Jerzy Skolimowski (born May 5, 1938 in Łódź, Poland) is a Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist, and actor; also a painter and poet to. A graduate of the prestigious National Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski has directed more than twenty films since his 1960 début Oko wykol (The Menacing Eye). He lived in Los Angeles for over 20 years where he painted in a figurative, expressionist mode and acted occasionally in films. More recently, he returned to Poland, and to film making as a writer and director after a 17-year hiatus with Cztery noce z Anną (Four Nights with Anna) in 2008.

He was starring in the Disney movie The Avengers as Georgi Lukchov (this character was dubbed by Skolimowski too in Polish dubbing).

In July 2016, at the Venice Film Festival Skolimowski was honoured with Golden Lion for "lifetime achievement".

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