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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.

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Roman Polanski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Poland
age 85
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
Dec. 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
age 48
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
age 80
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
age 93
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 100
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 70
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 45
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 65
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
age 71
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
age 38
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
age 46
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
age 79
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
Dec. 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
age 84
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
age 65
Andrzej Wojnach is a film director, screenwriter, journalist and professor.