STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,192 this week

István Szabó (I)


Istvan Svabo was the first Hungarian director to win an Oscar (Although a Hungarian-American director, Michael Curtiz [Mihaly Kertesz], also won an Oscar previously for directing Casablanca). He received the award for his 1981 movie Mephisto. In January 2006, it became public that he had been an agent of the III/III department, a former communist ... See full bio »

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 people
created 23 Mar 2017
 
a list of 30 people
created 01 Aug 2015
 
a list of 32 people
created 06 Feb 2014
 
a list of 26 people
created 19 Sep 2015
 
a list of 100 people
created 29 May 2012
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of István Szabó's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 43 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sunshine
Sunshine Director
(1999)
Mephisto
Mephisto Director
(1981)
Colonel Redl
Colonel Redl Director
(1985)
Taking Sides
Taking Sides Director
(2001)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (36 credits)
 2012/I The Door
 2006 Rokonok
 2004 Being Julia
 2004 Európából Európába (Documentary short) (segment "2")
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (segment "Ten Minutes After")
 2001 Taking Sides
 1999 Sunshine
 1997 Minden Ami Zene (TV Series) (series director)
 1996 Offenbachs Geheimnis (TV Movie)
 1991 Meeting Venus
 1988 Hanussen
 1985 Katzenspiel (TV Movie)
 1985 Colonel Redl
 1984 Bali (TV Movie)
 1982 Levél apámhoz (TV Movie)
 1981 Mephisto
 1980 Bizalom
 1977 Várostérkép (Short)
 1974 Ösbemutató (TV Movie)
 1972 Álom a házról (Short)
 1970 Szerelmesfilm
 1969 Bors (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Kegyelet (Short)
 1966 Father
 1965 Kresz-mese gyerekeknek (Short)
 1964 Variációk egy témára (Short)
 1963 Te (Short)
 1962 Koncert (Short)
 1960 Plakátragasztó (Short)
 1959 A Hetedik napon (Short)
Show Show Writer (26 credits)
Show Show Actor (11 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (23 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Istvan Szabo
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on critics who claim that a knowledge of Hungarian history is necessary to understand his films] I'm talking universally about how our subconscious apprehension of our history guides and controls us. It runs us without our knowledge necessarily. You don't need Hungarian history to explain it. See more »

Trivia:

In January 2006, it became public that he had been an agent of the III/III department, a former communist agency of interior intelligence. After the revolution in 1956, he was blackmailed and forced to cooperate, though later he was considered willingly cooperative. Allegedly, he wrote reports about fellow Hungarian directors, actors and actresses such as Miklós Jancsó, Mari Töröcsik, Károly Mécs... See more »

Trademark:

Cinematography by Lajos Koltai

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed