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Zbigniew Cybulski Poster

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 3 November 1927Kniaze, Stanislawowskie, Poland [now Kniaze, Ukraine]
Date of Death 8 January 1967Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, Poland  (struck by railway train)
Birth NameZbigniew Hubert Cybulski
Nickname Zbyszek

Mini Bio (1)

Won international fame with the leading role of Maciek Chelmicki in Andrzej Wajda's Ashes and Diamonds (1958). He created a character which was imitated not only in Poland; often compared with James Dean.

Graduated from the Higher State School of Acting in Cracow; also studied journalism. From 1953 to 1960 worked with Wybrzeze Theatre, Bim-Bom Student Theatre and Teatr Rozmow (all in Gdansk). From 1961 to 1967 acted and directed in Theatre Ateneum in Warsaw, Poland.

Major leading roles: Kostek in Wajda's A Generation (1955) ("Generation"), Maciek Chelmicki in Wajda's Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Jacek in Janusz Morgenstern's A demain (1961) ("See You Tomorrow", co-scr.), Edmund in Wajda's Innocent Sorcerers (1960) ("Innocent Sorcerers"), Wiktor Rawicz in Wojciech Has's Jak byc kochana (1963) ("How to Be Loved"), Alfons Van Worden in Has's The Saragossa Manuscript (1965), trainer Janczak in Aleksander Scibor-Rylski's Jutro Meksyk (1966) ("Mexico Tomorrow"), Rodecki in Scibor-Rylski's Morderca zostawia slad (1967) ("The Killer Leaves a Trace").

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Zbigniew Pasek <zbigniew@engin.umich.edu>

Spouse (1)

Elzbieta Chwalibóg (30 August 1960 - 8 January 1967) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

Died after falling under a moving train in Wroclaw, Poland.
Had a son, Maciek (born in the early 1960s), who was never interested in showbusiness and became an architect.
He was considered for the part of Klíma in Czech film Nobody Will Laugh (1965), eventually played by Jan Kacer.

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