Roman Polanski is undoubtedly the most famous representative of the polish cinema. His first picture 'Knife in The Water', was nominated for Oscar. After the debut Polanski chose to emigrate; he continued career in France, United Kingdom and the United States. His films like 'Rosemary's Baby', 'Chinatown', 'Bitter Moon' and 'The Pianist' permanently etched into the history of the world cinema. Moreover, Polanski is the most awarded Polish filmmaker. He was nominated three times for Academy Awards, and in 2002 won Oscar for directing 'The Pianist'. In addition, he won prizes at festivals in Berlin, Cannes and Venice. He hired in his films many famous actors such as Jack Nicholson, Harrisson Ford, Johnny Deep or Hugh Grant. Polanski also established himself as a great actor in 'The Tenant' and 'Pure Formality'. He owes fame not only for hard work and talent, but also drammas and scandals accompanying his life. His childhood occurred at a time of war, during which he lost mother, and was imprisoned in the ghetto. Also, the murder of his wife, accusation of sex with the minor and escape from the United States arouse controversy about his life and work. Put simply, successes, tragedies and scandals have made him the most famous representative of the Polish cinema.