Job Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1954-present
Top Roles Spoon Player, Bad boy, Old woman, The lean, Young Boy
Top GenresShort Films, Drama, Comedy, Thriller/Suspense, Horror, Crime
Top TopicsPsychological Thrillers, Book-Based, New York
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Shares birthday with Shelley Winters, Robert Redford, Matt Mattox  see more..

Roman Polanski Overview:

Director, Roman Polanski, was born Rajmund Roman Liebling on Aug 18, 1933 in Paris, France. As of December 2020, Roman Polanski was 87 years old.



Roman Polanski was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for The Pianist in 2002.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1968Best WritingRosemary's Baby (1968)N/ANominated
1974Best DirectorChinatown (1974)N/ANominated
1980Best DirectorTess (1979)N/ANominated
2002Best DirectorThe Pianist (2003)N/AWon

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Repulsion (1965, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 1, 2015 From The Stop Button

At around the seventy minute mark, Repulsion finally gives Catherine Deneuve some personality. Sure, she’s gone completely insane at this point, but she sings a little lullaby to herself. And Deneuve is in at least sixty-five of those seventy minutes without any personality (she loses it again... Read full article

Rosemary’s Baby (1968, )

on Dec 13, 2013 From The Stop Button

From the first scene of Rosemary’s Baby, establishes the style he’s going to use until the big reveal at the end. He shoots a lot of over-the-shoulder shots with people moving around out of frame, causing a startling effect when the viewer finds out they’re now in a ... Read full article

Top Films of by LMdC

By Michael on May 14, 2012 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

1. Chinatown (1974) 2. Repulsion (1965) 3. Rosemary’s Baby (1968) 4. The Tenant (1976) 5. The Ghost Writer (2010) 6. The Pianist (2002) 7. Frantic (1988) 8. Oliver Twist (2005) 9. The Ninth Gate (1999) I still need to see: Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958) Mammals (1966) Knife in the Wa... Read full article

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Roman Polanski Facts
Received his first best director Oscar for the movie The Pianist (2002) five months after the awards ceremony. His friend, Harrison Ford, flew to France to present Polanski the award, since the director would be immediately arrested and incarcerated due to outstanding warrants stemming from his fleeing the US after his 1978 statutory rape conviction to avoid imprisonment. [8 September 2003].

Has not been back to the United States since 1978.

After Polanski fled from the American justice, the judge on his case swore to have him behind the bars. Though the judge died in 1989, the director still can't enter the US; otherwise, he would be arrested.

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