James Ellroy Net Worth

James Ellroy Net Worth is
$10 Million

James Ellroy Biography

He authored the L. James Ellroy was created in LA, California in March 1948. His 1st novel Brown’s Requiem was released in 1981. Ellroy is becoming known for his telegrammatic prose design where he frequently omits connecting terms and uses brief staccato sentences. He released the novel Clandestine in 1982 and Killer on the highway in 1986. Ellroy authored the Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy which presented Bloodstream on the Moon and As the Night in 1984 and Suicide Hill in 1985.James Ellroy Net Worthy of: James Ellroy can be an American criminal offense fiction article writer and essayist who includes a net worthy of of $10 million.A. Quartet featuring The Dark Dahlia in 1987, the Big Nowhere in 1988, L.A. Confidential in 1990, and White colored Jazz in 1992. Ellroy released the Underworld USA Trilogy which contains American Tabloid in 1995, The Chilly Six Thousand in 2001, and Blood’s a Rover in ’09 2009. He earned a USC Scripter Award for L.A.A. Ellroy in addition has released two autobiographies. He offers written the films Cop, L.A. Confidential, Brown’s Requiem, The Dark Dahlia, Road Kings, and Rampart. The first area of the Second L. One fourth Perfidia was released in 2014. Confidential.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameJames Ellroy
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1948
Height1.9 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Actor, Essayist, Crime writer
EducationFairfax High School
SpouseHelen Knode
ParentsGeneva Odelia Hilliker Ellroy, Armand Ellroy
AwardsEdgar Grand Master Award
NominationsEdgar Award for Best Paperback Original, Shamus Award for Best Original P.I. Paperback
MoviesRampart, Street Kings, The Black Dahlia, Dark Blue, Brown's Requiem, L.A. Confidential, Cop, James Ellroy: American Dog, White Jazz
TV ShowsThe Lead Sheet

Interesting Facts

1 A crime novelist. Fellow crime novelist Robert Crais must be a fan of Ellroy because he name-checks him in his novel, The Sentry.
2 During a 2005 book tour, Ellroy predicted that the film adaptation of his novel, The Black Dahlia, would be "an intriguing flop". The film was a box office failure.
3 In an article for the UK magazine Neon, Ellroy listed these as his ten favorite crime movies: L.A. Confidential (1997), The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Prowler (1951), Crime Wave (1954), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), The Killing (1956), Plunder Road (1957), The Lineup (1958), 711 Ocean Drive (1950), Vertigo (1958).
4 In an E-pinion article on Empire Online, James Ellroy listed these as his Top 10 favorite films: Vertigo (1958), The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Prowler (1951), The Lineup (1958), The Big Knife (1955), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Double Indemnity (1944), Out of the Past (1947), 711 Ocean Drive (1950).
5 Was asked by his editor to shorten his novel "White Jazz" from 900 pages to 350. Rather than removing sub-plots, Ellroy achieved this by eliminating verbs, creating a unique style of prose.
6 Wrote several scripts that never got made. Among others: White Heat, the remake of Raoul Walsh's classic; 77, a tough police drama set in South Central dealing with the SLA shootout with SWAT in the seventies; White Jazz, an adaptation of his own crime novel; and Mr. Smith, a film noir inspired by the real-life activities of LAPD firearms expert Richard Smith.
7 His first unpublished novel was titled "L.A. Death Trap", which was later revised to give the first drafts of "Blood on the Moon", "Because the Night" and "Suicide Hill", three novels also known as the Lloyd Hopkins trilogy.
8 Is a huge supporter of the Los Angeles Police Department. He also has several friends on the force, like robbery-homicide Detective Rick Jackson and L.A. County Sheriff William Stoner.
9 Is a good friend of crime novelist Edward Bunker.
10 Is an avid fan of ex-LAPD officer turned novelist Joseph Wambaugh.
11 Prior to his success, he used to work as a golf caddy at the Bel Air Country Club.
12 "The Black Dahlia" (1987) was his seventh novel. It was based on the 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short. The same case was also the basis for John Gregory Dunne's 1977 novel and later movie True Confessions (1981) with Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall ). Black Dahlia was the first novel in a series to become known as "The L.A. Quartet." "L.A. Confidential," "White Jazz," and "The Big Nowhere" are the other novels in the quartet.
13 The brutal murder of his mother, Jean Ellroy, in 1958, was the basis of his 1996 memoir "My Dark Places".


1 [on Zodiac (2007)] One of the half-dozen greatest American crime films.
2 My novel The Black Dahlia (2006) will be poorly filmed in March of next year by overrated auteur Brian De Palma. Fatuously good-looking Josh Hartnett and Scarlett Johansson will weakly star in this vehicle. The production designer is Dante Ferretti who production designed most of the great Scor-sleazy movies, so it will look very good and it will be shot by the esteemed Vilmos Zsigmond. I predict an intriguing flop...that will nevertheless sell me a shitload of books.
3 [on Ludwig van Beethoven] The greatest artist ever given to earth by God.
4 I am a master of fiction. I am also the greatest crime writer who ever lived. I am to the crime novel in specific what Leo Tolstoy is to the Russian novel and what Ludwig van Beethoven is to music.
5 I'm happy for the money. I'm happy for the exposure... Every once in a while there's lightning in a bottle like with 'L.A. Confidential (1997)' so we'll see what happens with The Black Dahlia (2006). Even bad movies create substantial readership for your books.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award L.A. Confidential (1997) Brian Helgeland (screenwriter)

Curtis Hanson (screenwriter)



Gemstone TV Series pre-production
Rampart 2011 written by
Sunfax Territory 2009 Short novel
Street Kings 2008 screenplay / story
The Black Dahlia 2006 novel
James Ellroy Uncensored 2005 Documentary short
L.A. Confidential 2003 TV Movie novel
L.A. Sheriff's Homicide 2003 TV Movie
Dark Blue 2002 story
Stay Clean 2002 Short novel "Killer on the Road"
Brown's Requiem 1998 novel "Brown's Requiem"
L.A. Confidential 1997 novel "L.A. Confidential"
Fallen Angels 1993 TV Series story - 1 episode
Cop 1988 novel "Blood on the Moon"


Bazaar Bizarre 2004 Documentary executive producer


Stay Clean 2002 Short Right
Wonder Boys 2000 Wordfest Party Guest


L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... 1998 Video documentary short special thanks


Página 2 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
La grande librairie 2010-2015 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2010-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Àrtic 2015 TV Series Himself
Los Angeles: Cité du Film Noir 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself
A Night at the Movies: Cops & Robbers and Crime Writers 2013 TV Special documentary Himself - Interviewee
The A to Z of Crime 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
James Ellroy's L.A.: City of Demons 2011 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Host
Café Picouly 2011 TV Series Himself
The Cost of Living: Creating the Prowler 2011 Video short Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2010 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2010 TV Series Himself
Ànima 2010 TV Series Himself
Continuarà... 2010 TV Series Himself
Efter Tio 2010 TV Series Himself
Strada 2010 TV Series Himself
Che tempo che fa 2010 TV Series Himself
Allez à L.A.! 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Mobsters 2008 TV Series Himself - Author, 'L.A. Confidential'
A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of 'L.A. Confidential' 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Whatever You Desire: Making 'L.A. Confidential' 2008 Video documentary short Himself
L.A. Confidential: From Book to Screen 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Durch die Nacht mit... 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Murder by the Book 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
James Ellroy: American Dog 2006 Video documentary Himself
Breakfast with the Arts 2006 TV Series Himself
Shadows of Suspense 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Rankin on the Staircase 2005 TV Movie documentary
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Himself
James Ellroy Uncensored 2005 Documentary short Himself
Just the Facts 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Author 'L.A. Confindetial'
The O'Reilly Factor 2004 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2004 TV Series Himself
Bazaar Bizarre 2004 Documentary Himself, author
Das Bus 2003 Documentary Himself
Vakvagany 2002 Documentary Himself
Besuch bei James Ellroy 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
James Ellroy's Feast of Death 2001 Documentary Himself
Nulle part ailleurs 1995-2001 TV Series Himself
Un siècle d'écrivains 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... 1998 Video documentary short Himself - Novelist
James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction 1998 Documentary Himself
Le cercle de minuit 1997 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Shotgun Freeway: Drives Through Lost L.A. 1995 Documentary Himself

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