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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Poland, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Poland and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Poland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Polish screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Poland is included when available.

List people include Roman Polański, Jerzy Kawalerowicz and many more.

This historic screenwriters from Poland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Polish screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Poland?" These prominent screenwriters of Poland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Polish screenwriters.

Use this list of renowned Polish screenwriters to discover some new screenwriters that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (186 items)

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Roman Polanski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Roman Polanski age 84 Roman Polanski is a Polish and, since 1976, naturalized-French film director, producer, writer, and actor. Having made films in Poland, the United Kingdom, France and the United States, he is ...more

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Jerzy Andrzejewski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Jerzy Andrzejewski Died at 74 (1909-1983) Jerzy Andrzejewski was a prolific Polish author. His novels, Ashes and Diamonds, and Holy Week, have been made into film adaptations by the Oscar-winning Polish director Andrzej Wajda. Holy Week ...more

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Adam Guzinski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Adam Guzinski age 47 Adam Guziński is a Polish film director and screenwriter. His film Chłopiec na galopującym koniu was screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

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Jerzy Skolimowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Jerzy Skolimowski age 79 Jerzy Skolimowski is a Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor. A graduate of the prestigious National Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski has directed more than twenty films ...more

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Andrzej Wajda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Andrzej Wajda age 92 Andrzej Wajda is a Polish film and theatre director. Recipient of an honorary Oscar, he is possibly the most prominent member of the unofficial "Polish Film School". He is known ...more

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Ernst Toller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Ernst Toller Died at 46 (1893-1939) Ernst Toller was a German left-wing playwright, best known for his Expressionist plays. He served in 1919 for six days as President of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic, and was ...more

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Jan Lenica is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Jan Lenica Died at 73 (1928-2001) Jan Lenica was a Polish graphic designer and cartoonist. A graduate of the Architecture Department of Warsaw Polytechnic, Lenica became a poster illustrator and a collaborator on the early ...more

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Artur Brauner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Artur Brauner age 99 Artur "Atze" Brauner is a German film producer and entrepreneur of Polish origin. He was born to a Jewish family in Łódź, Poland. With his parents and four siblings, he fled to ...more

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Stanisław Różewicz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Stanisław Różewicz Died at 84 (1924-2008) Stanislaw Rózewicz was a film director and screenwriter.

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Ewa Petelska is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Ewa Petelska Died at 93 (1920-2013) Ewa Petelska is a film director and screenwriter.

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Agnieszka Holland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Agnieszka Holland age 69 Agnieszka Holland is a Polish film and TV director as well as screenwriter. Best known for her political contributions to Polish cinema, Holland is one of Poland's most eminent filmmakers. She ...more

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Isaac Bashevis Singer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Isaac Bashevis Singer Died at 89 (1902-1991) Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-born Jewish-American author. The Polish form of his birth name was Izaak Zynger and he used his mother's first name in an initial pseudonym, Izaak Baszewis, ...more

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Robert Wiene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Robert Wiene Died at 65 (1873-1938) Robert Wiene was an important film director of the German silent cinema. He is particularly known for directing the influential German silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and a succession of ...more

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Wojciech Staroń is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Wojciech Staroń age 44 Wojciech Staroń is a cinematographer, film director, actor, screenwriter and film editor.

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Jerzy Kawalerowicz Died at 85 (1922-2007) Jerzy Kawalerowicz was a Polish film director.

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Sam Warner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Sam Warner Died at 40 (1887-1927) Samuel Louis "Sam" Warner was a Polish-born American film producer who was the co-founder and chief executive officer of Warner Bros. Studios. He established the studio along with his ...more

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Krzysztof Kieślowski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Krzysztof Kieślowski Died at 55 (1941-1996) Krzysztof Kieślowski was an influential Polish film director and screenwriter known internationally for The Decalogue, The Double Life of Véronique, and The Three Colors Trilogy. ...more

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Lech Majewski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Lech Majewski age 64 Lech Majewski is a Polish film and theatre director, writer, poet, and painter. Born in Katowice, Poland, Majewski studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In the 1970s, he then studied at ...more

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Jerzy Stuhr is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Jerzy Stuhr age 70 Jerzy Oskar Stuhr is one of the most popular, influential and versatile Polish film and theatre actors. He also works as a screenwriter, film director and drama professor. He served as the ...more

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Anna Okrasko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Anna Okrasko age 37 Anna Okrasko is a film director, editor, producer, production designer, screenwriter, actress and cinematographer.

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Wilhelm Sasnal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Wilhelm Sasnal age 45 Wilhelm Sasnal is a Polish painter. Sasnal received his diploma of painting in 1999 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków.

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Krzysztof Zanussi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Krzysztof Zanussi age 78 Krzysztof Zanussi, is a Polish film and theatre director, producer and screenwriter. He is a professor of European film at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland where he conducts ...more

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Aleksander Ford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Aleksander Ford Died at 72 (1908-1980) Aleksander Ford was a Polish film director; and head of the Polish People's Army Film Crew in the Soviet Union during World War II. Ford became director of the nationalized Film Polski company ...more

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Peter Berling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Peter Berling age 81 Peter Berling is a German actor and writer. He has worked on several occasions with director Werner Herzog, in his collaborations with actor Klaus Kinski. In several of his medieval novels ...more

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Andrzej Wojnach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Andrzej Wojnach age 64 Andrzej Wojnach is a film director, screenwriter, journalist and professor.

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Jan Jakub Kolski is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Jan Jakub Kolski age 62 Jan Jakub Kolski is a Polish film director, cinematographer, and writer.

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Andrzej Żuławski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Andrzej Żuławski age 77 Andrzej Żuławski is a Polish film director. He was born in Lwów, Poland. Żuławski has often gone against mainstream commercialism in his films, and has enjoyed success mostly with ...more

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Ulli Lommel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Ulli Lommel age 73 Ulli Lommel, is German actor and director, noted for his many horror films, and for his career as an actor on Rainer Werner Fassbinder's films.

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Krzysztof Piesiewicz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Krzysztof Piesiewicz age 72 Krzysztof Marek Piesiewicz is a Polish lawyer, screenwriter, and politician, who is currently a member of the Polish Parliament and head of the Ruch Społeczny or Social Movement Party. ...more

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Jack Yellen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Jack Yellen Died at 99 (1892-1991) Jack Selig Yellen was an American lyricist and screenwriter. He his best remembered for writing the lyrics to the song Happy Days Are Here Again which was used by Franklin Roosevelt as the theme ...more

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Yoram Gross is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Yoram Gross age 91 Yoram Gross is an Australian producer of children’s and family entertainment. His company is best known for producing Blinky Bill and Dot and the Kangaroo.

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Andrzej Krakowski is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Andrzej Krakowski age 71 Andrzej Krakowski is a screenwriter, film director, film producer, film editor and actor.

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Juliusz Machulski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Juliusz Machulski age 63 Juliusz Machulski is a Polish film director and screenplay writer. Son of noted actor Jan Machulski, Juliusz became notable for his comedies ridiculing the life in communist-ruled Poland of the ...more

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Anka Sasnal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Anka Sasnal age 45 Anka Sasnal is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Marek Koterski is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Marek Koterski age 75 Marek Koterski is a Polish film and theatre director, screenwriter, actor and playwright. His son Michał Koterski is an actor.

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Zbigniew Rybczyński is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Zbigniew Rybczyński age 69 Zbigniew Rybczyński is a Polish filmmaker, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, creator of experimental animated films and multimedia artist who has won numerous prestigious industry awards ...more

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Andrzej Kijowski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Andrzej Kijowski Died at 57 (1928-1985) Andrzej Kijowski was a Polish literary critic, essayist, prose and screenwriter. His son is poet and critic Andrzej Tadeusz Kijowski. Kijowski, Sr. wrote for such publications as Przegląd ...more

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Andrzej Bart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Andrzej Bart age 67 Andrzej Bart is a Polish novelist, screenwriter and film director. He is called the Polish Thomas Pynchon because he prefers people talk about his books and films but leave him alone.

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Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo age 43 Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo, is a Polish-American filmmaker and writer.

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Magdalena Piekorz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Magdalena Piekorz age 43 Magdalena Piekorz is a film director, screenwriter and theatre director.

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Ami Drozd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Ami Drozd age 65 Ami Drozd is a film director, screenwriter and film editor.

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Krzysztof Krauze is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Krzysztof Krauze age 65 Krzysztof Krauze was a Polish film director, cinematographer and actor, best known for his thriller Debt. Krauze was born in Warsaw and completed his cinematography studies at the National Film ...more

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Walerian Borowczyk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Walerian Borowczyk Died at 83 (1923-2006) Walerian Borowczyk was an internationally known Polish film director described by film critics as a 'genius who also happened to be a pornographer'. He directed 40 films between 1946 and 1988. ...more

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Andrzej Jakimowski is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Andrzej Jakimowski age 54 Andrzej Jakimowski is a Polish film director, writer and producer, best known for directing the films Squint Your Eyes and Tricks.

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Janusz Majewski is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Janusz Majewski age 86 Janusz Majewski is a Polish film director and screenwriter.

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Greg Zgliński is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Greg Zgliński age 49 Greg Zglinski is a film director, television director, screenwriter and composer.

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Jolanta Dylewska is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Jolanta Dylewska age 60 Jolanta Dylewska is a cinematographer, screenwriter and film director.

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Wojciech Smarzowski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Wojciech Smarzowski age 55 Wojciech Smarzowski is a Polish screenwriter and director. He studied filmmaking at Jagiellonian University. His 2004 film, The Wedding earned special jury mention at the Karlovy Vary ...more

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Dariusz Zawislak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Dariusz Zawislak age 45 Dariusz Zawislak (born 25 July 1972 in Warsaw) is a Polish film director , producer, screenwriter and art director.

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Paweł Pawlikowski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
Paweł Pawlikowski age 61 Pawel Pawlikowski is a film director and screenwriter.