Roman Polanski

1933 - Today

Roman Polanski

Roman Polański ( pə-LAN-skee, Polish: [ˈrɔman pɔˈlaj̃skʲi] (listen); born 18 August 1933 in Paris; original name Raymond Thierry Liebling) is a Polish-French film director, producer, writer, and actor. Since 1978, Polanski has been a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system; he fled the country while awaiting sentencing in his sexual abuse case, in which he pleaded guilty to statutory rape.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 Polanskis found themselves trapped in the Kraków Ghetto. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roman Polanski has received more than 14,437,969 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular film director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 14M

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  • 75.23

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Roman Polanski ranks 10 out of 1,305Before him are Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, Hayao Miyazaki, Woody Allen, and Sergei Eisenstein. After him are Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, Ridley Scott, Luchino Visconti, and Jean-Luc Godard.

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Among people born in 1933, Roman Polanski ranks 6Before him are Karl Lagerfeld, Akihito, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Dalida, and Garrincha. After him are Yoko Ono, Montserrat Caballé, Michael Caine, James Brown, Claudio Abbado, and Nina Simone.

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In France

Among people born in France, Roman Polanski ranks 135 out of 4,109Before him are Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), Jean Cocteau (1889), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Pope Clement V (1264), Jacques Cartier (1491), and Saint Sebastian (300). After him are Pope Urban V (1310), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Georges Braque (1882), Octave Mirbeau (1848), Charles VI of France (1368), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1619).