Born Aug 18, 1933. From Paris, France.
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The 49th edition of the New York Film Festival brings Roman Polanski full circle. His first feature, Knife In The Water screened at the first NYFF back in 1963 and now his latest film is opening the 2011 edition. Now 78 years old, Roman Polanski has been an acclaimed filmmaker and highly controversial public figure for nearly his entire career as a name director. Nominated for an Oscar for Knife in the Water, Polanski has since been nominated five more times. His 2002 film The Pianist won both the Palme d’Or in Cannes and the Academy Award for Best Director.