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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 80 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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  The Stalking Moon (pre-production)
Mr. Fournier (unconfirmed)
 2008 Quiet Chaos
Steiner
 2007 Rush Hour 3
Detective Revi (uncredited)
 2000 Tribute to Alfred Lepetit (Short)
 1994 Dead Tired
Roman Polanski
 1994 A Pure Formality
Inspector
 1992 Back in the U.S.S.R.
Kurilov
 1989 En attendant Godot (TV Movie)
Lucky
 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
 1967 The Fearless Vampire Killers
Alfred, Abronsius' Assistant
 1965 Repulsion
Spoon Player (uncredited)
 1962 The Knife in the Water
Young Boy (voice, uncredited)
 1961 The Fat and the Lean (Short)
The lean (uncredited)
 1961 Samson
 1961 Ostroznie, Yeti!
Driver
 1960 Niewinni czarodzieje
Dudzio
 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
Musician
 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
Adas
 1955 A Generation
Mundek
 1953 Trzy opowiesci
Genek 'The Little' (segment "Jacek")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1976: Provided his own dubbing in the Italian post-synchronized version of his film 'Le Locataire' (L'inquilino del terzio piano). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 64 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

R. Polanski | Roman Polañski

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Harrison Ford] Often when Harrison read a line, it was a different reading than I anticipated, but it worked. Somehow, it was more inspiring or original than what I had in mind. See more »

Trivia:

In November 1989 he was approached by Warner Bros to adapt and direct Mikhail A. Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita. The project was subsequently dropped by Warners due to budgetary concerns and the studio's belief that the subject matter was no longer relevant due to the fall of the Berlin wall. Polanski has described his script as the best he has ever adapted. See more »

Trademark:

Likes to arrange shots from the protagonist's perspective and slowly pan around the room to points of interest as the character notices them. See more »

Nickname:

Romek

Star Sign:

Leo

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