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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski (born Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański, 18 August 1933) is a Polish-French film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few "truly international filmmakers." Polanski's films have inspired diverse directors, including the Coen brothers, Atom Egoyan, Darren Aronofsky, Park Chan-wook, Abel Ferrara, and Wes Craven. Born in Paris to Polish parents, he moved with his family back to Poland in 1937, shortly before the outbreak of World War II. He survived the Holocaust and was educated in Poland and became a director of both art house and commercial films. Polanski's first feature-length film, Knife in the Water (1962), made in Poland, was nominated for a United States Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film but was beaten by Federico Fellini's 8½. He has since received five more Oscar nominations, along with two Baftas, four Césars, a Golden Globe Award and the Palme d'Or of the Cannes Film Festival in France. In the United Kingdom he directed three films, beginning with Repulsion (1965). In 1968 he moved to the United States, and cemented his status by directing the horror film

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Roman Polanski -- Get Comfortable

Roman Polanski -- Get Comfortable

The Swiss Justice Ministry has denied Roman Polanski's request to be released from prison pending a decision on extradition.According to the Ministry, there's still a high risk that Polanski might… READ MORE >

Polanski Agreed to Pay Off Victim in 1993

Polanski Agreed to Pay Off Victim in 1993

Court docs that just surfaced say Roman Polanski agreed to pay his victim $500,000 in damages back in 1993 -- but records don't show if he ever paid.The last court filing shows the amount… READ MORE >

- 1913 days ago
Sharon Tate's Sis -- Polanski Didn't 'Rape'

Sharon Tate's Sis -- Polanski Didn't 'Rape'

Debra Tate -- the sister of Roman Polanski's second wife Sharon Tate -- doesn't want the director hauled back to the U.S. to be prosecuted. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News… READ MORE >

- 1915 days ago
Polanski Lawyers Fight -- Chalet Jail a Possibility

Polanski Lawyers Fight -- Chalet Jail a Possibility

Roman Polanski's lawyers are angling to block any extradition attempt by asking a Swiss judge to release him from custody ...on grounds the move by U.S. law enforcement to haul him back was… READ MORE >

- 1916 days ago
Polanski's Lawyer -- Ready for a Fight

Polanski's Lawyer -- Ready for a Fight

After 30 years on the run, Roman Polanski is finally behind bars -- but, according to his lawyer, he ain't staying there.Polanski's attorney, Herve Temime, called into "GMA" this morning to say… READ MORE >

- 1917 days ago
Roman Polanski Arrested -- Finally

Roman Polanski
Arrested -- Finally

Roman Polanski will not be able to attend the Zurich Film Festival -- which was set to honor him with a lifetime achievement award -- because he got arrested for that whole statutory rape thing… READ MORE >

- 1918 days ago
Polanski's Minor Setback Gets Major

Polanski's Minor Setback Gets Major

Director Roman Polanski's attempt to get his 31-year old child sex case disqualified by all judges in L.A. County has failed.Polanski was asking the L.A. Superior Courts to disqualify all judges… READ MORE >

- 2178 days ago
What if Your Kid Were the Anti-Christ?

What if Your Kid Were the Anti-Christ?

The wave of horror movie remakes continues next week, when the 1976 classic 'The Omen' gets a makeover. The original film tells the story of Damien Thorn, born on June 6 at 6 a.m., who is… READ MORE >

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