Job Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1954-present
Top Roles Spoon Player, The lean, Young Boy, A passer, Bad boy
Top GenresShort Films, Drama, Comedy, Thriller/Suspense, Horror, Crime
Top TopicsPsychological Thrillers, Book-Based, New York
Top Collaborators , (Director), ,
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 2023, Roman Polanski was 90 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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BlogHub Articles:

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
He was due to have directed "The Double," a modern-day, comedic adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel about a man whose life is taken over by his doppelganger. John Travolta, who was being paid $17m, was to have played the lead, alongside Isabelle Adjani, John Goodman, and Jean Reno. Shooting was to have begun in May 1996 in Paris. Lili Fini Zanuck and Todd Black were producing, Jeremy Leven had written the screenplay and other personnel such as director of photography Robert Richardson and production designer Pierre Guffroy were in place. Just nine days before principal photography was scheduled to start, and with around $15m already spent, Travolta flew back to US following an argument with Polanski. Travolta claimed that the screenplay had been significantly altered compared with the one he had signed up for. Following Travolta's departure, Steve Martin was quickly hired to

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.

Was offered the chance to direct King Kong (1976) but turned it down.

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