Elmore Leonard
Elmore Leonard
Birth date
October 11, 1925
writer, producer

Elmore Leonard is an American writer. He is primarily an author of fiction but has several screen writing credits. Film adaptations of his work include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Jackie Brown.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Elmore John Leonard Jr. (born October 11, 1925), better known as Elmore Leonard, is an American novelist and screenwriter. His earliest published novels in the 1950s were westerns, but Leonard went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures.

Among his best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk and Rum Punch, which was filmed as Jackie Brown. Leonard's short stories include ones that became the films 3:10 to Yuma and The Tall T.

On August 20, 2013, Leonard died from complications following a stroke. 

Stories[edit | edit source]

Year Story Film Adaptation
1953 Three-Ten to Yuma 1957 - 3:10 to Yuma 2007 - 3:10 to Yuma
1955 The Captives 1957 - The Tall T

Screenplays[edit | edit source]

Year Title Director Co-writers
1970 The Moonshine War Richard Quine
1972 Joe Kidd John Sturges
1974 Mr. Majestyk Richard Fleischer
1980 High Noon, Part II (TV) Jerry Jameson
1985 Stick Burt Reynolds Joseph Stinson
1986 52 Pick-Up John Frankenheimer John Steppling
1987 The Rosary Murders Fred Walton William X. Kienzle & Fred Walton
Desperado (TV series) Virgil W. Vogel
1989 Cat Chaser Abel Ferrara James Borelli

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