Making his film debut at age 19 in Jerzy Lipmans Ashes (1965), actor Daniel Olbrychski went on to become one of Poland's favorite film stars during the '60s. Handsome and athletic, Olbrychski studied at the Warsaw School of Drama. Over his career, he has worked with some of Europe's most respected directors including Andrezj Wajda, Miklos Jansco, Margrethe von Trotta, Joseph Losey, and Claude Lelouch. In the '70s, Olbrychski gradually switched from leads to supporting roles. He made his first appearance in American film in The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988).