86 wins & 75 nominations.
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Directed and starred in the hit Paris stage production of "Amadeus" in the early 1980s.
5 Biographical Movies |
12 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
5 Interviews |
82 Articles |
6 Pictorials |
6 Magazine Cover Photos |
R. Polanski | Roman Polañski
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on his style of filmmaking] I don't really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don't, it's like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line.
Received his first 'Best Director' Academy Award for The Pianist
(2002) nearly six months after the awards ceremony, since the director would be immediately arrested due to outstanding warrants stemming from fleeing the US to avoid further imprisonment after his 1978 statutory rape conviction. His friend Harrison Ford
flew to France to present Polanski the award at the 29th American Film Festival...
Often key scenes or plot are featured near or associated with water.