Joe Eszterhas

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Birthday
23, 1944
Birthplace
Hungary
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
Hungary

About

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.

Trivia

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.

Associated With

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