Joe Eszterhas


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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)

Filmography

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 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 (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)
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Show Show Additional Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (10 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book, "Hollywood Animal," 2004, ISBN 0375416553 See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Spouse:

Naomi Baka  (4 children) | 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:

Family moved from Hungary to Cleveland, Ohio, when he was 6 years old. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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