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.
The Man Who Transformed Polish Economy
Leszek Balcerowicz is an economist, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (1989-1991 and 1997-2000). He was the architect of a plan of economic transformation of the post-communist Poland in 1989.
The Most Famous Polish Female Film Director
Agnieszka Holland is without doubt one of the most famous Polish directors and screenwriters. Not only has she been nominated for the Academy Award three times, but she also received the Golden Globe Award in 1992.