Daniel Olbrychski (born February 27, 1945) is a Polish actor best known for leading roles in several Andrzej Wajda movies and also known for playing a defector and spymaster Vassily Orlov, alongside Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie in the movie Salt.

He also starred in the movie With Fire and Sword (Polish original title: Ogniem i mieczem) directed by Jerzy Hoffman.

He provided a voice to one Disney movie Cars.

Disney Roles



He is the father of two sons, Rafał Olbrychski (actor, born 26 February 1971) by Monika Dzienisiewicz-Olbrychska, and Viktor by German actress Barbara Sukowa. He also has a daughter named Weronika (b. 1982) by Zuzanna Łapicka-Olbrychska, daughter of Andrzej Łapicki.


  • 1986 - French Legion of Honor (L'Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur),
  • 2007 - Stanislavsky Award at the 29th Moscow International Film Festival for the outstanding achievement in the career of acting and devotion to the principles of Stanislavsky's school.