Pszoniak graduated from the Cracow Theater School in 1968 and then worked at the Stary Teatr Cracow. He celebrated stage success there in Konrad Swinarski's productions of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (1970) and as Verkhovensky in Dostoyevsky's The Demons (1972/73). From 1972 he had engagements in Warsaw at the Narodowy Teatr and from 1974 at the Powszechny Teatr, where he played the leading role in 1977 in Dale Wasserman's play One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest .
Pszoniak made his film debut in 1970 in Zbigniew Chmielewski's Angel Face . He played his first important roles in Andrzej Żuławski's Diabeł and Andrzej Wajda's The Wedding in 1972 . Pszoniak worked with Wajda several times, for example, under his direction he played the Jew Moryc Welt in Ziemia obiecana (1974) and Robespierre in Danton (1983) and received the Actor Award at the International Film Festival in Montreal together with Daniel Olbrychski . As a result, Pszoniak began working increasingly in Western Europe, especially in France, from the mid-1980s.
- 1970: Angel Face (Twarz anioła) - directed by Zbigniew Chmielewski
- 1973: The Wedding (Wesele) - Director: Andrzej Wajda
- 1974: The Promised Land (Ziemia obiecana)
- 1979: The tin drum
- 1982: Limousine Daimler-Benz - Directed by Filip Bajon
- 1983: Danton
- 1983: Austeria - The House on the Border (Austeria) - Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz
- 1986: bitter harvest
- 1986: With my hot tears
- 1986: The Samurai's Summer
- 1988: To Kill a Priest (To Kill a Priest)
- 1989: Deux - Directed by Claude Zidi
- 1989: Vivaldi - Scandalous Adventures (Rouge Venise) - Director: Étienne Périer
- 1990: Monsieur - Directed by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
- 1990: Korczak
- 1995: Holy Week (Wielki tydzień)
- 1997: The Color of Life (Our God's Brother) - Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
- 2000: Bajland - Director: Henryk Dederko
- 2001: Chaos - Director: Coline Serreau
- 2003: Le Pacte du silence - Director: Graham Guit
- 2004: Vipère au poing - Director: Philippe de Broca
- 2007: Strajk - The heroine of Danzig
- 2015: Excentrycy, czyli po słonecznej stronie ulicy - Director: Janusz Majewski
- Wojciech Pszoniak in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Wojciech Pszoniak. In: filmpolski.pl. (Polish, with photos).
- Polish actor Wojciech Pszoniak dies aged 78. In: The First News . October 19, 2020, accessed on October 20, 2020 .
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Polish actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 2, 1942|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lviv|
|DATE OF DEATH||19th October 2020|
|Place of death||Warsaw|