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Bret Easton Ellis - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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Born March 7, 1964, Los Angeles, California, USA - Contemporary American writer, screenwriter, director, producer and actor.
His parents - father Robert Martin Ellis, a real estate developer, and mother Dale Ellis, a housewife - divorced in 1982, shortly after their son went to college. Until the age of eighteen, he is often abused by his father, who had serious alcohol problems. Robert Ellis will die in 1992, never reconciled with his son. Their uneasy relationship will be reflected in the work of Bret Easton Ellis - in particular, when creating the image of his most famous hero Patrick Bateman, the writer will start from the figure of his own father (however, in a later interview, Ellis will call this explanation a lie on his part, caused by an unwillingness to admit, that to a large extent he wrote Bateman from himself). Ellis will give no less contradictory answers at different times on other issues of his biography - in particular, about his personal life: reporting in one of the interviews about the significant role in his life of Michael Kaplan, a friend and lover for six years, whose death served as a catalyst for the completion of the novel "Lunar Park", in another he will declare that Mike would die again if I had heard the word “lover” about myself and Breta, although it recognizes the increasing misogyny, “indefinite sexuality” and the experience of “playing on both sides of the fence” (both sides of the fence). In 2012, the writer confirmed his homosexuality. although it recognizes the increasing misogyny, "undefined sexuality" and the experience of "both sides of the fence" that has increased over the years. In 2012, the writer confirmed his homosexuality. although it recognizes the increasing misogyny, "undefined sexuality" and the experience of "both sides of the fence" that has increased over the years. In 2012, the writer confirmed his homosexuality.
Bret Easton Ellis studies music at Bennington College in New England, where he earned his BA in 1986. One of his teachers was the writer and journalist Joe McGinnis. Later, this educational institution will serve as the writer for the fictional Camden College, which will unfold the events of his book "Laws of Attraction." Ellis writes her first novel Less Than Zero (1985) as a course work for a writing workshop and publishes as a student. The book about sex and violence in the life of the golden youth of Los Angeles has good reviews in the press and enjoys readers' success - in its first year, it sells 50,000 copies. In 1987, Ellis moved to New York, where he published his second novel, The Laws of Attraction.
The greatest, including scandalous, fame is received by the novel American Psycho, published in 1991 by Bret Easton Ellis. Even before its release, the book evokes strong protests from some public organizations, accusing the author of promoting violence and misogyny. On the other hand, Ellis is supported by prominent figures in American literature, such as Norman Mailer. Public discontent leads to a change of publisher, however, "American Psycho", albeit with a certain delay, is published. The novel about a successful Wall Street yuppie, Patrick Bateman, committing (perhaps only in his fantasies) bloody murders becomes a major event in the US book market.
Bret Easton Ellis is a screenwriter and producer for the first time in the film adaptation of The Informants (2008, directed by Gregor Jordan). In 2010, the writer published the book Imperial Bedrooms, a sequel to his debut novel Less Than Zero.
In 2012, Ellis wrote the script for the independent film The Canyons. Paul Schroeder's film starring Lindsay Lohan and James Dean was released in 2013, received mostly negative reviews from critics and made little money at the box office.