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 Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995) 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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(1992)
Showgirls Writer
(1995)
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 Actor (1 credit)
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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:

I've been a bad boy all my life. I was the king-daddy of sex and violence, the wild hair, the rogue elephant, the drinking, drugging, wild man, the cocaine cowboy. See more »

Trivia:

His $3 million paycheck for Basic Instinct (1992) in 1990 was the highest amount of money ever paid for a screenplay until that time. However, Eszterhas was eclipsed in 1996 by Shane Black (who received $4 million for The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)), and again in 2002 by M. Night Shyamalan (who was paid $5 million for Signs (2002)). See more »

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Characters named after baseball players See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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