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 (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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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
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Other Works:

Book, "Hollywood Animal," 2004, ISBN 0375416553 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:

Screenwriters are supposed to be neither seen nor heard. I certainly violated that rule. Among others. See more »

Trivia:

In 1995 he wrote a biopic of Otis Redding called "Blaze of Glory." The script was purchased by Universal for $1.25 million but remains unproduced as of 2018. Eszterhas was the last person to interview Redding before his death in a plane crash in 1967. See more »

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Characters named after baseball players See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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