Joe Eszterhas

Writer | Producer | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) | Basic Instinct (1992) | Showgirls (1995)
AWARDS 
7 wins & 5 nominations More »
BORN 
Nov 23, 1944 (age 73)

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Projects in Development (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (19 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Showgirls 2: Penny's from HeavenShowgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven Very Special Thanks, Writer (characters) (uncredited)  Less 2011 $30K
  • Primary photo for Children of GloryChildren of Glory Writer (screenplay), Writer (story)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Basic Instinct 2Basic Instinct 2 Writer (characters)  Less 2006 $70MM $6MM / $39MM
  • Primary photo for One Night StandOne Night Stand Idea  Less 1997 $24MM $2.6MM / $5.6MM
  • Primary photo for Telling Lies in AmericaTelling Lies in America Presenter, Writer  Less 1997 $4MM $252K / —
  • Primary photo for An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood BurnAn Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn Joe Eszterhas, Producer (uncredited), Writer ("I WANNA BE MIKE OVITZ"), Writer  Less 1997 $10MM $46K / —
  • Primary photo for JadeJade Executive Producer (uncredited), Writer  Less 1995 $50MM $9.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for ShowgirlsShowgirls Writer  Less 1995 $45MM $20MM / $38MM
  • Primary photo for SliverSliver Executive Producer, Writer (screenplay)  Less 1993 $40MM $36MM / $116MM
  • Primary photo for Nowhere to RunNowhere to Run Writer (screenplay), Writer (story)  Less 1993 $15MM $22MM / $30MM
  • Primary photo for Basic InstinctBasic Instinct Writer  Less 1992 $49MM $118MM / $353MM
  • Primary photo for Music BoxMusic Box Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1989 $6.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Checking OutChecking Out Writer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for BetrayedBetrayed Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1988 $19MM $26MM / —
  • Primary photo for Hearts of FireHearts of Fire Writer (screenplay)  Less 1987 $17MM
  • Primary photo for Big ShotsBig Shots Writer  Less 1987 $3.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Jagged EdgeJagged Edge Writer  Less 1985 $15MM $40MM / —
  • Primary photo for FlashdanceFlashdance Writer (screenplay)  Less 1983 $4MM $95MM / $206MM
  • Primary photo for F.I.S.T.F.I.S.T. Writer (screenplay), Writer (story)  Less 1978 $11MM $20MM / —
Self (7 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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