Birth name:Heinrich Karl Bukowski Jr.
Born:August 16, 1920 in Andernach, , DE
An author and poet fascinated with the dark underbelly of the American dream, Charles Bukowski is renowned for his blunt, scrappy work. He had a rough working-class childhood in Los Angeles and found a series of mundane jobs as a young adult. When Bukowski started writing in earnest during the 1950s, it was mostly in the form of poetry that dwelt on the subjects of women, alcohol and daily drudgery. In 1971, Bukowski's first novel, Post Office, was published by Black Sparrow Press, introducing readers to his thinly veiled alcoholic alter ego Henry Chinaski, who would carry most of his subsequent novels, including Factotum (1975) and Ham on Rye (1982). Embraced as a rebellious literary crank in his later years, Bukowski had his moment of widest appeal in 1987 when his autobiographical script "Barfly" became a lauded movie starring Mickey Rourke as Chinaski. Bukowski died in 1994 of leukemia, with his posthumous reputation only growing larger and heightened by the well-received documentary "Bukowski: Born into This" (2003) and the 2005 indie adaptation of Factotum, starring Matt Dillon as Chinaski. An author and poet fascinated with the dark underbelly of the American dream, Charles Bukowski is renowned for his blunt, …
|Screenplay ("Son of Satan" )|
|Source Material (from novel: "Factotum," with excerpts from his books "The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses over the Hills," "What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through the Fire," "The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken over the Ship." )|
|Book as Source Material ("Erections Ejaculations Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness" )|
|From Story ("The Killers" )|