Roman Polanski

1933 - Today

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski (Polish: Polański , pə-LAN-skee, [ˈrɔman pɔˈlaj̃skʲi] (Listen); born Raymond Thierry Liebling; 18 August 1933) is a Polish-French film director, producer, writer, and actor. Polanski is also a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system; he fled the country while awaiting sentencing on five criminal charges, including 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 16,983,055 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular film director.

Memorability Metrics

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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).


Among film directors born in France, Roman Polanski ranks 1After him are Jean-Luc Godard (1930), Georges Méliès (1861), François Truffaut (1932), Jacques Tati (1907), Claude Chabrol (1930), Roger Vadim (1928), Alain Resnais (1922), William Wyler (1902), Éric Rohmer (1920), Luc Besson (1959), and Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943).

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