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List of famous film directors from Hungary, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hungary has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Hungarian directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Hungary and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

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Ádám Horváth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Ádám Horváth age 87 Ádám Horváth is a film director.

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Ágnes Kocsis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Ágnes Kocsis age 46 Ágnes Kocsis is a film director and screenwriter.

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Alfréd Deésy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Alfréd Deésy Died at 84 (1877-1961) Alfréd Deésy was a Hungarian film director, screenwriter and actor. He directed 77 films between 1915 and 1947. Deésy also appeared as an actor in 28 films between 1913 and

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Ákos Ráthonyi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Ákos Ráthonyi Died at 61 (1908-1969) Ákos Ráthonyi was a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. He directed 42 films between 1936 and 1968. He was born in Budapest, Hungary and died in Munich, West Germany.

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Alexander Esway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Alexander Esway Died at 49 (1898-1947) Alexander Esway was a film director.

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Alexander Korda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Alexander Korda Died at 63 (1893-1956) Sir Alexander Korda was a Hungarian-born British film producer and director. He worked in Hollywood the first time during the transition to "talkies", from 1926 to 1930. The change led ...more

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Alexander Paal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Alexander Paal Died at 62 (1910-1972) Alexander Paal was a film producer and writer.

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Andor von Barsy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Andor von Barsy Died at 65 (1899-1964) Andor von Barsy was a film director, producer and editor, screenwriter, cinematographer and production designer.

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András Jeles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
András Jeles age 72 András Jeles is a film and theatre director and screenwriter.

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András Kern is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
András Kern age 69 András Kern is a Hungarian actor, producer, writer, singer and comedian.

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András Salamon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
András Salamon age 61 András Salamon is a film director, a screenwriter and an actor.

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András Surányi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
András Surányi age 65 András Surányi is a film director, screenwriter and actor.

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András Szöke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
András Szöke age 55 András Szöke is an actor, screenwriter, film director and film score composer.

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André De Toth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
André De Toth Died at 90 (1912-2002) André de Toth was a Hungarian-American film director, born and raised in Makó, Csanád, Hungary in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He directed the 3-D film House of Wax, despite ...more

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Andrew Marton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Andrew Marton Died at 88 (1904-1992) Andrew Marton was a Hungarian-American film director, producer and editor. In his career he directed 39 films and television programs, and worked on 16 as a second unit director, including the ...more

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Andrew Youngman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary

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Antonin Krizsanics is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Antonin Krizsanics age 44 Antonin Krizsanics is a film director, film editor and production designer.

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Artúr Somlay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Artúr Somlay Died at 68 (1883-1951) Artúr Somlay was a Hungarian stage and film actor.

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Attila Gigor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Attila Gigor age 39 Attila Gigor is a film and television director, screenwriter and actor.

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Attila Till is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Attila Till age 46 Attila Till is a presenter, film director and screenwriter.

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Ferenc Molnár is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Ferenc Molnár Died at 74 (1878-1952) Ferenc Molnár was a Hungarian-born dramatist and novelist who adopted American citizenship. Molnár was born in Budapest. He emigrated to the United States to escape persecution of ...more

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Balázs Hatvani is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Balázs Hatvani age 34 Balázs Hatvani is a film director, screenwriter, film editor, and film producer.

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Balázs Simonyi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Balázs Simonyi age 37 Balázs Simonyi is an actor, voice actor, film director, film editor, film producer, cinematographer and screenwriter.

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Bálint Szimler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Bálint Szimler age 30 Bálint Szimler is a screenwriter, film director and television director.

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Barna Kabay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Barna Kabay age 69 Barna Kabay is a Hungarian film director, screenwriter and film producer. His film Job's Revolt, which he co-directed with Imre Gyöngyössy, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best ...more

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Bela Balazs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Bela Balazs Died at 65 (1884-1949) Béla Balázs, born Herbert Bauer, was a Hungarian-Jewish film critic, aesthete, writer and poet.

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Béla Balogh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Béla Balogh Died at 60 (1885-1945) Béla Balogh was a Hungarian film director, one of the most prominent of the early 20th century. He was prominent in both silent and voiced productions, and is most known for movies like ...more

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Goldie Hawn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Goldie Hawn age 72 Goldie Jeanne Hawn is an American actress, film director, producer, and occasional singer. Hawn is known for her roles in television's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and films such as The ...more

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Béla Tarr is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Béla Tarr age 62 Béla Tarr is a Hungarian film director.

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Bence Gyöngyössy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Bence Gyöngyössy age 54 Bence Gyöngyössy is a film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor.

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Bence Miklauzič is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Bence Miklauzič age 47 Bence Miklauzič is a film director, television director and screenwriter.

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Benedek Fliegauf is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Benedek Fliegauf age 43 Benedek Fliegauf, is a Hungarian film director. As founder of the 'Raptors collective', he is also involved in sound design and set design. Fliegauf is an autodidact, who never attended film

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Henry Lehrman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Henry Lehrman Died at 60 (1886-1946) Henry Lehrman was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer.

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Benjamin Cantu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Benjamin Cantu age 39 Benjamin Cantu is a film director and screenwriter.

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Can Togay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Can Togay age 62 Can Togay, also known as János Can Togay at times, is an award-winning Hungarian film director, screenwriter, actor, poet, producer, cultural manager and cultural diplomate.

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Charles Vidor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Charles Vidor Died at 59 (1900-1959) Charles Vidor was a film director.

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Csaba Bollók is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Csaba Bollók age 55 Csaba Bollók is a film director, television director and screenwriter.

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Csaba Borbely is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Csaba Borbely age 48

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Csaba Varga is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Csaba Varga Died at 67 (1945-2012) Csaba Varga was a film art director and film director.

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Dániel Béres is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Dániel Béres age 42 Dániel Béres is a film director and screenwriter.

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Dániel Erdelyi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Dániel Erdelyi age 44 Dániel Erdelyi is a film director and screenwriter.

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Jenő Janovics is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Jenő Janovics Died at 73 (1872-1945) Jenő Janovics was a Hungarian film director, screenwriter and actor of the silent era. He directed 33 films between 1913 and 1920. He also wrote for 30 films between 1913 and 1918. He was the ...more

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Diourka Medveczky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Diourka Medveczky age 87 Diourka Medveczky is a sculptor, film director and screenwriter.

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Joe Pasternak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Joe Pasternak Died at 90 (1901-1991) Joseph Herman Pasternak was a Hungarian-born American film producer in Hollywood.

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Dóra Keresztes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Dóra Keresztes age 64 Dóra Keresztes Hungarian painter, printmaker, illustrator, graphic designer and animated film director.

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Dora Maurer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Dora Maurer age 80 Dora Maurer is an artist.

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Edit Kőszegi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Edit Kőszegi age 65 Edit Kõszegi is a writer, screenwriter and film director.

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Emeric Pressburger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Emeric Pressburger Died at 86 (1902-1988) Emeric Pressburger was a Hungarian British screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for his series of film collaborations with Michael Powell, in a multiple-award-winning ...more

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Jules White is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Jules White Died at 85 (1900-1985) Jules White was a Hungarian-born American film director and producer best known for his short-subject comedies starring the Three Stooges.

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Emil Martonffy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hungary
Emil Martonffy Died at 79 (1904-1983) Emil Martonffy was a Hungarian screenwriter and film director.