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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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  • Book review: 'Party Animals: A Hollywood Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Starring the Fabulous Allan Carr'

    Book review: 'Party Animals: A Hollywood Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Starring the Fabulous Allan Carr'
    Hollywood's always had a soft spot for the gooiest of cheese, so long as the end result is piles of cheddar. Witness the 1978 film adaptation of "Grease," a piffle of bogus nostalgia that lit up the box office. It was Allan Carr who cleared the path...
  • 'The Ghost Writer'

    'The Ghost Writer'
    Controversial director Roman Polanski shows he still has the stuff to make a compelling drama by adapting novelist Robert Harris' story of a writer ( Ewan McGregor) summoned to help a former British prime minister ( Pierce Brosnan) prepare the latter's...
  • Who should star in Roman Polanski's 'God of Carnage' adaptation?

    Who should star in Roman Polanski's 'God of Carnage' adaptation?
  • Small Wonders: The mind wanders in traffic

    Small Wonders: The mind wanders in traffic
    Few drives are more monotonous than Golden State (5) Freeway through California's Central Valley. But what does make it worse is a big-rig crashing into a tractor-trailer, bursting into flames and closing three of the five southbound lanes when you're...
  • '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...
  • Roman Polanski, through his own lens

    Roman Polanski, through his own lens
    The director's movies, such as his Oscar-winning 2002 film 'The Piano,' may reflect his world view on morality and the role of the artist in society. |Reed Johnson Should great artists be treated differently from ordinary mortals? Does a musician,...
  • 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...
  • Roman Polanski faces 2 years in prison if returned to L.A., Swiss officials say

  • 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...
  • Reel Critics: The year on the silver screen

    Reel Critics: The year on the silver screen
    Suzanne Perez's picks for best and worst movies of 2010: Favorite Films 1. "The Social Network" — A real-life geek inherits the Earth. Aaron Sorkin's quicksilver dialogue and Jesse Eisenberg's acting delivery are superb. 2. "The Kids Are...
  • Roman Polanski's attorneys stunned by arrest

     
    Director Roman Polanski and his attorneys were stunned by his arrest in Switzerland on Saturday on a child sex charge filed decades ago in Los Angeles, according a French newspaper report. ???We absolutely were not expecting such an arrest, in......