Bret Easton Ellis


Bret Easton Ellis was born in Los Angeles, California, United States on March 7th, 1964 and is the Screenwriter. At the age of 60, Bret Easton Ellis biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
March 7, 1964
United States
Place of Birth
Los Angeles, California, United States
60 years old
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$200 Thousand
Journalist, Novelist, Podcaster, Screenwriter, Writer
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The Buckley School, Bennington College
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Bret Easton Ellis Career

Life and career

Ellis was born in Los Angeles in 1964 and grew in Sherman Oaks, California's San Fernando Valley. Robert Martin Ellis, his father, was a land developer, and his mother, Dale Ellis (nee Dennis), was a homemaker. In 1982, the couple divorced. Ellis, the author's third book, said he was abused and was the source of the book's most popular character, Patrick Bateman. Later Ellis said the character was not based on his father, but that Ellis himself said that all of his work came from a specific place of suffering he went through in his life. Ellis claims that although his family life was somewhat difficult as a result of the divorce, he had a "idyllic" California childhood.

Ellis was educated at The Buckley School in California; he later attended Bennington College in Vermont, where he first studied music and then gravitated to writing, which had been one of his passions since childhood. Donna Tartt and Jonathan Lethem, who later became published writers, were among those who met and befriended Donna Tartt and Jonathan Lethem.

Ellis wrote a book at Bennington College that had been on hold for many years. Ellis was born in 1991 and is still in college, and it brought him to instant fame. Ellis is marketed by literary agent Amanda Urban. Ellis became closely associated and good friends with fellow Brat Pack writer Jay McInerney in 1985 after the success and controversies of Less than Zero: the two became known as the "toxic twins" for their well-publicized late-night debauchery.

Ellis became a pariah for a while after the release of American Psycho (1991), which later became a critical and cult hit, more so after the 2000 movie version. Ellis' magnum opus is now recognized by a variety of academics, earning widespread praise. During Glamorama's long-writing history, the Informers (1994) was offered to his publisher. Ellis wrote a screenplay for The Rules of Attraction's film version, but it was not used. In the first chapter of Lunar Park (2005), he presents a fictionalized version of his life story up to this point. Ellis was inspired to finish Lunar Park with a new sense of wistfulness after his lover Michael Wade Kaplan's death and inflected it with a new sense of humour. Ellis was approached by young screenwriter Nicholas Jarecki to turn The Informers into a film; the script was reduced from 150 to 94 pages and given to Australian director Gregor Jordan, whose light-on-humor vision of the film received critical feedback when it was first published in 2009.

Ellis, despite setbacks as a screenwriter, collaborated with respected director Gus Van Sant in 2009 to turn the Vanity Fair article "The Golden Suicides" into a film of the same name portrayed celebrity artists Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake's tumultuous final days and suicides. As of 2014, the film has never been produced. Van Sant appeared on The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast on February 12, 2014, he said he was never attached to the project as a writer or a producer, but only a consultant, arguing that the script was too complicated for him to properly render on screen. Naomi Watts and Ryan Gosling were approached by Ellis and Van Sant to appear as Duncan and Blake. Ellis and his production partner Braxton Pope are still working on the project, with Ellis revisiting the screenplay from time to time. Gaspar NoƩ, a radical filmmaker who had been attached to direct if the film were to be produced, was still struggling to direct due to his erratic behavior.

Ellis published Imperial Bedrooms, the sequel to his debut novel, in 2010. Following Ellis' return to LA and fictionalizes his contribution to The Informers' film version from the perspective of Clay. "Ellis fans will revel in the characters and Ellis' quick hand in manipulating their destiny," according to Publishers Weekly, and although the novel's synchronicity with Zero is sublime, it also works as a magnificent stand-alone." Ellis expressed an interest in writing the screenplay for the Fifty Shades of Grey film version. He spoke to his followers, and even mentioned visiting with the film's designers, as well as noting that it went well. Kelly Marcel, Patrick Marber, and Mark Bomback followed him as the job progress went. Ellis wrote the screenplay for the independent film The Canyons in 2012 and raised funds for its production. The film was released in 2013 and critically panned, but it was still a modest financial success, with Lindsay Lohan's role in the lead role receiving some glowing reviews.


Bret Easton Ellis, an American psychologist, has disclosed that his boyfriend of 14 years has been sentenced to a psychiatric hospital after being arrested for breaking into a neighbor's home during a 'drug-induced breakdown.', February 20, 2024
After entering a neighbor's apartment and "ransacking" her belongings, Todd Michael Schultz, 37, who has been with the famous writer for more than 14 years, was arrested last week. The incident occurred during what Ellis has now described as a ten-year war with heroin use, at the time when Schultz declared his intention to run for President in a strange social media video posted in November of last year. Ellis, 59, opened up about the musician's demise and subsequent detention, but that he has no idea where he is or why he is present.'

In a recent interview in Manhattan, an American psychoanathologist wonders, "how the f**k can anybody live.", February 7, 2023
Famed writer Bret Easton Ellis hasn't been back to New York City in years, and during his recent trip, he wondered 'how the f**k can anyone live here?' Ellis, who is currently on tour in support of his latest book 'Shards,' said he was only aware of areas of the city where he once lived. Ellis told Vanity Fair in a recent interview that he spoke directly with him about his recent jaunt to the Big Apple. 'I arrived in New York after this horrific storm, and then the usual challenges of getting your luggage, an hour of waiting at Delta carousel, and then the ride into New York's.' 'I thought, How does anyone live here?How in the f**k does anyone live here?'
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