László Bokor was a Hungarian actor and director who was born on January 7, 1931 in Budapest. He studied acting at the Academy of Drama and Film in his hometown, and made his debut in 1956 with the film "Föltámadott a tenger" (The Sea Has Risen). He quickly became an important figure in the Hungarian film industry, appearing in over 50 films and television series over the course of his career.
Bokor's most noted roles were in the films "Csend és kiáltás" (Silence and Cry) and "A Tanu" (The Witness), both released in 1969. In the former, he played a Jewish man who is forced to hide his identity during the Holocaust. In the latter, he played a police detective investigating a murder. He was praised for his performances in both films, and he was awarded the Kossuth Prize, Hungary's highest honor, in 1969.
Bokor also worked as a director, helming the films "Vadászat" (Hunt) and "Az utolsó napok" (The Last Days). He also had a successful career as a stage actor, appearing in such productions as "Oedipus Rex" and "The Bald Soprano".
Bokor was a well-respected figure in the Hungarian acting community. He was active in politics, becoming a member of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party in 1972. He was also a member of the National Council of the Republic of Hungary, the highest parliamentary body in the country.
Bokor passed away on July 11, 2006 in Budapest. He was 75 years old. He left behind a legacy of superb performances, and his work continues to be enjoyed by audiences around the world. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest Hungarian actors of the 20th century.