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Andrew Wajda

Born: 1926 AD
Currently alive, at 90 years of age.
Nationality: Polish
Categories: Director

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.