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Roman Polanski (born Raymond Liebling, August 18, 1933 in Paris) is a Franco-Polish film director, writer, actor and producer. A celebrated arthouse filmmaker, and Hollywood director of such films as Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974), he is also known for his tumultuous personal life. In 1969, his wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered by the Manson Family. In 1978, after pleading guilty to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a thirteen year old girl, Polanski fled to France, where he now resides.

Unwilling to return to the United States and face arrest, he has continued to direct films in Europe, including Frantic (1988), the Academy Award-winning and Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or-winning The Pianist (2002), and Oliver Twist (2005).

Filmography

Director

Year Film Oscar
nominations
Oscar wins
1955 Zaczarowany rower (also as Bicycle)
1957 Morderstwo (also as A Murderer)
Uśmiech zębiczny (also as A Toothful Smile)
Rozbijemy zabawę (also as Break Up the Dance)
1958 Dwaj ludzie z szafą (also as Two Men and a Wardrobe)
1959 Lampa (also as The Lamp)
Gdy spadają anioły (also as When Angels Fall)
1961 Le Gros et le maigre (also as The Fat and the Lean)
Ssaki (also as Mammals)
1962 Nóż w wodzie (also as Knife in the Water) 1
1964 Les plus belles escroqueries du monde (also as The Beautiful Swindlers)—segment: "La rivière de diamants"
1965 Repulsion*
1966 Cul-de-sac
1967 The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, Madam, but Your Teeth Are in My Neck (also as Dance of the Vampires)
1968 Rosemary's Baby* 2 1
1971 Macbeth
1972 Template:Ill
1972 What? (also as Diary of Forbidden Dreams)
1974 Chinatown 11 1
1976 Le Locataire (also as The Tenant)*
1979 Tess 6 3
1986 Pirates 1
1988 Frantic
1992 Bitter Moon
1994 Death and the Maiden
1999 The Ninth Gate
2002 The Pianist 7 3
2005 Oliver Twist
2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment Cinéma erotique)
2010 The Ghost Writer
2011 Carnage
2012 A Therapy (short film for Prada)
2013 Venus in Fur

*These movies are part of his 'Apartment Trilogy'.




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