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Jerry Stahl

Jerry Stahl has established a diverse career as an author of novels, a writer for films and television, and as a magazine and newspaper journalist.

Most recently Stahl worked for Jerry Bruckheimer Films as a consultant on the CBS series C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation. He has also written for such popular television series as Twin Peaks, Moonlighting, thirtysomething and Alf.

He chronicled his early experiences in Hollywood as a heroin addict in the memoir Permanent Midnight, which was made into the 1998 movie of the same name and starred Ben Stiller and Elizabeth Hurley. Currently, Stahl is completing The Minder for Jerry Bruckehimer Films and collaborating with Johnny Knoxville on an as yet untitled project. He has also appeared in small roles in Down with the Joneses, Zoolander, Gun Shy and, of course, Permanent Midnight.

Stahl's most recent novel, Plainclothes Naked, was released in November 2002. His second book, Perv, was on the Los Angeles Times' Best Seller list, while his autobiography, Permanent Midnight, landed on Best Seller lists around the world. Stahl's anthologized fiction and journalism have appeared in Esquire, Playboy, Black Book, LA Weekly and Tin House, and he currently writes a monthly column on popular culture for Details.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

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Selected Filmography

Years of Living Dangerously
Jerry Maguire
The Great Timpau Medical Arts Co-Op Experiment
My One And Only
Trailer Park of Terror
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow
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