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Roman Polanski

Roman PolanskiAKA Raimund Liebling

Born: 18-Aug-1933
Birthplace: Paris, France

Gender: Male
Religion: See Note [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Film Director

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Chinatown

[1] Born to an agnostic Jewish father and a Roman Catholic mother who also had Jewish ancestry. His mother died at Auschwitz, and his father was an inmate at Mauthausen. Certainly he was persecuted by the Nazis as a Jew. It is not clear what, if any, religious views Polanski currently possesses. See also: "Actress, 4 Others Slain", Chicago Tribune, 10 August 1969: "Polanski says he was born Jewish, was brought up as a Roman Catholic." Vanessa Thorpe, "Waiting to Come in from the Cold", The Observer, 7 December 2008, calls him a "Jewish boy in Poland."

Father: Ryszard Liebling ("Ryszard Polanski", d. 1984 cancer)
Mother: Bula Katz (d. Nazi concentration camp)
Mother: Wanda Polanski (stepmother)
Sister: Annette (half sister)
Wife: Basia Kwiatkowski ("Barbara Lass", m. Dec-1959, div.)
Sharon Tate (m. 1968, d. Aug-1969 murder)
Wife: Emmanuelle Seigner (actress, m. 30-Aug-1989, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Morgane Polanski
Son: Elvis Polanski
Girlfriend: Nastassja Kinski (1975)
Slept with: Samantha Geimer (statutory rape victim)
Girlfriend: Joanna Pacula (Polish actress, dated 1980s)

    University: Lodz Film School, Poland (1959)

    Oscar for Best Director The Pianist (2003)
    Golden Globe Best Director, Chinatown (1974)
    Psychiatric Observation Chino, CA
    House Arrest Gstaad, Berne, Switzerland (2010)
    Statutory Rape pled guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse"; fled USA before sentencing (1977)
    Sodomy charge dropped
    Child Molestation charge dropped
    Polish Ancestry Paternal
    Russian Ancestry Maternal
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: LSD

    Based on a True Story (27-May-2017)
    Venus in Fur (25-May-2013)
    Carnage (1-Sep-2011)
    The Ghost Writer (12-Feb-2010)
    Oliver Twist (11-Sep-2005)
    The Pianist (24-May-2002)
    The Ninth Gate (25-Aug-1999)
    Death and the Maiden (23-Dec-1994)
    Bitter Moon (23-Sep-1992)
    Frantic (26-Feb-1988)
    Pirates (8-May-1986)
    Tess (25-Oct-1979)
    Le Locataire (26-May-1976)
    Chinatown (20-Jun-1974)
    What? (7-Dec-1972)
    The Tragedy of Macbeth (13-Oct-1971)
    Rosemary's Baby (12-Jun-1968)
    The Fearless Vampire Killers (13-Nov-1967)
    Cul-de-Sac (7-Nov-1966)
    Repulsion (Jun-1965)
    The Beautiful Swindlers (14-Aug-1964)
    Knife in the Water (9-Mar-1962)

    Quiet Chaos (1-Feb-2008)
    Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (8-Nov-2007) · Himself
    Light Keeps Me Company (5-Feb-2000) · Himself
    Grosse Fatigue (18-May-1994) · Himself
    A Pure Formality (18-May-1994)
    Back in the USSR (7-Feb-1992)
    Le Locataire (26-May-1976)
    Chinatown (20-Jun-1974) · Man with Knife
    Weekend of a Champion (Jun-1972) · Himself
    The Magic Christian (12-Dec-1969)
    The Fearless Vampire Killers (13-Nov-1967) · Alfred, the Professor's Assistant
    Innocent Sorcerers (17-Dec-1960)
    A Generation (26-Jan-1955)

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