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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 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997), Showgirls (1995) and Basic Instinct (1992). He has been married to Naomi Baka since July 30, 1994. They have four children. He was previously married to Geraldine ... See full bio »

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Known For

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

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 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)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (7 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book, "F.I.S.T.," the novelization of his script for F.I.S.T. (1978). 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:

When it's a original screenplay - and most of mine have been original screenplays - with characters created by you, the story created by you, and it's a single artistic vision from the beginning, where you sit down in a little room by yourself and make up this story, that is your story and your vision from the get-go. I differentiate with screenwriters who do adaptations of novels, for example, ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1995, when his scripts for both Jade (1995) and Showgirls (1995) were nominated for Worst Screenplay, The Razzie Awards re-named the category in his "Dis-Honor" -- It was henceforth called "The Joe Eszterhas Dis-Honorarial Worst Screenplay Award." Eszterhas then went on to "win" his "own" Award for both Showgirls (1995) and 1998's An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997). See more »

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Characters named after baseball players See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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