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Joe Eszterhas Net Worth

Joe Eszterhas Net Worth is
$18 Million

Joe Eszterhas Bio/Wiki 2018

Joe Eszterhas Net Worth $18 Million

Hungarian-American writer, best known for his work in the pulp erotic movies Basic Instinct and Showgirls, Jzsef A. “Joe” Eszterhas comes with an estimated net worth of $18 million. He is best known for his vicious, sexy, exceptionally literate offense and mystery scripts: Jagged Edge (1985), Betrayed (1988), and the Sharon Stone starmaker Basic Instinct (1989). At one point Eszterhas was the highest-paid writer in Hollywood, receiving $3 million up-front cash for Basic Instinct alone. Never one to shirk from a fracas, Eszterhas has fought openly with producers, directors, strong agents and even crime bosses (particularly after taking the duty of penning the John Gotti biopic). Given his reputation for censor-baiting, it is surprising to learn that one of Eszterhas’ biggest conflicts was aimed at convincing director Paul Verhoeven to tone down the sex-and-violence excesses that Verhoeven had added to Basic Instinct. However, it was Eszterhas who in 1995 issued a sarcastic response to Senator Bob Dole’s call for Hollywood to clean up its action; kidding to the square, Eszterhas asserted that some of the political misdeeds of the Nixon, Reagan and Bush administrations were far more “obscene” than anything seen in an R-rated movie. Joe Eszterhas was born on November 23, 1944 in Csknydoroszl, Hungary.

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