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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 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
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(1992)
Sliver Writer
(1993)

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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 Actor (1 credit)
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Other Works:

Book: Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith (2008) 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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I like Basic Instinct (1992) very much. I liked Telling Lies in America (1997) a lot, and I liked Music Box (1989). I liked Jagged Edge (1985) very much and I liked Betrayed (1988). Flashdance (1983) I like, but it's truncated. Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who consider themselves the great auteurs of the 20th century, took that picture away from Adrian Lyne and chopped it up. I should ... See more »

Trivia:

One reason that his screenplay for Basic Instinct (1992) finally sold for a record-setting $3 million was the bidding war between Mario Kassar and Andrew G. Vajna, which started because each of them wanted to make the movie from their respective studios. Kassar eventually won. See more »

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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