Joe Eszterhas

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Date of Birth November 23, 1944
Place of Birth Hungary
Age 75 years old
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Joe Eszterhas is a Hungarian-American writer. He wrote the screenplays for the films Flashdance, Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct and Showgirls. He has also written several books, including an autobiography entitled Hollywood Animal, American Rhapsody and Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith.

Born: József A. Eszterhás, November 23, 1944, Csákánydoroszló, Hungary
Occupation: Screenwriter, author
Notable works: Flashdance, Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct, Showgirls
Children: 6
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About Joe Eszterhas

An author and screenwriter who is best known for the screenplay of the popular film, Flashdance, he also published an autobiography entitled Hollywood Animal. His other screenplays include Betrayed (1988) and Nowhere to Run (1993).

Before Fame

He was raised in a refugee camp in Austria, and he spent his later childhood years in New York City and Cleveland, Ohio.


He won a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay for the 1995 film, Showgirls.

Family Life

With his second wife, Naomi Baka, he had four children. He had previously been married to Gerry Javor, with whom he had two children.


He was commissioned by Mel Gibson to work on a screenwriting project.

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