Bret Easton Ellis, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Bret Easton Ellis

American novelist

Date of Birth: 07-Mar-1964

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Profession: screenwriter, writer, journalist, novelist, podcaster

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Bret Easton Ellis

  • Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964) is an American author, screenwriter, short-story writer, and director.
  • Ellis was first regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney.
  • He is a self-proclaimed satirist whose trademark technique, as a writer, is the expression of extreme acts and opinions in an affectless style.
  • His novels commonly share recurring characters.When Ellis was 21, his first novel, the controversial bestseller Less Than Zero (1985), was published by Simon & Schuster.
  • His third novel, American Psycho (1991), was his most successful; upon its release, the literary establishment widely condemned it as overly violent and misogynistic.
  • Though many petitions to ban the book saw Ellis dropped by Simon & Schuster, the resounding controversy convinced Alfred A.
  • Knopf to release it as a paperback later that year.
  • Ellis's novels have become increasingly metafictional.
  • Lunar Park (2005), a pseudo-memoir and ghost story, received positive reviews.
  • Imperial Bedrooms (2010), marketed as a sequel to Less Than Zero, continues in this vein. Four of Ellis's works have been made into films.
  • Less Than Zero was adapted in 1987 as a film of the same name, but the film bore little resemblance to the novel.
  • Mary Harron's adaptation of American Psycho was released to generally positive reviews in 2000.
  • Roger Avary's 2002 adaptation of The Rules of Attraction made modest box office returns.
  • 2008's The Informers, based on Ellis's collection of short stories, was critically panned.
  • Ellis also wrote the screenplay for the critically derided 2013 film The Canyons.

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