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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 92 wins & 89 nominations. See more awards »

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Chinatown Man with Knife
(1974)
The Tenant Trelkovsky
(1976)
The Ghost Writer Director
(2010)
Carnage Director
(2011)

Filmography

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  The Stalking Moon (announced)
Mr. Fournier
 2019 An Officer and a Spy
A Listener at a Concert (uncredited)
 2008 Quiet Chaos
Steiner
 2007 Rush Hour 3
Detective Revi (uncredited)
 2002 The Revenge
Józef Papkin
 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)
 1976 The Tenant
Trelkovsky
 1974 Chinatown
Man with Knife
 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!
Driver
 1960 Innocent Sorcerers
Dudzio
 1960 Goodbye, See You Tomorrow
Romek (as R. Polanski)
 1960 Bad Luck
Jola's Tutor (uncredited)
 1959 The Lamp (Short)
A passer-by (uncredited)
 1959 When Angels Fall (Short)
Old woman
 1959 Speed
Musician
 1958 Con bravura (Short)
Kolednik
 1958 Two Men and a Wardrobe (Short)
Punching boy (uncredited)
 1957 Koniec nocy
Little One
 1957 Wraki
Romek
 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 Trzy starty
Brother of Basia
 1955 A Generation
Mundek
 1953 Trzy opowiesci
Genek 'The Little' (segment "Jacek")
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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 83 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

R. Polanski | Roman Polañski

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Frantic (1988)] The idea sprang from my old fear that I have when someone disappears for some reason which is apparently ordinary, and doesn't come back as expected. I always start asking myself the question, "Where is the moment when I have a legitimate right to worry?" - where I can actually start talking to others about this person not being around. And that moment doesn't really exist - ... See more »

Trivia:

Shortly before her murder, wife Sharon Tate gave Polanski a copy of Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles", and he planned to film it with her. When he finally made the movie Tess (1979), he dedicated it to her. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Romek

Star Sign:

Leo

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