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Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began. On Germany's invasion in... See full bio »
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  The Stalking Moon (pre-production)
Mr. Fournier
 2008 Quiet Chaos
 2007 Rush Hour 3
Detective Revi (uncredited)
 2000 Tribute to Alfred Lepetit (Short)
 1994 Dead Tired
Roman Polanski
 1994 A Pure Formality
 1992 Back in the U.S.S.R.
 1989 En attendant Godot (TV Movie)
 1988 Frantic
Taxi Driver Who Hands Over the Matches to Dr. Walker (uncredited)
 1974 Blood for Dracula
Man in Tavern (uncredited)
 1972 What?
Mosquito (uncredited)
 1969 The Magic Christian
Solitary Drinker
 1965 Repulsion
Spoon Player (uncredited)
 1962 Knife in the Water
Young Man (voice, uncredited)
 1961 The Fat and the Lean (Short)
The lean (uncredited)
 1961 Samson
 1961 Ostroznie, Yeti!
 1960 Innocent Sorcerers
 1960 Do widzenia, do jutra
Romek (as R. Polanski)
 1960 Zezowate szczescie
Jola's Tutor (uncredited)
 1959 The Lamp (Short)
A passer-by (uncredited)
 1959 Speed
 1959 When Angels Fall (Short)
Old woman
 1958 Two Men and a Wardrobe (Short)
Bad boy (uncredited)
 1957 Koniec nocy
Little One
 1957 Wraki
 1956 Nikodem Dyzma
Boy at Hotel (uncredited)
 1955 Godzina bez slonca (Short)
 1955 Rower (Short)
Boy who wants to buy a bicycle
 1955 Zaczarowany rower
 1955 A Generation
 1953 Trzy opowiesci
Genek 'The Little' (segment "Jacek")
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Director of the stage musical "Tanz Der Vampire", which is based on his film The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) (a.k.a. "The Fearless Vampire Killers") and has been seen by more than 5 million people worldwide. The musical had its premiere in Vienna, Austria in 1997 followed by Germany (Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin, Oberhausen),... See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 66 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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R. Polanski | Roman Polañski


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Evil and the Devil are two different things. The Devil is how humans like to imagine evil, with horns and a tail. Evil is part of our personality. I've never believed in occultism or the Devil, and I'm not at all religious. I'd rather read science books than something about occultism. When it comes to cinema, evil is simply a form of entertainment to me. See more »


According to his autobiography, producer Robert Evans initially wanted Polanski to direct Sliver (1993). But since he could not return to the U.S., Evans planned on having a second unit director shoot some footage in New York, whilst Polanski would direct the film in Paris. See more »


By the end of his films, the protagonist often meets an uncertain, melancholic future ("The Ninth Gate (1999) ", "The Ghost Writer (2010)", "Rosemary's Baby (1968)", "Chinatown (1974)" and "Macbeth (1971)"). See more »



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