Andrew Wajda

Born: Mar 06, 1926 AD
Currently alive, at 89 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 "Popió 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.

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