Entertainment Famous Film Directors from Hungary

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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 89
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
age 48
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
age 74
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
age 71
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
age 63
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 67
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 57
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 46
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
Dec. 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 41
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
age 48
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
Dec. 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
age 36
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
age 39
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 32
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 71
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