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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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Other Works:

Book, "American Animal." See more »

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

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Personal Quote:

[on Sliver (1993)] I'll never do another adaptation. I did this ending and we tested it and the audiences hated it. So I wrote three alternate endings. They shot two of them exactly at a time my personal life was exploding and I left the set. I hate the ending of that movie. They should have stuck to the original ending which was daring and provocative. You know, the last line, "Get a life"? I ... See more »

Trivia:

Initially handwrites all his scripts, then types them up on an Olivetti manual typewriter using his middle fingers. He wonders what he will do when he runs out of ribbons for the typewriter, as he doesn't know how to use a computer and hits the keys too hard to correctly work an electric typewriter. See more »

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Characters named after baseball players

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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