Roman Polanski
Director, Producer, Actor

Allegations Summary:
Rape of 13-year-old girl
Industry:
Alleged Victim Gender:
Female

Roman Polanski is a film director, producer and actor.  He’s best known for films such as Rosemary’s Baby, Repulsion, and Chinatown.

In 1977, Los Angeles authorities charged Polanski with drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl that he had been hired to photograph as part of a series on adolescent girls.  Polanski agreed to plead guilty to the least serious of the charges and, as he understood it, be released with time served.  When he felt that the judge was unlikely to honor this deal, Polanski fled to France.

In October and November of 2017, several other women came forward to accuse Polanski of sexual assault:

  • Molesting a 10-year-old girl in California in 1975
  • Raping a 15-year-old girl in Gstaad, Switzerland in 1972
  • Twice attempting to rape a 29-year-old woman in New York City in 1970
Film/TV Appearances
as cast member
Polanski, Horowitz. The Wizards from the Ghetto
Himself
2019
In The Tracks Of - Alexandre Desplat
Himself
2018
Toil And Trouble: Making Macbeth
Himself
2016
Weekend of a Champion
Himself
2013
Seduced and Abandoned
Himself
2013
Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out
Himself (archive footage)
2012
A Special Day
Himself
2012
Remembering 'Rosemary's Baby'
Himself
2012
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir
Himself
2011
Komeda: A Soundtrack for a Life
2011
Bicycle
Boy who wants to buy a bicycle
2008
Quiet Chaos
Steiner
2008
Godzina bez slonca
2007
Rush Hour 3
Det. Revi
2007
Polanski par Polanski
Himself
2006
Filming Tess
Interviewee
2004
Tess: From Novel to Screen
Interviewee
2004
Tess: The Experience
Interviewee
2004
Two Gangsters and an Island
Himself
2003
A British Horror Film
Interviewee
2003
Zemsta
Józef Papkin
2002
The Kid Stays in the Picture
Himself (archive footage)
2002
Polanski y los ojos del mal
Himself
2002
Rosemary's Baby: A Retrospective
Himself
2000
Light Keeps Me Company
Himself - Interviewee
2000
Tribute to Alfred Lepetit
2000
The Ten Commandments of Creativity
Himself
2000
Playboy: The Story of X
Himself (archive footage)
1998
Dracula: The True Story
Himself
1997
E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1996
Empire of the Censors
1995
Sex, Lies and Jerzy Kosinski
1995
Dead Tired
lui-même
1994
A Pure Formality
Inspector
1994
Back in the USSR
Kurilov
1992
En attendant Godot
Lucky
1989
Frantic
Taxi Driver Who Hands Over the Matches to Dr. Walker
1988
Na sowas! (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1982
Chassé-croisé
1982
Wanna bet, that..? (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1981
The South Bank Show: Roman Polanski
1980
Bayerischer Filmpreis (TV Series - 1 Episode)
himself
1979
Ciné regards: Tess: Roman Polanski
Interviewee
1979
The Evolution of Snuff
1978
The Tenant
Trelkovsky
1976
Blood for Dracula
Gambler
1974
Chinatown
Man with Knife
1974
What?
Mosquito
1972
Weekend of a Champion
1972
Polanski Meets Macbeth
Himself
1972
Ciao, Federico!
Himself
1970
The Magic Christian
solitary drinker
1969
Mia and Roman
Himself
1968
The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series - 1 Episode)
Himself - Guest
1968
The New Cinema
1968
Valley of the Dolls: A World Premiere Voyage
Himself
1967
The Nomad
Interviewee
1967
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Alfred, Assistent des Professors
1967
Repulsion
Spoon Player
1965
Grand écran: Roman Polanski Directs in London
1964
Knife in the Water
Young Boy (voice)
1962
Samson
1961
Beware of Yeti!
Driver
1961
The Fat and the Lean
the lean
1961
Innocent Sorcerers
Dudzio
1960
Good Bye, Till Tomorrow
Romek
1960
When Angels Fall
Old woman
1959
Lotna
muzyk (nie występuje w napisach)
1959
The Lamp
A passer-by (uncredited)
1959
What Will My Wife Say to This?
Dancer
1958
Two Men and a Wardrobe
Bad Boy
1958
Koniec nocy
Mały
1957
Wraki
Romek
1957
Magical Bicycle
Adas
1955
Trzy starty
Basia's Brother
1955
A Generation
Mundek
1955
Three Stories
Genek 'The Little'
1953
The Stalking Moon
Fabrice Fournier
Filmography
as crew member
An Officer and a Spy
Director
2019
An Officer and a Spy
Writer
2019
Based on a True Story
Director
2017
Based on a True Story
Screenplay
2017
Captain Jokes Parrot's Disaster of the Caribbean
Characters
2017
Weekend of a Champion
Producer
2013
Venus in Fur
Director
2013
Venus in Fur
Screenplay
2013
A Therapy
Screenplay
2012
A Therapy
Director
2012
Carnage
Screenplay
2011
Carnage
Director
2011
The Ghost Writer
Producer
2010
The Ghost Writer
Screenplay
2010
The Ghost Writer
Director
2010
Greed
Director
2009
Bicycle
Writer
2008
Bicycle
Director
2008
Cinéma érotique
Director
2007
To Each His Own Cinema
Director
2007
Cinéma érotique
Producer
2007
Cinéma érotique
Writer
2007
Le court des grands
Director
2005
Oliver Twist
Producer
2005
Oliver Twist
Director
2005
The Pianist
Producer
2002
The Pianist
Director
2002
The Ninth Gate
Director
1999
The Ninth Gate
Producer
1999
The Ninth Gate
Screenplay
1999
Castelnuovo
Producer
1999
Death and the Maiden
Director
1994
Bitter Moon
Screenplay
1992
Bitter Moon
Producer
1992
Bitter Moon
Director
1992
The King of Ads
Director
1991
Frantic
Director
1988
Frantic
Screenplay
1988
Pirates
Director
1986
Pirates
Screenplay
1986
Tess
Screenplay
1979
Tess
Director
1979
The Tenant
Director
1976
The Tenant
Screenplay
1976
Chinatown
Director
1974
What?
Director
1972
What?
Screenplay
1972
Weekend of a Champion
Producer
1972
A Day at the Beach
Producer
1972
A Day at the Beach
Writer
1972
Macbeth
Screenplay
1971
Macbeth
Director
1971
The Boat on the Grass
Writer
1971
Rosemary's Baby
Director
1968
Rosemary's Baby
Screenplay
1968
The Girl Across the Way
Writer
1968
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Story
1967
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Director
1967
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Screenplay
1967
G.G. Passion
Co-Producer
1966
Cul-de-sac
Author
1966
Cul-de-sac
Director
1966
Repulsion
Director
1965
Repulsion
Screenplay
1965
The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers
Director
1964
The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers
Writer
1964
A Taste for Women
Writer
1964
Mammals
Director
1962
Mammals
Writer
1962
Knife in the Water
Screenplay
1962
Knife in the Water
Director
1962
The Fat and the Lean
Producer
1961
The Fat and the Lean
Writer
1961
The Fat and the Lean
Director
1961
Bad Luck
Assistant Director
1960
When Angels Fall
Director
1959
When Angels Fall
Screenplay
1959
The Lamp
Director
1959
The Lamp
Writer
1959
Two Men and a Wardrobe
Writer
1958
Two Men and a Wardrobe
Director
1958
A Toothful Smile
Director
1957
A Toothful Smile
Screenplay
1957
Break Up the Dance
Writer
1957
A Murderer
Director
1957
A Murderer
Writer
1957
Break Up the Dance
Director
1957