Hungarians takes great pride in the personal recognition of all of our Nobel Laureates, Olympic Medalists, musicians and artists, and other celebreties whose efforts help to make the world a better place.

Hungarians excelled in all fields of science and art for centuries. Below is a list of prominent and famous Hungarians and Hungarian Americans. This list is not exhaustive.

Antal, Nimrod (Antal Nimród, 1973-): film director, screenwriter, actor

Bako, Elemer (Bakó Elemér, 1915-2000): Hungarian specialist of the Library of Congress

Barabási, Albert-László (1967-): network theory physicist

Bartok, Bela (Bartók Béla, 1881-1945): composer

Bay, Zoltan (Bay Zoltán Lajos, 1900-1992): physicist

Bekesy, Georg von (Békési György, 1899-1972): Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist (1961)

Biro, Laszlo (Bíró László József, 1899-1995): inventor of the modern ball-point pen

Breuer, Marcel (Breuer Marcel Lajos, 1902-1981): modern architect (Bauhaus) and furniture designer

Brody, Adrien (1973-): actor, film producer

Brody, Alexander (Bródy Sándor, 1933-): businessman, writer, marketing expert

Capa, Cornell (Friedmann Kornél, 1918-2008): photographer

Capa, Robert (Friedman Endre, 1913-1954): photographer

Curtis, Jamie Lee (1958-): actress

Curtis, Tony (Schwartz Bernard, 1925-2010): actor

Curtiz, Michael (Kertész Mihály, 1886-1962): film director

Cukor, George (Cukor György, 1899-1983): film director

Csonka, Larry (1946-): football player

Csupo, Gabor (Csupó Gábor, 1952): animator (Simpsons, Rugrats), director

Dohnanyi, Ernst von (Dohnányi Ernő, 1877-1960): conductor, composer, pianist (Florida State University)

Dohnanyi, Christoph von (1929-): conductor (Cleveland Symphony Orchestra)

Dorati, Antal (Doráti Antal, 1906-1988): conductor, composer (Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra)

Erdos, Paul (Erdős Pál, 1913-1996): mathematician

Eszterhas, Joe (1944-): writer

Falk, Peter (1927-2011): actor

Fox, William (Fried Vilmos, 1879-1952): filmproducer

Friedman, Milton (1912-2006): Nobel-prize winnig economist (1976)

Gabor, Dennis (Gábor Dénes, 1900-1979): physicist, inventor of holography

Gabor, Zsazsa (Gábor Sári, 1917-2016): actress

Galamb, Joseph (Galamb József, 1881-1955): engineer of Ford T Model

Gati, Charles (Gáti Károly, 1934-): political scientist, professorial lecturer of European studies (SAIS)

Gogolak, Charlie (Gogolák Károly Pál, 1944-): football player

Gogolak, Peter (Gogolák Péter, 1942-): football player

Goldmark, Peter Carl (Goldmark Péter Károly, 1906-1977): developer of the LP record (long playing microgroove vinyl phonograph disc)

Grove, Andrew (Gróf András, 1936-2016): businessman, engineer (Intel Corporation)

Groza, Louis Roy (1924-2000): football player

Halas, George (1895-1983): football player

Halmos, Paul (Halmos Pál, 1916-2006): mathematician

Hamori, Eugene (Hámori Jenő, 1933-): Olympic gold medalist in fencing (1956), professor emeritus of biochemistry (Tulane University)

Haraszthy, Agoston (Haraszthy Ágoston, 1812-1869): father of Californian wine-making

Hargitay, Mariska (1964-): actress

Hargitay, Mickey (Hargitay Miklós, 1926-2006): body builder

Harsanyi, John (Harsányi János, 1920-2000): Nobel price winning economist (1994)

Hawn, Goldie (1945-): actress

Houdini, Harry (Weisz Erik, 1874-1926): illusionist

Hrabosky, Al (1949-): baseball player (The Mad Hungarian)

Karman, Theodore von (Kármán Tódor, 1881-1963): physicist, aerospace engineer

Kemeny, John (Kemény János, 1926-1992): computer scientist

Kiraly, Karch (1960-): volleyball player

Korda, Alexander (Korda Sándor, 1893-1956): film director

Kosar, Bernei (1963-): football player

Kovacs, Ernie (1919-1962): comedian, actor

Kovacs, Laszlo (Kovács László, 1933-2007): cameraman

Krencsey, Marianne (Krencsey Marianne, 1931-2016): actress

Lang, George (Deutsch György, 1933-2011): chef, restaurateur

Lantos, Tom (Lantos Tamás, 1928-2008): congressman (U. S. House of Representatives)

Laszlo, Andrew (László András, 1926-2011): Emmy Award-winning cinematographer (The Man Without a Country, Shogun)

Lax, Peter (Lax Péter, 1926-): mathematician

Lorre, Peter (Löwenstein László, 1904-1964): actor

Lugosi, Bela (Lugosi Béla, 1882-1956): actor

Lukacs, John (Lukács János, 1924-): professor emeritus of history (Chestnut Hill College), author

Lukas, Paul (Lukács Pál, 1891-1971): actor

Marai, Sandor (Márai Sándor, 1900-1989): writer

Marton, Kati (1949-): journalist, writer

Medwick, Joe (1911-1975): baseball player (Baseball Hall of Fame: 1968)

Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo (Moholy-Nagy László, 1895-1946): painter, photographer

Namath, Joe (1943-): football player

Neumann, John von (Neumann János, 1903-1957): mathematician

Olah, George (Oláh György, 1927-2017): Nobel Prize-winning chemist (1994)

Onczay, Csaba (1946-): Kossuth Prize-winning cellist

Ormandy, Eugene (Ormándy Jenő, 1899-1985): conductor, violinist (Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra)

Pataki, George (1945-): former Governor of New York

Plachy, Sylvia (1943): photographer, mother of Adrien Brody

Pulitzer, Joseph (Pulitzer József, 1847-1911): journalist, publisher, founder of the Pulitzer Prize

Ramone, Tommy (Erdélyi Tamás, 1952-2014): rock musician (ex-Ramones drummer)

Rozsa, Miklos (Rózsa Miklós, 1907-1995): composer

Sakal, S Z (Szőke Szakáll, eredetileg Gerő Jenő, 1883-1955): actor

Schneier, Arthur (Schneier Artúr, 1930-): Senior Rabbi of Park East Synagogue, Founder and President of Appeal of Conscience Foundation (ACF)

Seles, Monica (Szeles Mónika, 1973-): tennis player

Shula, Don (1930-): american football cornerback and coach

Simmons, Gene (1949-): rock musician (KISS)

Simon, John (1925-): literary, theater, and film critic

Simonyi, Charles (Simonyi Károly, 1948-): computer software executive

Sinor, Denis (Sinór Dénes, 1916-2011): Professor Emeritus of Central Asian Studies (Indiana University)

Solti, Sir George (Stern György, 1912-1997): conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Soros, George (Soros György, 1930-): financial guru, investor, philosopher, philantropist

Starker, Janos (Starker János, 1924-): cellist, Distinguished Professor of Music

Szell, George (Széll György, 1897-1970): conductor, composer, pianist (Cleveland Symphony Orchestra)

Szeleczky, Zita (1915-1999): actress

Szilard, Leo (Spitz Leó, 1898-1964): physicist

Szorenyi, Eva (Szörényi Éva, 1917-2009): Kossuth Prize-winning actress

Teller, Edward (Teller Ede, 1908-2003): physicist

Udvar-Házy, Steven F. (Udvar-Házy Ferenc István, 1946-): businessman, CEO of Air Lease Corp., philantropist

Vajna, Andy (Vajna András, 1944-): film producer

Vittadini, Adrienne (1945-): fashion designer

Weismuller, Johnny (Johann Peter Weissmüller, 1904-1994): actor

Weisz, Rachel (1970-): actress

Wiesel, Elie (Wiesel Lázár, 1928-): Nobel Peace Prize-winning writer, professor

Wigner, Eugene (Wigner Jenő, 1902-1995): Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist (1963) and mathematician

Zeisel, Eva (Striker Éva, 1906-2011): industrial designer (ceramics)

Zukor, Adolph (Cukor Adolf, 1873-1976): film producer

Zsigmond, Vilmos (1930-2016): cameraman