Born 18th April 1947 in Krakow. Graduate from Polish Philology at the Jagiellonian University and from The Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Cracow. Since 1971, acts in Teatr Stary. Co-worked with Konrad Swinarski, Jerzy Jarocki, Jerzy Grzegorzewski and Andrzej Wajda. Actor in the films Directed by Agnieszka Holland, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi, Feliks Falk and Juliusz Machulski. Since 1980s, plays Italian films and theatrical plays. Theatre and film director, pedagogue. Between 1990-1997, the Rector of The Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Cracow. Winner of numerous awards for his acting performance and theatre directing, i.a. the Nastro d’Argento award of the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists for the best European artist (1998), the Emerging Master Award at the Seattle International Film Festival (2001) and Polish Super Wiktor award (2001). Since 1998, a member of the European Film Academy. In 1992, Stuhr published his autobiography “Sercowa choroba, czyli moje życie w sztuce” (“The Disease of the Heart: My Life in Art”).
1994: List of Lovers (The Special Prize of the Jury and the Individual Award for the dialogues shared with Jerzy Pilch at the 19th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia); 1997: Love Stories (i.a. the Polityka’s Passport Award; The Golden Lions Award and the award of studio cinemas at the 22nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia; the FIPRESCI Award, La Navicella Award and Anica Flash Award at the Venice Biennale; nomination to the 11th European Film Awards for the best male actor); 1999: A Week in the Life of a Man (The Special Prize of the Jury and the Polish Filmmakers Association Award at the 24th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia); 2000: The Big Animal (the Special Prize at the 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; the Audience Award at the “Lato Filmowe” Film Festival in Kazimierz Dolny; the Grand Prix Award at the “goEast” Festival of Central and Eastern European Film in Wiesbaden, 2001; the Special Prize of the Jury at the “Golden Knight” International Film Festival in Tambov, 2001); 2003: Tomorrow’s Weather (the award for the best male actor at the “Prowincjonalia” Film Festival in Września, 2004; the Hollywood Eagle Award at the Los Angeles Polish Film Festival; the FIPRESCI Award at the “goEast” Festival of Central and Eastern European Film in Wiesbaden; the Silver Grenade at the Comedy Film Festival in Lubomierz)