In his 186-film career, he has worked with such directors as Volker Schlöndorff (in The Tin Drum), Philip Kaufman (in The Unbearable Lightness of Being), Michael Anderson (in The Jeweler's Shop), Krzysztof Kielowski (one of the films of The Decalogue), and Miklos Jancso, Claude Lelouch, Joseph Losey, Mauro Bolognioni, Margarette Von Trotta, and Nikita Michalkov.
Olbrychski is also a trained Shakespearean actor; he played Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, and King Lear. In 1985, he was Rhett Butler in an adaptation of Gone with the Wind at the Marigny Theatre in Paris.
He has received the French Legion of Honor, Poland's Order of Polonia Restituta and Gloria Artis, and Russia's Pushkin Prize.
Daniel Olbrychski Facts
|Birthday||February 27, 1945 (72)|