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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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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • PASSINGS: Uan Rasey, Hanan Porat

    Uan Rasey Trumpet player in 'Chinatown' and other films Uan Rasey, 90, a first-call trumpet player for MGM and other studio orchestras best known for his evocative solo in Roman Polanski's 1974 film "Chinatown," died Sept. 26 at Kaiser Permanente...
  • Interview: John C. Reilly feels the hometown love

    Interview: John C. Reilly feels the hometown love
    John C. Reilly was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in “Chicago” and appeared in the critically acclaimed films “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator” and “Boogie Nights.” And yet, most...
  • Born on Broadway isn't a sure pedigree

    Born on Broadway isn't a sure pedigree
    This fall, theater fans may be in for a little déjà vu: "Carnage," "Ides of March," "A Dangerous Method" and "War Horse" are all films, opening from October through December, that have been adapted from plays. All are also popping up with early buzz,...
  • Akin's idiocy is infectious

    Akin's idiocy is infectious
      Todd Akin's idiocy appears to be infectious. The evil genius of the Missouri congressman's comments is that they lend themselves to such broad interpretations -- and misinterpretations. By now his remarks are familiar, but just in case ... Mr....
  • Everyman Theatre stages Tony Award-winning 'God of Carnage'

    Everyman Theatre stages Tony Award-winning 'God of Carnage'
    We have all seen adults acting — to borrow a song lyric — more like children than children. But, if you’re lucky, you’ve never met anyone quite like the people who spout, spar and spew in “God of Carnage,” the Tony...
  • Book review: 'Panorama City' by Antoine Wilson

    -------------------- Panorama City A Novel Antoine Wilson Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 292 pp., $24 -------------------- In fiction, when country naifs ship off to the big city to reinvent themselves, they go to New York or Paris. On the off chance...
  • 'Trishna' review: Beauty and the east

    'Trishna' review: Beauty and the east
    **1/2 (out of four) "Trishna" opens as if it could be an Indian cousin of "The Hangover," as Jay (Riz Ahmed of "Four Lions") and his fellow vacationing dudes either lounge and laugh freely or lay around nursing the night before. Few of the women in this...
  • Maxwell Keith dies at 87; defense attorney for 2 Manson family members

    Maxwell Keith dies at 87; defense attorney for 2 Manson family members
    Maxwell S. Keith, the defense attorney for two members of the Manson family who went to prison for their roles in the grisly 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders, died Tuesday of natural causes in the San Luis Obispo County town of Templeton, his family said. He...
  • Another offer for Lohan — playing Sharon Tate

     
    TMZ is reporting that Lindsay Lohan is being offered the role of Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski's wife, murdered by Charles Manson's gang in the late 1960s. The film is to be directed by a photographer, Tyler Shields, who is also playing Manson, and one of...