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Roman Polanski (Polish Director)
Date of Birth:
August 18, 1933
Roman Raymond Polanski is an Academy Award-winning film director, writer, actor and producer. After beginning his career in Poland, Polanski became a celebrated arthouse filmmaker, and Hollywood director of such films as Rosemary's Baby and Chinatown . Polanski is considered as one of the world’s great film directors.
He is also known for his tumultuous personal life. He lived in German-occupied Poland during WWII and in 1969, his pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered by the Manson Family. In 1978, after pleading guilty in a plea bargain made between corresponding lawyers, to "unlawful sex" of a 13-year-old girl, Polanski fled to France, where he now resides and has benefit from his French citizenship, while he is considered by United States authorities to be a fugitive from justice.