Having been overshadowed by former co-worker Quentin Tarantino during the early 1990s, film maker Roger Avary finally established himself with his 2002 adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel The Rules of Attraction (2002). Avary was born on August 23, 1965 in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada, but grew up in Arizona in the United States. After briefly attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Avary drifted to nearby Manhattan Beach, California, and in the 1980s worked as a video store clerk. He became friends with fellow employee Tarantino. The pair often collaborated on stories. The stories eventually became screenplays, and the two often swapped material (which they might have later regretted). Around this time Avary wrote an 80-page script titled “The Open Road.” Although never made it into a film, parts of this script were used for various bits and pieces that added up to classic scenes in future collaborations.
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