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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
age 67
Ilona Staller, widely known by her stage name, Cicciolina, is a Hungarian-born Italian star, politician, and singer.
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Jules White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 74
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
age 60
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
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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Lívia Gyarmathy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Hungary
age 87
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 47
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
age 69
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
Dec. 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 93
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
age 66
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
Dec. 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
age 86
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 87
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
age 63
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 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
Dec. 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
age 68
Ferenc Cakó is a screewriter, film and television director.