Born On This Day — August 18, 1933

Roman Polanski, John Huston, Jack Nicholson 'Chinatown' (1974)
Roman Polanski, John Huston, and Jack Nicholson making Chinatown (1974)

My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.

Every film I make represents a departure for me. You see, it takes so long to make a film. By the time you get to the next one you’re already a different man. You’ve grown up by one or two years.

—Roman Polanski