Joe Eszterhas Biography (1944?-)

Full name, Joseph A. Eszterhas; born November 23, 1944 (some sources cite 1946), in Csakanydoroszlo, Hungary; immigrated to the United States, became a naturalized citizen; son of Istvan (a novelist) and Maria (maiden name, Biro) Eszterhas; married first wife Geri (a police reporter), c. 1969 (divorced, c.1993); married Naomi Baca (an artist and producer), July 30, 1994; children:(first marriage) Steven, Suzanne; (second marriage) Joseph Jeremiah, NicholasPompeo, John Law.

Nationality
American
Ethnicity
Hungarian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Screenwriter, producer, novelist, freelance journalist
Birth Details
November 23, 1944?
Csakanydoroszlo, Hungary

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Executive Producer
  • Betrayed, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • (With others) Music Box, TriStar, 1989
  • (With others) Nowhere to Run, Columbia, 1993
  • (With others) Sliver (also known as Sliver--Gier der Augen), Paramount, 1993
  • (With others) Jade, Paramount, 1995
  • (With others) Showgirls, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
  • Film Appearances
  • Telling Lies in America, Banner Entertainment, 1997
  • An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, 1997 Buena Vista, 1998
  • Jackie Chan: My Story (documentary), 1998
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Sylvester Stallone; and story) F.I.S.T., United Artists, 1978
  • (With Thomas Hedley) Flashdance, Paramount, 1983
  • Jagged Edge, Columbia, 1985
  • Big Shots, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • (With Scott Richardson) Hearts of Fire, Lorimar, 1987
  • Betrayed, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Checking Out, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Music Box, TriStar, 1989
  • Basic Instinct, TriStar, 1992
  • (With Leslie Bohem and Randy Feldman; and story with Richard Marquand) Nowhere to Run, Columbia, 1993
  • Sliver (also known as Sliver--Gier der Augen; based on thenovel by Ira Levin), Paramount, 1993
  • Jade, Paramount, 1995
  • Showgirls, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
  • Telling Lies in America, Banner Entertainment, 1997
  • (And composer of song "I Wanna Be Mike Ovitz") An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, 1997 Buena Vista, 1998
  • Teleplays
  • Movies
  • (With others) Pals, CBS, 1987
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Michael D. Roberts) Thirteen Seconds: Confrontation at Kent State, Dodd (New York City), 1970
  • Charlie Simpson's Apocalypse, Random House (New York City), 1974
  • Nark! A Tale of Terror (also known as Nark), Straight ArrowBooks (San Francisco, CA), 1974
  • American Rhapsody (nonfiction with fictional elements), Knopf (NewYork City), 2000
  • Contributor of articles to periodicals.
  • Novels
  • F.I.S.T. (based on Eszterhas and Sylvester Stallone's screenplay),Dell (New York City), 1978

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, August 12, 1994, p. 26; July 28, 2000, p. 27
    • Gentleman's Quarterly (GQ ), October, 1993, p. 127
    • New York Times, December 24, 1989, section H, pp. 1, 24-25
    • Time, May 31, 1993, p. 64
    • USA Today, June 1, 1994
    • Vanity Fair, August, 1991, p. 76
    • Variety, April 2, 2001, p. 4

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