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Roman Polanski
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Polanski in 2007
Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański

(1933-08-18) 18 August 1933 (age 88)
Citizenship Franco-Polish
Alma mater National Film School in Łódź
Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1953–present
Notable work
Knife in the Water, Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, The Pianist
Style Psychological, Surrealistic, Noir, Black comedy
Spouse(s) Barbara Lass (m. 1959–1962, divorced)
Sharon Tate (m. 1968–1969, her death)
Emmanuelle Seigner (m. 1989—present)
Children 2

Roman Polanski (born Rajmund Roman Thierry Polanski 18 August 1933 in Paris) is a movie director, producer, writer and actor. In 2003, he won the Academy Award for Best Director for his film, The Pianist.

Personal life

Polanski was born in Paris, France but his family moved back to Poland in 1937. His parents were agnostics. Because the family was Jewish, they were persecuted by the Nazis in Poland and forced to live in a ghetto. Polanski's mother died at Auschwitz. He later went to film school at Lodz and graduated in 1959. Polanski won many awards for his short movies and went on to make full-length movies in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Polanski's first marriage was to actress Barbara Lass in 1959; they divorced in 1961.

While filming the movie Fearless Vampire Killers he met an actress named Sharon Tate. Polanski married her in 1968. In August 1969, Polanski was in London, and Tate was pregnant. Tate and some of their friends were murdered in Los Angeles, California, by people who followed Charles Manson.

Polanski dated Nastassja Kinski who later starred in his film Tess. Polanski's third and current wife is actress Emmanuelle Seigner, who is the mother of his daughter and son.

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