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Hollywood Animal

Joe Eszterhas

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He spent his earliest years in post WWII-refugee camps. He came to America and grew up in Cleveland-stealing cars, rolling drunks, battling priests, nearly going to jail. He became the screenwriter of the worldwide hits Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge, and Flashdance. He also wrote the legendary disasters Showgirls and Jade. The rebellion never ended, even as his films went on to gross more than a billion dollars at the box office and he became the most famous-or infamous-screenwriter in Hollywood. Joe Eszterhas is a complex and paradoxical figure: part outlaw and outsider combined with equal parts romantic and moralist. More than one person has called him "the devil." He has been referred to as "the most reviled man in America." But Time asked, "If Shakespeare were alive today, would his name be Joe Eszterhas?" and he was the first screenwriter picked as one of the movie industry's 100 Most Powerful People. Although he is often accused of sexism and misogyny, his wife is his best friend and equal partner. Considered an apostle of sex and violence, he is a churchgoer who believes in the power of prayer. For many years the ultimate symbol of Hollywood excess, he has moved his family to Ohio and immersed himself in the midwestern lifestyle he so values. Controversial, fearless, extremely talented, and totally unpredictable, the author of the best-selling American Rhapsody and National Book Award nominee Charlie Simpson's Apocalypse has surprised us yet again: he has written a memoir like no other. On one level, Hollywood Animal is a shocking and often devastating look inside the movie business. It intimately explores the concept of fame and gives us a never-before-seen look at the famous. Eszterhas reveals the fights, the deals, the extortions, the backstabbing, and the sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll world that is Hollywood. But there are many more levels to this extraordinary work. It is the story of a street kid who survives a life filled with obstacles and pain . . . a chronicle of a love affair that is sensual, gl

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eric Bogosian

Length:

5h 41m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:21