Joe Eszterhas

Joe Eszterhas

Highest Rated: 92% Children of Glory (2006)

Lowest Rated: 7% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1997)

Birthday: Nov 23, 1944

Birthplace: Csákánydoroszló, Hungary

As one of the highest-paid and most notorious writers in 1990s Hollywood, Joe Eszterhas became that rare modern screenwriter who was able to lay claim to achieving auteur status. With plots that tended to focus on love and betrayal, Eszterhas made his debut with "F.I.S.T." (1978). He had his first major hit with the memorable "Flashdance" (1983), before tackling more mature fare like "Betrayed" (1988) and "Music Box" (1989). But Eszterhas achieved a great deal of infamy with his most successful movie, the erotic thriller "Basic Instinct" (1992), which he sold for a whopping $3 million and pushed the envelope on sexual content. He continued to explore the facets of eroticism with "Sliver" (199) and "Jade" (1995).

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Movies

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92% 75% Children of Glory Writer - 2006
61% 45% Telling Lies in America Screenwriter $275.2K 1997
7% 15% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Self $43.9K 1997
13% 28% Jade Writer,
Producer
$9.2M 1995
23% 37% Showgirls Writer $19.3M 1995
15% 28% Sliver Screenwriter $35.5M 1993
56% 63% Basic Instinct Writer - 1992
75% 76% Music Box Executive Producer $5.1M 1989
38% 50% Betrayed Executive Producer $24.6M 1988
81% 59% Jagged Edge Screenwriter $36.9M 1985
35% 61% Flashdance Writer - 1983
73% 56% F.I.S.T. Screenwriter - 1978

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No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000