Roman Polanski Overview

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Born: August 18, 1933

Polanski then moved to France, where he befriended screenwriter Gerard Brach. The two formed a long-time friendship, becoming collaborators on many films. Two of their early films, Repulsion (1965) and Cul-de-sac (1966), both England-language films filmed in England, won awards at the Berlin International Film Festival. Polanski's success made it possible for him to move to Hollywood, where his first film was The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), which he co-wrote and directed. He also acted... See All

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