Roman Polanski

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Rajmund Roman Liebling
  • Birth Place: Paris, France
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/18/1933, Leo
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter; actor; producer
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Roman Polanski Fast Facts:
  • In 1941, his parents were taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where his mother died in the gas chambers, but his father survived.
  • Made his feature-film directing debut with the 1962 Polish-language thriller Knife in the Water, which was nominated for a 1963 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
  • Wife Sharon Tate was murdered by the Charles Manson cult on August 9, 1969, in Bel Air, CA; she was eight months pregnant with their son.
  • Arrested in 1977 for having sex with a 13-year-old girl who was auditioning for a Vogue photo shoot; fled the U.S. for France to avoid prison.
  • Received the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion Award for Career Achievement in 1993 and the Stockholm Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.
  • Roman Polanski Relationships:
  • Sharon Tate - Wife (deceased)
  • Emmanuelle Seigner - Wife
  • Ryszard Polanski - Father
  • Barbara Lass - Ex-wife
  • Wanda Polanski - Stepmother
  • Bula Polanski - Mother
  • Elvis Polanski - Son
  • Nastassja Kinski - Ex-significant Other
  • Annette - Half Sister
  • Morgane Polanski - Daughter
  • Roman Polanski Awards:
  • 2002 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Winner
  • 2012 César Awards: Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay - Winner
  • 2011 César Awards: Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay - Winner
  • 2014 César Awards: Best Director - Winner
  • 2003 César Awards: Best Film - Winner
  • 1974 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Direction - Winner
  • 2003 César Awards: Best Director - Winner
  • 2014 Prix Lumières: Best Screenplay - Winner
  • 2002 Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'Or - Winner
  • 2011 César Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 2002 European Film Awards: European Director - Nominee
  • 2002 BAFTA Film Awards: The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction - Winner
  • 1980 César Awards: Best Film - Winner
  • 1993 Venice Film Festival: Lifetime Achievement - Winner
  • 1980 César Awards: Best Director - Winner
  • 2014 César Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 2002 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Winner
  • 2002 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 1974 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 2014 David di Donatello Awards: Best European Film - Nominee
  • 1968 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1969 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2012 David di Donatello Awards: Best European Film - Nominee
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2011 César Awards: Best Director - Winner
  • 2012 European Film Awards: European Screenwriter - Nominee
  • 1980 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 2014 César Awards: Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay - Nominee
  • College:
  • National Film, Television and Theatre School, Lodz, Poland (1959)

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