Hungarians in the World
There's an old joke from the '30s about a sign on a movie studio wall in Hollywood reading "It's not enough to be Hungarian. You have to have talent." The joke refers to how a relatively small country had such an impact on the history of the movies.
According to the Associated Press (AP-NY-10-26-96 1604EDT) people with some claim to Hungarian ancestry have been nominated for Oscars 136 times since 1929, when the first ones were handed out and have taken home 30 of the golden statuettes.
Some of the world-famous Hungarians in Hollywood and beyond:
1873 Ricse, Hungary – 1976 Century City, CA, US
“Mr. Motion Pictures", Oscar winner
Producer and founder of Paramount Pictures and Loew's Theaters. Produced the first full-length motion picture, "The Prisoner of Zenda." Received a special Academy Award in 1948 for his contribution to the industry. One of the original studio moguls.
1847 Mako, Hungary – 1911 South Carolina, US
His innovative New York World and St. Louis Post-Dispatch reshaped newspaper journalism. Pulitzer was the first to call for the training of journalists at university level. The lasting influence of the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, literature, music, and drama is to be attributed to his visionary acumen.