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Joe Eszterhas

Mostly Credited As: Joe Eszterhas
Birth Name: József Eszterhás
Date Of Birth: November 23, 1944 (Age 70)
Country Of Birth: Hungary
Birth Place: Csakanydoroszlo




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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Joe Eszterhas 05x98: (Jul/25/2000) As Himself, [Interviewees]
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He lost four-fifths of his larynx due to a cancer operation from years of heavy smoking in 2001.

He married his wife Naomi in 1994. He named the lead in his infamous high-profile failure “Showgirls” after her.

He was nominated for an American Book Award in for his novel “Charlie Simpson’s Apocalypse.”

He has possibly received more awards and/or nominations for “Worst Screenplay” than any other screenwriter in Hollywood. After his clean sweep of them for “An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!,” the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation re-christened the “Worst Screenplay” award: “The Joe Eszterhas Worst Screenplay Award.”

He received the “Sour Apple Award” from The Golden Apple Award Foundation of Women for his misogynistic attitude in his writings.

He got into a feud with Sylvester Stallone after Stallone remarked that he was the primary writer of the movie “F.I.S.T.” After Eszterhas vocalized his disdain, Stallone apologized and gave due credit.

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