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Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began. On Germany's invasion in... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 83 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Pianist
The Pianist Director
(2002)
Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby Director
(1968)
Chinatown
Chinatown Man with Knife
(1974)
The Ghost Writer
The Ghost Writer Director
(2010)

Filmography

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  The Stalking Moon (pre-production)
Fabrice Fournier
 2008 Caos calmo
Steiner
 2007 Rush Hour 3
Detective Revi (uncredited)
 2000 Hommage à Alfred Lepetit (Short)
 1994 Dead Tired
Roman Polanski
 1994 A Pure Formality
Inspector
 1992 Back in the U.S.S.R.
Kurilov
 1989 En attendant Godot (TV Movie)
Lucky
 1988 Frantic
Taxi Driver Who Hands Over the Matches to Dr. Walker (uncredited)
 1974 Blood for Dracula
Man in Tavern (uncredited)
 1972 Che?
Mosquito (uncredited)
 1969 The Magic Christian
Solitary Drinker
 1967 Dance of the Vampires
Alfred
 1965 Repulsion
Spoon Player (uncredited)
 1962 Knife in the Water
Young Man (voice, uncredited)
 1961 Le gros et le maigre (Short)
The lean (uncredited)
 1961 Samson
 1961 Ostroznie, Yeti!
Driver
 1960 Niewinni czarodzieje
Dudzio
 1960 Do widzenia, do jutra...
Romek (as R. Polanski)
 1960 Zezowate szczescie
Jola's Tutor (uncredited)
 1959 The Lamp (Short)
A passer-by (uncredited)
 1959 Lotna
Musician
 1959 When Angels Fall (Short)
Old woman
 1958 Co rekne zena?
Dancer
 1958 Two Men and a Wardrobe (Short)
Bad boy (uncredited)
 1957 Koniec nocy
Little One
 1957 Wraki
Romek
 1956 Nikodem Dyzma
Boy at Hotel (uncredited)
 1955 Godzina bez slonca (Short)
 1955 Rower (Short)
Boy who wants to buy a bicycle
 1955 Zaczarowany rower
Adas
 1955 Pokolenie
Mundek
 1953 Trzy opowiesci
Genek 'The Little' (segment "Jacek")
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Director of the stage musical "Tanz Der Vampire", which is based on his film Dance of the Vampires (1967) (a.k.a. "The Fearless Vampire Killers") and has been seen by more than 5 million people worldwide. The musical had its premiere in Vienna, Austria in 1997 followed by Germany (Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin, Oberhausen), Poland... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 78 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

R. Polanski | Roman Polañski

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

You make films for people, so you enjoy it when it's a success. Who wants an empty theatre? But you can't think of that when you're doing it because you have to satisfy your own artistic taste, and not trying to extrapolate it, asking whether they're going to like it or not, because it doesn't work this way, unfortunately. See more »

Trivia:

He was 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 $17 million, was to have played the lead, alongside Isabelle Adjani, John Goodman, and Jean Reno. Shooting was to have begun in Paris in June 1996. Lili Fini Zanuck and Todd Black were producing, Jeremy Leven ... See more »

Trademark:

By the end of his films, the protagonist often meets an uncertain, melancholic future ("The Ninth Gate (1999) ", "The Ghost Writer (2010)", "Rosemary's Baby (1968)", "Chinatown (1974)" and "Macbeth (1971)"). See more »

Nickname:

Romek

Star Sign:

Leo

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