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(Author, Screenwriter, & Short Story Writer)

Bret Easton Ellis is an American author, screenwriter, & short story writer. He is currently single.

Relationship Facts of Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Is Bret Easton Ellis dating anyone?

Bret Easton Ellis is possibly single at the present.

Nothing much is known about his relationship history to the mainstream media till date.

Who is Bret Easton Ellis?

Bret Easton Ellis is an American author, screenwriter, & short story writer. His works have been translated into 27 languages.

Ellis made his debut at age 21 with the controversial bestseller Less Than Zero. He is most known for his third novel, American Psycho which was published in the year 1991.

Who are the parents of Bret Easton Ellis?

Bret Easton Ellis was born on March 7, 1964, in Los Angeles. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is North American.

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Caption: Bret Easton Ellis looks (Source: The Guardian)

He was born to a middle-class California household. He was raised in Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley.

His father’s name is Robert Martin Ellis and his mother, Dale (Dennis) Ellis.

His father was a property developer and his mother was a homemaker. His father was abusive so he had a rough childhood.

Bret Easton Ellis: Education History

Bret Easton Ellis was educated at The Buckley School; he then attended Bennington College, where he originally studied music and then gradually gravitated to writing.

Bennington College was also where Ellis completed a novel he had been working on for many years.

That book, Less Than Zero, went on to be published while Ellis was just 21 & still in college.

Bret Easton Ellis: Professional Life and Career

After the success and controversy of Less Than Zero in 1985, Ellis became closely associated & good friends with Jay McInerney: the 2 became known as the “toxic twins” for their highly publicized late-night debauchery.

Bret Easton Ellis became a pariah for a time following the release of American Psycho (1991).

The Informers (1994) was offered to his publisher during Glamorama’s long writing history.

Ellis wrote a screenplay for The Rules of Attractions film adaptation, which was not used.

He records a fictionalized version of his life story up until this point in the first chapter of Lunar Park (2005). 

Bret Easton Ellis was approached by young screenwriter Nicholas Jarecki to adapt The Informers into a film. The film was released in 2009.

Despite setbacks as a screenwriter, Ellis teamed up with acclaimed director Gus Van Sant in 2009 to adapt the Vanity Fair article “The Golden Suicides” into a film of the same name.

The film, as of 2014, has never been made.

In 2010, Ellis released Imperial Bedrooms, the sequel to his début novel. Positive reviews felt it was a culmination of the themes begun respectively in Less Than Zero, American Psycho, and Lunar Park.

Negative reviews noted the novel’s rehashed themes & listless writing.

Bret Easton Ellis expressed interest in writing the screenplay for the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation. The job eventually went to Kelly Marcel, Patrick Marber & Mark Bomback.

In 2012, Ellis wrote the screenplay for The Canyons & helped raise money for its production.

The film was released in 2013 & although critically panned, was a small financial success. nature of the book. The novel was later published by Vintage.

Some consider this novel, whose protagonist, Patrick Bateman, is both a cartoonishly materialistic yuppie and a serial killer, to be an example of transgressive art.

American Psycho has achieved considerable cult status.

For writing the original screenplay for the Paul Schrader-directed film The Canyons, Ellis won the ‘Best Screenplay’ award at the 14th Melbourne Underground Film Festival, with the film also winning ‘Best Foreign Film,’ ‘Best Foreign Director’ for Schrader, and ‘Best Female Actor’ for Lindsay Lohan.

How much is the net worth of Bret Easton Ellis?

While his salary is not known, Bret Easton Ellis has a net worth of $5 million as of 2023.

Bret Easton Ellis: Rumors and Controversy

Ellis was drawn into controversy after his comment on Ben Affleck‘s Batman movie as a mess.

Bret Easton Ellis: Body Measurement

Bret Easton Ellis has a height of 5 feet 9 inches. His hair color is salt and pepper and his eye color is brown. His weight and shoe size are unknown.

Social Media Profile

He is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has more than 153k followers on Facebook, 41.8k followers on Instagram, and 569.3k followers on Twitter.

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