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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 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997), Showgirls (1995) and Basic Instinct (1992). He has been married to Naomi Baka since July 30, 1994. They have four children. He was previously married to Geraldine ... See full bio »

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Known For

Showgirls
Showgirls Writer
(1995)
Basic Instinct
(1992)
Flashdance
Flashdance Writer
(1983)

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 2011 Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven (characters - uncredited)
 2006 Szabadság, szerelem (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: Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith (2008) See more »

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

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Personal Quote:

A cigarette in the hands of a Hollywood star is a gun aimed at a 12- or 14-year-old. The gun will go off when that kid is an adult. We in Hollywood know the gun will go off, yet we hide behind a smokescreen of phrases like 'creative freedom' and 'artistic freedom'. These lofty words are lies designed at best to obscure laziness. I know. I have told those lies. My hands are bloody; so are ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1981 he wrote a spec script called Platinum about a cop investigating the death of his rock and roll singer brother, and finding himself out of his element in the process. The script failed to be bought by any studio or production company, the general consensus being that it was "too dark". See more »

Trademark:

Characters named after baseball players

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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