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Roman Polanski

French-Polish film director
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Net worth 2018: $45 Million
Residence: Paris, France
Country: French
BirthDay: 18 August 1933
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.65 m
Education: National Film School in Łódź
BIOGRAPHY

Roman Polanski was bornon 18 August 1933 in Paris, France, French, is French-Polish film director. Roman Polanski is a celebrated film director, producer and actor who began his cinematic career making films in Poland before eventually making films in the United Kingdom, France and the United States. He made his American debut with the classic horror ‘Rosemary’s Baby’. He is regarded as a “truly international filmmaker” as he has made films in many countries. Born shortly before the World War II, he endured a very difficult childhood. He barely survived the Holocaust in which his mother died and was separated from his father for some time. Even before he had turned 12 he had witnessed all the horrors of war—he had been savagely beaten, starved, tortured and humiliated. As a young boy he had taken a fascination for films and addictively watched movies in order to escape the harsh realities of life. He was reunited with his father after the war and went to the National Film School in Poland. His first feature film was the Polish ‘Knife in the Water’ which garnered international recognition giving him the chance to take his work to a wider audience. He made films in several countries and ultimately made his American debut with ‘Rosemary’s Baby’. The brilliant director also made headlines for an infamous child sexual abuse case during the 1970s.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$45 Million

TIMELINE
2010

In 2010, he directed a political thriller ‘The Ghost Writer’ which was adapted from the novel ‘The Ghost’ by Robert Harris

2002

‘The Pianist’ (2002) is another one of his more significant movies

1992

He made a romantic thriller, ‘Bitter Moon’ in 1992 which had Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas and Peter Coyote

1989

He married French actress Emmanuelle Seigner in 1989

1977

In 1977, he was arrested for the rape of a 13 year old girl and was indicted on six counts of criminal behaviour

1974

One of his most famous films, ‘Chinatown’ was released in 1974

1968

His directorial debut in America was with the critically acclaimed psychological horror ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ in 1968 which was based on a best selling novel of the same name by Ira Levin

1965

In 1965, he made ‘Repulsion’, a British psychological horror starring Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry and John Fraser

1962

His made his directorial debut in 1962 with ‘Knife in the Water’, a drama film, shot using only three actors

1959

He had a brief marriage to actress Barbara Lass from 1959 to 1961

1958

While at the Film School, he made several short films of which ‘Two Men and a Wardrobe’ (1958) and ‘When Angels Fall (1959)’ received considerable recognition

1955

He made his directorial debut in 1955 with a short film ‘Rower’ which was a semi-autobiographical feature film in which he also starred

1954

He began his career as an actor and appeared in several of the films of celebrated Polish director, Andrzej Wajda, including ‘Pokolenie’ (1954), and ‘Zaczarowany Rower’ (1954)

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