good Ideas of the 20th Century (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- James Ellroy (1994)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: Killer on the Road (1986)(aka: Silent Terror) 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 Ludwig van Beethoven] The greatest artist ever given to earth by God. See more »

Trivia:

Was asked by his editor to shorten his novel "White Jazz" from 900 pages to 350. Rather than removing sub-plots, Ellroy achieved this by eliminating verbs, creating a unique style of prose. See more »

Trademark:

Nearly all his novels are set in Los Angeles, and most in the 1940s-1950s See more »

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