Currently alive, at 92 years of age.
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1926 AD – Born on March 6th in Suwalki, Poland.
1950-1954 AD – He entered National Film School, Lodz, Poland. He studied film directing at High Film School in Lodz under directors Jerzy Toeplitz and Aleksander Ford.
1955 AD – He made his debut as director of a full-length "Pokolenie", about a generation of youth coming out of age during the Nazi occupation of Poland.
1957-1958 AD – His award-winning "Kanal" and "Popió³ i diament" concluded the trilogy about life in Poland during WWII.
1972 AD – Married his second wife, Krystyna Zachwatowicz.
1975 AD – His Oscar-nominated "Ziemia obiecana" was a work of multi-layered allegory and Symbolism.
1978-1983 AD – Wajda was President of Polish Film Assoiation.
– He was member of "Solidarity" Lech Walesa Council.
1989-1991 AD – Wajda was elected Senator of the republic of Poland.
1992-1994 AD – He was Member of Presidential Council for Culture.
– He founded the Center of Japanese Art and Technology in Cracow.
1995 AD – Was awarded the Order of Rising Sun in Japan.
2000 AD – He won an honorary Oscarfor his contribution to cinema.
2006 AD – He received an honorary Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.