Andrzej Wajda

Film Director / Theatre Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Television Director / Politician | * 03/06/1926 († 90, 10/09/2016) | Suwałki (Poland)
Andrzej Witold Wajda (Polish: [ˈandʐɛj ˈvajda]; 6 March 1926 – 9 October 2016) was a Polish film and theatre director. Recipient of an Honorary Oscar, the Palme d'Or, as well as Honorary Golden Lion and Honorary Golden Bear Awards, he was a prominent member of the "Polish Film School". He was known especially for his trilogy of war films consisting of A Generation (1955), Kanał (1957) and Ashes and Diamonds (1958). He is considered one of the world's most renowned filmmakers whose works chronicled his native country's political and social evolution and dealt with the myths of Polish national identity offering insightful analyses of the universal element of the Polish experience – the struggle to maintain dignity under the most trying circumstances. Four of his films have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film: The Promised Land (1975), The Maids of Wilko (1979), Man of Iron (1981) and Katyń (2007). ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | History

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Awards & Nominations for Andrzej Wajda

Commander of The Legion of Honour Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Commander's Cross of The Order of Merit of The Federal Republic of Germany Order of the White Eagle (Poland) Golden Medal for Merit To Culture Praemium Imperiale Order of The Three Stars, 3rd Class Jury Prize (Cannes Film Festival) David Luchino Visconti Palme d'Or 2x London Film Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year BAFTA Fellowship Honorary César Louis Delluc Prize César Award for Best Director BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award Academy Honorary Award Polish Academy Life Achievement Award Polish Academy Award for Best Film Order of Friendship Herder Prize Medal "guardian of National Memorials" Honorary Doctor of The University of Gdańsk Honorary Doctor of The Jagiellonian University of Krakow Grand Cross of The Order of Polonia Restituta Officer of The Order of Merit of The Italian Republic Order of The Cross of Terra Mariana, 3rd Class Commander With Star of The Order of Merit of Hungary Work Flag Order, 2nd Class Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise Order for Merits to Lithuania Order of The Rising Sun, 1st Class Officer of The Order of Polonia Restituta Knight of The Order of Polonia Restituta Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy Kyoto Prize Honorary Citizen of Gdańsk Honorary Citizen of Wrocław Grand Cross of The Order of Merit of Hungary European Film Academy Critics Award European Film Academy Honorary Award Paszport Polityki Order of Polonia Restituta Order of the Banner of Work Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis Officer of The Legion of Honour Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Order of the Rising Sun Order of Merit of the Italian Republic Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana Order of the Three Stars Hungarian Order of Merit Order of Prince Yaroslav The Wise, 5th Class Order of Cyril and Methodius Academy Awards BAFTA Award for Best Film César Award for Best Foreign Film BAFTA Fellowship César Award for Best Film César Award for Best Director BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language Polish Academy Life Achievement Award 3x Polish Academy Award for Best Director 2x Polish Academy Award for Best Film Polish Academy Award for Best Screenplay

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Movies with Andrzej Wajda as Actor(11)

Movies with Andrzej Wajda as Crew(85)

Writing/Writer2021 Pierwsza milosc
Directing/Director2017 Andrzej Wajda: Moje inspiracje
Directing/Director2016 Afterimage
Writing/Writer2016 Afterimage
Directing/Director2013 Walesa: Man of Hope
Directing/Director2010 Kręć! Jak kochasz to kręć!
Directing/Director2009 Sweet Rush
Writing/Screenplay2009 Sweet Rush
Directing/Director2007 Katyn
Writing/Screenplay2007 Katyn
Directing/Director2005 Solidarność, Solidarność...
Directing/Director2002 The Revenge
Writing/Screenplay2002 The Revenge
Directing/Director2002 The Lessons of Polish Cinema
Directing/Director1999 Pan Tadeusz
Writing/Screenplay1999 Pan Tadeusz
Directing/Director1996 Miss Nobody
Directing/Director1995 Holy Week
Writing/Writer1995 Holy Week
Directing/Director1994 Nastazja
Writing/Writer1994 Nastazja
Directing/Director1992 Schuld und Sühne
Directing/Director1992 The Ring with a Crowned Eagle
Directing/Director1990 Korczak
Production/Producer1989 Interrogation
Production/Executive Producer1989 Interrogation
Directing/Director1988 The French as Seen by…
Directing/Director1988 The Possessed
Writing/Writer1988 The Possessed
Directing/Director1986 Chronicle of Amorous Accidents
Directing/Director1983 A Love in Germany
Writing/Screenplay1983 A Love in Germany
Directing/Director1982 Danton
Writing/Screenplay1982 Danton
Directing/Director1981 Man of Iron
Directing/Director1980 The Conductor
Directing/Director1979 Young Girls of Wilko
Directing/Director1978 Without Anesthesia
Writing/Screenplay1978 Without Anesthesia
Directing/Director1977 The Dead Class
Writing/Writer1977 The Dead Class
Directing/Director1977 Man of Marble
Production/Producer1977 Man of Marble
Directing/Director1976 The Shadow-Line
Writing/Writer1976 The Shadow-Line
Directing/Director1975 The Promised Land
Writing/Screenplay1975 The Promised Land
Directing/Director1973 The Wedding
Directing/Director1972 Pilate and Others
Directing/Director1970 The Birch Wood
Writing/Writer1970 The Birch Wood
Directing/Director1970 Landscape After Battle
Writing/Writer1970 Landscape After Battle
Directing/Director1969 Hunting Flies
Directing/Director1969 Everything for Sale
Writing/Writer1969 Everything for Sale
Directing/Director1968 Roly Poly
Directing/Director1968 Gates to Paradise
Directing/Director1965 The Ashes
Crew/Thanks1965 Tokyo Olympiad
Directing/Director1962 Love at Twenty
Directing/Director1962 Siberian Lady Macbeth
Directing/Director1961 Samson
Writing/Writer1961 Samson
Directing/Director1960 Innocent Sorcerers
Directing/Director1959 Lotna
Writing/Writer1959 Lotna
Directing/Director1958 Ashes and Diamonds
Writing/Screenplay1958 Ashes and Diamonds
Directing/Director1957 Kanal
Directing/Director1955 A Generation
Directing/Director1955 I Walk in the Sun
Writing/Writer1955 I Walk in the Sun
Writing/Writer1953 Three Stories
Directing/Director1952 Kiedy ty śpisz
Writing/Writer1952 Kiedy ty śpisz
Directing/Director1951 The Pottery at Ilza
Writing/Writer1951 The Pottery at Ilza
Directing/Director1950 The Bad Boy

TV Shows/Series with Andrzej Wajda as Crew(1)

Directing/Director2002 Broken Silence

Full Name: Andrzej Witold Wajda
Citizenship: Poland
Born: Saturday, 03/06 1926 (March) in Suwałki (Poland)
Died: Sunday, 10/09 2016 (October) in Warsaw (aged: 90)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: German (DE), Polish (PL)
Educated at: Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, National Film School in Łódź
Employer: Top Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors
Member of: Academy of Arts, Berlin, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Polish Film Academy, Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich
Spouses (current/former): Beata Tyszkiewicz, Krystyna Zachwatowicz, Gabriela Obremba, Zofia Żuchowska
Children: Karolina Wajda
Father: Jakub Wajda
Other names for Andrzej Wajda (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Анджей Вайда"
Andrzej Wajda frequently works together with these people:
Daniel Olbrychski (13x, Actor)
Krystyna Zachwatowicz (11x, Actress)
Edward Kłosiński (10x, Crew)
Paweł Edelman (10x, Crew)
Krystyna Janda (9x, Actress)
Allan Starski (9x, Crew)
Jerzy Lipman (9x, Crew)
Roman Polanski (7x, Actor)
Andrzej Seweryn (7x, Actor)
Steven Spielberg (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:59928, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 01/21/2022