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Jan 21, 2019

PM Orbán pays his respects to Andy Vajna who has passed away at the age of 75

Andy Vajna was the man behind the first three Rambo movies, Evita, Red Heat, Total Recall and Air America

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has paid his respects to Hungarian film producer Andy Vajna who passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday.

The prime minister said his farewell on social media, borrowing a phrase from The Terminator.

"We are bidding farewell to the greatest Hungarian film producer. Hasta la vista, Andy! Thank You for everything, my Friend!," the prime minister wrote on his Facebook page.

Born András György Vajna in Budapest in 1944, Vajna fled Hungary after the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising and studied cinematography at UCLA, later becoming a well-known producer of action movies. He was the man behind the first three Rambo movies, Evita, Red Heat, Total Recall and Air America.

Vajna later returned to his native Hungary and was appointed Government Commissioner for the Hungarian film industry in 2011. He essentially reformed the country's film industry, establishing the state-financed Hungarian National Film Fund that recently financed titles such as the Oscar-winning Son of Saul.