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Jerzy Skolimowski

Highest Rated:   100% Moonlighting (1982)
Lowest Rated:   46% White Nights (1985)
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Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski is one of the most original and innovative of the eastern European filmmakers. He is also one of the few to find success in the West. As a youth, the talented Skolimowski published several short stories, two poetry volumes, and was a jazz musician. At the University of Warsaw, he studied anthropology, history, and literature. He entered films after a chance encounter with renowned director Andrzej Wajda. Skolimowski helped him write the script for Innocent Sorcerers (1960). Then, with Wajda's help, he enrolled in the Film School at Lodz where he and classmate Roman Polanski wrote the script for the latter's debut feature Knife in the Water (1962). It took Skolimowski four years to make his own first feature, Identification Marks: None (1964), a combination of several short student films starring himself as an anti-hero -- a figure that would appear in many subsequent films, which centered on his society's youthful outsiders, and contained strong political messages as in Hands Up! (1967), an anti-Stalinist film that was banned and not shown in the West until 1981 at Cannes. He gained international renown for his 1967 film Le Depart, which won the Golden Bear award at that year's Berlin Film Festival. An invitation to make a western European film The Adventures of Gerard a big-budget British-Swiss production that featured an all-star cast ensued. Unfortunately, the film was neither indicative of the director's real talent, nor was it commercially successful. In subsequent films Skolimowski has matured into a formidable talent with works such as Deep End (1970), and The Shout (1978). His most commercially successful film is Moonlighting (1982), a penetrating look into the origins of political repression inspired by the declaration of martial law in Poland in December 1981.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
69% 11 Minutes (11 Minut)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2016
92% Marvel's The Avengers
  • Georgi Luchkov
$623.3M 2012
No Score Yet 11 settembre 1683 (The Day of the Siege: September Eleven 1683)
  • Jan III Sobieski
2012
No Score Yet Dialóg 20-40-60 (Dialogue)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet The Adventures Of Gerard
  • Director
2011
86% Essential Killing
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
2010
67% Four Nights With Anna
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
2008
89% Eastern Promises
  • Stepan
$17.2M 2007
73% Before Night Falls
  • Professor
$2.8M 2001
No Score Yet L.A. Without a Map
  • Minister
1998
52% Mars Attacks!
  • Doctor Zeigler
1996
No Score Yet 30 Door Key
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet Torrents of Spring
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Victor Victorovich
1990
No Score Yet Big Shots
  • Doc
1987
No Score Yet Mesmerized
  • Screenwriter
1986
No Score Yet The Lightship
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Success Is The Best Revenge
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Hands Up! (Rece do góry)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Actor
1985
46% White Nights
  • Col. Chaiko
1985
100% Moonlighting
  • Producer
  • Boss
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet Die Fälschung (Circle of Deceit)
  • Hoffmann
1981
82% The Shout
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet King, Queen, Knave
  • Director
1972
89% Deep End
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1971
No Score Yet Walkower (Walkover)
  • Andrezj Leszczyc
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet Barrier
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1967
No Score Yet Le Départ
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1967
No Score Yet Hands Up
  • Director
1967
100% Knife in the Water
  • Screenwriter
1962
No Score Yet Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni Czarodzieje)
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
1960

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