STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,165 this week

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 »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent and manager
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Joe Eszterhas? Add or change photos

Editors' Spotlight

Watch Now on Amazon Instant Video

Watch these latest full-length features on Amazon now!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 35 people
created 21 May 2012
 
a list of 1000 people
created 18 Jun 2012
 
a list of 728 people
created 26 Sep 2013
 
a list of 250 people
created 02 Oct 2013
 
a list of 205 people
created 9 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Joe Eszterhas.

User Polls

6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (18 credits)
 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)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book, "American Rhapsody." See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

|
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've always been fascinated by the notion that we don't ever know one another - that lovers and family members may not really know their mates or parents. I played with that theme in Betrayed (1988), Music Box (1989), Jagged Edge (1985), Basic Instinct (1992) and Sliver (1993). According to the critics, though, screenwriters aren't allowed to have themes. However, novelists and directors are. But... See more »

Trivia:

He lost four-fifths of his larynx in an operation for cancer. (November 2003) See more »

Trademark:

Characters named after baseball players

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why did he only drop out after Mel Gibson rejected the script? mvp3246
'The Devil's Guide to Hollywood' is fun to read ECHenrikson
MAJOR PLOT HOLE IN HIS BOOK! lucas1000
anybody read his book? selsierom
Mad tv unknownhombre
Mistake on imdb borman-1
Discuss Joe Eszterhas on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page