Hollywood director wants butts extinguished

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My hands are bloody; so are Hollywood’s. My cancer has caused me to attempt to cleanse mine. I don’t wish my fate upon anyone in Hollywood, but I beg that Hollywood stop imposing it upon millions of others.

– famous Hollywood director Joe Eszterhas, in a New York Times editorial (free registration required to read NYT stories)

The rest of Eszterhas editorial is no less dramatic. His mea culpa for producing films which, as he bluntly admits, glamorized smoking… is both palpable and painful.

I may not agree with some of his dramatic comments, such as his suggestion that “smoking should be as illegal as heroin.” But I recognize and sympathize with his concern about the horrific impact of cigarettes on our society, and — in particular — on our society’s youth.

I wonder what impact his editorial will have on other Hollywood directors.

What do you think about his views?

32 comments… add one
  • marwan Aug 22, 2003 Link Reply

    hi, i wonder if can help me i’m looking for mr mario kassar the director of the terminator3 i have been looking for it in the internet but i could not find it.

    thank you for your help

  • Iman Nov 30, 2003 Link Reply

    hi i was wondering if any one has the e-mail adress for mario kassar coz i need to conatct him as soon as possible plz thanx alot 🙂

  • RAJAN Jun 18, 2006 Link Reply


  • KS Oct 26, 2006 Link Reply

    I have got a Great story and i would like to share my story with hollywood filmakers.

    Please contact me.

    I am not getting over confidence but just confidence that it will be a Hit.

  • AJ Nov 6, 2006 Link Reply

    Hi Adam

    I am interested to act in films,presently i am in SFO,Please contact me if you have any chance.


  • sali Mar 17, 2007 Link Reply

    I have superb story after II world war.
    The Hero is who dropped the Atomic BOMB from US Air. After the series of steps .. changes the world and his life. But he disappeared due to some reason.. the story starts like..
    call me for full story. I expect any holly wood directors for this story.

  • emmanuel ikem Apr 11, 2007 Link Reply

    hi, i dont have little or any idea about script writting,but ive got some ideas that im willing to let the world see.i wrote some films like;new eden,opposite sides,gun men,daddy and i,mimis bodyguard and more.Each of this titles beautified with scenes matching the titles given to them,an era of impossibility is the wall I have built and waiting on a filmaker to plaster it up and we can put em on air and paint it all up and it could be a great acctraction like the great wall of China.so holla back.Emman.Holla back some of filmakers you know of or if u got something u wanna do even if it is a debut.

  • sameer May 19, 2007 Link Reply

    come on guyz…
    why the hell do youz think that any celebrity will contact you just because you have a SCRIPT, a STORY which you would wanna make in to a MOVIE you can do better than this NET itz just a machine…
    work hard, save money and make your own film industry and dont need to beg any one…

  • Nafees Jun 11, 2007 Link Reply

    i am a writer ,i have so many ideas for film story but i am weak in english but also i want to disscuss these ideas with someone,am i right?

  • Somesh Jun 12, 2007 Link Reply

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  • rajasekhar Dec 8, 2007 Link Reply

    hi i have a scienific story with 5 animal plz give a chance tell that plz give a chance

  • Obinna Dec 10, 2007 Link Reply

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  • devender Feb 25, 2008 Link Reply

    hai , adam

    you have written so good in smoking as this was your own real story i think i t will insipire people’s to think about effect’s of smoking

    devender kainthola

  • vivek premchand thirania Oct 10, 2008 Link Reply

    i want to do act in your film. i am not fully comfartable in english.if you have any hindi project for me pls call me. i am very good actor.
    see my profile on orkut.com
    vivek thiraniya.
    mobile – +919892989330

  • Cutie Oct 29, 2008 Link Reply

    Hi adam, i am a actress with huge potenial and i am moving to amercia, hollywood soon to commence my career. I would like to know if you have any contacts, adivce or can help me startup within the industry. It would be greatly apperciated.

  • Praseed NP Dec 10, 2008 Link Reply

    hi, my great ambition is become a actor in hollywood, plssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • Lisa Dec 18, 2008 Link Reply

    I lookin for e-mal contact with any director in hollywood.I am an actress

  • karim khan Feb 14, 2009 Link Reply

    hi my self karim khan i am 18 years old working in cable line my monthly salary is rs 1500 as well as studying i like hollywood movie and if i get a chance to work in hollywood movie i m very appreciate i m living in chopadpatti means (poor house)dont think that i asking for job because i m poor but its my wish to work in hollywood thank you for reading this articles

    my name is karim khan

  • Jasmine Mar 1, 2009 Link Reply

    Everyone has a story to tell about their life. A story that makes everyone cries, and laughs with a happy ending. This story is a happy ending with a different twist.
    The main character of this story is Sara. Sara was born with a disability. She had an open heart surgery which could have killed her. But with the help of the doctors and her parents praying she was saved.
    Sara is now alive and she is thankful to god. Sara has two best friends. One best friend is a girl and the other is a boy. Sara always believed in arrange marriage. But somehow she fell in love with her best friend (the guy). She knew he won’t like her because she always thinks she’s ugly, short, and is sick. Sara believes he doesn’t deserve her. But yet she still loves him.
    When they both turned 16 years old she was so shocked and hurt to find out that her best friend (the guy) is moving to another country. Sara didn’t express her feelings to him because she always knew the guy should always make the first move. So at the end he moved without saying anything to her and she didn’t tell him either. Sara believes that god has created someone, somewhere, that will be made for you. With that thought she tries to forget him. She starts to love a guy who doesn’t exists yet but he will come one day. He will love her even knowing that she is sick, ugly, and short.
    Her other best friend (the girl) was always with her. One day she was telling Sara that her family was looking for a wife for her uncle. Since that day she keeps seeing him in her dreams. She was confused because she doesn’t even know how he looks like and she knew that they won’t be together. They won’t be together because he doesn’t even know her. Then one day at her new job she met a guy who is her partner. They had the same time lunch break so they went together everyday to eat lunch. Slowly he fell in love with Sara. She had no clue and he didn’t tell her.
    It was Sara’s best friend’s (the girl) birthday party. Sara went to her party and was surprised to see her work partner (the guy) in her house. She was asking him what you are doing here. Sara’s best friend came to both of them and said you guys know each other. They both said yes. Sara’s best friend said he is my uncle the one whom were looking for a bride. Sara was so shocked and so was he. He ended up telling his feelings and she accepted it and so did both of their parents. The next month was their wedding day. Sara was shocked to hear that her old lover/best friend (the guy) is coming for her wedding.
    Sara and the best friend meet each other but without saying anything. The next day Sara received a small letter saying that her best friend (the guy) wants to meet her in his room. She ran to his room. At first they didn’t say anything but later he said “I Love you”. Sara was so shocked because she was waiting to hear that for such a long time. She ran and hugged him and said “I Love you too”. But then she realized she’s getting married today. She stopped hugging him and told him imp sorry but I loved u before not anymore I love my husband now. I love him because he chose me even knowing that I was sick, not pretty, and short. So at the end Sara got married to her best friend’s uncle. Do you know what’s the funny part is that her two best friend married each other. I guess this is a happy ending to all4 friends.

  • soumik ghosh Mar 6, 2009 Link Reply

    i have written few adventurous story and i want to share it with any book writer….how can i do this??? plz help me out….

  • KANDARP BHUPESH PATHAK Apr 13, 2009 Link Reply

        MY SELF KANDARP PATHAK. I M 21 YRS OLD.I M WORKING IN HINDI FILM .AS AN ASSI. DIRECTOR. WITH LATESH SHAH. I HV EX. OF MANY GUJRATI, HINDI, ENGLISH DRAMA(direct & act) and 5 short film directed.2 hindi siriyal in as an assit. director. if i get a chance to work with u as an asst. director so i m very appreciate.

  • Nagendra Apr 16, 2009 Link Reply

    this is Nagendra,22 years old,
    i want to do work at you as a ASSI.DIRECTER,
    give me one chance to me,
    i have lot of storys,
    TO MY Email-id.

  • Nagendra Apr 16, 2009 Link Reply

    this is my Email-id:-Rao_naga0911@yahoo.com

  • nilesh Apr 25, 2009 Link Reply

    hellow i have a story which has three part and it is ready to shoot so kindly contect me

  • Partho Jun 7, 2009 Link Reply

    Hi everybody, I have written a terrific script for an action pack martial arts thriller movie, I want any kind of contact for any action movie director. Thanks a lot for the great help.

  • faizan alam Jul 8, 2009 Link Reply

    i m interested to perform a hero role in bolllwood film industry..thanks

  • Dear Sir

    I have better script for you. so i want work with you.
    and i send my script name
    The Last weapon.
    so give a chance to work with you.

  • praveen jaggi Nov 24, 2009 Link Reply

    hi, i believe i m very good actor and this is my promise to you if you give me a one chance i m gonna break all the records of great actor
    and one more thing don`t you thing u have to higher a indian boy to give your movie diff look ,for all hollywood directors
    call me at 9816615726

  • Anthony Jude McGowne Dec 22, 2009 Link Reply

    Hi, My book Highland Adventures should be a movie if only to teach the youth of today that life can be fun with only a few pounds or dollars in ones pocket. Love, friendship ,danger and the wonder of the great outdoors. So how about one of you top directors out there contact me for 2010.

  • mt Mar 4, 2010 Link Reply

    my name is MT i am from Pakistan looking for a career in Hollywood.i have so many stories i want to share and i guarantee that my stories are realistic and can be able to win Oscars if anyone just give me a chance to prove my self i wont let you down.thank you mt

  • krushant Apr 8, 2010 Link Reply

    im krushant vanmore me and my family (mummy and sister) had suffered a lot past six years. due to my dad’s sickness he was suffering a lot on disease name pulimonary lungs fibrosis.      he was in medical treatment we have spent approximately five lakhs on his treatment. he was also in medical oxygen from past three years 24×7 oxygen and on 19\2\2009 he was dead. for giving him sufficient oxygen cylinders me and my mummy and my sister suffered a lot i used to wake on nights to change his oxygen clinders. now we are suffering a lot of financial problems. due to the loans he took we want to save our home from seal it is like the heaven to us for solving this problem. mummy has written a book on the real life story. sir please reply even if you accept or reject our offer

  • SKAND Jul 3, 2010 Link Reply


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