I have been looking for a political thriller to direct for some time, and 'The Ghost' could not be more perfectPolanski adapting Harris' 'Ghost' Nov 08, 2007
It goes without saying that, whilst the whole episode is a sad one, I am obviously pleased with the jury's verdict todayPolanski wins libel case Jul 22, 2005
This was the worst thing ever written about me. It's absolutely not truePolanski accuses Vanity Fair of libel Jul 18, 2005
I want to make a film for children, in particular my own children, who deserve it. It is going to be colorful and not dark as 'The Pianist' wasRoman Polanski filming 'Oliver Twist' Apr 27, 2004
There is a poverty of ideas, a dearth of invention afootEntertainment Today: Showbiz News Feb 05, 2003
Roman Polanski (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, America and France he is considered one of the few "truly international filmmakers."
Born in Paris to Polish parents, he moved with his family back to Poland in 1937, shortly before the outbreak of World War II. He survived the Holocaust and was educated in Poland and became a director of both art house and commercial films. Polanski's first feature-length film, Knife in the Water (1962), made in Poland, was nominated for a United States Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film but was beaten by Federico Fellini's 8½. He has since received five more Oscar nominations, along with two Baftas, four Césars, a Golden Globe Award and the Palme d'Or of the Cannes Film Festival in France. In the United Kingdom he directed three films, beginning with Repulsion (1965). In 1968 he moved to the United States, and cemented his status by directing the Oscar-winning horror film Rosemary's Baby (1968).
In 1969, Polanski's pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered by members of the Manson Family while staying at Polanski's Benedict Canyon home above Los Angeles. Following Tate's death, Polanski returned to Europe and spent much of his time in Paris and Gstaad, but did not direct another film until Macbeth (1971) in England. The following year he went to Italy to make What? (1973) and subsequently spent the next five years living near Rome. However, he traveled to Hollywood to direct Chinatown (1974). The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, and was a critical and box-office success. Polanski's next film, The Tenant (1976), was shot in France, and completed the "Apartment Trilogy", following Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby.