Elmore Leonard: "The Dickens of Detroit"
Quite a few of Leonard's novels have made it to the big screen. Get Shorty, with John Travolta and Out of Sight starring George Clooney were both incredibly popular. Quentin Tarantino directed Jackie Brown, which was based on Rum Punch. Tarantino at one point stated that he plans to adapt 3 other Leonard novels. Justified premieres March 19 on FX.