Hollywood mask master Károly Temesváry

Hollywood mask master Károly Temesváry

After graduating, Károly Temesváry graduated from the Hungarian public hairdressing school in 1964, then in 1965 he joined MAFILM. During his internship, he gained his knowledge from hairdressers and mask masters such as György Ivanicza, Tibor Pásztori and Károly Karner. They were the greatest mask masters in filmmaking at the time.

In 1966, he shot his first film as an independent filmmaker, starring István Szabó’s Father, starring Klári Tolnay, Miklós Gábor and András Bálint. For the next 15 years, he was involved in making films such as hairdresser and later mask master, which were made by the greatest cinematographers, directors and most famous stars of the time. Several times with Éva Rutkay, Iván Darvas, Margit Dajka, László Mensáros.

Since 1972, his participation in international film production has been marked by films such as the French-Hungarian Árpád the Gypsy, the American superproduction: The Blue Bird, and the Austrian Susann. None of these were presented in Hungary. During his 5 years in international film production, he worked with Richard Burton, Rachel Wells, Virna Lisa and several other stars.

He emigrated to the United States in 1978, where in the first months he worked in the film industry as a wig maker with the help of Zoltán Elek and his wife (he is still the only Oscar-winning mask mask of Hungarian descent). Later as a hairdresser and then as a mask master.

He returned to Hungary in 1994, when he filmed the private citizen (f .: Donald Southerland) and The Rebellion of the Straw Dolls. movie. In the meantime, he has also worked at the Tasting Hall and the Zámbó Jimmy show. Since 1994, he has run a private makeup school where he teaches makeup and hairdressing to one person.