Andy Vajna, a Hungarian-American film producer who worked on several Rambo films with Sylvester Stallone and Madonna’s Evita, has died at the age of 74. Vajna, who produced many other films, died on Sunday at his Budapest home after a long illness, Hungary’s National Film Fund said. “We are bidding farewell to the greatest Hungarian film producer,” Mr Orban posted on his Facebook page. Thank you for everything, my friend!” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban paid tribute to Vajna (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI /AP)Since 2011, Vajna had been a commissioner in the Orban government, in charge of developing Hungary’s film industry. In 2016, Son of Saul, financed mostly by Hungary’s National Film Fund, won the Oscar for best foreign language film.
Source: Irish Examiner January 20, 2019 17:48 UTC