A Pole in Hollywood
Polański on set of “The Pianist”
Roman Polański is without doubt the most recognizable Polish movie director, the author of such masterpieces as ”Chinatown” or ”Rosemary’s Baby”. Throughout his career, which began back in 1955, Polański had won countless awards including an Oscar for directing ”The Pianist” in 2003.
An Electrician Who Became President
Lech Wałęsa is a Polish politician who played a significant role in abolishing communism in Poland and eventually triggering the fall of Communism in the entire Soviet sphere of influence. His outstanding performance in fighting Communism in the 1970’s and 1980’s led to him being awarded with the Nobel’s Peace Prize in 1983.