Andrzej Wajda

1926 - 2016

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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". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrzej Wajda has received more than 708,737 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Andrzej Wajda is the 40th most popular film director (down from 35th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Poland (down from 40th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Film Director.

Andrzej Wajda is most famous for being a Polish film director. He is best known for his 1975 film "The Promised Land" which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Among film directors, Andrzej Wajda ranks 40 out of 1,580Before him are Roberto Rossellini, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Wim Wenders, Vittorio De Sica, Isao Takahata, and Brian De Palma. After him are Michael Haneke, James Cameron, John Ford, Alan Parker, Jacques Tati, and Tinto Brass.

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Among people born in 1926, Andrzej Wajda ranks 17Before him are Dario Fo, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Miles Davis, René Goscinny, Klaus Kinski, and Hugh Hefner. After him are Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Jerry Lewis, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Paul Bocuse, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, and John Coltrane. Among people deceased in 2016, Andrzej Wajda ranks 17Before him are Alan Rickman, Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, Cesare Maldini, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Dario Fo. After him are Islam Karimov, Alvin Toffler, Jerome Bruner, João Havelange, Carlos Alberto Torres, and Pierre Boulez.

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Among people born in Poland, Andrzej Wajda ranks 57 out of 1,231Before him are Gustav Fechner (1801), Tamara de Lempicka (1898), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Christian Wolff (1679), Otto Stern (1888), and Faustina Kowalska (1905). After him are Ferdinand Lassalle (1825), Norbert Elias (1897), Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), and Werner von Blomberg (1878).


Among film directors born in Poland, Andrzej Wajda ranks 2Before him are Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941). After him are Dziga Vertov (1896), Fred Zinnemann (1907), Jerzy Grotowski (1933), Agnieszka Holland (1948), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Jean Epstein (1897), Krzysztof Zanussi (1939), Walerian Borowczyk (1923), Robert Wiene (1873), and Jerzy Stuhr (1947).