Bret Easton Ellis

Who is Bret Easton Ellis?

Bret Easton Ellis is an author, screenwriter, and short story writer from the United States. Bret Easton Ellis’s work has been translated into 27 other languages. Ellis made his debut at the age of 21 with the divisive smash Less Than Zero. He is best known for his third novel, American Psycho, released in 1991.

Bret Easton Ellis – Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education

Bret Easton Ellis was born in Los Angeles on March 7, 1964.

His nationality is American, and he is of North American descent.

He was born into a middle-class family in California. He grew up in Sherman Oaks, California, in the San Fernando Valley.

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

His father was a real estate developer, and his mother was a housewife. 

Because his father was abusive, he had a difficult childhood.

He was educated at The Buckley School before attending Bennington College, where he initially studied music before shifting his focus to writing.

Ellis also finished a novel he had been working on for years at Bennington College.

Less Than Zero was released when Ellis was still in college, at the age of 21.

Net Worth of Bret Easton Ellis? Salary, Earning

While his salary is unknown, Bret Easton Ellis’ net worth as of 2022 is $5 million.

Facts of Bret Easton Ellis

Name Bret Easton Ellis
Net Worth: $5 Million
Date of Birth: Mar 7, 1964 (58 years old)
Place of Birth: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Film Producer, Writer
Nationality: United States of America

Relationship, Married life, Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Bret Easton Ellis is possibly single right now.

To date, little is known about his dating history in the mainstream media.

Body Measurement- Height, Weight, Hair Color

Bret Easton Ellis stands 5 feet 9 inches tall. His hair is salt and pepper, and his eyes are brown. 

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His shoe size and weight are unknown.

Bret Easton Ellis – Professional Career

After the popularity and controversy of Less Than Zero in 1985, Ellis became close friends with Jay McInerney, and the two were known as the “toxic twins” for their highly publicized late-night revelry.

Following the publishing of American Psycho, Ellis became a pariah for a time (1991).

During Glamorama’s long literary history, he was offered The Informers (1994).

Ellis prepared a script for the film adaptation of The Rules of Attraction that was never used.

In the opening chapter of Lunar Park, he records a dramatized version of his entire story up until this point (2005).

Young screenwriter Nicholas Jarecki approached Ellis about adapting The Informers into a film. 

In 2009, the film was released. 

Despite shortcomings as a screenwriter, Ellis collaborated with famed director Gus Van Sant to adapt the Vanity Fair story “The Golden Suicides” into a film of the same name in 2009.

As of 2014, the film had never been made.

The sequel to Ellis’ debut novel, Imperial Bedrooms, was published in 2010. 

Positive critics believed it was a conclusion of the ideas begun in Less Than Zero, American Psycho, and Lunar Park, respectively.

The novel’s rehashed topics and listless style were criticized in negative reviews.

Ellis indicated an interest in writing the screenplay for the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Kelly Marcel, Patrick Marber, and Mark Bomback were eventually hired.

Ellis developed the screenplay for The Canyons and helped secure funds for its production in 2012.

Although critically lambasted, the picture had a little financial success when it was released in 2013. 

the book’s nature Vintage later released the novel.

Some regard this work, whose protagonist, Patrick Bateman, is a cartoonishly materialistic yuppie as well as a serial killer, as an example of transgressive art.

The film American Psycho has attained cult status.

Ellis won the ‘Best Script’ award at the 14th Melbourne Underground Film Festival for authoring the original screenplay for Paul Schrader’s film The Canyons, which also won ‘Best Foreign Film,’ ‘Best Foreign Director,’ and ‘Best Female Actor’ for Lindsay Lohan.

Bret Easton Ellis – Social Media Status

Bret uses Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

He has over 153k Facebook followers, 41.8k Instagram followers, and 569.3k Twitter followers.

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Quick Facts of Bret Easton Ellis

  • Bret is an American author, screenwriter, & short story writer.
  • He made his debut at age 21 with the controversial bestseller Less Than Zero.
  • Bret expressed interest in writing the screenplay for the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation.
  • In 2012, he wrote the screenplay for The Canyons & helped raise money for its production.
  • Bret has a net worth of $5 million as of 2022.
  • He was drawn into controversy after his comment on Ben Affleck’s Batman movie as a mess.