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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 2019, Roman Polanski was 86 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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In 1969, while he was on out-of-town 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. She was eight-months pregnant with their first child at the time. He has said that his life's biggest regret was not being present at the house on Cielo Drive, Beverly Hills the night his wife Sharon Tate and four others were brutally murdered.

According to his autobiography, producer Robert Evans initially wanted Roman Polanski to direct Sliver (1993). Since Polanski will not return to the United States, Evans planned on having a second unit director shoot some footage of New York, whilst Polanski would direct the film in Paris.

Within the Hollywood industry in the late 60s and early 70s he was often mocked as the stereotypical short, tyrannical European director.

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