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Popular Film Actors from Poland

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List of famous film actors and actresses from Poland, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Poland has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Polish screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Poland and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

List includes Christina Jastrzembska, Bartłomiej Topa and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Polish actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Poland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Poland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Polish film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Daniel Olbrychski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 74, Credits: Salt, The Unbearable Lightness of Being & The Barber of Siberia

Birthplace: Łowicz, Poland

Nationality: Poland

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 ...more
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Stuart Holmes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Dec. at 87 (1884-1971), Credits: Singin' in the Rain, North by Northwest & The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Stuart Holmes (born Joseph Liebchen; March 10, 1884 – December 29, 1971) was an American actor and sculptor whose career spanned seven decades. He appeared in almost 450 films between 1909 and ...more
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Roman Polanski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 82, Credits: Chinatown, Repulsion & The Tenant

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France, Poland

Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor. Since 1978, he has been a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system, ...more

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Joseph Conrad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Joseph Conrad

Birthplace: Berdychiv, Ukraine

Nationality: United Kingdom, Russian Empire

Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, Polish: [ˈjuzɛf tɛˈɔdɔr ˈkɔnrat kɔʐɛˈɲɔfskʲi] (listen); 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one ...more

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Olek Krupa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 60, Credits: X-Men: First Class, The Italian Job & Miller's Crossing

Birthplace: Rybnik, Poland

Nationality: Poland

Aleksander Krupa (born 18 March 1947), often credited as Olek Krupa, is a Polish actor, active in film and television roles and best known for playing villains and/or criminals, such as in ...more
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Casey Siemaszko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 57, Credits: Back to the Future, Stand by Me & Back to the Future Part II

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: Poland, United States of America

Kazimierz A. "Casey" Siemaszko (born March 17, 1961) is an American actor. His best known film roles are Back to the Future (1985) and Back to the Future Part II (1989) as 3-D, Stand ...more
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Zofia Saretok is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Dec. at 75 (1938-2013), Credits: Triumph of the Spirit, Jakob the Liar & The White Raven

Birthplace: Poland, Łódź

Nationality: Poland

Zofia Saretok was an actress.
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Urszula Grabowska is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 42, Credits: The Closed Circuit, The Crown Witness & Stranger

Birthplace: Myślenice, Poland

Nationality: Poland

Urszula Grabowska is an actress.
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Jan Swiderski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Dec. at 72 (1916-1988), Credits: Spiral, The Impossible Goodbye & The Ashes

Birthplace: Poland, Chmieleniec

Nationality: Poland

Jan Swiderski was an actor.
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Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 36, Credits: I, Frankenstein & Killer Elite

Birthplace: Werrington Downs, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski (born 30 July 1982), known professionally as Yvonne Strahovski (), is an Australian actress. She is best known for her roles as CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC ...more

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Aleksandra Yermak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Aleksandra Yermak Age 40, Credits: The Dreamers and A Very Long Engagement

Birthplace: Second Polish Republic, Warsaw

Nationality: Poland

Aleksandra Yermak is an actress.
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Joanna Pacuła is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 62, Credits: Tombstone, Gorky Park & Virus

Birthplace: Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland

Nationality: Poland

Joanna Pacuła (Polish: [jɔˈanːa paˈt͡suwa]; born 2 January 1957) is a Polish-American actress and model. Born in Tomaszów Lubelski and emigrating to the United States in the early 1980s, ...more
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Yuri Mazurok is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Dec. at 75 (1931-2006), Credits: Queen of Spades (Bolshoi Ballet)

Birthplace: Second Polish Republic, Kraśnik

Nationality: Poland, Russia

Yuri Antónovich Mazurók (Russian Ю́рий Анто́нович Мазуро́к, 18 July 1931 in Kraśnik – April 2006 in Moscow), PAU, was a Russian operatic baritone of Ukrainian ethnicity. He sang ...more
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Jan Łomnicki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Dec. at 73 (1929-2002), Credits: The Bad Boy

Birthplace: Pidhaitsi, Ukraine

Nationality: Ukraine, Poland

Jan Lomnicki was a film director and screenwriter.
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Witold Holtz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 81, Credits: The Heiresses, Everything for Sale & Lokis: A Manuscript of Professor Wittembach

Birthplace: Second Polish Republic, Warsaw

Nationality: Poland

Witold Holtz is an actor.
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Ullrich Haupt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Dec. at 44 (1887-1931), Credits: Morocco, The Iron Mask & Tempest

Birthplace: Poland, Złocieniec

Nationality: Poland, United States of America

Ullrich Haupt was a film actor.
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Jerzy Kurczak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Jerzy Kurczak
Jerzy Kurczak is a screenwriter and animator.
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Sokół is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 41, Credits: George the Hedgehog

Birthplace: Second Polish Republic, Warsaw

Nationality: Poland

Sokół, real name Wojciech Sosnowski is an MC born in Warsaw, Poland 11 March 1977. Founder of ZIP Skład and WWO, together with DJ Deszczu Strugi, and Jędker. He recorded four albums with ...more
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Ignacy Gogolewski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Ignacy Gogolewski Age 87, Credits: The Peasants, The Codes & Zamach stanu

Birthplace: Ciechanów, Poland

Nationality: Poland

Ignacy Gogolewski is an actor and film director.
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John Bluthal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 90, Credits: The Fifth Element, Dark City & The Return of the Pink Panther

Birthplace: Austria-Hungary, Galicia

Nationality: Poland, England

John Bluthal (born Isaac Bluthal; 12 August 1929 – 15 November 2018) was a Polish-born radio, stage, television and film character actor, comedian and voice artist, noted for his six-decade ...more
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Isaac Bashevis Singer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland

Birthplace: Leoncin, Poland

Nationality: Poland, United States of America

Isaac Bashevis Singer (Yiddish: יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער‎; November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991) was a Polish-American writer in Yiddish, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. The Polish form ...more
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Janusz Gajos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 79, Credits: Three Colors: White, Pitbull & Man of Iron

Birthplace: Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland

Nationality: Poland

Janusz Gajos (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjanuʂ ˈɡajɔs]; born 23 September 1939 in Dąbrowa Górnicza) is a Polish actor. He graduated in 1965 from the National Film School in Łódź as ...more
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Leo White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Dec. at 66 (1882-1948), Credits: Casablanca, The Thin Man & She Done Him Wrong

Birthplace: Grudziądz, Poland

Nationality: Germany

Leo White (November 10, 1882 – September 20, 1948), Leo Weiss, was a German-born English-American film and stage actor who appeared as a character actor in many Charlie Chaplin films.
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Lisa Ray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 46, Credits: Water, I Can’t Think Straight & Defendor

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Lisa Rani Ray (born 4 April 1972) is an Indian Canadian actress, model, television host, philanthropist and social activist. In 2005 she appeared in the Canadian film Water, which ...more
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Matthias Habich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Poland
Age 79, Credits: The Reader, Downfall & Enemy at the Gates

Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland

Nationality: Germany

Matthias Habich (born 12 January 1940) is a German actor who has appeared in more than 110 film and television productions since 1965. Habich was born in Danzig (present-day Gdańsk, Poland) and ...more