Jerzy Skolimowski Biography (1938-)

Full name, Jerzy Yurek Skolimowski; born May 5, 1938, in Lodz (some sources say Warsaw), Poland; emigrated from Poland, 1967; son of Stanislau (an architect) and Maria (maiden name, Postnikoff) Skolimowski; married Joanna Szczerbic; children: two sons. Addresses: Office: c/o Film Polski, ul. Mazowiecka 6/8, 00-048 Warsaw, Poland.; Agent: Leading Artists Inc., 445 North Bedford Dr., Penthouse, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, writer, actor
Birth Details
May 5, 1938
Lodz, Poland

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Niewinni czarodzieji (also known as Innocent Sorcerers), 1960
  • Boks (also known as Boxing), 1961
  • Andrzej Leszczyc, Rysopis (also known as Identification Marks), Film Polski, 1964
  • Andrzej Leszczyc, Walkower (also known as Walkover), Film Polski, 1965
  • Leopold, Sposob bycia (also known as A Frame of Mind), 1966
  • Andrzej Leszczyc, Rece do gory (also known as Hands Up), Film Polski, 1967
  • Passenger, Deep End (also known as Na samym dnie), 1970
  • Rece do gory (also known as Hands Up!), 1981
  • Boss, Moonlighting, Universal, 1982
  • Hoffmann, Circle of Deceit (also known as False Witness), UA Classics, 1982
  • Colonel Chaiko, White Nights, Columbia, 1985
  • Doc, Big Shots, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Victor Victorovich, Torrents of Spring, Millimeter, 1990
  • Dr. Zeigler, Mars Attacks!, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Minister, L.A. without a Map (also known as I Love L.A. andLos Angeles without a Map), United Media, 1998
  • Professor, Before Night Falls, Fine Line, 2000
  • Film Director
  • Menacing Eye, 1960
  • Oko wykol, Hamles, 1960
  • Erotyk, 1960
  • Boks (also known as Boxing), 1961
  • Piednadze albo zycie, 1961
  • Akt, 1961
  • (And producer, art director, and editor) Rysopis (also known as Identification Marks and Identification Marks: None), Film Polski, 1964
  • (And co-editor) Walkower, Film Polski, 1965
  • Bariera, Film Polski, 1966
  • Le depart (also known as The Start), Elisabeth Films, 1967
  • (And co-art director) Rece do gory (also known as Hands Up), Film Polski, 1967
  • (And art director) Dialog 20-40-60, Filmstudio Barrandov, 1968
  • The Adventures of Gerard, United Artists, 1970
  • Deep End, Paramount, 1970
  • King, Queen, Knave, Avco Embassy, 1972
  • Lady Frankenstein, 1976
  • Wrzask (also known as The Scream), 1978
  • The Shout, Films, Inc., 1978
  • Rece do gory (also known as Hands Up!), 1981
  • (And producer, with Mark Shivas) Moonlighting, Universal, 1982
  • Fucha, 1982
  • (And producer) Success Is the Best Revenge, Gaumont, 1984
  • The Lightship, Warner Brothers, 1985
  • Torrents of Spring, Millimeter, 1990
  • (And coproducer and associate producer) Ferdydurke, 1991
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Jerzy Andrzejewski) Niewinni czarodzieji (also known as Innocent Sorcerers), 1960
  • (With others) Przy Hacuek (also known as A Friend), 1960
  • Oko wykol, Hamles, 1960
  • Erotyk, 1960
  • Boks (also known as Boxing), 1961
  • Piednadze albo zycie, 1961
  • Akt, 1961
  • (With Roman Polanski and Jakub Goldberg) Noz w wodzie (also knownas Knife in the Water), Film Polski, 1962
  • Rysopis (also known as Identification Marks: None), Film Polski, 1964
  • Walkower (also known as Walkover), Film Polski, 1965
  • Bariera (also known as Barrier), Film Polski, 1966
  • Rece do gory (also known as Hands Up), Film Polski, 1967
  • (With Andrzej Kostenko) Le depart (also known as The Startand Der Start), Elisabeth Films, 1967
  • Dialog 20-40-60, Filmstudio Barrandov, 1968
  • (With H. A. L. Craig, Henry Lester, and Gene Gutowski) The Adventuresof Gerard, United Artists, 1970
  • (With Jerzy Gruza and Boleslaw Sulik) Deep End, Paramount, 1970
  • Poslizg (also known as Slip-Up), 1972
  • (With Michael Austin) The Shout, Films, Inc., 1978
  • Wrzask (also known as The Scream), 1978
  • Rece do gory (also known as Hands Up!), 1981
  • Fucha, 1982
  • (With Boleslaw Sulik, Barry Vince, and Danuta Witold Stok) Moonlighting, Universal, 1982
  • (With Michael Lyndon) Success Is the Best Revenge, Gaumont, 1984
  • (With Arcangelo Bonaccorso) Torrents of Spring, Millimeter, 1990
  • Ferdydurke, 1991
  • Television Plays
  • Author of the television play Przy jaciel (also known as A Friend).
  • Other Writings
  • Moje rundy (poem; title means My Rounds), published in journal Nowa kultura, 1957
  • Gdzies blisko siebie (poems; also known as Somewhere Close to Oneself), Slask, 1958
  • Siekiera i niebo (poems; also known as Hatchet and the Sky), Czytelnik, 1959
  • Ktos sie utopil (one-act play; title means Somebody Got Drowned), 1961

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Borin, Fabrizio, Jerzy Skolimowski, Florence, 1987
    Periodicals
    • American Film, December, 1986
    • Film Comment, fall, 1968 November/December, 1982
    • Films and Filming, December, 1968
    • People, November 18, 1985
    • Sight and Sound, summer, 1968

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