Roman Polanski, the celebrated film director with the turbulent and controversial personal life, turns 80 this weekend. Th...
Born Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański in Paris on 18 August 1933, Polanski's childhood was to be shaped by the horrors of Wo...
Roman Polanski in Krakow, aged about four, shortly after his parents, Ryszard and Bula, had decided to move back to Poland...
Polanski with assistant director Andrzej Kostenko (left) and actor Kuba Goldberg (centre) in Gdansk, location hunting for ...
Shooting Two Men and a Wardrobe in 1958. The short follows two men as they emerge from the sea carrying the wardrobe. They...
Polanski's debut feature Knife in the Water
(1962) follows a married couple who invite a
young stranger onto their boat fo...
Polanski and Lipman cling on to the bonnet of a car during the making of Knife in the Water. The film's producers later or...
Despite Knife in the Water's success, Polanski found it difficult to follow it up. Eventually he was hired to make a horro...
Polanski on the set of the 1967 horror-comedy The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck
(t...
Polanski (in tiny shorts and straw hat) filming Chinatown in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles. Jack Nicholson ...
Polanski with John Huston and Jack Nicholson on the set of Chinatown. Nicholson's bandage is Polanski's doing: the directo...
In 1979 Polanski released Tess, an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Shot largely in Brittany, it st...
Frantic (1988) was Polanski's homage to Hitchcock, starring Harrison Ford as a harassed surgeon whose wife is kidnapped du...
Polanski and Ben Kingsley film the dramatic clifftop scene in 1994's Death and the Maiden. Another kidnap thriller, adapte...
Polanski directing 11-year-old Barney Clark in 1995's Oliver Twist. Kingsley popped up again in the adaptation of the Dick...
Roman Polanski directing Mia Farrow on Rosemary's Baby
Roman Polanski and Mia Farrow on Rosemary's Baby
In 1968, Polanski moved from France to the U.S. and directed Rosemary's Baby, which earned him an Academy Award nomination...
Mia Farrow and Roman Polanski, as the camera crew film a close up. Ralph Bellamy and John Casavettes in the background,
'R...
Pirates - Roman Polanski
Macbeth - Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski shooting Macbeth
Two Men and a Wardrobe - Roman Polanski
Bitter Moon - Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski directing Catherine Deneuve on Repulsion
Roman Polanski : Wanted and Desired - Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski : Wanted and Desired - Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski : Wanted and Desired
Roman Polanski : Wanted and Desired
The Ghost Writer - Roman Polanski, Ewan McGregor
The Tenant - Roman Polanski
The Tenant- Roman Polanski
The Tenant - Roman Polanski
The Tenant - Roman Polanski
Carnage - Roman Polanski, Kate Winslet
Carnage - Roman Polanski, Kate Winslet
Carnage - Jodie Foster, Roman Polanski
Carnage - Roman Polanski, Jodie Foster
Carnage - Roman Polanski, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet
Frantic - Roman Polanski
Frantic - Roman Polanski, Emmanuelle Seigner
Frantic - Roman Polanski
Frantic - Roman Polanski
Frantic - Harrison Ford, Roman Polanski
Frantic - Roman Polanski
Frantic - Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski and Adrien Brody on The Pianist
Roman Polanski and Adrien Brody on The Pianist
The Pianist- Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski directing Adrien Brody on The Pianist
Frantic - Harrison Ford, Roman Polanski
Frantic - Roman Polanski, Harrison Ford
In 1974, Polanski directed what is arguably his finest film: Chinatown, a multi-layered neo-noir masterpiece starring Jack...
Chinatown - Roman Polanski
Chinatown Roman Polanski
Chinatown Roman Polanski
Oliver Twist - Roman Polanski
Oliver Twist - Roman Polanski, Barney Clark
Oliver Twist - Roman Polanski, Barney Clark
Oliver Twist - Roman Polanski, Barney Clark
Oliver Twist - Roman Polanski, Barney Clark
The Fearless Vampire Killers - Fiona Lewis, Roman Polanski, Jack MacGowran
The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate
The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate
The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate
The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski, Jack MacGowran
The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski
The Ninth Gate - Roman Polanski
The Ninth Gate - Roman Polanski
Tess - Roman Polanski
Tess - Roman Polanski
Tess - Roman Polanski
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Happy 80th Birthday, Roman Polanski
Happy 80th Birthday, Roman Polanski
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  • A great tribute to one of the best directors,I have seen all his movies.

    Liked most of them,especially Frantic and the pianist.

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Happy 80th Birthday, Roman Polanski

  1. 1. Roman Polanski, the celebrated film director with the turbulent and controversial personal life, turns 80 this weekend. The remarkable career of the octogenarian filmmaker behind cinema classics including Chinatown (1974), Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Repulsion (1965) has been shadowed by scandal - in 1977 he fled the U.S. after facing charges of sexual abuse against a 13-year-old girl and has never returned to stand trial, opting instead for a life of exile in Europe. He has also known great personal tragedy, having lost his mother in Auschwitz during WWII and his wife Sharon Tate in the notorious Manson murders of 1969.
  2. 2. Born Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański in Paris on 18 August 1933, Polanski's childhood was to be shaped by the horrors of World War II. His Polish-Jewish parents returned to Krakow in 1937 shortly before the outbreak of World War II, and the family found themselves forced to live in the Krakow ghetto (pictured above in 1941). His mother and half-sister were sent to Auschwitz, where his mother perished, and his father was sent to a camp at Mauthausen. Polanski spent his boyhood alone, hiding from the Germans and being sheltered by a series of Roman Catholic families. He witnessed atrocities - at the age of six he saw an elderly woman shot dead in the street - and was reportedly once forced to take part in a cruel game in which German soldiers took shots at him for target practice.
  3. 3. Roman Polanski in Krakow, aged about four, shortly after his parents, Ryszard and Bula, had decided to move back to Poland from France.
  4. 4. Polanski with assistant director Andrzej Kostenko (left) and actor Kuba Goldberg (centre) in Gdansk, location hunting for his early short Two Men and a Wardrobe
  5. 5. Shooting Two Men and a Wardrobe in 1958. The short follows two men as they emerge from the sea carrying the wardrobe. They totter into town, only to be abused by a gang of youths before making a retreat back to the ocean.
  6. 6. Polanski's debut feature Knife in the Water (1962) follows a married couple who invite a young stranger onto their boat for a sailing lesson, and was nominated for the best foreign language film Oscar. Here cinematographer Jezy Lipman, who had shot A Generation and Kanal for Andrzej Wajda, hang precariously from the side of the yacht.
  7. 7. Polanski and Lipman cling on to the bonnet of a car during the making of Knife in the Water. The film's producers later ordered Polanski to reshoot these scenes, replacing the Mercedes with a Peugeot to look more 'proletarian'.
  8. 8. Despite Knife in the Water's success, Polanski found it difficult to follow it up. Eventually he was hired to make a horror film in London, which became Repulsion (1965). Polanski cast the 20-year-old Catherine Deneuve as a troubled bedsit-dweller literally climbing the walls; here they are shown on set in the tiny Kensington flat used for the film.
  9. 9. Polanski on the set of the 1967 horror-comedy The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck (the second half of the title added, against the director's wishes, for its US release). Polanski co-starred with his future wife Sharon Tate, who was murdered two years later by the Manson family.
  10. 10. Polanski (in tiny shorts and straw hat) filming Chinatown in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles. Jack Nicholson is in the car playing Jake Gittes, the nosy private dick who uncovers a snakes' nest of sleaze during California's water wars.
  11. 11. Polanski with John Huston and Jack Nicholson on the set of Chinatown. Nicholson's bandage is Polanski's doing: the director plays a thug who slits Gittes' nostrils with a pocket knife ("You're a very nosy fellow, kitty cat") in a key scene from the film.
  12. 12. In 1979 Polanski released Tess, an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Shot largely in Brittany, it stars Nastassja Kinski (pictured with Polanski, right and Peter Firth) as the hapless young peasant girl torn between devilish Alec d'Urberville and hypocritical Angel Clare. By this time, Polanski was unable to work in the US or the UK after fleeing America before final sentencing in a sexual abuse case.
  13. 13. Frantic (1988) was Polanski's homage to Hitchcock, starring Harrison Ford as a harassed surgeon whose wife is kidnapped during a trip to Paris. Here Polanski shows a stuntman how to fall when shot in the back.
  14. 14. Polanski and Ben Kingsley film the dramatic clifftop scene in 1994's Death and the Maiden. Another kidnap thriller, adapted from Ariel Dorfman's celebrated play, sees Sigourney Weaver take Kingsley's character hostage, convinced he blindfolded, raped and tortured her in the past.
  15. 15. Polanski directing 11-year-old Barney Clark in 1995's Oliver Twist. Kingsley popped up again in the adaptation of the Dickens classic, this time as the pick-pocketing mastermind Fagin.
  16. 16. Roman Polanski directing Mia Farrow on Rosemary's Baby
  17. 17. Roman Polanski and Mia Farrow on Rosemary's Baby
  18. 18. In 1968, Polanski moved from France to the U.S. and directed Rosemary's Baby, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay. In this photo, Polanski directs actress Mia Farrow during filming on Oct. 10, 1967.
  19. 19. Mia Farrow and Roman Polanski, as the camera crew film a close up. Ralph Bellamy and John Casavettes in the background, 'Rosemary's Baby', 1967
  20. 20. Pirates - Roman Polanski
  21. 21. Macbeth - Roman Polanski
  22. 22. Roman Polanski shooting Macbeth
  23. 23. Two Men and a Wardrobe - Roman Polanski
  24. 24. Bitter Moon - Roman Polanski
  25. 25. Roman Polanski directing Catherine Deneuve on Repulsion
  26. 26. Roman Polanski : Wanted and Desired - Roman Polanski
  27. 27. Roman Polanski : Wanted and Desired - Roman Polanski
  28. 28. Roman Polanski : Wanted and Desired
  29. 29. Roman Polanski : Wanted and Desired
  30. 30. The Ghost Writer - Roman Polanski, Ewan McGregor
  31. 31. The Tenant - Roman Polanski
  32. 32. The Tenant- Roman Polanski
  33. 33. The Tenant - Roman Polanski
  34. 34. The Tenant - Roman Polanski
  35. 35. Carnage - Roman Polanski, Kate Winslet
  36. 36. Carnage - Roman Polanski, Kate Winslet
  37. 37. Carnage - Jodie Foster, Roman Polanski
  38. 38. Carnage - Roman Polanski, Jodie Foster
  39. 39. Carnage - Roman Polanski, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet
  40. 40. Frantic - Roman Polanski
  41. 41. Frantic - Roman Polanski, Emmanuelle Seigner
  42. 42. Frantic - Roman Polanski
  43. 43. Frantic - Roman Polanski
  44. 44. Frantic - Harrison Ford, Roman Polanski
  45. 45. Frantic - Roman Polanski
  46. 46. Frantic - Roman Polanski
  47. 47. Roman Polanski and Adrien Brody on The Pianist
  48. 48. Roman Polanski and Adrien Brody on The Pianist
  49. 49. The Pianist- Roman Polanski
  50. 50. Roman Polanski directing Adrien Brody on The Pianist
  51. 51. Frantic - Harrison Ford, Roman Polanski
  52. 52. Frantic - Roman Polanski, Harrison Ford
  53. 53. In 1974, Polanski directed what is arguably his finest film: Chinatown, a multi-layered neo-noir masterpiece starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film secured eleven Academy Award nominations, and Robert Towne won Best Original Screenplay. The film is widely regarded as having one of Hollywood's greatest ever scripts, but it is Polanski himself who decided upon the movie's famously downbeat ending.
  54. 54. Chinatown - Roman Polanski
  55. 55. Chinatown Roman Polanski
  56. 56. Chinatown Roman Polanski
  57. 57. Oliver Twist - Roman Polanski
  58. 58. Oliver Twist - Roman Polanski, Barney Clark
  59. 59. Oliver Twist - Roman Polanski, Barney Clark
  60. 60. Oliver Twist - Roman Polanski, Barney Clark
  61. 61. Oliver Twist - Roman Polanski, Barney Clark
  62. 62. The Fearless Vampire Killers - Fiona Lewis, Roman Polanski, Jack MacGowran
  63. 63. The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate
  64. 64. The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate
  65. 65. The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate
  66. 66. The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski, Jack MacGowran
  67. 67. The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski
  68. 68. The Ninth Gate - Roman Polanski
  69. 69. The Ninth Gate - Roman Polanski
  70. 70. Tess - Roman Polanski
  71. 71. Tess - Roman Polanski
  72. 72. Tess - Roman Polanski
  73. 73. end cast Happy 80th Birthday, Roman Polanski images credit www. Music Roman Polanski Frantic 1988 Soundrack Strange, .wmv created o.e. thanks for watching
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