Screenwriters Famous Screenwriters from Hungary

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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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Ilona Staller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Ilona Staller age 64 Ilona Staller, widely known by her stage name, Cicciolina, is a Hungarian-born Italian porn star, politician, and singer.

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Jules White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters 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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Michael Curtiz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Michael Curtiz Died at 76 (1886-1962) Michael Curtiz was a Hungarian American film director. He had early credits as Mihály Kertész and Michael Kertész. He directed more than fifty films in Europe and more than ...more

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Joe Eszterhas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Joe Eszterhas age 73 József A. "Joe" Eszterhas is a Hungarian-American writer, offspring of the aristocratic House of Esterházy. He has worked on 16 films that have grossed approximately one ...more

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Frank Darabont is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Frank Darabont age 59 Frank Darabont is a Hungarian-American film director, screenwriter and producer who has been nominated for three Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. In his early career he was primarily a ...more

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Henry Lehrman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Henry Lehrman Died at 60 (1886-1946) Henry Lehrman was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer.

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Zoltan Korda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Zoltan Korda Died at 66 (1895-1961) Zoltan Korda was a Hungarian-born motion picture screenwriter, director and producer. He made his first film in Hungary in 1918, and worked with his brother Alexander Korda on filmmaking there ...more

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János Pilinszky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
János Pilinszky Died at 60 (1921-1981) János Pilinszky was a Hungarian poet. Well known within the Hungarian borders for his vast influence on postwar Hungarian poetry, Pilinszky’s style includes a juxtaposition of Roman ...more

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Alexander Korda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters 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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Lívia Gyarmathy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Lívia Gyarmathy age 86 Lívia Gyarmathy is a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. She has directed over 20 films since 1962. She was a member of the jury at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival.

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Ferenc Török is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Ferenc Török age 46 Ferenc Török is a film director and screenwriter.

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Arlene Klasky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Arlene Klasky age 68 Arlene Klasky is an American animator, graphic designer, television producer and co-founder of Klasky-Csupo with Gábor Csupó. In 1999, she was named one of the “Top 25 Women in ...more

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Ivan Tors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Ivan Tors Died at 67 (1916-1983) Ivan Tors was a Hungarian playwright, film director, screenwriter, and film and television producer with an emphasis on non-violent but exciting science fiction, underwater filmed television and ...more

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István Nemeskürty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
István Nemeskürty age 92 István Nemeskürty is a film producer and a screenwriter.

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Gábor Csupó is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Gábor Csupó age 65 Gábor Csupó is a Hungarian-born animator, writer, film director and music producer. He is co-founder of the animation studio Klasky Csupo, which has produced shows like Rugrats, ...more

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Ephraim Kishon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Ephraim Kishon Died at 81 (1924-2005) Ephraim Kishon was an Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director. He was one of the most widely read contemporary satirists in the world.

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George Kaczender is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
George Kaczender age 85 George Kaczender is an Hungarian-born Canadian film director. He directed 26 films between 1963 and 2001.

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Emeric Pressburger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters 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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Csaba Varga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Csaba Varga Died at 67 (1945-2012) Csaba Varga was a film art director and film director.

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Ernest Vajda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Ernest Vajda Died at 68 (1886-1954) Ernest Vajda was a Hungarian actor, playwright and novelist, but is more famous today for his screenplays. He co-wrote the screenplay for the film Smilin' Through, based on the hit play by Jane ...more

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Márta Mészáros is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Márta Mészáros age 86 Márta Mészáros is a Hungarian screenwriter and film director. Daughter of László Mészáros, a sculptor, Mészáros began her career ...more

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Béla Tarr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Béla Tarr age 62 Béla Tarr is a Hungarian film director.

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Anna Sandor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Anna Sandor Anna Sandor is an award-winning screenwriter. Born in Hungary, she spent her childhood in Canada. Sandor began her career as an actress, becoming a writer in her mid-twenties. She has written ...more

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Imre Madách is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Imre Madách Died at 41 (1823-1864) Imre Madách de Sztregova et Kelecsény was a Hungarian writer, poet, lawyer and politician. His major work is The Tragedy of Man. It is a dramatic poem approximately 4000 lines ...more

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Ferenc Cakó is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Ferenc Cakó age 67 Ferenc Cakó is a screewriter, film and television director.

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Sándor Petőfi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Sándor Petőfi Died at 26 (1823-1849) Sándor Petőfi was a Hungarian poet of Slovak ethnicity and liberal revolutionary. He is considered Hungary's national poet, and was one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of ...more

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Gyula Trebitsch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Gyula Trebitsch Died at 91 (1914-2005) Gyula Trebitsch was a German film producer born in Budapest, Hungary. He was nominated in 1956 for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film along with Walter Koppel for their film The ...more

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Ladislao Vajda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Ladislao Vajda Died at 59 (1906-1965) Ladislao Vajda was a Hungarian film director who made films in Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany.

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Benedek Fliegauf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters 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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Ján Kadár is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Ján Kadár Died at 61 (1918-1979) Ján Kadár was a Slovak-born film writer and director. As a filmmaker, he worked in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the United States, and Canada. Most of his films were directed in ...more

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István Szabó is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
István Szabó age 80 István Szabó is a Hungarian film director, screenwriter, and opera director. Szabó is the most internationally famous Hungarian filmmaker since the late 1960s. Working in ...more

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Mária Horváth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Mária Horváth age 65 Mária Horváth is a film director, television director and screenwriter.

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Diourka Medveczky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Diourka Medveczky age 88 Diourka Medveczky is a sculptor, film director and screenwriter.

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Zsolt Harsányi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Zsolt Harsányi Died at 56 (1887-1943) Harsányi Zsolt, also Zsolt von Harsanyi or de Harsanyi, was a prolific and renowned Hungarian author, dramatist, translator, and writer. Born in Korompa, Upper Hungary, Harsányi ...more

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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Jack White Died at 87 (1897-1984) Jack White was an American film producer, director and writer. His career with film began in the late 1910s and continued until the early 1960s. White produced over 300 films; directed more than ...more

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Paul Czinner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Paul Czinner Died at 82 (1890-1972) Paul Czinner was a writer, film director, and producer. Czinner was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. After studying literature and philosophy at the University of Vienna, he worked as a ...more

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Ferenc Molnár is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters 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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George Tabori is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
George Tabori Died at 93 (1914-2007) George Tabori was a Hungarian writer and theater director.

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Geza Herczeg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Geza Herczeg Died at 66 (1888-1954) Geza Herczeg was a screenwriter and playwright

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Miklós Jancsó is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Miklós Jancsó Died at 93 (1921-2014) Miklós Jancsó was a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. Jancsó achieved international prominence from the mid-1960s onwards, with works including The Round Up, The Red ...more

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Steve Sekely is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Steve Sekely Died at 80 (1899-1979) Steve Sekely was a Hungarian film director. Born Székely István, he was known by several names, based on his changing professional and immigration status, including Stefan Szekely. ...more

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Miklós László is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Miklós László Died at 70 (1903-1973) Miklos Laszlo was a playwright and naturalized American citizen born in Budapest, Hungary. He is best remembered for his play Illatszertár, also known as Parfumerie, which was used as the ...more

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Alexander Paal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Alexander Paal Died at 62 (1910-1972) Alexander Paal was a film producer and writer.

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Alfréd Deésy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters 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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Marcy Klauber is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Marcy Klauber Died at 64 (1896-1960) Marcy Klauber is a writer and screenwriter.

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Zoltán Fábri is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Zoltán Fábri Died at 77 (1917-1994) Zoltán Fábri was a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. His films The Boys of Paul Street and Hungarians were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. ...more

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Péter Gothár is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Péter Gothár age 70 Péter Gothár is a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. He has directed 23 films since 1974. His film The Outpost was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1995

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Ágnes Kocsis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Ágnes Kocsis age 46 Ágnes Kocsis is a film director and screenwriter.

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Gábor Dettre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Gábor Dettre age 61 Gábor Dettre is a television director, film director, actor, film editor, screenwriter and film producer.

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Balázs Hatvani is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Balázs Hatvani age 34 Balázs Hatvani is a film director, screenwriter, film editor, and film producer.