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Roman Polanski Overview:

Director, Roman Polanski, was born Rajmund Roman Liebling on Aug 18, 1933 in Paris, France. As of December 2018, Roman Polanski was 85 years old.

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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
Was voted the 26th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.

Directed four actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Ruth Gordon, Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and Adrien Brody. Gordon and Brody won Oscars for their performance in one of his movies.

In November 1989 he was approached by Warner Bros to adapt and direct Mikhail A. Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita. The project was subsequently dropped by Warners due to budgetary concerns and the studio's belief that the subject matter was no longer relevant due to the fall of the Berlin wall. Polanski has described his script as the best he has ever adapted.

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