News, Gossips, Entertainment, & Biography.

James Ellroy Net Worth

Lee Earle Elroy net worth is

$10 Million

Lee Earle Elroy Wiki Biography

Lee Earle “James” Ellroy (born March 4, 1948) is an American crime fiction writer and essayist. Ellroy has become known for a telegrammatic prose style in his most recent work, wherein he frequently omits connecting words and uses only short, staccato sentences, and in particular for the novels The Black Dahlia (1987), The Big Nowhere (1988), L.A. Confidential (1990), White Jazz (1992), American Tabloid (1995), The Cold Six Thousand (2001), and Blood’s a Rover (2009). 

Full Name James Ellroy
Net Worth $10 Million
Date Of Birth March 4, 1948
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 6′ 3″ (1.91 m)
Profession Writer, Producer, Actor
Education Fairfax High School
Nationality American
Spouse Helen Knode
Parents Geneva Odelia Hilliker Ellroy, Armand Ellroy
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/JamesEllroy
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0255278
Awards Edgar Grand Master Award
Nominations Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original, Shamus Award for Best Original P.I. Paperback
Movies Rampart, Street Kings, The Black Dahlia, Dark Blue, Brown’s Requiem, L.A. Confidential, Cop, James Ellroy: American Dog, White Jazz
TV Shows The Lead Sheet
# Quote
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.
# Fact
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”.


Title Year Status Character
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”


Title Year Status Character
Bazaar Bizarre 2004 Documentary executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Stay Clean 2002 Short Right
Wonder Boys 2000 Wordfest Party Guest


Title Year Status Character
L.A. Confidential: Off the Record… 1998 Video documentary short special thanks


Title Year Status Character
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

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1998 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award L.A. Confidential (1997)

Known for movies

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *