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Joe Eszterhas


Joe Eszterhas was born on November 23, 1944 in Csakanydoroszlo, Hungary as József Eszterhás. He is a writer and producer, known for Showgirls (1995), Basic Instinct (1992) and Sliver (1993). He has been married to Naomi Baka since July 30, 1994. They have four children. He was previously married to Geraldine Javer. See full bio »

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Known For

Showgirls Writer
(1995)
(1992)
Sliver Writer
(1993)

Filmography

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 2011 Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven (characters - uncredited)
 2006 Children of Glory (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 Basic Instinct 2 (characters)
 1997 Telling Lies in America (written by)
 1995 Jade (written by)
 1995 Showgirls (written by)
 1993 Sliver (screenplay)
 1993 Nowhere to Run (screenplay) / (story)
 1992 Basic Instinct (written by)
 1989 Music Box (written by)
 1989 Checking Out (written by)
 1988 Betrayed (written by)
 1987 Hearts of Fire (screenplay)
 1987 Big Shots (written by)
 1985 Jagged Edge (written by)
 1983 Flashdance (screenplay)
 1978 F.I.S.T. (screenplay) / (story)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book, "Hollywood Animal," 2004, ISBN 0375416553 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Joe's Blog | Official Site | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Anything that I write and I think anything that most screenwriters write, should come from your heart and gut and soul, otherwise it's not going to be very good. If you care about what you've written and if it does come from your heart, then I don't think you're going to tolerate people changing it or saying, "No, you have to do it this way", without at least getting into a gigantic brawl that ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1990 he wrote a script for United Artists called Sacred Cows, a black comedy about a US President running for re-election who is caught having sex with a cow. Due to the controversial subject-matter, the script has never been produced but over the years a number of directors have either been interested in or attached to direct the film, including Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, David ... See more »

Trademark:

Characters named after baseball players See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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