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18/08/1933 Director Roman Polanski is born

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Roman Polanski Interview

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Roman Polanski ‪winning the Oscar® for Directing

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Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate Wedding, 1968 London

Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor. Since 1978, he has been a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system, having fled the country while awaiting sentencing in his sexual abuse case, where he pleaded guilty to statutory rape.
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    • Essentials 

    • Fun facts 

    • Personal 

    • World War II 

    • After the war 

    • Introduction to movies 

    • ''Knife in the Water'' (1962) 

    • ''Repulsion'' (1965) 

    • ''Cul-de-sac'' (1966) 

    • ''The Fearless Vampire Killers/Dance of the Vampires'' (1967) 

    • ''Rosemary's Baby'' (1968) 

    • ''Macbeth'' (1971) 

    • ''What?'' (1973) 

    • ''Chinatown'' (1974) 

    • ''The Tenant'' (1976) 

    • ''Tess'' (1979) 

    • 1980s 

    • ''Pirates'' (1986) 

    • ''Frantic'' (1988) 

    • ''Bitter Moon'' (1992) 

    • ''Death and the Maiden'' (1994) 

    • ''The Fearless Vampire Killers'' (1997) 

    • ''The Ninth Gate'' (1999) 

    • ''The Pianist'' (2002) 

    • ''Oliver Twist'' (2005) 

    • ''The Ghost Writer'' (2010) 

    • ''Carnage'' (2011) 

    • ''Venus in Fur'' (2013) 

    • ''Based on a True Story'' (2017) 

    • ''An Officer and a Spy'' (2019) 

    • Fifth César Award for Best Director 

    • Legal history 

    • Sexual abuse case 

    • Documentary films 

    • ''Vanity Fair'' libel case 

    • Matan Uziel libel case 

    • Charlotte Lewis 

    • Additional allegations, 2017 onwards