Maciej Stuhr was born in 1975 and has for 15 years been one of Poland’s most popular actors. He has had roles in films by some of Poland’s leading directors: Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieś lowski, Agnieszka Holland and Krzysztof Warlikowski to name a few. He has also worked with upcoming, promising Polish directors such as Małgorzata Szumowska and Wojciech Smarzowski. Stuhr is a versatile performer having proven himself in a host of artistic projects like the film 33 Scenes from Life and award-winning theatre production Kabaret Warszawski as well as mainstream blockbusters like Letters To M and Boys Don’t Cry. He is often cast in dramatic roles but his first love is comedy. Stuhr enjoys working on stage and is currently regarded as the best master of ceremonies in Poland. He is an eloquent and witty speaker and has won the prestigious Polish Speaker Award and was co-host of the European Film Awards with Sophie Marceau in 2006. Stuhr is a much sought after actor and has appeared in over 50 roles. In 2008, he received the Zbyszek Cybulski Award for Best Actor of the Young Generation for his role as Piotr in 33 Scenes from Life. In 2009 he became an Official Ambassador of the European Film Academy. In 2013 Stuhr received a Polish Eagle – the Polish Film Award for Best Actor in Aftermath.
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