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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski
  • Career: Actor Director
  • Top celebrities: 1878
  • BirthDate: 1933, 18 of August , Paris, France
  • Spouse: Emmanuelle Seigner (30 August 1989 - present) 2 children, Sharon Tate (20 January 1968 - 9 August 1969) (her death), Barbara Lass (19 September 1959 - 1962) (divorced)
  • Zodiac sign: Leo
  • Facts of life

    Roman Polanski

     

    Rajmund Roman Thierry Polanski was born on August 18, 1933 and was commonly known as Roman Polanski. He is of the Polish origin and from 1976 he became a French by naturalization and is an actor, writer, director and producer. He is known to be one of the “truly international filmmakers” since he has worked on films in France, Poland, United States and United Kingdom. David Fincher, Abel Ferrara, Wes Anderson are few people who have been influenced by his films.

    His famous works can be noted in films such as Repulsion, The Pianist, Rosemary’s Baby, Knife in the Water, Chinatown, etc. he has been married three times. His second wife passed away after they had been married for just a year. He then married Emmanuelle Seigner after twenty years. He has a daughter and a son. He had had a keen interest in films since he was four or five years of age. 

  • Awards: Won Oscar - 2003 for "Best Director for:Der Pianist (2002). Roman Polanski was not present at the awards ceremony, being a fugitive from U.S. justice since fleeing the country in 1978. Presenter Harrison Ford accepted the award on his behalf."
    Nominated Oscar - 1981 for "Best Director for:Tess (1979)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1975 for "Best Director for:Chinatown (1974)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1969 for "Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium for:Rosemary's Baby (1968)."
    Nominated Silver Condor - 2011 for "Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera) for:Der Ghostwriter (2010). UK."
    Nominated Silver Condor - 2004 for "Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) for:Der Pianist (2002). France/Germany/Netherlands/Poland/UK."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 2003 for "Best Film for:Der Pianist (2002). Shared with: Robert Benmussa Alain Sarde"
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1975 for "Best Direction for:Chinatown (1974)."
    Won Honorary Award - 2003 for ""
    Won Silver Berlin Bear - 2010 for "Best Director for:Der Ghostwriter (2010)."
    Won Special Recognition - 1972 for "Documentary for:Afternoon of a Champion (1972). Shared with: Frank Simon"
    Won Golden Berlin Bear - 1966 for "for:Cul-de-sac (1966)."
    Won FIPRESCI Prize - 1965 for "for:Repulsion (1965)."
    Won Audience Choice Award - 2003 for "for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won Bodil - 1975 for "Best Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film) for:Chinatown (1974)."
    Won BSFC Award - 2002 for "Best Director for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won BSFC Award - 1981 for "Best Director for:Tess (1979)."
    Nominated Critics Choice Award - 2003 for "Best Director for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won Palme d'Or - 2002 for "for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Nominated Palme d'Or - 1976 for "for:Le locataire (1976)."
    Nominated CFCA Award - 2003 for "Best Director for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Nominated Chlotrudis Award - 2011 for "Best Adapted Screenplay for:Der Ghostwriter (2010). Shared with: Robert Harris"
    Won CEC Award - 2012 for "Best Screenplay, Adapted (Mejor Guión Adaptado) for:Der Gott des Gemetzels (2011). Shared with: Yasmina Reza"
    Won Golden Dragon - 1963 for "Other Forms for:Ssaki (1962). Shared with: Andrzej Kondratiuk Andrzej Kostenko Krzysztof Komeda"
    Won World Cinematography Award - 2003 for ""
    Won Czech Lion - 2004 for "Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film) for:Der Pianist (2002). Poland."
    Won César - 2012 for "Best Adapted Screenplay (Meilleure adaptation) for:Der Gott des Gemetzels (2011). Shared with: Yasmina Reza"
    Won César - 2011 for "Best Adapted Screenplay (Meilleure adaptation) for:Der Ghostwriter (2010). Shared with: Robert Harris"
    Won César - 2003 for "Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur) for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won César - 1980 for "Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur) for:Tess (1979)."
    Nominated David - 2012 for "Best European Film (Miglior Film dell'Unione Europea) for:Der Gott des Gemetzels (2011)."
    Won David - 2003 for "Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won David - 1969 for "Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero) for:Rosemary's Baby (1968)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 2003 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1975 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Chinatown (1974)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1969 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Rosemary's Baby (1968)."
    Nominated Edgar - 1969 for "Best Motion Picture for:Rosemary's Baby (1968)."
    Won European Film Award - 2010 for "Best Director for:Der Ghostwriter (2010)."
    Won Life Achievement Award - 2006 for ""
    Nominated European Film Award - 2002 for "Best Director for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema - 1999 for "for:Die neun Pforten (1999)."
    Nominated International Fantasy Film Award - 1995 for "Best Film for:Der Tod und das Mädchen (1994)."
    Nominated Fotogramas de Plata - 2012 for "Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) for:Der Gott des Gemetzels (2011)."
    Nominated Fotogramas de Plata - 2011 for "Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) for:Der Ghostwriter (2010)."
    Won Fotogramas de Plata - 2003 for "Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won Critics Award - 1970 for "Best Foreign Film for:Rosemary's Baby (1968). USA."
    Nominated Gaudí Award - 2011 for "Best European Film (Millor Pel·lícula Europea) for:Der Ghostwriter (2010)."
    Won Golden Globe - 2010 for "Best European Film (Miglior Film Europeo) for:Der Ghostwriter (2010)."
    Won Golden Globe - 2003 for "Best European Film (Miglior Film Europeo) for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1981 for "Best Director - Motion Picture for:Tess (1979)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1975 for "Best Director - Motion Picture for:Chinatown (1974)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1969 for "Best Screenplay for:Rosemary's Baby (1968)."
    Nominated Goya - 2012 for "Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea) for:Der Gott des Gemetzels (2011)."
    Nominated Goya - 2011 for "Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea) for:Der Ghostwriter (2010)."
    Won Goya - 2003 for "Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea) for:Der Pianist (2002). UK/Poland."
    Nominated Independent Spirit Award - 1995 for "Best Director for:Der Tod und das Mädchen (1994)."
    Nominated Silver Ribbon - 2010 for "Best European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Europeo) for:Der Ghostwriter (2010)."
    Won Silver Ribbon - 2003 for "Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema - 2004 for ""
    Won Kinema Junpo Award - 2012 for "Best Foreign Language Film for:Der Ghostwriter (2010)."
    Won Kinema Junpo Award - 2004 for "Best Foreign Language Film for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1971 for "Best Director 9th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1968 for "Director 10th place."
    Won LAFCA Award - 1980 for "Best Director for:Tess (1979)."
    Won Mainichi Film Concours - 2004 for "Best Foreign Language Film for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won Best Short Film - 1963 for "Under 30 minutes for:Le gros et le maigre (1961). Tied with The Most (1963)."
    3rd place NSFC Award - 2011 for "Best Director for:Der Ghostwriter (2010)."
    Won NSFC Award - 2003 for "Best Director for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won Ecumenical Film Award - 2003 for "for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won Main Prize - 1963 for "for:Ssaki (1962)."
    Won Honorable Mention - 1959 for "for:Dwaj ludzie z szafa (1958)."
    Won Eagle - 2003 for "Best Director (Najlepsza Rezyseria) for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won Golden Gate Award - 1958 for "Best Short Subject for:Dwaj ludzie z szafa (1958)."
    Won Audience Award - 2003 for "Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Won Sant Jordi - 1975 for "Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) for:Chinatown (1974)."
    Nominated Satellite Award - 2010 for "Best Director for:Der Ghostwriter (2010)."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1999 for ""
    Won Audience Award - 2003 for "Best Foreign Film for:Der Pianist (2002)."
    Nominated USC Scripter Award - 2011 for "for:Der Ghostwriter (2010). Shared with: Robert Harris (screenwriter/author)"
    Won Little Golden Lion - 2011 for "for:Der Gott des Gemetzels (2011)."
    Won Career Golden Lion - 1993 for ""
    Won FIPRESCI Prize - 1962 for "for:Nóz w wodzie (1962)."
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1969 for "Best Written American Drama for:Rosemary's Baby (1968)."
    Won Golden Eye for Lifetime Achievement - 2009 for "A Tribute To..."
    Won Étoile d'Or - 2011 for "Best Director (Réalisateur) for:Der Ghostwriter (2010)."
    Won Étoile d'Or - 2003 for "Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur) for:Der Pianist (2002)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 31
  • Films with Roman Polanski: Quiet Chaos - 2008
    Rush Hour 3 - 2007
    The Revenge - 2002
    Scene by Scene - 2000
    Tribute to Alfred Lepetit - 2000
    A Pure Formality - 1994
    Back in the U.S.S.R. - 1992
    En attendant Godot - 1989
    Frantic - 1988
    Chassé-croisé - 1982
    The Tenant - 1976
    Chinatown - 1974
    Andy Warhol's Dracula - 1974
    What? - 1972
    The Magic Christian - 1969
    The Fearless Vampire Killers - 1967
    Repulsion - 1965
    Knife in the Water - 1962
    The Fat and the Lean - 1961
    Samson - 1961
    Ostroznie, Yeti! - 1961
    Niewinni czarodzieje - 1960
    Do widzenia, do jutra - 1960
    Zezowate szczescie - 1960
    Speed - 1959
    Gdy spadaja anioly - 1959
    The Lamp - 1959
    What Will My Wife Say to This? - 1958
    Dwaj ludzie z szafa - 1958
    Koniec nocy - 1957
    Wraki - 1957
    Nikodem Dyzma - 1956
    Zaczarowany rower - 1955
    A Generation - 1955
    Godzina bez slonca - 1955
    Rower - 1955
    Trzy opowiesci - 1953
    Carnage - 2011
    The Ghost Writer - 2010
    To Each His Own Cinema - 2007
    Oliver Twist - 2005
    The Pianist - 2002
    The Ninth Gate - 1999
    Death and the Maiden - 1994
    The King of Ads - 1993
    Bitter Moon - 1992
    Pirates - 1986
    Tess - 1979
    Macbeth - 1971
    Rosemary's Baby - 1968
    Cul-de-sac - 1966
    Les plus belles escroqueries du monde - 1964
    Mammals - 1962
    Morderstwo - 1957
    Break Up the Dance - 1957
    Usmiech zebiczny - 1957
    A Day at the Beach - 1972
    The Boat on the Grass - 1971
    The Girl Across the Way - 1968
    Love Story - 1965
    A Taste for Women - 1964
    Castelnuovo - 1999
    Afternoon of a Champion - 1972
    G.G. Passion - 1966
    Tower Heist - 2011
    Le code a changé - 2009
    Northern Lights - 2009/I
    Cadillac Records - 2008
    A Federal Case - 2008
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - 2007
    Twist by Polanski - 2006
    Carne de tu carne - 1983
    JacK Waltzer: On the Craft of Acting - 2011
    La nuit des Césars - 1980-2011
    Komeda: A Soundtrack for a Life - 2010
    Ciak Point Torino 2008 - 2008
    AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres - 2008
    Shootout - 2008
    Chinatown: The Legacy - 2007
    Chinatown: The Beginning and the End - 2007
    Chinatown: Filming - 2007
    HBO First Look - 2007
    Absolute Beginner - 2007
    Il était une fois... Tess - 2007
    The 2006 European Film Awards - 2006
    Polanski par Polanski - 2006
    Cinema 3 - 1992-2005
    Corazón de... - 2005
    'Tess': From Novel to Screen - 2004
    'Tess': The Experience - 2004
    Filming 'Tess' - 2004
    Claude Berri, le dernier nabab - 2003
    Roman Polanski and Jerzy Skolimowski on 'Knife in the Water' - 2003
    Knife in the Water: A Ticket to the West - 2003
    A Story of Survival: Behind the Scenes of 'The Pianist' - 2003
    Dean Tavoularis, le magicien d'Hollywood - 2003
    The Making of 'The Pianist' - 2003
    A British Horror Film - 2003
    2002 World Awards - 2002
    The 10 Commandments of Creativity - 2001
    Rosemary's Baby: A Retrospective - 2000
    Charlie Rose - 2000
    Ljuset håller mig sällskap - 2000
    Biography - 1995-1999
    Intimate Portrait - 1999
    Chinatown Revisited with Roman Polanski, Robert Evans and Robert Towne - 1999
    Sen kväll med Luuk - 1998
    Wetten, dass..? - 1998
    E! True Hollywood Story - 1998
    Dracula: The True Story - 1997
    Elle s'appelait Françoise - 1996
    Empire of the Censors - 1995
    Dead Tired - 1994
    Chico Hamilton: Dancing to a Different Drummer - 1994
    Hollywood U.K. - 1993
    Behind the Scenes: A Portrait of Pierre Guffroy - 1992
    Le divan - 1992
    The 19th Annual Rudolph Valentino Awards - 1991
    Bains de minuit - 1988
    La tarde - 1986
    Clive James Meets Roman Polanski - 1984
    7 sur 7 - 1982
    A fondo - 1980
    Cinema - 1972
    Ciao, Federico! - 1970
    Playboy After Dark - 1969
    Wedding of the Doll - 1968
    The New Cinema - 1968
    Mia and Roman - 1968
    Valley of the Dolls: A World Premiere Voyage - 1967
    Hollywood Backstage - 1967
    Roman Polanski - 1966
    Late Show London - 1966
    The Story of Film: An Odyssey - 2011
    A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss - 2010
    Special Collector's Edition - 2010
    Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes - 2010
    Cinema 3 - 2010
    Larry King Live - 2003-2010
    Access Hollywood - 2009
    À l'abordage - L'aventure de pirates - 2009
    Dateline NBC - 2008
    Il falso bugiardo - 2008
    Final Days of an Icon - 2008
    Erika Rabau: Puck of Berlin - 2008
    Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired - 2008
    Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story - 2007
    Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia - 2007
    British Film Forever - 2007
    Cease to Exist - 2007
    Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires - 2007
    The Fearmakers Collection - 2007
    La tele de tu vida - 2007
    Vinte na Galega - 2007
    La imagen de tu vida - 2006
    Blind Faith: London Hyde Park 1969 - 2006
    ¿De qué te ríes? - 2006
    Cinema mil - 2005
    101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment - 2003
    Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood - 2003
    Biography - 2002
    The Kid Stays in the Picture - 2002
    The Unbeatable Bruce Lee - 2001
    E! True Hollywood Story - 1999
    Serial Killers: Profiling the Criminal Mind - 1999
    Playboy: The Story of X - 1998
    Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time - 1992
    Hollywood Babylon - 1992
    The Evolution of Snuff - 1978
    Lionpower from MGM - 1967
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