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

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 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 Jade (written by)
 1995 Showgirls (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:

Article, "Taking on the Butcher of Budapest," Published in The Guardian (UK), March 7, 2008. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Joe's Blog | Official Site | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[remembering his father's advice] "Americans they only want to hear one thing when they ask 'Hi, how are you?' 'Hvell, very hvell, thank you!' You could be bleeding in the street and they'd still want to hear that". See more »

Trivia:

Has repeatedly made public statements blasting the "talent" of Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino has not only acknowledged said statements, but has gone on to praise Eszterhas and his infamous 1995 film Showgirls (1995). See more »

Trademark:

Characters named after baseball players See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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