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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

Top Roman Polanski Articles

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  • A King's suspense greets Brosnan's return to TV in 'Bag of Bones'

    Before he was James Bond, he was Remington Steele and he's also a Stephen King fan, a boon to Pierce Brosnan in his return to television. In recent years a star of such movies as "Mamma Mia!" and the Roman Polanski-directed "The Ghost Writer," the...
  • Joyful Noise

    Joyful Noise
    I’ve been on this kick where I write movie reviews in the form of a song. Here’s one to the tune of 9 to 5 in honor of the Dolly Parton that used to do interesting blue grass tunes and a few decent movies. Openin’ my red vines/walkin&...
  • Carnage

    Carnage
    The cast of this movie has four Oscars, and a lot more nominations; so does director Roman Polanski…a person I wish these types of talented actors would boycott. That’s another argument for another day. The cast of the Broadway play this was...
  • 'Carnage' review: Politeness turns to shouting in apartment of Oscar vets

    'Carnage' review: Politeness turns to shouting in apartment of Oscar vets
    *** (out of four) When Nancy (Kate Winslet) vomits all over Penelope’s (Jodie Foster) coffee table art books midway into the darkly funny “Carnage,” it’s not the last time something comes up that can’t be suppressed anymore....
  • L.A. Walks: Beachwood Canyon and the Hollywood sign

    L.A. Walks: Beachwood Canyon and the Hollywood sign
    BEACHWOOD CANYON, HOLLYWOOD SIGN Distance: 4 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Difficulty: 3 Transportation: Beachwood Canyon DASH bus. Ample free street parking. This is a brisk city walk with a country feeling, starting high in Hollywood's Beachwood Canyon...
  • Film Review: 'Carnage' a confined comedy of bad manners

    Film Review: 'Carnage' a confined comedy of bad manners
    Structurally, Roman Polanski's “Carnage” hearkens back to his first feature, “Knife in the Water” (1962). “When a handful of people are stuck in a confined space, the layers of civilized social convention are peeled away,...
  • Andy Klein's top 10 films of 2011

    Andy Klein's top 10 films of 2011
    There are numerous inherent flaws and absurdities in the process of compiling Top 10s and Best ofs; nonetheless, here are my favorite films released in Los Angeles in the calendar year 2011. In my version of this imperfect exercise, “favorite”...
  • Reel Critics: 'Darkest Hour' comes off a bit dim

    Reel Critics: 'Darkest Hour' comes off a bit dim
    "The Darkest Hour" is the latest film to focus on the invasion of Earth by aliens from outer space. The strange invaders are without any solid form. They appear as shape-shifting units of powerful glowing energy. They float down from the sky looking very...
  • 'My Blueberry Nights' to open Cannes Film Festival

    'My Blueberry Nights' to open Cannes Film Festival
    PARIS — A road movie set in the U.S., directed by a Chinese auteur, financed by a French company and starring a mix of British and American actors, Wong Kar Wai's "My Blueberry Nights" will open this year's Cannes Film Festival in competition....
  • 'Ghost Writer's' real-life parallels haunt the movie and director Roman Polanski

    'Ghost Writer's' real-life parallels haunt the movie and director Roman Polanski
    As Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor describe it, there was no need for the cast of Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" to have long, philosophical discussions about the movie's creepy real-life parallels. It wasn't necessary, for example, to dissect...
  • OPINION: The Times editorial on Roman Polanski's arrest.

  • The Sunday Conversation: Ewan McGregor: roles with controversy

    The Sunday Conversation: Ewan McGregor: roles with controversy
    Ewan McGregor's next films are surrounded by controversy. There's Roman Polanski's unfinished film "The Ghost," a thinly veiled indictment of Tony Blair. The satirical "The Men Who Stare at Goats," also featuring George Clooney and Jeff Bridges, alleges...