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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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: 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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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 »


Spouse:

Naomi Baka  (4 children) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Sliver (1993)] I'll never do another adaptation. I did this ending and we tested it and the audiences hated it. So I wrote three alternate endings. They shot two of them exactly at a time my personal life was exploding and I left the set. I hate the ending of that movie. They should have stuck to the original ending which was daring and provocative. You know, the last line, "Get a life"? I ... See more »

Trivia:

Three of his films - Jagged Edge (1985), Basic Instinct (1992) and Jade (1995) - are murder mysteries set in San Francisco, CA, with the protagonist in each tempted to fall in love with the prime suspect. See more »

Trademark:

Characters named after baseball players See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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