He played Leopold Sochaa in Agnieszka Holland's Academy Award nominated movie In the Darkness (Polish original title: W ciemności). Two years later he played Lech Wałęsa in Andrzej Wajda's Polish movie Walesa. Man of Hope (Polish original title: Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei).
He wons many awards and nominations, for example Silver Hugo for Best Actor from Walesa. Man of Hope in International Film Festival in Chicago and 4 Polish Academy Award for Best Actor.