Filmography Roman Polanski

Date of birth: 18/08/33 (86 years)
Family name: Raymond Roman Liebling
 Nationality: France

Roman Raymond Liebling (Polish: Roman Rajmund Liebling,[1] IPA: [?r?man p??la?sk?i]; born 18 August 1933) is a French-born and resident Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Polanski began his career in Poland, and later became a critically acclaimed director of both art house and commercial films.[2] Polanski's first feature-length film, Knife in the Water (1962), made in Poland, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has since received five more Oscar nominations, and in 2002 received the Academy Award for Best Director for his film, The Pianist. He Read his whole biography e has also been the recipient of two Baftas, four Césars, a Golden Globe and the Palme d'Or. He left the People's Republic of Poland in 1961 to live in France for several years, then moved to Britain, where he collaborated with Gérard Brach on three films, beginning with Repulsion (1965). In 1968 he moved to the United States, immediately cementing his burgeoning directing status with the 1968 groundbreaking Academy Award winning horror film Rosemary's Baby. 
 
In 1969, Polanski's pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered while staying at the Polanski's Benedict Canyon home above Los Angeles by members of the Manson Family.[3] Following Tate's death, Polanski returned to Europe and spent much of his time in Paris and Gstaad, but didn't make another film until he filmed Macbeth (1971) in England. The following year he went to Italy to make What? (1973) and subsequently spent the next five years living near Rome. However, he traveled to Hollywood to direct Chinatown (1974) for Paramount Pictures, with Robert Evans serving as producer. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, and was a critical and box-office success; the script by Robert Towne won for Best Original Screenplay.[4] Polanski's next film, The Tenant (1976), was shot in France, and completed the "Apartment Trilogy", following Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby.[5] 
 
In 1977, after a photo shoot in Los Angeles, Polanski was arrested for the sexual assault of a 13 year old girl, he later pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.[6] To avoid sentencing, Polanski fled to his home in London, but quickly moved on to France the following day, and has had a U.S. arrest warrant outstanding since then,[7] and an international arrest warrant since 2005.[8] Polanski continued to make films such as The Pianist (2002), a World War II-set adaptation of Jewish-Polish musician W?adys?aw Szpilman's autobiography of the same name, which echoed some of Polanski's earlier life experiences. Like Szpilman, Polanski escaped the ghetto and the concentration camps while family members were killed. The film won three Academy Awards including Best Director, the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, and seven French César Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.[9] He then released the successful films Oliver Twist (2005), To Each His Own Cinema (2007), and The Ghost Writer' (2010), completed while under house arrest. 
 
In September 2009 Polanski was arrested by Swiss police, at the request of U.S. authorities, when he traveled to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival.[8][10][11] The United States formally requested his extradition on 23 October 2009.[12] On July 12, 2010, Swiss authorities announced they would not extradite Polanski and freed him from house arrest saying the American request for extradition was faulty.

Filmography Roman Polanski