Daniel Marcel Olbrychski ; born 27 February 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 attended the Stefan Batory Gymnasium and Lyceum in Warsaw.
In 1965, he played the character of Rafał Olbromski, his first major film role in Andrzej Wajda's film The Ashes.
In 1971 he won the award for Best Actor at the 7th Moscow International Film Festival for his role in The Birch Wood.
He played one of the leading roles in Volker Schlöndorff's film The Tin Drum based on Günter Grass's novel Die Blechtrommel. He also appeared in one of the ten short films in Krzysztof Kieślowski's Dekalog and played a role in the film adaptation of The Unbearable Lightness of B...