- 12 Jul 2019 11:52 AM
These days he has routinely characterised as an authoritarian, far-right nationalist figure, a demagogue whose migrant-bashing agenda poses a significant threat to Western democratic norms.
Some of the loudest complaints about him come from fellow leaders of European Union member states - an institution with which he is increasingly at odds.
So what brought this hostility on and why exactly is Orban now seen by many as Europe's bad boy?
Al Jazeera sent filmmakers Glenn Ellis and Viktoryia Kolchyna to find out - see video below.
Source: Al Jazeera English