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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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Known For

Basic Instinct
(1992)
Nowhere to Run
(1993)
Flashdance
Flashdance Writer
(1983)
Showgirls
Showgirls Writer
(1995)

Filmography

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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book, "American Rhapsody." See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 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:

Prior to writing for "Rolling Stone" and breaking into films, he worked as a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Former co-workers at the paper have suggested the move to screenwriting was a wise choice, since "Joe was always more interested in fiction." See more »

Trademark:

Characters named after baseball players

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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