American novelist and screenwriter Bruce Wagner is known for expressing the role of acerbic view of life in Hollywood entertainment industry. He grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, with his parents, Morton Wagner and Bernice Maletz.
Bruce Wagner parents got divorce and his mother worked at Saks Fifth Avenue, where she stayed for 40-years. He studied at Beverly Vista Elementary School in Beverly Hills, CA, until the 8 grade. Wagner attended Beverly Hills High School, but was released in his junior year.
At the age of 20, Bruce Wagner started writing articles for magazines and writing scripts. His first screenplay, “Young Lust”, was created by Robert Stigwood, which was never released. It was experienced that eventually drove him to compose his modern take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Pat Hobby" short stories.
Bruce Wagner independently published (with Caldecott Chubb) “Force Majeure: The Bud Wiggins Stories”, in a version of 1,000, which sold out at West Hollywood's famed Book Soup. It was optioned by Oliver Stone to coordinate, however, the venture never came to fruition. The book was well reviewed and prompted a distributing with Random House. He is currently distributed by Blue Rider Press, an engraving of Penguin Random House.
The 63-years-old Bruce Wagner has written essays and opinion pieces for a wide assortment of publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum and Vanity Fair. His novel “I'm Losing You”, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and in 2006, his novel The Chrysanthemum Palace was a PEN/Faulkner finalist. Additionally, he has written essays and introductions for books by photographers Manuel Alvarez Bravo, William Eggleston and painters Ed Ruscha and Richard Prince.
Bruce Wagner was the executive producer and co-writer (with Ullman) of Tracey Ullman's State of the Union series (2008 - 2010) on Showtime. In 2014, David Cronenberg coordinated Wagner's script, "Maps To The Stars," a film that Cronenberg had been attempting to make for 10 years.
The talented Bruce Wagner is married twice and divorced onced, till the date. He wedded to actress Rebecca De Mornay on 16 December 1986. The couple spent a happily married life until 1990. However, the things have not worked with them and the ex-couple decided to separate and got divorced in 1990. The ex-duo has no any children together.
Bruce Wagner did not desire to involve in a relationship after divorced with Rebecca, but Wagner can’t stay single until 2009. He tied the knot with Laura Peterson in 2009. The lovely couple enjoys a happy married life till the time in Santa Monica. However, they have no any children together yet.