TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski (born Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański, 18 August 1933) is a Polish-French film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few "truly international filmmakers." Polanski's films have inspired diverse directors, including the Coen brothers, Atom Egoyan, Darren Aronofsky, Park Chan-wook, Abel Ferrara, and Wes Craven. 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 horror film

LATEST STORIES
  
Auction House -- Sharon Tate Ring Is LEGIT, We Have Proof

Auction House
Sharon Tate Ring Is LEGIT, We Have Proof

The auction house behind the controversial Sharon Tate "engagement ring" tells TMZ ... it has written confirmation from Roman Polanski verifying the authenticity of the jewelry ... and claims it… READ MORE >

1968 Playmate's Gun -- Roman Polanski Connection

1968 Playmate's Gun -- Roman Polanski Connection

Roman Polanski was just dragged into the case involving a 1968 Playboy Playmate who recently shot her husband in the back -- we're told, officials believe Polanski may have given her the gun ...… READ MORE >

- 1411 days ago
Polanski's Romin' Around

Polanski's Romin' Around

Lock up your daughters ... cause Roman Polanski is back, baby!The oft-troubled director made his first public appearance since being released from house arrest, posing for pics with his wife… READ MORE >

- 1559 days ago
Roman Polanski Won't Be Extradited to U.S.

Roman Polanski Won't Be Extradited to U.S.

The Swiss government has denied a United States extradition request for Roman Polanski.The Justice Ministry said Monday in a statement that national interests were taken into consideration in the… READ MORE >

- 1565 days ago
Actress Claims Polanski Sexually Abused Her

Actress Claims Polanski Sexually Abused Her

A woman has come forward claiming Roman Polanski abused her over 25 years ago -- when she was 16 years old ... 4 years after Polanski fled the U.S.Charlotte Lewis -- who co-starred with Eddie… READ MORE >

- 1624 days ago
Roman Polanski -- New Accuser to Come Forward

Roman Polanski -- New Accuser to Come Forward

Legendary director Roman Polanski is once again being accused of "sexually predatory conduct" -- and the woman making the accusation is set to come forward today ... with a little help from Gloria… READ MORE >

- 1625 days ago
Polanski -- Roman Around Switzerland

Polanski -- Roman Around Switzerland

Rich enough to buy his way out of the slammer, Roman Polanski was driven to his 19,000 sq. ft. Swiss Chalet today, where he'll be under house arrest thanks to a $4.5 million bail payment.Honk if… READ MORE >

- 1785 days ago
Roman Polanski Bails Free to Roam

Roman Polanski Bails Free to Roam

Roman Polanski is out of prison -- and is now trapped in the strict confines of his luxury, 19,000 square foot, three-story Swiss chalet.The director -- who is fighting extradition to the U.S. for… READ MORE >

- 1785 days ago
Roman Polanski Tries to Buy Himself Out of Jail

Roman Polanski Tries to Buy Himself Out of Jail

In Monopoly, you can fork over a couple of hundred bucks to get yourself out of jail. Switzerland is apparently just like Monopoly. Roman Polanski's French lawyer, Herve Temime, says he will be… READ MORE >

- 1818 days ago
Roman Polanksi Undergoing Medical Treatment

Roman Polanksi Undergoing Medical Treatment

Roman Polanski has been moved from jail to undergo medical treatment, his lawyer announced today. Herve Temime wouldn't go into too much detail, telling Reuters, "All I know is that he has been… READ MORE >

- 1833 days ago

Around The Web