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Roman Polanski

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Raymond Roman Thierry Polański (né Liebling; 18 August 1933) is a French and Polish film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, two British Academy Film Awards, nine César Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, as well as the Golden Bear and a Palme d'Or. His Polish Jewish parents moved the family from his birthplace in Paris back to Kraków in 1937. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roman Polanski has received more than 24,809,008 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Roman Polanski is the 12th most popular film director (down from 7th in 2019), the 130th most popular biography from France (down from 73rd in 2019) and the most popular French Film Director.

Roman Polanski is a Polish-French film director, producer, writer, and actor. He is most famous for directing the films Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby, and The Pianist.

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  • 85

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  • 4.80

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Among film directors, Roman Polanski ranks 12 out of 1,581Before him are Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, Hayao Miyazaki, Woody Allen, Ridley Scott, and Sergei Eisenstein. After him are Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Luis Buñuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Jean-Luc Godard, and Sergio Leone.

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Among people born in 1933, Roman Polanski ranks 6Before him are Jean-Paul Belmondo, Akihito, Karl Lagerfeld, Dalida, and Garrincha. After him are Montserrat Caballé, Michael Caine, Yoko Ono, Charles K. Kao, James Brown, and Francisco Gento.

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Among people born in France, Roman Polanski ranks 130 out of 6,011Before him are Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Henri Poincaré (1854), Nicolas Poussin (1594), Luc Montagnier (1932), Charles VI of France (1368), and François Villon (1431). After him are Thérèse of Lisieux (1873), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Sully Prudhomme (1839), Paul Verlaine (1844), Louis XII of France (1462), and Alexandre Dumas fils (1824).


Among film directors born in France, Roman Polanski ranks 1After him are Jean-Luc Godard (1930), François Truffaut (1932), Georges Méliès (1861), Éric Rohmer (1920), Jacques Tati (1907), William Wyler (1902), Roger Vadim (1928), Claude Chabrol (1930), Luc Besson (1959), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), and Robert Bresson (1901).