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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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  • What movies are the next Oscar front-runners?

     
    Here's a rundown of top contenders you should check out in advance of the start of the next Oscars derby. Pete Hammond (Notes on a Season) has written a good overview you should check out too. "All Good Things," Andrew Jarecki (Weinstein Co.) "Betty...
  • Polanski's attorneys cite secret meetings in 1977, demand director's release

     
    Attorneys for Roman Polanski petitioned a state appellate court Thursday to free the film director, citing secret discussions between high-level prosecutors and the judge during the original 1977 case. Polanski's lawyers described "communications" that...
  • Movie Projector: No 'Bounty Hunter,' 'Repo Men' or 'Wimpy Kid' can upstage 'Alice' (updated)

     
    “Alice in Wonderland” doesn’t have to worry this weekend about getting taken down by a “Bounty Hunter,” “Repo Men” or a “Wimpy Kid.” Walt Disney Studios’ 3-D blockbuster “Alice...
  • First look: 'Wimpy Kid' scores an upset, 'Bounty Hunter' solid, 'Repo Men' empty-handed

     
    Jennifer Aniston and Jude Law were overpowered at the box office this weekend by the unlikeliest of heroes. 20th Century Fox's adaptation of the comic and book series "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" scored a surprise victory at the box......
  • L.A. County prosecutors deny Polanski coverup

     
    The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office on Tuesday rejected claims by Roman Polanski’s attorneys that the office hid communications between top prosecutors and the judge in Polanski’s j1977 sex assault case. Polanski’s lawyers...
  • Swiss won't move on Polanski extradition until U.S. court rules

     
    The Swiss government won't consider the L.A. County district attorney's office request to extradite Roman Polanski to the U.S. until a California appeals court rules on whether the director can be sentenced in a 1970s sex case in absentia. The......
  • 'At the Movies': Canceled, but maybe it's 'kind of temporary'

     
    A.O. Scott (left) and the Tribune's Michael Phillips. Sometimes online comments really do tell the story. Take these, for example, found on the Entertainment Weekly site (ew.com) following news that Disney-ABC had canceled the long-running weekly half-...
  • Family allowed to sue CHP over release of grisly crash photos

     
    An appeals court has given an Orange County family the go-ahead to sue the CHP over graphic accident-scene photos its officers leaked to the public. The opinion by the 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana reverses a lower......
  • 2 fatally shot in apparent murder-suicide in El Monte home

     
    A man and woman were found shot to death inside an El Monte home in what appears to be a murder-suicide, authorities said. The shootings were reported about 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 3100 block of Vane Avenue, about a......
  • Souvenir photo could identify alleged Tower of Terror groper [Updated]

     
    Police in Anaheim are looking for the person who groped a woman on the Tower of Terror ride at Disney's California Adventure theme park.A woman in her 30s was on the ride with her daughter about 5:30 p.m. Friday when......
  • Roman Polanski extradition could take up to a year, Swiss officials say

     
    Swiss officials could take up to a year before deciding whether to extradite film director Roman Polanski back to Los Angeles to face sentencing for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Polanski was arrested in Zurich last year in connection......
  • L.A. court takes up Roman Polanski sex case today

     
    A judge will again take up the case of Roman Polanski, two weeks after a state appellate court proposed a way to bring the three-decade-long legal saga to a close. Polanski’s lawyers and prosecutors are to appear before Superior Court......