Biography

Roland Topor was a French illustrator, cartoonist, comics artist, painter, novelist, playwright, film and TV writer, filmmaker and actor, known for the surreal nature of his work. He gained notoriety as one of the home cartoonists of the subversive French magazine Hara-Kiri, renamed later Charlie-Hebdo.

Roland Topor wrote the novel The Tenant (Le Locataire chimérique, 1964), which was adapted to film by Roman Polanski in 1976. The Tenant is the story of a Parisian of Polish descent, a chilling exploration of alienation and identity, asking disturbing questions about how we define ourselves.

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Roland Topor was a French illustrator, cartoonist, comics artist, painter, novelist, playwright, film and TV writer, filmmaker and actor, known for the surreal nature of his work. He gained notoriety as one of the home cartoonists of the subversive French magazine Hara-Kiri, renamed later Charlie-Hebdo.

Roland Topor wrote the novel The Tenant (Le Locataire chimérique, 1964), which was adapted to film by Roman Polanski in 1976. The Tenant is the story of a Parisian of Polish descent, a chilling exploration of alienation and identity, asking disturbing questions about how we define ourselves.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 16

Birthday 1938-01-07

Day of Death 1997-04-16

Place of Birth Paris, France

Official Site https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/topor_roland.htm

Also Known As

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1989 MarquisWriter
1988 Palace(12 episodes)Writer
1979 The Hamburg SyndromeWriter
1976 The TenantNovel
1975 The Daughter of the Railroad Crossing GuardWriter
1973 Fantastic PlanetAdaptation
1972 The Troubles of AlfredWriter
1966 The SnailsWriter
1964 Dead TimesWriter

Acting

1997 Le Cinéma au travail comme la mort
1986 The Satin Spider as Le médecin
1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre as Renfield
1979 Werner Herzog Talks About the Making of His New Film: as Himsel
1979 Ratataplan as Il boss
1975 The Daughter of the Railroad Crossing Guard as Le pochard
1974 Sweet Movie
1974 Threshold of the Void as Homme dans le métro

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