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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 823,614 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Andrzej Wajda is the 39th most popular film director (up from 40th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Poland (down from 57th 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 39 out of 1,581Before him are Billy Wilder, Roberto Rossellini, John Ford, Paul Verhoeven, Vittorio De Sica, and Wim Wenders. After him are Ken Loach, Tinto Brass, Michael Haneke, James Cameron, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Tim Burton.

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Among people born in 1926, Andrzej Wajda ranks 15Before him are Leslie Nielsen, Miles Davis, Sathya Sai Baba, Dario Fo, Svetlana Alliluyeva, and Klaus Kinski. After him are Thích Nhất Hạnh, Chuck Berry, René Goscinny, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Hugh Hefner, and Paul Bocuse. Among people deceased in 2016, Andrzej Wajda ranks 18Before him are Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, Dario Fo, Cesare Maldini, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Islam Karimov. After him are George Michael, Abbas Kiarostami, Carlos Alberto Torres, Jerome Bruner, João Havelange, and Alvin Toffler.

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Among people born in Poland, Andrzej Wajda ranks 58 out of 1,454Before him are Klaus Kinski (1926), Otto Stern (1888), Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), Eric of Pomerania (1381), Ferdinand Lassalle (1825), and Casimir III the Great (1310). After him are Bolesław I the Brave (967), Emil von Behring (1854), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Jakob Böhme (1575), Albert A. Michelson (1852), and Faustina Kowalska (1905).


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), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Agnieszka Holland (1948), Robert Wiene (1873), Jean Epstein (1897), Krzysztof Zanussi (1939), Walerian Borowczyk (1923), and Jerzy Hoffman (1932).