Check out these well-known Hollywood stars who look an awful lot like Hungary’s most famous poets and writers.

A hetedik sor közepe (the middle of the 7th row) is a Hungarian blog dedicated to movies and television series. They write reviews, post memes and interesting news from the film industry.

They assembled an impressive list of famous Hungarian poets who look just like Hollywood’s biggest stars. The resemblance is uncanny. These are our favourite pairs.

Sándor Petőfi and James Franco

Petőfi James Franco

Petőfi is undoubtedly one of the most famous Hungarian poets, whose works have been translated to several foreign languages, and whose death remains a mystery until today. Petőfy (1823-1849) was one of the most influential poets and revolutionaries of the 19th century, who wrote almost a thousand poems during his tragically short life. He presumably died during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.

Sándor Márai and Jeffrey Tambor

Márai Sándor

Márai wrote many important poems, essays and plays but was also a successful novel-writer. Márai’s life is surely the most adventurous among the members of Hungarian writers. He became famous quite young. He emigrated from Hungary in 1948 because he was against Bolshevism. His works were gradually and intentionally removed from the Hungarian literary scene due to his departure to the United States. He was the representative of the Hungarian civilians, and he wrote mainly about the classic notions of his class.

Albert Wass and David Niven

Wass Albert

Albert Wass was a nobleman, forest engineer, novelist, and poet. In 1944, he fled from Romania to Hungary, and then joined the fleeing forces of the Third Reich and ended up in Germany. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1952. His works first gained recognition in the 1940s, but his works were banned during the communist regime. Part of his works were published in Hungary after the change of political system in 1989.

Endre Ady and Peter Lorre

Ady Endre

Endre Ady was a turn-of-the-century Hungarian poet and journalist. Regarded by many as the greatest Hungarian poet of the 20th century, he was noted for his steadfast belief in social progress and development and his poetry’s exploration of fundamental questions of the modern European experience: love, temporality, faith, individuality, and patriotism.

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