|Roman Polanski Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||August 18, 1933|
Roman Polanski is a French film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor who received the Oscar for “Best Director” in 2003 for the biographical war drama film The Pianist. Over the years, he has also been a recipient of several accolades including at least 2 Golden Globe Awards, 2 BAFTAs, a Palme d’Or of the 2002 Cannes Film Festival in France, and multiple César Awards. Some of his other films are Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, Tess, The Ghost Writer, Venus in Fur, An Officer and a Spy, Cul-de-sac, and Repulsion. Roman Polanski was arrested and charged with drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977 and over the years, multiple other women have accused the filmmaker of s*xually assaulting them as children. As a result of the accusations, he has been a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system.
Raymond Roman Thierry Liebling
Roman Polanski, Romek
Roman Polanski studied at the National Film School in Łódź as well as attended the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts located in the center of Kraków, Poland.
Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
- Father – Mojżesz (or Maurycy) Liebling (later Polański) (known as Ryszard Polański after World War II) (Painter and Manufacturer of Sculptures)
- Mother – Bula (aka “Bella”) Katz-Przedborska
- Siblings – Annette (Older Half-Sister)
- Others – Samson Hirsch Liebling (Paternal Grandfather), Maria Imerglück (Paternal Grandmother), Wanda Zajączkowska (Stepmother)
Polanski has been repped by R.P. Productions, Production Company, Paris, France.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth has been $50 Million.
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Roman Polanski has dated –
- Christa Helm
- Barbara Kwiatkowska-Lass (1959-1962) – He was married to Polish actor Barbara Kwiatkowska-Lass from 1959 to 1962.
- Catherine Deneuve (1964-1965) – He dated actor Catherine Deneuve between 1964 and 1965. They worked together on the psychological horror film Repulsion (1965).
- Jill St. John (1965)
- Sharon Tate (1966-1969) – He met American actor and model Sharon Tate while filming the 1967 comedy horror film The Fearless Vampire Killers and they started dating during the production in 1966. The couple married in London on January 20, 1968. Sharon was 8-and-a-half months pregnant when she and 4 friends were murdered by members of the Manson Family in 1969. At the time, Polanski was in Europe working on a film while Sharon was at home in Los Angeles. Their unborn child was posthumously named Paul Richard Polanski.
- Michelle Phillips (1969)
- Nastassja Kinski (1976-1979)
- Brooke West (1978)
- Joanna Pacula (1981-1982)
- Charlotte Lewis (1984)
- Emmanuelle Seigner (1989-Present) – In the year 1989, he married actor, former fashion model, and singer Emmanuelle Seigner. They parent 2 children – a daughter named Morgane Polanski (b. January 20, 1993) and a son named Elvis Polanski (b. April 12, 1998).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Ashkenazi Jewish and some Russian or Polish descent.
Salt and Pepper
- Subjective narrative of his films
- Short stature
Polanski has done commercials for Parisiennes cigarettes.
Roman Polanski Favorite Things
- Films – Odd Man Out (1947), Hamlet (1948), Citizen Kane (1941), 8½ (1963)
- Painter – Van Gogh
Source – IMDb
Roman Polanski Facts
- When World War II began with the invasion of Poland, his family was living in Kraków, Poland.
- His mother was 4-month pregnant when she was taken to Auschwitz and was murdered in the gas chamber soon after arriving.
- Polanski and his father are holocaust survivors who reunited after the war ended.
- Author Ian Freer has stated Polanski’s constant childhood fears and dread of violence have contributed to the “tangible atmospheres he conjures up on film.”
- Alongside several other women, German actor Renate Langer, Californian artist Marianne Barnard, and French actor Valentine Monnier have also accused Roman Polanski of s*xually assaulting them at the age of 15, 10, and 18, respectively.
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