Elmore John Leonard Jr. , 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, as well as the current TV series on FX, Justified. Leonard was born in New Orleans, but because...
|Birthdate:||October 11, 1925|
|Birthplace:||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Date of death:||August 20, 2013|
|Education:||University of Detroit Mercy, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy|
|Also known as:||Elmore John Leonard Jr., Dutch, E. Leonard|