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Andrew G. Vajna (1944–2019)


Andy Vajna was born in Budapest. In 1956 at the age of 12, he fled from Hungary and with the support of Red Cross he made his way alone to Canada. Vajna launched his career in the entertainment industry with his purchase of motion picture theaters in the Far East. He founded Panasia Films Limited in Hong Kong in 1976. Vajna met with Mario Kassar ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 74) in Budapest, Hungary

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Known For

Evita Producer
(1996)
Judge Dredd Producer
(1995)
First Blood Producer
(1982)
Total Recall Producer
(1990)

Filmography

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  Liebestraum (executive producer) (announced)
  The Gafin Academy (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2009 Terminator Salvation (executive produced by)
 2008-2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series) (executive producer - 31 episodes)
- Born to Run (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Adam Raised a Cain (2009) ... (executive producer)
- To the Lighthouse (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Today Is the Day: Part 2 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Today Is the Day: Part 1 (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2006 Children of Glory (producer)
 2006 Freedom's Fury (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2006 Basic Instinct 2 (producer)
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (producer - produced by)
 2002 I Spy (producer - as Andy Vajna)
 2001 An American Rhapsody (executive producer)
 2000 Eyes of the Holocaust (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 The 13th Warrior (executive producer)
 1997 A miniszter félrelép (producer)
 1997 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (executive producer)
 1997 Shadow Conspiracy (executive producer)
 1996 Evita (producer)
 1996 Amanda (producer)
 1995 Nixon (producer)
 1995 The Scarlet Letter (producer)
 1995 Judge Dredd (executive producer)
 1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance (executive producer)
 1994 Color of Night (executive producer)
 1994 Renaissance Man (producer)
 1993 Tombstone (executive producer)
 1992 Medicine Man (producer)
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1990 Narrow Margin (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1990 Air America (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1990 Total Recall (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1990 Mountains of the Moon (executive producer)
 1989 Johnny Handsome (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1989 DeepStar Six (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1988 Red Heat (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1988 Rambo III (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1987 Extreme Prejudice (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1987 Angel Heart (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1982 First Blood (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1982 Superstition (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1981 The Amateur (executive producer - as Andrew Vajna)
 1981 Victory (associate co-producer - as Andy Vajna)
 1980 The Changeling (executive producer)
 1973 Deadly China Doll (producer - english version)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Andrew George Vajna | Andrew Vajna | Andy Vajna | Andy Vajnac

Spouse:

Tímea Palácsik  (his death)
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Personal Quote:

[on Tombstone (1993): We didn't hire George (Cosmatos) because we wanted an action movie. We're certainly not saying it hurt, because George made the action scenes crackle, but he also helped supply a visual element that we felt was badly needed. A lot of recent Westerns have deliberately gone for a drab, colorless look. I think people were ready for a truly gorgeous-looking Western." "People are... See more »

Trivia:

Owned two casinos in his native Hungary. See more »

Nickname:

Andy

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