Imre Csuja is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation. Born in 1960, he graduated from the Academy of Drama and Film in 1984, and he has been a member of the Örkény István Theatre since its foundation in 2004. He holds several professional and state awards, the most important being the Jászai Mari Prize (2005) and Artist of Merit (2010). He represents a rare type of actor. Whether playing a tragic or comic role, spectators identify themselves with him immediately. Lately, many films have made use of his colorful and rich acting style. In the theatre, he performs in very diverse pieces, both in leading and supporting roles, and he has created significant portrayals of many important figures in world literature. Present roles at the Örkény Theatre: Leopold, Prince of Austria (King John, Friedrich Dürrenmatt); Eddie (A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller); Stephano (The Tempest, Shakespeare); Lajos Toth (The Toth Family, István Örkény); Polonius (Hamlet, Shakespeare); Papa Ubu (Ubu Rex, Alfred Jarry); Cléante (Tartuffe, Molière); and Doctor Filitz (Professor Bernhardi, Arthur Schnitzler).