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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 Basic Instinct (1992), Nowhere to Run (1993) and Flashdance (1983). 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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 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 Showgirls (written by)
 1995 Jade (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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Other Works:

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

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

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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 »

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In 1980, he set a record for the sale of a spec script when he sold an as-yet-unproduced script called City Hall to Warner Bros for $500,000. He later set a new record when his screenplay for Big Shots (1987) was bought by Lorimar for $1.25m. He set a further record for a spec script when he sold his screenplay for Basic Instinct (1992) to Carolco for $3m. In 1994, in a landmark deal, his script ... See more »

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