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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 90 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Chinatown Man with Knife
(1974)
The Tenant Trelkovsky
(1976)
The Ghost Writer Director
(2010)
Carnage Director
(2011)

Filmography

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  The Stalking Moon (announced)
Mr. Fournier
 2008 Quiet Chaos
Steiner
 2007 Rush Hour 3
Detective Revi (uncredited)
 2002 The Revenge
Józef Papkin
 2000 Tribute to 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)
 1976 The Tenant
Trelkovsky
 1974 Chinatown
Man with Knife
 1974 Blood for Dracula
Man in Tavern (uncredited)
 1972 What?
Mosquito (uncredited)
 1969 The Magic Christian
Solitary Drinker
 1965 Repulsion
Spoon Player (uncredited)
 1962 Knife in the Water
Young Man (voice, uncredited)
 1961 The Fat and the Lean (Short)
The lean (uncredited)
 1961 Samson
 1961 Ostroznie, Yeti!
Driver
 1960 Innocent Sorcerers
Dudzio
 1960 Goodbye, See You Tomorrow
Romek (as R. Polanski)
 1960 Bad Luck
Jola's Tutor (uncredited)
 1959 The Lamp (Short)
A passer-by (uncredited)
 1959 When Angels Fall (Short)
Old woman
 1959 Speed
Musician
 1958 Con bravura (Short)
Kolednik
 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 Trzy starty
Brother of Basia
 1955 A Generation
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 The Fearless Vampire Killers (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),... See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 82 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

R. Polanski | Roman Polañski

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

The best films are because of nobody but the director. See more »

Trivia:

Polanski was set to direct "The Double", a modern-day, comedic adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel about a man whose life is taken over by a doppelganger. Star John Travolta, who was being paid $17 million, was set to play the lead, alongside Isabelle Adjani, John Goodman, and Jean Reno. The film shoot was set to begin in Paris in June 1996. Lili Fini Zanuck and Todd Black were producing, ... 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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