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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski


Famous as :

Actor, director

Birth Name :

Rajmund Roman Thierry Polanski

Birth Date :

August 18, 1933

Birth Place :

Paris, France

Spouse :

Barbara Lass (19-Sept-59 - 1962), Sharon Tate (20-Jan-68 - 9-Aug-69) (her death), Emmanuelle Seigner (since 30-Aug-89)

Latest News

Judge Says Roman Polanski Has No Right to Seek Dismissal of Sex Assault Case

December 25, 2014 01:54:15 GMT

Judge has denied Roman Polanski's latest attempt to have his decades-old sexual assault case dismissed. Superior Court Judge James Brandlin stated on Tuesday, December 23 that the awards-winning filmmaker could not ask for an evidentiary hearing for the 1977 case while he remains a fugitive outside the country.

Roman Polanski Apologizes to Sexual Abuse Victim, Collects Award at Zurich Film Fest

September 28, 2011 09:21:38 GMT

Director Roman Polanski apologized to Samantha Greimer, the lady he sexually abused, through a documentary "Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir" that he premiered at the Zurich Film Festival on Tuesday, September 27. "She is a double victim: my victim and a victim of the press," the "" director says at the end of the film.

Woman Roman Polanski Had Sex With Claims It's Only Rape

March 11, 2011 03:03:34 GMT

The woman had sex with at a Hollywood party when she was just 13 has accused U.S. court authorities of ruining her life, insisting they used the case for their own "political gain". The "Rosemary's Baby" director bedded Samantha Geimer at 's house in 1977 and was later put on trial. He pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor before fleeing to Europe on the eve of his sentencing and spent 30 years living in exile.

Roman Polanski Honored at San Sebastian International Film Festival

September 18, 2010 07:10:44 GMT

has been feted at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain - his political thriller "" was named best picture on Friday, September 17. The "" filmmaker has endured a tough year since he was taken into custody by Swiss officials in September 2009, when he was arrested on a 33-year-old child sex charge.

Roman Polanski Made First Public Appearance Since Freed

July 19, 2010 03:41:18 GMT

made his first public appearance as a free man on Saturday, July 17 to support his singer wife Emmanuelle Seigner at a music festival in Switzerland. The "Rosemary's Baby" filmmaker regained his freedom on Monday after Swiss officials turned down U.S. prosecutors' requests to extradite him on a 33-year-old child-sex charge.

Freed Roman Polanski to Film 'God of Carnage' in 2011

July 15, 2010 07:30:39 GMT

will return to work on a big-screen adaptation of hit French play "God of Carnage" in his first job since he was released from house arrest in Switzerland. The "" filmmaker regained his freedom on Monday, July 12 after Swiss officials turned down U.S. prosecutors' request to extradite him to be punished for a 33-year-old child sex case.

Roman Polanski's Alleged Victim Wants Sexual Abuse Case to Be Halted

July 14, 2010 07:09:19 GMT

The woman had sex with at a Hollywood party when she was 13 has called on prosecutors to halt the case against the filmmaker now his extradition from Switzerland has been canceled. The director was released from house arrest at his home in Gstaad on Monday, July 12 after Swiss authorities refused to hold him any longer.

U.S. Authority to Continue Seek Justice in Roman Polanski Case

July 14, 2010 04:17:16 GMT

U.S. authorities are preparing to "evaluate" their options over the decision by Swiss officials not to extradite moviemaker on a child-sex charge - insisting they will "continue to seek justice". The "Rosemary's Baby" director was released from house arrest on Monday, July 12 after American officials' request to have him returned to the U.S. were turned down.

Roman Polanski's Freeing Sparks Outrage From Local and Federal Officials

July 13, 2010 03:25:54 GMT

"" director is a free man after Swiss government, on Monday morning, July 12, announced that a request to extradite him to the U.S. for sentencing was rejected. However, the decision has invited outrage among L.A. county prosecutors and the U.S. State Department. According to Los Angeles Times, local and federal officials vowed to continue the pursuit of Polanski.

Roman Polanski Accused of Sexually Abusing British Actress at Her 16

May 15, 2010 02:22:36 GMT

is hit with another abuse allegation. On Friday, May 14, Charlotte Lewis has stepped out to let people know that she was sexually abused by the "" helmer in 1982, before she appeared in his 1986 movie "Pirates", in Paris.

Roman Polanski's Lawyers Demand Secret Testimony Unsealed

April 30, 2010 07:22:50 GMT

's lawyers have asked a U.S. judge to unseal secret testimony by the original prosecutor in the director's 33-year-old sex case - in a bid to help Swiss authorities rule on his extradition case.

Roman Polanski Begs to Be Freed From House Arrest

April 26, 2010 03:45:47 GMT

's lawyer has ordered Swiss authorities to ignore the "roar and unbearable pressure of an ill-informed public" and release the embattled director from house arrest in the country. The Rosemary's Baby moviemaker has been confined to his Swiss estate since December 2009 following his September arrest in Zurich stemming from a three-decade old sex crime in America.

Attorneys Urge California Court to Drop Roman Polanski's Sex Case

April 08, 2010 10:03:58 GMT

's lawyers have filed another appeal urging a California court to drop the director's sex case, insisting the shamed director should be set free to avoid the case dragging on and costing the state even more money. Polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, but fled to America a year later before he could be sentenced.

Roman Polanski Is Best Director at Berlin Film Festival

February 22, 2010 01:46:26 GMT

Embattled moviemaker has landed the prestigious Best Director award at the Berlin Film Festival for his latest offering "". The 76-year-old was honored with the Silver Bear prize for his work on the political thriller, which stars and .

Roman Polanski's 'The Ghost Writer' Unleashes New Clips

February 20, 2010 04:31:02 GMT

"" wants to share what is offered by the film by releasing some new clips. Making their way out via different sites such as Apple and Allocine, the videos provide previews to who gets offer of a new job, starts working with and digs out the life of the former Prime Minister until he is on the run because of the job.

Robert Pattinson's Close Encounter With Elephant Is the Best Day of His Life

February 16, 2010 06:10:34 GMT

experienced the "best day" of his life on the set of his new movie when an elephant picked him up in its mouth and turned him upside down. The animal-loving "" actor is currently shooting circus movie "" in California with Hollywood beauty , but it was another female co-star who caught Pattinson's attention after a close encounter.

Carly Simon Launches 'You're So Vain' Video Competition

February 16, 2010 04:55:09 GMT

is appealing to fans and wannabe filmmakers to submit footage to make a music video for her smash hit "You're So Vain" - 38 years after it was first released. The song, which is rumored to take aim at one of Simon's former lovers, catapulted the singer to fame in 1972 but she never shot a promo to accompany it.

Roman Polanski's 'The Ghost Writer' Gets Rave Reviews

February 16, 2010 03:58:04 GMT

Embattled director has scored a victory with his latest movie "" - the film has secured rave reviews following its premiere at the Berlin film festival in Germany. The political thriller starring and premiered on Friday, February 12 and is one of 20 movies up for the prized Golden Bear award for best picture.

Roman Polanski's Extradition Put On Hold by Swiss Authorities

February 13, 2010 06:56:55 GMT

Swiss authorities will not extradite to the U.S. until a Los Angeles judge determines if he will serve time behind bars on 32 year old unlawful sex charges. Polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1977.

Roman Polanski Asks His Sentencing Held Without His Presence

January 07, 2010 09:40:48 GMT

Lawyers for have launched a legal bid to have the director sentenced while he resides in Switzerland. The "" director is battling extradition to the U.S. to face sentencing over a 1977 child sex charge. He pleaded guilty to bedding a 13-year-old girl but fled to France before he could be sentenced.

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