Władysław Komar (11 April 1940 – 17 August 1998) was a Polish shot put champion, who was born in Kaunas. Competing in three Summer Olympics in 1964–1972, he won the gold medal (21.18 m) at the Munich Games in 1972. His nickname was "King Kong" Komar as attributed to a Sports Illustrated article. Komar later became an actor, appearing in more than ten films. He died in a car crash in 1998 along with another Polish Olympic champion, Tadeusz Ślusarski.