Born in Budapest, in 1938.
1961 - degree as a film director, Hungarian Academy of Drama and Film, Budapest
Winner of several film awards / including British Academy Award, David di Donatello Award, Visconti Award / Academy Award (Oscar) nominations: Confidence, Mephisto, Colonel Redl, Hanussen, Annette Bening for Being Julia
1981 - Academy Award for Mephisto - Best Foreign Film
1985 - Golden Globe for Colonel Redl
2000 - Golden Globe Nominations for Sunshine
2005 - Golden Globe for Annette Bening in Being Julia