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Andrew G. Vajna is a Producer and Presenter Hongrois born on 1 august 1944 at Budapest (Hongrie)

Andrew G. Vajna

Andrew G. Vajna
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Nationality Hongrie
Birth 1 august 1944 at Budapest (Hongrie)
Death 20 january 2019 (at 74 years)
Creator of Cinergi Pictures
Creator of C2 Pictures
Creator of Carolco Pictures
Creator of Summit Entertainment

Andrew George Vajna (born Vajina András György; August 1, 1944) is a Hungarian film producer.

Biography

Vajna was born in Budapest, Hungary and emigrated to the US in 1956. His original profession was a hairdresser and wigmaker in Hong Kong. His first involvement in the film industry was the operation of movie theaters in the Far East. He founded a company with Mario Kassar called Carolco which went on to produce many blockbuster movies. He has done numerous films (frequently in association with Mario Kassar), including the Rambo movies, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and multiple Terminator movies and series.

On January 15, 2011, the Hungarian government appointed him government commissioner in charge of the Hungarian film industry. He is responsible for the strategy of the Hungarian Film preservation and development.

In 1989, he founded Intercom Ltd., Hungary's biggest movie and DVD distributor. He is also the CEO of the company.

Best films

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
(Producer)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
(Executive Producer)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
(Executive Producer)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
(Executive producer)
Total Recall (1990)
(Executive Producer)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
(Thanks)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Andrew G. Vajna (34 films)

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Producer

Terminator Salvation, 1h55
Directed by McG
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Action, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Time travel films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Chase films, Anticipation, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Roland Kickinger, Moon Bloodgood
Roles Executive Producer
Rating65% 3.2959553.2959553.2959553.2959553.295955
In 2003, Dr. Serena Kogan (Helena Bonham Carter) of Cyberdyne Systems convinces death row inmate Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) to sign over his body for medical research following his execution. One year later, the automated Skynet system is activated, begins to perceive humans as a threat, and eradicates much of humanity with nuclear weapons in the event known as "Judgment Day".
Freedom's Fury, 1h30
Directed by Colin Keith Gray
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Documentary films about sports, Films about the Olympic Games
Roles Executive Producer
Rating77% 3.8822853.8822853.8822853.8822853.882285
Lors des Jeux olympiques d'été de 1956 de Melbourne, les équipes masculines de water-polo de Hongrie et de l'Union soviétique doivent s'affronter en demi-finales, le match ayant lieu peu après l'Insurrection de Budapest écrasée par l'Armée rouge. L'équipe hongroise n'a été informée des détails de la répression brutale effectuée par les Soviétiques qu'à son arrivée en Australie, et l'animosité entre les deux équipes est à son comble. Le match entrera dans l'histoire des Jeux Olympiques sous le nom de Bain de sang de Melbourne. Le documentaire est axé sur le joueur hongrois Ervin Zádor et est narré par Mark Spitz.
Basic Instinct 2, 1h50
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about psychiatry, Erotic thriller films
Actors Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, David Thewlis, Charlotte Rampling, Hugh Dancy, Heathcote Williams
Roles Producer
Rating43% 2.1528152.1528152.1528152.1528152.152815
Set in London, the film opens with American best-selling author Catherine Tramell in a speeding car with her companion, Kevin Franks, a famous English football star. Tramell takes the man's hand and begins masturbating with it, all the while increasing her vehicle's speed. At the point of orgasm, Tramell veers off the road and crashes into the West India Docks in Canary Wharf. She attempts to save her partner but, as she says while being questioned by the police, "When it came down to it, I guess my life was more important to me than his".
Children of Glory, 2h3
Origin Hongrie
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Sports films, Films about the Olympic Games, Political films
Actors Kata Dobó, Iván Fenyő, Sándor Csányi, Ildikó Bánsági
Roles Producer
Rating70% 3.548563.548563.548563.548563.54856
Children of Glory commemorates Hungary's Revolution of 1956 and the Blood in the Water match. Taking place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year, the film takes viewers into the passion and sadness of one of the most dramatic popular revolts of the twentieth century. In the same year Soviet tanks were violently suppressing the Revolution within Hungary, the Hungarian water polo team was winning over Russia in the Olympic pool in Melbourne, in what is sometimes described as the bloodiest water polo match in history. While telling the story of 1956 in part through fictional lead characters, the film-makers simultaneously recreated many of the key public events of the Revolution, including the huge demonstrations and the fighting in the streets of Budapest.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, 1h49
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about computing, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Time travel films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Sécurité informatique, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Chase films, Anticipation, Robot films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken, Earl Boen, David Andrews
Roles Producer
Rating62% 3.1484753.1484753.1484753.1484753.148475
John Connor has been living off the grid in Los Angeles in the years following the death of his mother, Sarah, from leukemia. Although Judgment Day did not occur on August 29, 1997, as expected, John still believes that a war between humans and the machines will occur. Unable to locate John in the past, Skynet sends a new model of the Terminator called the T-X back to July 24, 2004 to kill other members of the Human Resistance. The T-X is more advanced than previous Terminators, and has an endoskeleton with built-in weaponry, a liquid metal exterior similar to the T-1000, and the ability to reprogram other machines. Unlike previous Terminators, its standard appearance is female. The Resistance sends a reprogrammed Terminator (T-850 - Model 101) back in time to protect the T-X's targets including John and his future wife, Kate Brewster.
I Spy
I Spy (2002)
, 1h37
Directed by Betty Thomas
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Buddy films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen, Malcolm McDowell, Gary Cole, Tate Taylor
Roles Producer
Rating53% 2.699662.699662.699662.699662.69966
At the Bureau of National Security headquarters, BNS Special Agent Alex Scott is accosted by his rival, Carlos, before being briefed on his next mission. Scott is assigned to recover a stolen fighter plane sold to arms dealer Arnold Gundars. The plane is known as the "Switchblade" and is invisible to both radar and the naked eye. The BNS learns that Gundars is sponsoring Middleweight world boxing champion Kelly Robinson's next match, and is using the event to auction off the plane. The agency has contacted Robinson and assigned him to be the civilian cover for Scott's mission. Scott and Robinson travel to Budapest, where Scott plans to penetrate Gundars' compound during a pre-fight party.
An American Rhapsody, 1h46
Origin Hongrie
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about immigration
Actors Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson, Tony Goldwyn, Mae Whitman, Emmy Rossum, Larisa Oleynik
Roles Executive producer
Rating67% 3.3977053.3977053.3977053.3977053.397705
In 1950, a Hungarian couple, Peter and Margit, are forced to flee from their oppressive Communist country for the USA with their eldest daughter Maria. Unfortunately, they are forced to leave behind their infant daughter, Suzanne, who is raised by a kind foster couple. Five years later, Peter and Margit arrange for the American Red Cross to bring Suzanne to their new home in Los Angeles. There, the perplexed young girl is forced to accept her sudden change in home and country, which leads to a troubled upbringing. At age 15, Suzanne, rebellious and unsure of herself, tries to come to terms with her roots and decides to travel back to Budapest, Hungary, to unravel her past and to find her true identity.
The 13th Warrior, 1h42
Directed by John McTiernan, Michael Crichton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology
Actors Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Vladimir Kulich, Clive Russell, Omar Sharif, Richard Bremmer
Roles Executive Producer
Rating65% 3.299583.299583.299583.299583.29958
Ahmad ibn Fadlan is a court poet to the Caliph of Baghdad, until his amorous encounter with the wife of an influential noble gets him exiled as an "ambassador" to Northern Barbarians. Traveling with Melchisidek, his caravan is saved from Turkic raiders by the appearance of Norsemen (presumably Varangian). Taking refuge at their settlement on the Volga river, communications are established through Melchisidek and Herger, a Norseman who speaks Latin. Ahmad and Melchisidek are in time to witness a fight, which establishes Buliwyf as heir apparent, followed by the Viking funeral of their dead king, cremated together with a young woman who agreed to accompany him to Valhalla.
Shadow Conspiracy, 1h43
Directed by George Cosmatos
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton, Stephen Lang, Ben Gazzara, Sam Waterston
Roles Producer
Rating49% 2.452242.452242.452242.452242.45224
Set in Washington D.C., this film documents an attempted power grab by White House Chief of Staff Jacob Conrad (Donald Sutherland). Bobby Bishop (Charlie Sheen) is a special aide to the President who finds out about a plot to assassinate the President from a former professor. Bobby's old professor is murdered shortly thereafter and Bobby is left to try to uncover the conspiracy on his own. He recruits his journalist friend Amanda Givens (Linda Hamilton) to help him uncover the mystery and stop the assassination.
Evita
Evita (1996)
, 2h14
Directed by Alan Parker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Politique, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail, Peter Polycarpou, Adrià Collado
Roles Producer
Rating62% 3.149643.149643.149643.149643.14964
In a cinema in Buenos Aires on July 26, 1952, a film is interrupted when the news breaks of the death of Eva Perón, Argentina's first lady, at the age of 33. The nation goes into public mourning. Ché, a member of the public, marvels at the spectacle and promises to show how Eva did "nothing, for years." The rest of the film follows Eva Duarte (later Eva Duarte de Perón) from her humble beginnings as an illegitimate child of a lower class woman to her rise to become First Lady and Spiritual Leader of the Nation of Argentina, with Ché assuming many different guises throughout Eva's story.
The Scarlet Letter, 2h15
Directed by Roland Joffé
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Edward Hardwicke, Robert Prosky, Roy Dotrice
Roles Producer
Rating52% 2.604372.604372.604372.604372.60437
It is 1667 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and an uneasy truce exists between local Puritans and their neighbours, the Algonquian. Chief Metacomet (Eric Schweig) succeeds his father Massasoit as head of the latter just as a new colonist, Hester Prynne (Demi Moore) arrives overseas from England. As Hester waits for her husband - who is due to follow shortly after - she falls for a young minister, Arthur Dimmesdale (Gary Oldman). When it emerges that Roger Prynne has likely been killed by Native Americans, they become inseparable lovers.
Judge Dredd, 1h36
Directed by Danny Cannon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Clonage, Films about computing, Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Louise Delamere, Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, Joan Chen
Roles Executive Producer
Rating55% 2.750072.750072.750072.750072.75007
By the 2080s, much of Earth has become an uninhabitable wasteland. While some humans manage to survive in the wasteland, the majority of humanity resides in huge Mega-Cities with populations of tens of millions, where the traditional justice system has been replaced by a corps of Judges whose role combines those of police officer, judge, jury, and executioner. The most dedicated "Street Judge" in Mega-City One is Joseph Dredd (Sylvester Stallone), who assists rookie Judge Hershey (Diane Lane) in ending a block war. Herman "Fergee" Ferguson (Rob Schneider), a hacker recently released from prison, is caught in the firefight and hides inside a food dispensing robot, only to be arrested by Dredd and again sentenced to five years' imprisonment.
Nixon
Nixon (1995)
, 3h3
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Paul Sorvino, Bob Hoskins, Powers Boothe, John Diehl
Roles Producer
Rating70% 3.549463.549463.549463.549463.54946
The film is non-linear, framed by scenes of Nixon listening to his secret recordings towards the end of his presidency as the Watergate crisis intensifies. As such, it covers all aspects of Nixon's life as a composite of actual events, usually in the form of memories triggered by the recordings or newsreel-style summaries. It depicts his childhood in Whittier, California as well as his growth as a young man, football fan and player, and suitor to his eventual wife, Pat Ryan. It explores most of the important events of his presidency, including his downfall due to abuse of executive power in the White House.
Die Hard: With a Vengeance, 2h8
Directed by John McTiernan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Films about terrorism, Buddy films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Larry Bryggman, Graham Greene, Colleen Camp
Roles Executive Producer
Rating75% 3.797573.797573.797573.797573.79757
In New York City, the Bonwit Teller department store is destroyed by a bomb during the morning commute. The New York City Police Department receive a call from a man calling himself "Simon", ordering them that suspended police officer Lt. John McClane be dropped in Harlem wearing a sandwich board that says "I hate niggers" and threatening to detonate another bomb if they don't comply. They collect McClane and follow Simon's instructions; McClane is saved from a potential attack by a group of young men by Zeus Carver, a nearby shop owner. McClane and Carver escape and return to headquarters, where Simon calls again and threatens to detonate more bombs if McClane and Carver do not follow his instructions.
Renaissance Man, 2h8
Directed by Penny Marshall
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Military humor in film, Films about education, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Ed Begley Jr., Lillo Brancato, Stacey Dash
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.0995753.0995753.0995753.0995753.099575
Bill Rago (DeVito) is a divorced advertising executive down on his luck. When he loses his job in Detroit, the unemployment agency finds him a temporary job: teaching a class at a nearby U.S. Army training base, Fort McClane.