Hollywood Finds a Home in Budapest: Exploring the City's Rise as a Filming Destination
February 27, 2023
Budapest has emerged as a favored destination for filmmakers, producers, and celebrities in recent years, thanks to its affordability, favorable tax incentives, and skilled workforce. Budapest's diverse and well-preserved architecture also makes it an ideal location for period dramas and historical films. Notable movies filmed in Budapest include "Evita," "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," "Blade Runner 2049," and "Red Sparrow," among others. Famous celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Gosling, and Jennifer Lawrence have filmed in Budapest, and the city has also attracted the attention of major Hollywood producers such as Andrew Vajna, who played a significant role in establishing Hungary as a major player in the film industry. Vajna's contribution to the film industry was recognized with several awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hungarian National Film Fund and the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. Despite Vajna's passing, his legacy continues to live on in the film industry, and Budapest's reputation as a filming location is only set to grow in the years to come.

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