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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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  • Summer reading: Current events

    Summer reading: Current events
    Allah, Liberty and Love The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom Irshad Manji Simon & Schuster: $25 The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
  • 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...
  • 'Act of Valor' review: War is an action movie?

    'Act of Valor' review: War is an action movie?
    * (out of four) “Act of Valor” began as a small recruiting film. Five years and a script from one of the writers of “300” later, that's still all it is. I definitely don’t understand how the Navy thought the best way to...
  • Roman Polanski faces 2 years in prison if returned to L.A., Swiss officials say

  • Roman Polanski was to pay Samantha Geimer a $500,000 settlement

    Roman Polanski was to pay Samantha Geimer a $500,000 settlement
  • How a girl's stark words got lost in the Polanski spectacle

    How a girl's stark words got lost in the Polanski spectacle
    In the flat light of the grand jury room, a nervous, deeply embarrassed 13-year-old girl sat alone -- no attorney, no mother, no friend -- facing three tiers of middle-aged strangers silently studying her from their leather armchairs. The questions...
  • Defense strategies could keep Polanski out of prison

    Defense strategies could keep Polanski out of prison
    Roman Polanski rushed up to the British Airways counter at LAX in late January 1978 with an American Express card and an urgent desire to get out of town. He bought the last seat on an overnight flight to London and 15 minutes later, he wrote in his...
  • Claude Berri, French filmmaker and actor, dies at 74

    Claude Berri, the French filmmaker who was a fixture in his country's film industry for more than 50 years and is perhaps best known for directing "Jean de Florette," which earned him international acclaim, died Monday. He was 74. Berri, whose short film...
  • Aaron Stovitz dies at 85; original prosecutor of Charles Manson and his followers

    Aaron Stovitz dies at 85; original prosecutor of Charles Manson and his followers
    Aaron Stovitz, the original prosecutor of mass murderer Charles Manson and three female followers who was removed from the trial for comments he made about the case, has died. He was 85. Stovitz died Monday at a Tarzana hospital after a long battle...
  • Susan Atkins dies at 61; imprisoned Charles Manson follower

    Susan Atkins dies at 61; imprisoned Charles Manson follower
    Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a string of killings in 1969 that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61....
  • Steve Cooley: L.A.'s D.A.

    Steve Cooley: L.A.'s D.A.
    Steve Cooley's isn't a face that's all over YouTube or the nightly news, and he's fine with that. In spite of the celeb cases that have come through the county district attorney's office -- the decades-long case against Roman Polanski and murder cases...