Bret Easton Ellis Biography
Bret Easton Ellis was born on March 7th, 1964 and is currently 59 years old. Bret Easton Ellis was born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bret Easton Ellis is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 7 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1985 with the novel Less Than Zero. The most recently released novel was The Shards which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming standalone novels by Bret at this time.
Bret Easton Ellis has also written the Non-Fiction series which has 3 books including Different Types of Home Based Work and Body Fitness.
Bret Easton Ellis Awards & Accolades
Easton Ellis' book, Lunar Park was nominated for the World Fantasy Award, Novel, in 2006.
Bret Easton Ellis: TV/Movies Based on Books
The first adaptation of a book by Bret Easton Ellis was Less Than Zero, released in 1987. The film starred Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, James Spader, and Robert Downey Jr. Many changes were made to the story and Ellis has said that the film bears no resemblance to his novel. He did feel that the movie captured youth culture during the 80s in a way that other movies were unable to.
American Psycho was a 2000 film by Mary Harron. The movie stars Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman and has since developed a large cult following. Ellis didn't think that the novel was filmable and it went through many writers before making its way to Harron. The movie doubles as a horror film and black comedy. There was a direct-to-video sequel released in 2002, but it is not based on any writings of Ellis.
The Rules of Attracton was the third book by Bret Easton Ellis adapted into film. The film stars James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Ian Somerhalder, Jessica Biel, and Kate Bosworth as college students at Camden College. Van Der Beek plays Sean Bateman, the brother of American Psycho's Patrick Bateman. A scene was filmed with the two meeting, but it did not appear in the movie. The 2002 film was written and directed by Roger Avary.
The Informers was a collection of short stories by Ellis that was turned into a film in 2009. The movie was directed by Gregor Jordan.
Bret Easton Ellis F.A.Q
When was Bret Easton Ellis Born? How old is Bret Easton Ellis?
Bret Easton Ellis was born on March 7th, 1964. Bret Easton Ellis is currently 59 years old.
Where was Bret Easton Ellis Born?
Bret Easton Ellis was born in Los Angeles, California, USA and is American.
What was the first book Bret Easton Ellis wrote?
The first novel written by Bret Easton Ellis was Less Than Zero, published in 1985.
What was the most recent book Bret Easton Ellis wrote?
His most recently released work was The Shards on January 17th, 2023.
Will there be any more books by Bret Easton Ellis?
Bret Easton Ellis does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.
How many books has Bret Easton Ellis written?
Bret Easton Ellis has written 12 books. 7 Standalone Novels, 1 Short Story/Novella, 1 book in the Short Story Collections, 3 books in the Non-Fiction.