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Marek Probosz

Marek Probosz, photography by Michał Wargin/East News
 

Marek Probosz was born on 24th March 1959 in Żory. Before commencing his studies at the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre (PWSFiTV) in Łódź he had been a TV actor, performing in TV series and cinema adaptations of plays. During his studies he was an activist of the Independent Students’ Association and he was a co-organizer of free professorial elections. He was also known in the Czechoslovakia and East Germany where he starred in plays and films.

In 1987, he left for Hollywood and participation in a three-week symposium proved to be a life-changing experience for him.

In the US Marek Probosz worked as an actor and directed such films, as “The Cruel Story” and “Why Am I?” based on his script. He wrote: “Eldorado” and “Zadzwoń, jak cię zabiją” (Call Me When They’ll Kill You). He has been an acting teacher at the UCLA and a member of the American Film Institute.


Interview by Edi Pyrek in 2011 in Los Angeles.

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Negotiating a visa
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The reason was one: freedom
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Becoming independent from Poland
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"We shouldn’t all be the same"
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Seeking means being alive
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