Polanski, Roman


Polanski, Roman
(Raymond Polanski / August 18, 1933, Paris, France - )
   He was born to Polish-Jewish parents who returned to Poland and settled in Cracow in 1936. In 1939, his family was arrested by the Nazis. His mother died in a concentration camp, and his father returned only after the liberation of Poland. He made his acting debut playing in a radio program devoted to children (1946). Onstage since 1948, he appeared as an actor in many movies (1953 Trzy opowiesci, segment "Jacek", Konrad Nalecki, Poland; 1955 Zaczarowany rower, Silik Sternfeld, Poland; Godzina bez slonca, short, Pawel Komorowski, Poland; Pokolonie / UK and USA: A Generation, Andrzej Wajda, Poland; 1956 Nikodem Dyzma, uncredited, Jan Rybkowski, Poland; 1957 Wraki, Eva Petelska, Czeslaw Petelski, Poland; Koniec nocy, also asssitant director, Julian Dziedzina, Pawel Komorowski, Walentyna Uszycka, Poland; 1958 Co rekne zena? / Zadzwoncie do mojej zony, Jaroslav Mach, Halina Garus, Lech Lorentowicz, Frantisek Matousek, Jerzy Passendorfer, ElishkaVojtova, Marian Zietkiewicz, Poland; 1959 Lotna, Andrzej Wajda, Poland; 1960 Do widzenia, do jutra, Janusz Morgenstern, Poland; Zezo-wate szczescie / USA: Bad Luck, also assistant director, Andrzej Munk, Poland; Niewinni czarodzieje, Andrzej Wajda, Poland; 1961 Ostroznie, Yeti!, Andrzej Czekalski, Poland; Samson, Andrzej Wajda, Poland; 1969 The Ma­gic Christian, Joseph MacGrath, UK; 1974 Dracula cerca sangue di vergine . . . e mori di sette!!! / Dracula vuole vivere: Cerca sangue di vergine! / Du Sang pour Dracula / UK: Blood for Dracula / USA: Andy Warhol's Dracula. Paul Morrissey, Antonio Margheriti, Italy / France; 1982 Chassé-croisé, medium-length, Arielle Dombasle; 1989 En attendant Godot, TV, Walter D. Asmus; 1992 Back to the U.S.S.R.. Deran Sarafian, USA / Japan; 1994 Una pura formalità / Une Pure Formalité / USA: A Pure Formality. Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy / France; Grosse Fatigue, as himself, Michel Blanc; 2000 Hommage à Alfred Lepetit, documentary, short, Jean Rousselot; 2002 Zemsta / USA: The Revenge, Andrzej Wajda, Poland; 2007 Rush Hour, Brett Ratner, USA / Germany; 2008 Caos Calmo, Anton Giulio Grimaldi, Italy). Having trained at the Lodz film school, which he entered in 1953, he began filming shorts in 1955. Also a screenwriter for other filmmakers (1964 Aimez-vous les Femmes? / UK: Do You Like Women? / USA: A Taste for Women, Jean Léon; 1965 Love Story, TV series, episode "The Girl Opposite", Lionel Harris, UK; 1968 La Fille d'en Face, as co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, Jean-Dan­iel Simon; 1970 A Day at the Beach, as screenwriter, adapter, dialogist, producer, Simon Hesera, UK; 1971 Le Bateau sur l'Herbe / USA: The Boat on the Grass, as co-screenwriter, Gérard Brach), he produced a few movies (G.G. Passion, short, David Bailey, UK; 1972 Af­ternoon of a Champion / Weekend of a Champion, documentary, Frank Simon, UK; 1999 Castelnuovo, Stefano Salvati, Italy) and appeared as himself in several docu­mentaries, including Ciao, Fédérico! (medium-length, Gideon Bachman, Italy / USA / Sweden, 1971) and L'Envers du Décor: Portrait de Pierre Guffroy (documentary, Robert Salis, 1992). He won an Oscar for best director and the Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm in 2003 for The Pianist. Autobiography: 1984 Roman (Editions Robert Laffont; published in USA by Wil­liam Morrow & Co). His three wives—Barbara Lass (1940-1995 / married from 1959 to 1962), Sharon Tate (1943-1969 / married from 1968 to her murder in 1969), and Emmanuelle Seigner (b. 1966 / married since 1989)—were or are actresses.
 Filmography
1955 ◘ Rower (short; also screenwriter, actor; Po­land)
1957 ◘ Usmiech zebiczny / UK: A Toothful Smile / USA: Teeth Smile (short; Poland)
        ◘ Rozbijemy zabawe . . . (short; also screenwriter, dialogist, Poland)
        ◘ Morderstwo / USA: A Murderer / Murder (short; Poland)
        ◘ Dwaj ludzie szafa / UK and USA: Two Men and a Wardrobe (short; also screenwriter; Poland)
        ◘ Lampa / USA: The Lamp (short; also screenwriter, actor; Poland)
        ◘ Gdy spadaja anioly / UK: When Angels Fall / USA: When Angels Fall Down . . . (short; also screenwriter, actor; Poland)
        ◘ Le Gros et le Maigre / UK and USA: The Fat and the Lean (short; also screenwriter, producer, actor)
        ◘ Noz w wodzie / USA: Knife in the Water (also co-screenwriter; Poland)
        ◘ Ssaki / USA: Mammals (short; also co-screenwriter; Poland)
        ◘ Les plus belles Escroqueries du Monde / Le più belle truffe del mondo / De Wereld wil bedrogen worden / UK: The Beautiful Swindlers / USA: The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (segment "La
        ◘ Rivière de Diamants"; also co-screenwriter; France / Italy / Japan / Netherlands)
1965 ◘ Cul-de-Sac (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; UK)
1967 ◘ Dance of the Vampires / USA: The Fearless Vampire Killers / The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, but Your Teeth Are in My Neck (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, actor; UK / USA)
1968 ◘ Rosemary's Baby (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist; USA)
        ◘ The Tragedy of Macbeth / Macbeth (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; UK / USA)
        ◘ What? / Che? / Quoi? / Was? / US recut ver­sion: Diary of Forbidden Dreams (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; Italy / France / West Germany)
1974 ◘ Chinatown (also uncredited co-screenwriter, actor; USA)
1976 ◘ Le Locataire / USA: The Tenant (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, actor)
1979 ◘ Tess (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; France / UK)
1986 ◘ Pirates (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; France / Tunisia)
1988 ◘ Frantic (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; USA / France)
1992 ◘ Bitter Moon / Lunes de Fiel (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; France / UK / USA)
1994 ◘ Death and the Maiden / La Jeune Fille et la Mort (UK / USA / France)
1999 ◘ The Ninth Gate / La Neuvième Porte / La novena puerta (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; USA / Spain / France)
2002 ◘ The Pianist / Le Pianiste / Der Pianist / Pianista (UK / France / Germany / Poland)
2005 ◘ Oliver Twist (UK / France / Italy / Czech Re­public)
2007 ◘ Chacun son Cinéma ou Ce petit Coup au Coeur quand la Lumière s'éteint et que le Film com­mence / To Each His Cinema (segment "Cinéma érotique"; also producer)

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  • POLANSKI, ROMAN — (Liebling; 1933– ), film director, writer, and actor. Born in Paris, Polanski went to Poland with his parents at the age of three. During World War II, he managed to escape the ghetto, while his parents were sent to a concentration camp, where… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Polanski, Roman — born Aug. 18, 1933, Paris, France Polish French film director. He grew up in Poland and survived a traumatic wartime childhood under the Nazis. His first feature film, Knife in the Water (1962), brought him international fame. He left Poland that …   Universalium

  • Polański, Roman — (1933 )    Internationally acclaimed film and theater director, screenwriter, actor, and film producer. Polański was born in Paris to a family of Polonized Jews who returned to Poland two years before World War II. He survived the war by escaping …   Guide to cinema

  • Polanski, Roman — ► (n. 1933) Director cinematográfico polaco. Películas: Cul de Sac (1966), El baile de los vampiros (1967), La semilla del diablo (1968), La muerte y la doncella (1994), La novena puerta (1999) El pianista (2002), entre otras. * * * (n. 18 ago.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Polanski, Roman — pseud. di Polanski, Raymond …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Polanski, Roman —    см. Поланский, Роман …   Режиссерская энциклопедия. Кино США

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  • Roman Polański — (2011) Roman Raymond Polański[1] (* 18. August 1933 in Paris; eigentlich Rajmund Roman Liebling) ist ein polnischer[2] …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Roman Polański — Roman Polanski Pour les articles homonymes, voir Polanski. Roman Polański …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Roman Liebling — Roman Polański (* 18. August 1933 in Paris, Frankreich als Rajmund Roman Liebling) ist ein polnischer[1] Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler, der 1975 die französische Staatsbürgerschaft annahm.[2] …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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