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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 85 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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 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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Commercial for Parisiennes cigarettes See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 65 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

R. Polanski | Roman Polañski


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[on Bitter Moon (1992)] The fact that sexual attraction wanes, that's what fascinated me. That has nothing to do with love, which can actually deepen as sex declines. The premise of the film is that love cannot last forever in its true intensity. It must bleed or end tragically. If it has peaks, it must have lows. I hadn't done a movie like this for a long time, and I felt strongly not only that ... See more »


Convicted of the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl after plea bargaining, Polanski then served time in prison in California. But prison officials released him sooner than the judge's original sentence had intended. The judge then sought to have Polanski brought to court again for further sentencing. Rather than do so, Polanski fled to Europe to avoid and escape a second arrest and ... See more »


Often key scenes or plot are featured near or associated with water. See more »



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