Roman Polanski was born on August 18, 1933 in Paris, France.
Roman Polanski won the Academy Award for The Pianist. Other movies: Rosemary’s Baby, Bitter Moon.
Roman Polanski is a Polish-French film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor.
His Polish-Jewish parents moved the family back from Paris to Kraków in 1937. Two years later, Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany starting World War II and the family found themselves trapped in the Kraków Ghetto. After his mother and father were taken in raids, Polanski spent his formative years in foster homes under an adopted identity, surviving the Holocaust.
Polanski’s first feature-length film, Knife in the Water (1962), was made in Poland and was nominated for the United States Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In the United Kingdom he directed three films, beginning with Repulsion (1965). In 1968, he moved to the United States and cemented his status by directing the horror film Rosemary’s Baby (1968). (From Wikipedia)
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