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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 »

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

Known For

Sunshine Director
(1999)
Mephisto Director
(1981)
Bizalom Director
(1980)
(1992)

Filmography

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  Zárójelentés (directed by) (post-production)
 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)
 1976 Ösbemutató (TV Movie)
 1972 Dream About a House (Short)
 1971 Budapest, Why I Love It (Short)
 1970 Lovefilm
 1969 Bors (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Piety (Short)
 1966 Father
 1964 Variációk egy témára (Short)
 1963 You (Short)
 1962 Koncert (Short)
 1960 Bill Poster (Short)
 1959 A Hetedik napon (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Istvan Szabo
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[on being Oscar-nominated for Mephisto (1981)] The Oscar wouldn't give me anything in particular. It doesn't mean anything particular in Europe. I know it's a beautiful thing to be nominated twice, and twice not to win, but it is nice; it is good to be nominated. See more »

Trivia:

Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Annette Bening in Being Julia (2004). See more »

Trademark:

Cinematography by Lajos Koltai

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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