Daniel Marcel Olbrychski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈdaɲɛl ˈmart͡sɛl ɔlˈbrɨxskʲi]; born 27 February 1945) is a Polish actor best known for leading roles in several Andrzej Wajda movies and also known for playing a defector and spymaster Vassily Orlov, alongside Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie in the movie Salt.
Daniel Obrychski in 2019
|Spouse(s)||Monika Dzienisiewicz-Olbrychska (1967-1977) (divorced) 1 child|
Zuzanna Łapicka (1978-1988) (divorced) 1 child
Krystyna Demska (2003-present)
|Partner(s)||Barbara Sukowa (1 child) (Viktor Longo-Olbrychski)|
|Children||Rafał Olbrychski (b. 1971)|
Weronika Olbrychska (b. 1982)
Viktor Longo-Olbrychski (b. 1988) (w/Barbara Sukowa)
Life and careerEdit
He played one of the leading roles in Volker Schlöndorff's film The Tin Drum based on Günter Grass's novel Die Blechtrommel. He also appeared in one of the ten short films in Krzysztof Kieślowski's Dekalog and played a role in the film adaptation of The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
In 1986, he played one of the main roles in Margarethe von Trotta's film Rosa Luxemburg. The same year, Olbrychski received the French Legion of Honor (L'Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur). In 2007 he received the Stanislavsky Award at the 29th Moscow International Film Festival for the outstanding achievement in the career of acting and devotion to the principles of Stanislavsky's school. In 1998, he starred in Nikita Mikhalkov's film the Barber of Siberia.
In 2010, he received a diploma from the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. In addition to acting, Olbrychski has been well known for his abilities as an athlete. A keen horse-rider, a boxer and very able with the sabre, Olbrychski personally performed most of the stunt scenes in his movies.
He was selected to be on the jury for the Cinéfondation and short films sections of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Throughout his career, he appeared in five Academy Award-nominated films, two of which won the award (The Tin Drum, 1979 and Dangerous Moves, 1984). In a 1998 survey published by Polityka magazine he was ranked 7th on the list of the greatest Polish actors of the 20th century.
In mid-1970s, he was in a relationship with singer Maryla Rodowicz. He has got son Victor with German theatre actress Barbara Sukowa. He has been married three times: with actress Monika Dziensiewicz with whom he has son Rafał; journalist Zuzanna Łapicka (daughter of Andrzej Łapicki) with whom he has daughter Weronika and since 2003 with theatrologist Krystyna Dembska. He lived for many years in France and speaks French fluently. He practices boxing as a hobby. During the 2015 Polish presidential election he officially endorsed the candidacy of Bronisław Komorowski. He supports the LGBT community.
- 1964: Ranny w lesie as Corporal Koral
- 1965: The Ashes as Rafał Olbromski
- 1966: Potem nastąpi cisza as Olewicz
- 1967: Marriage of Convenience as Andrzej
- 1967: Bokser as Tolek Szczepaniak
- 1967: Jowita as Marek Arens
- 1968: The Countess Cosel as Charles XII
- 1968: Zaliczenie (TV Short) as Student
- 1969: Everything for Sale as Daniel
- 1969: Colonel Wolodyjowski as Azja, son of Tugay Bey
- 1969: The Structure of Crystals as Himself (uncredited)
- 1969: Polowanie na muchy as rzezbiaz porzucony przez Irene
- 1969: Skok
- 1970: Sól ziemi czarnej as Lt. Stefan Sowinski
- 1970: Film II: Breakthrough as Genrik
- 1970: Landscape After the Battle as Tadeusz
- 1970: Różaniec z granatów (TV Short) as Józef Laptak
- 1970: Brzezina as Boleslaw
- 1970: The Pacifist as Sergey Abramov (uncredited)
- 1971: Égi bárány as A hegedülõ
- 1971: Family Life as Ziemowit Braun, called Wit
- 1971: Osvobozhdenie: Napravlenie glavnogo udara as Heinrich
- 1971: Osvobozhdenie: Bitva za Berlin as Henrik Dombrovski
- 1972: Pilate and Others (Pilatus und andere) (TV Movie) as Matthew Levi
- 1973: The Wedding as Bridegroom
- 1974: Roma rivuole Cesare (TV Movie) as Claudio
- 1974: The Deluge as Andrzej Kmicic
- 1975: The Promised Land as Karol Borowiecki
- 1977: Dagny as Stanislaw Przybyszewski
- 1977: Trzy po trzy
- 1977: Zdjecia próbne as Himself
- 1979: The Maids of Wilko as Wiktor Ruben
- 1979: The Tin Drum as Jan Bronski
- 1979: Kung-fu as Zygmunt
- 1980: Rycerz as Herophant
- 1980: Wizja lokalna 1901 as Priest Paczkowski
- 1981: Terrarium (TV Movie)
- 1981: Les Uns et les Autres as Karl Kremer
- 1981: The Fall of Italy as Davorin
- 1981: From a Far Country as Captain
- 1982: The Trout as Saint-Genis
- 1982: Roza
- 1983: La derelitta as Saül
- 1983: A Love in Germany as Wiktorczyk
- 1983: Si j'avais mille ans
- 1984: Bis später, ich muss mich erschiessen
- 1984: Dangerous Moves as Tac-Tac, l'équipe de Liebskind
- 1984: Lieber Karl as Teacher
- 1985: Der Bulle und das Mädchen as Fritz
- 1985: Casablanca, Casablanca as Daniel
- 1985: Jestem przeciw as Grzegorz
- 1985: Flash back as Vincent Delaune / Thomas
- 1986: Music Hall (TV Movie) as Paul Bronnen
- 1986: Rosa Luxemburg as Leo Jogiches
- 1986: Ga, ga: Chwała bohaterom as Hero
- 1986: Siekierezada as Michal Katny
- 1986: Mit meinen heißen Tränen (TV Mini-Seriesas Franz von Schober
- 1986: Mariage blanc (TV Movie) as Félix
- 1987: Farewell Moscow as Yuli
- 1988: The Secret of the Sahara (TV Mini-Series) as Hared
- 1988: The Unbearable Lightness of Being as Interior Ministry Official
- 1988: Zoo as Le père de Martina
- 1988: To Kill a Priest (uncredited)
- 1988: La Bottega dell'orefice as Father Adam
- 1989: Haute tension (TV Series) as Victor
- 1989: Dekalog: Three (TV Mini-Series) as Janusz
- 1989: To teleftaio stoihima as Orestis
- 1989: L'Orchestre rouge as Karl Giering
- 1989: Passi d'amore
- 1990: Le Silence d'ailleurs as François
- 1991: Coup de foudre (TV Series) as Jan Bergman
- 1992: Das lange Gespräch mit dem Vogel (TV Movie) as Angelo
- 1992: Babochki
- 1992: Lazos de sangre as Alberto
- 1992: Short Breath of Love
- 1993: Kolejność uczuć as Rafal Nawrot
- 1993: Me Ivan, You Abraham as Stepan
- 1993: Lepiej być piękną i bogatą as Lawyer
- 1993: Dinozavris kvertskhi
- 1993: Vervonal
- 1995: Transatlantis as Neuffer
- 1995: Pestka as Borys
- 1996: A Torvenytelen as Korlát Gerzson
- 1996: The Story of Master Twardowski as Jan Michal Twardowski
- 1996: Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi
- 1996: Poznań '56 as Professor
- 1996: Truck stop
- 1997: Dzieci i ryby as Franciszek
- 1997: Szökés as Nagy fõhadnagy, a recski tábor politikai parancsnoka
- 1997: Balkan Island: The Last Story of the Century as Limov
- 1997: Opowieści weekendowe: Ostatni krąg (TV Movie) as Witold
- 1998: The Barber of Siberia as Kopnovskiy
- 1999: With Fire and Sword as Tugai Bey
- 1999: Pan Tadeusz as Gerwazy
- 2000: To ja, złodziej as Seweryn
- 2001: The Spring to Come as Szymon Gajowiec
- 2001: The Witcher (2001) as Filavandrel
- 2002: Gebürtig as Konrad Sachs
- 2002: The Revenge as Dyndalski
- 2003: An Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God as Piastun
- 2003: Nitschewo as Frank
- 2004: Break Point
- 2005: The Turkish Gambit as McLaughlin
- 2005: The Fall of the Empire (TV Mini-Series) as Strombah
- 2005: Anthony Zimmer as Nassaiev
- 2005: Persona Non Grata as Polish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
- 2007: Dwie strony medalu (TV Series) as Toni
- 2008: Nietzsche v Rossii as Friedrich Nietzsche
- 2008: A Man and His Dog as Taxi polonais
- 2009: Idealny facet dla mojej dziewczyny as Dr. Gebauer
- 2009: Taras Bulba as Krasnevsky
- 2009: Mniejsze zlo as Akowiec
- 2009: Rewizyta as Wit
- 2009-2010: Czas honoru (TV Series) as 'Doctor'
- 2010: Oda az igazság as Kinizsi 2.
- 2010: Nie opuszczaj mnie as Badecki 'Jupiter'
- 2010: Salt as Oleg Vasilievich Orlov
- 2010: Legenda o Lietajúcom Cypriánovi (uncredited)
- 2010: Odnoklassniki (Russian: Одноклассники) as the Pole on the island Goa
- 2010: Sluby panienskie as Szlachcic
- 2011: Wintertochter as Waldecks Opa
- 2011: Tolko ne seychas as Elka's Uncle
- 2011: Battle of Warsaw 1920 as Józef Piłsudski
- 2012: Z milosci as Radwanski
- 2012: Hans Kloss: Stawka większa niż śmierć as Werner
- 2012: The Day of the Siege: September Eleven 1683 as Katski
- 2012: Sep as Bozek
- 2013: The Hardy Bucks Movie as Roman
- 2013: Legend No. 17 (Russian: Легенда №17) as NHL manager
- 2014: Piate: Nie odchodz! as Homeless
- 2014: Passenger from San Francisco as Professor Steinman
- 2014: Swiadek as Barak
- 2016: Stille Reserven as Wladimir Sokulov
- 2016: Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge as Emile Amagat
- 2016: Titanium White as Dean
- 2017: Stebuklas as Priest
- 2018: Studniówk@ as Napoleon
- 2018: DJ as Grandpa
- 2018: Van Goghs as Victor
- 2018: Kamerdyner as Leo von Trettow
- 2018: Koja je ovo drzava! as Predsjednik
- 2018: Souvenir from Odessa (Ukrainian: Сувенір з Одеси) as Mathieu Ozon
- 2019: Mowa ptaków as Gustaw
- 2019: Polityka as Deputy Stefan
- Cars franchise as Doc Hudson
- Arthur and the Invisibles series as Maltazard
- 2006: Heroes of Might and Magic V as Markal
- 2008: Fly Me to the Moon as Amos
- 2008: Asterix at the Olympic Games as Julius Caesar
- 2008: Assassin’s Creed as al-Mualim
- 2010: ModNation Racers as Chief
- 2011: Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad as Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov
- 2013: The dream Off Penderecki as the Polish lector together with Derek Jacobi, Józef Skrzek, Jaroslaw Pijarowski in the music show by Teatr Tworzenia Theater of Creation edited and published exclusively (limited edition) by Brain Active Records in celebration of the 80th birthday of the great contemporary composer - Krzysztof Penderecki
Awards and distinctionsEdit
- The Zbigniew Cybulski Award, (1969), Poland
- Golden Cross of Merit, (1974), Poland
- Legion of Honour, (1986), France
- Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, (1991), France
- Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, (1998), Poland
- The Actor’s Mission Award at the International Film Festival Art Film in Trenčianske Teplice, (1999), Slovakia
- Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, (2003), Germany
- Golden Medal for Merit to Culture - Gloria Artis, (2006), Poland
- Medal of Pushkin, (2007), Russia
- Krystian Award for Contribution to World Cinema at the Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest, (2007), Czech Republic
- Stanislavsky Award at the 29th International Moscow Film Festival, (2007), Russia
- Golden Duck Award, (2010), Poland
- Best Actor Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematography at the 20th The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage, (2012), Poland
- Honorary Degree at the University of Opole, (2013), Poland
- Honorary Citizen of the Capital City of Warsaw, (2017), Poland
- Golden Unicorn Award for Best Actor, (2019), Russia
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