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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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  • 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...
  • "Capitalism: A Love Story" Review and Moore Interview

    "Capitalism: A Love Story" Review and Moore Interview
    Among all of the filmmakers out there in the world today, it's hard to find one who gets as much attention as Michael Moore (although, Roman Polanski did find a way to steal some headlines this week). I love a rabble rouser, so the publicity stunts and...
  • Roman Polanski was to pay Samantha Geimer a $500,000 settlement

    Roman Polanski was to pay Samantha Geimer a $500,000 settlement
  • 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...
  • New in paperback: Wit, elegance and war

    Barbara Smit: "Sneaker Wars" (Harper Perennial) Two great sneaker companies, Adidas and Puma, were created by two brothers who began as partners and later turned into fierce rivals. Who knew? Smit limns out the story of Adi and Rudi Dassler, who...
  • Charles Dickens speaks to 21st century's hard times

    To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...
  • Michael Sragow's 13 great haunted house movies

    Michael Sragow's 13 great haunted house movies
    From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel: It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
  • Jerry Brown: Now and Zen

    Jerry Brown: Now and Zen
    For many Californians, 72-year-old Jerry Brown's return to Sacramento for another go at being governor brings with it more than a little dab of déjà vu. Consider: He is inheriting the job from a Republican actor/politician, American soldiers are...
  • 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?