Famous Screenwriters from Hungary

List of notable or famous screenwriters from Hungary, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Hungary and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Hungary. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Hungarian screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Hungary is included when available.

List features people like Michael Curtiz, Joe Eszterhas.

This historic screenwriters from Hungary list can help answer the questions "Who are some Hungarian screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Hungary?" These prominent screenwriters of Hungary may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Hungarian screenwriters.

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  • Jules White
    Dec. at 84 (1900-1985)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    Jules White (born Julius Weiss; 17 September 1900 – 30 April 1985) was a Hungarian-born American film director and producer best known for his short-subject comedies starring The Three Stooges.
  • Michael Curtiz
    Dec. at 75 (1886-1962)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    Michael Curtiz ( kur-TEEZ; born Manó Kaminer; December 24, 1886 – April 11, 1962) was a Hungarian-born American film director, recognized as one of the most prolific directors in history. He ...more
    • Birthplace: Csákánydoroszló, Hungary
    Joe Eszterhas (; Hungarian: [ˈjoːʒɛf ˈɛstɛrhaːʃ]; born November 23, 1944) is a Hungarian-American writer. He wrote the screenplays for the films Flashdance, Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct and Showgirls. ...more
    • Birthplace: Montbéliard, France
    Frank Árpád Darabont (born Ferenc Árpád Darabont, January 28, 1959) is a French-born Hungarian-American film director, screenwriter and producer who has been nominated for three Academy Awards and a ...more
  • Henry Lehrman
    Dec. at 60 (1886-1946)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    Henry Lehrman (March 30, 1881 – November 7, 1946) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. Lehrman was a very prominent figure of Hollywood's silent film era, working with such ...more
  • Zoltan Korda
    Dec. at 66 (1895-1961)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County, Túrkeve, Hungary
    Zoltan Korda (June 3, 1895 – October 13, 1961) was a Hungarian-born motion picture screenwriter, director and producer. He made his first film in Hungary in 1918, and worked with his brother ...more