István Szabó

1938 - Today

István Szabó

István Szabó (Hungarian: [ˈsɒboː ˈiʃtvaːn]; born 18 February 1938) is a Hungarian film director, screenwriter, and opera director. Szabó is the most internationally famous Hungarian filmmaker since the late 1960s. Working in the tradition of European auteurism, he has made films that represent many of the political and psychological conflicts of Central Europe's recent history, as well as of his own personal history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of István Szabó has received more than 147,272 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 124th most popular film director.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, István Szabó ranks 125 out of 1,305Before him are Jiří Menzel, Max Reinhardt, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, David Fincher, Ang Lee, and Jan Švankmajer. After him are Jacques Rivette, Peter Jackson, Victor Sjöström, Walter Hill, René Clément, and Zhang Yimou.

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Among people born in 1938, István Szabó ranks 48Before him are Raymond Carver, Ben E. King, Diana Rigg, Abulfaz Elchibey, Marina Vlady, and Jiří Menzel. After him are José Altafini, Etta James, Alpha Condé, Lynn Margulis, Anthony James Leggett, and J. J. Cale.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, István Szabó ranks 91 out of 500Before him are Sándor Ferenczi (1873), Kinga of Poland (1224), Irene of Hungary (1088), Nándor Hidegkuti (1922), Đurađ Branković (1377), and Georg von Békésy (1899). After him are Zoltán Czibor (1929), Margaret Mahler (1897), János Áder (1959), József Mindszenty (1892), Elizabeth of Bosnia (1340), and Ármin Vámbéry (1832).


Among film directors born in Hungary, István Szabó ranks 2Before him are Michael Curtiz (1886). After him are Miklós Jancsó (1921), Béla Tarr (1955), Márta Mészáros (1931), Adolph Zukor (1873), Charles Vidor (1900), Alexander Korda (1893), László Benedek (1905), Ladislao Vajda (1906), Ján Kadár (1918), and Zoltán Fábri (1917).

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