Joe Eszterhas


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Joe Eszterhas was born on November 23, 1944 in Csakanydoroszlo, Hungary. He is a writer and producer, known for Showgirls (1995), Basic Instinct (1992) and Sliver (1993). 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

Showgirls Writer
(1995)
(1992)
Sliver Writer
(1993)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (21 credits)
 2022 The Impact
 2011 Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven (characters - uncredited)
 2006 Children of Glory (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 Basic Instinct 2 (based on characters created by)
 1997 Telling Lies in America (written by)
 1995 Jade (written by)
 1995 Showgirls (written by)
 1993 Sliver: Alternate Ending (Video short) (writer)
 1993 Sliver: Alternate Opening (Video short) (writer)
 1993 Sliver (screenplay)
 1993 Nowhere to Run (screenplay) / (story)
 1992 Basic Instinct (written by)
 1989 Music Box (written by)
 1988 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 Additional Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book, "American Rhapsody." See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Spouse:

Naomi Baka  (4 children) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his autobiography "Hollywood Animal"] It's a very odd feeling now that the book is out and people who have read it know everything about you. I felt that if I was going to write a book about my life, it should be very, very truthful. I remember reading John Huston's autobiography, and Huston was a larger-than-life figure who really lived an interesting, roller-coaster kind of life, and the ... 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 »

Trademark:

His rough, gruff, unkempt, bear appearance and personality. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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