Endre was born and raised in Hungary. He studied music and acting at a young age at the famous Cellar Theatre in Budapest, and started writing plays, composing and directing there at the age of 17. He visited regularly Jerzy Grotowski's Laboratory Theatre in Poland, Eugenio Barba's International School of Theatrical Anthropology in Germany, and graduated from the prestigious National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts as a director.

After directing at the National Theatres of Pecs and Szeged, as well as Television and Radio he moved to Paris, not entirely from his own volition, then to New York directing for the stage as well as teaching acting, writing and directing at conservatories, universities and workshops all over Europe, North America and Asia, including at New York University, Espace Acteur, Smith College, Bard College, University of Southern California, etc. His directing repertoire spanned from classics to musicals, original and experimental projects to improvisation, with plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, Calderon, Goldoni, Chekhov, Stoppard, Brecht, Pinter, Orton, Ibsen and Miller, among other places, at the Biennale de Paris, Williamstown Theatre Festival, La Mama, New York, the Los Angeles Theatre Center and the Shakespeare World Congress.

From New York he moved to Los Angeles to try his hand in film. He became a Producing Fellow at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he had written and produced several shorts. In the meantime he acted in several dozen Hollywood movies and television shows (see acting). He has written and sold a dozen feature scripts from comedies to dramas, thrillers, historical adventures, documentaries, and biopics before he finally got his chance to direct his first feature.

His films received support from Eurimage, Media, as well as film funds and private companies in the U.S., Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, The Netherlands and Austria. They won numerous gold statues at festivals, as well as audience and jury awards, and nods for outstanding cinematography and acting. Among many others, he is the recipient of a SAG Award, 2 Golden Eagle, a Maverick and 3 Media Awards. He writes and directs in three languages and acts in many more.