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Poll: What do you think is Roman Polanski's greatest film?

September 28, 2009 |  7:44 pm

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More than half of respondents to our poll do not believe Roman Polanski deserved to win the Oscar for directing "The Pianist" in 2002. So that suggests that they don't think "The Pianist" is his best movie.

OK, so let's back up and ask you: What is Roman Polanski's greatest film? Perhaps that answer is the movie that really merited his Oscar gold.

Besides winning the Academy Award for helming "The Pianist," Roman Polanski was nominated for directing "Tess" (he lost to Robert Redford's "Ordinary People") and "Chinatown" (Francis Ford Coppola beat him for his direction of "The Godfather, Part II") and writing the script to "Rosemary's Baby" (he lost to James Goldman's "The Lion in Winter"). 

Photos: "The Pianist" (Focus Features), "Knife in the Water" (Fox), "Chinatown" (Paramount), "Rosemary's Baby" (Paramount)

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