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WATCH: Zoe Saldana stars in the first 'Rosemary's Baby' trailer

WATCH: Zoe Saldana stars in the first 'Rosemary's Baby' trailer

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams and Jason Isaacs star in a miniseries adaptation of the horror classic.
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Avant-garde composer Wojciech Kilar dies at 81

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Avant-garde and film music composer Wojciech Kilar, 81, died Sunday morning in Katowice, Poland, the head of the Association of Polish Composers announced.

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Manson follower Leslie Van Houten turned down for parole again

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted of some of the Manson Family killings, was turned down for parole again Wednesday in California.
Goldberg, Lopez appear in Pryor documentary

Goldberg, Lopez appear in Pryor documentary

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- George Lopez, Bob Newhart and Mike Epps will be seen in "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," a documentary to air in the United States on Showtime.
Works by Soderbergh, the Coen brothers among Cannes film fest lineup

Works by Soderbergh, the Coen brothers among Cannes film fest lineup

CANNES, France, April 18 (UPI) -- Movies by Steven Soderbergh, Roman Polanski and Alexander Payne will be competing at France's Cannes Film Festival next month, organizers said.

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Charles Manson denied parole for 12th time

Charles Manson denied parole for 12th time

SACRAMENTO, April 11 (UPI) -- A California parole board Wednesday denied Charles Manson, mastermind of one of the most infamous killing sprees in U.S. history, parole for a 12th time.
Vannatter, detective in Simpson case, dead

Vannatter, detective in Simpson case, dead

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who led the investigation in the O.J. Simpson case, died Friday of complications from cancer, his wife said.

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Polanski set to attend Zurich film fest

Polanski set to attend Zurich film fest

COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Roman Polanski is to attend Switzerland's Zurich Film Festival for the first time since his sensational arrest at the 2009 edition of the event.
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Director Roman Polanski arrives on the red carpet before a tribute to Sigourney Weaver during the Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech on November 16, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Roman Polanski (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, America and France he is considered one of the few "truly international filmmakers."

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 Oscar-winning horror film Rosemary's Baby (1968).

In 1969, Polanski's pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered by members of the Manson Family while staying at Polanski's Benedict Canyon home above Los Angeles. Following Tate's death, Polanski returned to Europe and spent much of his time in Paris and Gstaad, but did not direct another film until Macbeth (1971) in England. The following year he went to Italy to make What? (1973) and subsequently spent the next five years living near Rome. However, he traveled to Hollywood to direct Chinatown (1974). The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, and was a critical and box-office success. Polanski's next film, The Tenant (1976), was shot in France, and completed the "Apartment Trilogy", following Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby.

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