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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 & 75 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Chinatown Director
(1974)
The Tenant Director
(1976)
The Ghost Writer Director
(2010)
Carnage Director
(2011)

Filmography

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 2013 Venus in Fur
 2012 A Therapy (Short)
 2011 Carnage
 2005 Oliver Twist
 2002 The Pianist
 1996 Vasco Rossi: Gli Angeli (Video short)
 1992 Bitter Moon
 1991 The King of Ads (Documentary) (segment "Vanity Fair commercial")
 1988 Frantic
 1986 Pirates
 1979 Tess
 1976 The Tenant
 1974 Chinatown
 1972 Che?
 1972 Weekend of a Champion (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1971 Macbeth
 1966 Cul-De-Sac
 1965 Repulsion
 1964 Les plus belles escroqueries du monde (segment "La Rivière de Diamants", scenes deleted)
 1962 Mammals (Short)
 1961 Le gros et le maigre (Short)
 1959 The Lamp (Short)
 1959 When Angels Fall (Short)
 1958 Two Men and a Wardrobe (Short)
 1957 Break Up the Dance (Short)
 1957 Murder (Short)
 1957 Teeth Smile (Short)
 1955 Rower (Short)
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Other Works:

Autobiography: "Roman", William Morrow & Co. (1984) See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 81 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

R. Polanski | Roman Polañski

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Carnage (2011)] With each film, I need an artistic challenge so I don't get bored! I like to tackle challenges. On this film, it was telling a story that takes place in real time and in a confined space. I've made films before in an enclosed space, but not as rigorously self-contained, so this was a new experience. When I was a teenager, I was really struck by Laurence Olivier's Hamlet (1948)... See more »

Trivia:

On 26 September 2009, Polanski was detained by Swiss police at Zurich Airport while trying to enter Switzerland. Since this was only 1 year and 7 months after the release of Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) at Sundance (Jan.18, 2008), there is reason to believe, that the documentary was actually what caused the new arrest warrant, because it dared to question the legality of Polanski's ... See more »

Trademark:

His films are often told in a subjective narrative. See more »

Nickname:

Romek

Star Sign:

Leo

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