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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 97 wins & 95 nominations. See more awards »

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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
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Cinéma Erotique")
 2005 Oliver Twist
 2002 The Pianist
 1996 Vasco Rossi: Gli Angeli (Music Video)
 1992 Bitter Moon
 1991 The King of Ads (Documentary) (segment "Vanity Fair commercial")
 1988 Frantic
 1986 Pirates
 1979 Tess
 1976 The Tenant
 1974 Chinatown (directed by)
 1972 What?
 1972 Weekend of a Champion (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1971 Macbeth
 1966 Cul-de-sac
 1965 Repulsion
 1964 The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (segment "La Rivière de Diamants", scenes deleted)
 1962 Mammals (Short)
 1961 The Fat and the Lean (Short)
 1959 When Angels Fall (Short)
 1959 The Lamp (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 84 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

R. Polanski | Roman Polañski

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Emmanuelle Seigner  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Morgane Polanski | See more »

Parents:

Liebling, Bula | Liebling, Ryszard

Relatives:

Polanski, Annette (half sibling)
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Personal Quote:

The first time that I felt that I really had got it technically smooth was Rosemary's Baby (1968). The first time I made a film that would make me happy because I felt the humour and the tone the way I like it was The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967). Chinatown (1974) was the first film where I had no struggle throughout the production because I was totally supported by the producer and had ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1969, while Polanski was out of town on business, his wife, actress Sharon Tate, was brutally murdered by members of Charles Manson's cult family, though Manson only ordered the killing and was not present during the murders. Tate was eight months pregnant with Polanski's first child at the time. Polanski has said that his life's biggest regret was not being present at the house the night his ... See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Romek

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