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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski

Director

Roman Polański (born 18 August 1933) is a Polish-French film director, producer, writer and actor. Born in Paris to Polish parents, Polański relocated with his family to Poland in 1937. After surviving the Holocaust, he continued his education in Poland and became a critically acclaimed director of both art house and commercial films. Polański's first feature-length film, Knife in the Water (1962), made in Poland, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has since received five more Oscar nominations, and in 2002 received the Academy Award for Best Director for his film, The Pianist. He has also been the recipient of two Baftas, four Césars, a Golden Globe and the Palme d'Or. He left Poland in 1961 to live in France for several years, then moved to the United Kingdom where he collaborated with Gérard Brach on three films, beginning with Repulsion (1965). In 1968 he moved to the United States, immediately cementing his burgeoning directing status with the 1968 groundbreaking Academy Award winning horror film Rosemary's Baby. In 1969, Polański's pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered while staying at the Polański's Benedict Canyon home above Los Angeles by members of the Manson Family. Following Tate's death, Polański returned to Europe and spent much of his time in Paris and Gstaad, but did not make another film until he filmed Macbeth (1971) in England. The following year he went to Italy to make What? (1973) and subsequently spent the next five years living near Rome. However, he traveled to Hollywood to direct Chinatown (1974) for Paramount Pictures, with Robert Evans serving as producer. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, and was a critical and box-office success; the script by Robert Towne won for Best Original Screenplay. Polański's next film, The Tenant (1976), was shot in France, and completed the "Apartment Trilogy", following Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby. In 1977, after a photo shoot in Los Angeles, Polański was arrested for the sexual abuse of a 13 year old girl. He was charged with rape but pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor. To avoid sentencing, Polański fled to his home in London, and then moved on to France the following day. He has had a U.S. arrest warrant outstanding since then, and an international arrest warrant since 2005. Polański continued to make films such as The Pianist (2002), a World War II-set adaptation of Jewish-Polish musician Władysław Szpilman's autobiography of the same name, which echoed some of Polański's earlier life experiences. Like Szpilman, Polański escaped the ghetto and the concentration camps while family members were killed. The film won three Academy Awards including Best Director, the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, and seven French César Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. He then released the successful films Oliver Twist (2005), To Each His Own Cinema (2007), and The Ghost Writer (2010), completed while under house arrest. In September 2009, Polański was arrested by Swiss police, at the request of U.S. authorities, when he traveled to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival. In October 2009, the U.S. requested his extradition; however, on July 12, 2010, the Swiss rejected that request and instead declared him a "free man" after releasing him from custody.

Born: August 18, 1933 (Age 89) in Paris, France

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Roman Polanski  is Known For

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Rosemary's Baby
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The Ninth Gate

Roman PolanskiMovies & TV Credits

TitleRatingJobRole(s)Year
Movie
6.9
ActorMundek1955
Movie
7.9
ActorInspector1994
Movie
4.8
ActorKurilov1992
Movie
6.2
ActorGambler1974
Movie
8.3
ActorMan with Knife1974
Movie
6.8
ActorSelf (uncredited)1970
Movie
6.6
ActorRoman Polanski1994
Movie
6.8
ActorRomek1960
Movie
6.8
ActorTaxi Driver Who Hands Over the Matches to Dr. Walker (uncred1988
Movie
7.2
ActorDudzio1960
Movie
7.8
Actordubbing roli granej przez Zygmunta Malanowicza1962
Movie
7.1
ActorHimself - Interviewee2000
Movie
6.4
ActorDet. Revi2007
Movie
8
ActorSpoon Player1965
Movie
7.8
ActorTrelkovsky1976
Movie
7.2
ActorAlfred1967
Movie
6.7
ActorSteiner2008
Movie
5.7
ActorMosquito1972
Movie
6.5
ActorSolitary Drinker1969
Movie
6.6
ActorSelf2013
Movie
5.7
ActorJózef Papkin2002
Movie
7.6
ActorSelf2011
Movie
7
Actor1972
Movie
6.2
Actormuzyk (nie występuje w napisach)1959
Movie
6.2
ActorSelf (archive footage)2012
Movie
6.2
Actor1961
Movie
4.6
Actor1978
Movie
ActorSelf2021
Movie
4.2
Actor1982
Movie
ActorGenek "Mały" (segment 2)1953
Movie
4.5
Actorkierowca1961
Movie
ActorAdas1955
Movie
ActorFabrice Fournier
Movie
ActorSelf2012
Movie
5.3
ActorRomek1957
Movie
ActorDancer1958
Movie
6.5
Actor2010
Movie
6.1
ActorMały1957
Movie
ActorHimself1972
Movie
7.5
ActorSelf (archive footage)2002
Movie
ActorBasia's Brother1955
Movie
ActorSelf (archive footage)2008
Movie
7.5
ActorA Listener at a Concert (uncredited)2019
Movie
7
ActorHimself (Archival Footage)2015
Movie
ActorHimself2000
Movie
Actor1995
Movie
ActorHimself (archive footage)1998
Movie
ActorInterviewee2003
Movie
ActorHimself2003
Movie
ActorSelf2004
Movie
ActorSelf2004
Movie
ActorSelf2004
Movie
Actor2006
Movie
Actor2007
Movie
ActorMan in Tavern (archive footage)2009
Movie
ActorHimself2012
Movie
ActorHimself2014
Movie
8
ActorHimself (archive footage)2014
TV Show
6.4
Actor1 Episode1996
TV Show
ActorSelf
1 Episode
1982
TV Show
6.4
ActorSelf
1 Episode
1981
TV Show
6.8
ActorSelf
1 Episode
1982-1987
TV Show
8.3
ActorSelf - Guest
1 Episode
1968-1986
TV Show
Actorhimself
1 Episode
1967-2002
TV Show
ActorSelf
1 Episode
1987-1989
TV Show
7
Actor1 Episode1996-2003
TV Show
ActorSelf
1 Episode
1972
Short Film
6.5
ActorBad Boy1958
Short Film
6.1
ActorA passer-by (uncredited)1959
Short Film
6
Actorthe lean1961
Short Film
6.6
ActorOld woman1959
Short Film
6.9
ActorHimself1968
Short Film
5.1
Actor2000
Short Film
Actor1955
Short Film
5.6
ActorBoy who wants to buy a bicycle1955
Short Film
Actor2010
Movie
7.3
Actor1995
Movie
ActorSelf2020
Movie
6.7
ActorHimself1997
Movie
ActorHimself2002
Movie
Actor1968
TV Special
ActorHimself1967
Movie
ActorLucky1989
Movie
ActorHimself2006
Movie
5.9
ActorHimself2001
Movie
7.7
ActorSelf1969
Movie
ActorSelf (archive footage)2009
Movie
ActorSelf (archive footage)2010
Movie
ActorSelf2019
Movie
Actor1996
Movie
ActorSelf2000
Movie
6.3
WritingWriter, Producer1970
Movie
7.7
DirectingAssistant Director1960
Movie
5.7
DirectingDirector, Screenplay2017
Movie
7.4
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Producer1992
Movie
6.9
DirectingDirector, Screenplay2011
Movie
8.3
DirectingDirector1974
Movie
7.4
DirectingDirector, Author1966
Movie
7.7
DirectingDirector1994
Movie
6.8
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Writer1988
Movie
7.8
DirectingScreenplay, Director1962
Movie
7.3
DirectingScreenplay, Director1971
Movie
6.6
DirectingDirector, Producer2005
Movie
6
DirectingDirector, Screenplay1986
Movie
8
DirectingDirector, Screenplay1965
Movie
8.1
DirectingDirector, Screenplay1968
Movie
7.5
DirectingDirector, Screenplay1979
Movie
5.3
WritingWriter1971
Movie
7.2
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Story1967
Movie
7.1
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Producer2010
Movie
5.5
DirectingDirector1991
Movie
6.4
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Producer1999
Movie
8.8
DirectingDirector, Producer2002
Movie
7.8
DirectingDirector, Screenplay1976
Movie
5.7
DirectingDirector, Writer1964
Movie
7.1
DirectingDirector, Producer2007
Movie
5.9
CrewThanks2011
Movie
7.2
DirectingDirector, Screenplay2013
Movie
7
ProductionProducer1972
Movie
5.7
DirectingDirector, Screenplay1972
Movie
7.5
DirectingDirector, Writer2019
Movie
WritingWriter1968
Movie
5
WritingScreenplay1964
Movie
DirectingDirector, Writer2023
Short Film
6.2
DirectingDirector, Screenplay2012
Short Film
4.9
DirectingDirector, Writer1957
Short Film
5.1
DirectingDirector, Writer1962
Short Film
5.3
DirectingDirector, Writer1957
Short Film
5.4
DirectingDirector, Screenplay1957
Short Film
6
DirectingDirector, Writer, Producer1961
Short Film
6.1
DirectingDirector, Writer1959
Short Film
6.5
DirectingDirector, Writer1958
Short Film
6.6
DirectingDirector, Screenplay1959
Short Film
ProductionCo-Producer1966
Short Film
5.6
DirectingDirector, Writer1955
Short Film
WritingIdea2010
Movie
WritingCharacters2017
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