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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 »

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

Filmography

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 2019 J'accuse (filming)
 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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Director of the stage musical "Tanz Der Vampire", which is based on his film Dance of the Vampires (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), Poland... 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:

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Alternate Names:

R. Polanski | Roman Polañski

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on J'accuse (2019)] I have long wanted to make a film about the Dreyfus Affair, treating it not as a costume drama but as a spy story. In this way one can show its absolute relevance to what is happening in today's world - the age-old spectacle of the witch hunt on a minority group, security paranoia, secret military tribunals, out-of-control intelligence agencies, governmental cover-ups and a ... See more »

Trivia:

Polanski was set to direct "The Double", a modern-day, comedic adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel about a man whose life is taken over by a doppelganger. Star John Travolta, who was being paid $17 million, was set to play the lead, alongside Isabelle Adjani, John Goodman, and Jean Reno. The film shoot was set to begin in Paris in June 1996. Lili Fini Zanuck and Todd Black were producing, ... See more »

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

Nickname:

Romek

Star Sign:

Leo

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