Roman Polanski

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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 in 1977 while awaiting sentencing for unlawful intercourse with a minor.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 18,387,966 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Roman Polanski is the 7th most popular film director (up from 10th in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from France (up from 134th 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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Among film directors, Roman Polanski ranks 7 out of 1,580Before him are Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Hayao Miyazaki, and Akira Kurosawa. After him are Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Woody Allen, Sergei Eisenstein, Sergio Leone, and Francis Ford Coppola.

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Among people born in 1933, Roman Polanski ranks 1After him are Akihito, Garrincha, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Yoko Ono, Michael Caine, Montserrat Caballé, James Brown, Dalida, Nina Simone, and Claudio Abbado.

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In France

Among people born in France, Roman Polanski ranks 73 out of 5,234Before him are Tacitus (54), Henri Bergson (1859), Charles Perrault (1628), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Louis the Pious (778), and Francis I of France (1494). After him are Caracalla (188), Romain Rolland (1866), Henry III of France (1551), Marquis de Sade (1740), Pope Urban II (1042), and Guy de Maupassant (1850).


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), Éric Rohmer (1920), Roger Vadim (1928), William Wyler (1902), Claude Chabrol (1930), Alain Resnais (1922), Luc Besson (1959), and Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943).