Elmore Leonard

Arguably one of the most popular and prolific genre writers of the 20th century, Elmore Leonard brought street smarts, honesty and an ear for genuine dialogue to the Western and crime novels for over five decades ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Writer (44)

Life of Crime 2014 (Movie)

(from novel: "The Switch") (Source Material)

Freaky Deaky 2011 (Movie)

(from novel: "Freaky Deaky") (Source Material)

Killshot 2009 (Movie)

(from novel: "Kill Shot") (Source Material)

Sparks 2008 (Movie)

(Story By)

Sparks 2008 (Movie)

(from short story: "Sparks") (Source Material)

The Tonto Woman 2008 (Movie)

(from short story: "The Tonto Woman") (Source Material)

3:10 to Yuma 2007 (Movie)

(from short story: "Three Ten to Yuma") (Source Material)

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

(from novel: "Be Cool") (Source Material)

Karen Sisco 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Source Material

The Big Bounce 2004 (Movie)

(from novel: "The Big Bounce") (Source Material)

Elmore Leonard's Gold Coast 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Maximum Bob 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Out of Sight 1998 (Movie)

(Source Material)

Out of Sight 1998 (Movie)

("Out of Sight") (Book as Source Material)

Jackie Brown 1997 (Movie)

("Rum Punch") (Source Material (from novel))

Touch 1997 (Movie)

("Touch") (Source Material (from novel))

Touch 1997 (Movie)

(Novel) (Source Material)

Get Shorty 1995 (Movie)

("Get Shorty") (Source Material (from novel))

Get Shorty 1995 (Movie)

(Source Material)

Cat Chaser 1990 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Border Shootout 1989 (Movie)

("The Law at Randado") (Source Material (from novel))

Desperado 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Rosary Murders 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

52 Pick-Up 1986 (Movie)

("52 Pick-Up") (Source Material (from novel))

52 Pick-Up 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stick 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stick 1985 (Movie)

("Stick") (Source Material (from novel))

The Ambassador 1985 (Movie)

("52 Pick-Up") (Source Material (from novel))

High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Mr. Majestyk 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Joe Kidd 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Valdez Is Coming 1971 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Big Bounce 1969 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Moonshine War 1969 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Moonshine War 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hombre 1966 (Movie)

("Hombre") (Source Material (from novel))

3:10 to Yuma 1957 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Tall T 1957 (Movie)

from novella("The Captives") (Source Material (from novel))

Desperado: Badlands Justice (TV Show)

Creator

Desperado: The Outlaw Wars (TV Show)

Creator

Glitz (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Last Stand at Saber River (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Pronto (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Split Images (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)
Producer (7)

Life of Crime 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Justified 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Freaky Deaky 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Killshot 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sparks 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jackie Brown 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Actor (2)

Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen 2013 (Movie)

Himselff (Actor)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

The Big Bounce 2004 (Movie)

(Consultant)

Biography

Arguably one of the most popular and prolific genre writers of the 20th century, Elmore Leonard brought street smarts, honesty and an ear for genuine dialogue to the Western and crime novels for over five decades, including such works as Hombre (1967), The Big Bounce (1969), Glitz (1985), Get Shorty (1990) and Rum Punch (1992). Leonard's best work sparkled with a blend of dark humor and violence that elevated his characters - a roguish collection of criminals and cops whose moral codes often made them indistinguishable from each other - from their humble surroundings, usually his preferred settings of Detroit and Miami. A cult favorite in the 1960s and 1970s, his work had been fodder for Hollywood since the 1950s, but was never properly translated until the 1990s when Barry Sonnenfeld adapted "Get Shorty" (1995). Quentin Tarantino followed with a compelling take on Rum Punch that the director renamed "Jackie Brown" (1997), while Steven Soderbergh helmed arguably the best of the bunch, "Out of Sight" (1998). Still producing one novel a year up until his 2013 death, while remaining a hot commodity in Hollywood, Leonard was among the greatest genre writers of his time.

Relationships

Peter Leonard

Child

Tim Leonard

Grandson

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