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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades.
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades. « Show less

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  • Vampire Con's anti-'Twilight' stance: Go for the jugular

     
    Hero Complex contributor Nicky Loomis is back with a look at a local event out for new blood in its second year. For a couple of self-described “horror film geek freaks,” the idea to start a vampire convention came natural.......
  • Roman Polanski extradition decision to come soon, Swiss official says

     
    The Swiss government is moving closer to a decision about whether to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski back to Los Angeles to face sentencing on his conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl more than 30 years ago. A Swiss......
  • Is Lindsay Lohan a victim of celebrity justice? Or criminal justice?

     
    Has the Beverly Hills judge who sentenced Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in jail for repeated probation violations made an unfair example out of the star of "Mean Girls" and "The Parent Trap"? Or is the tearful Lohan a prima donna who expected her fame and...
  • Adrien Brody did 'Predators' research: 'I would sleep in the jungle alone'

     
    Adrien Brody is on the hunt for a new career chapter with his action-hero duty in "Predators," which hits theaters Friday. Amy Kaufman caught up with the Oscar winner to discuss aliens and alienation. This is a longer version of......
  • Roman Polanski's victim wants case to finally end

     
    The victim in the Roman Polanski sex case said she hopes the Swiss government's decision not to extradite the director to the United States to face sentencing for having sex with her when she was 13 brings the long-running case......
  • Swiss let Polanski go–refuse to extradite him

     
    Roman Polanski's decades overdue day in a U.S. court may not come any time soon. The Swiss, who nabbed him and held him at the request of U.S. officials, now say they won't extradite the Oscar winning director of The Piano and last spring's Ghost Writer....
  • The Morning Fix: Polanski staying put! 'Despicable Me' cleans up. Comcast and NBC strike deal with indie producers

     
    After the coffee. Before a moment of silence for the great Yankee Stadium announcer Bob Sheppard. Not a despicable showing. Universal Pictures' "Despicable Me" took in a huge $60.1 million in its opening weekend. The remake of "Predator" made just......
  • Should the Swiss have sent Polanski back to California?

     
    The Swiss government's decision not to allow Roman Polanski to be extradited to Los Angeles has (predictably) rankled U.S. authorities, and The Times' editorial board has ladled on another helping of outrage. But Polanski has no shortage of defenders,...
  • Has Mel Gibson become a pariah in Hollywood? Or just for the time being?

     
    Even though it wasn't until last Friday that WME officially announced that it was dropping Mel Gibson as a client, rival talent agencies had figured Gibson's days at WME were numbered when the agency took out trade ads paying tribute......
  • Roman Polanski is a free man. You got a problem with that?

     
    I'm sure that Glenn Beck will somehow find a way to blame this on some Obamaian socialist conspiracy, but the news Monday morning that a Swiss judge has set Roman Polanski free is probably just the latest example of how......
  • Roman Polanski freeing meets with outrage from prosecutors, U.S. State Department [Updated]

     
    The Swiss government’s decision Monday to free Roman Polanski met with outrage from L.A. County prosecutors and the U.S. State Department. Polanski will not be extradited to the United States to face sentencing for having sex with a girl --......
  • Roman Polanski is a free man -- with some key conditions

     
    The decision by Swiss authorities not to extradite Roman Polanski to the United States to face sentencing for having sex with a teenage girl three decades ago leaves the famed director a free man -- with some conditions. Although the......