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Polanski granted bail, but still in jail

Polanski granted bail, but still in jail

ZURICH, Switzerland, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A Swiss court has granted filmmaker Roman Polanski's request for bail, but he will remain in jail pending a possible appeal against the ruling, officials said.
Calif. pols support Polanski extradition

Calif. pols support Polanski extradition

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Fifteen California legislators have signed a letter to Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley in support of Roman Polanski's extradition.
U.S. requests Polanski extradition

U.S. requests Polanski extradition

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Embassy in Bern has formally requested jailed filmmaker Roman Polanski's extradition so he can be sentenced in a 1977 sex case, officials said.
Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski

Swiss officials received a formal request to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the United States to face charges he had sex with an underage girl.
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U.S. tipped off to Polanski arrival

U.S. tipped off to Polanski arrival

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Swiss Justice Ministry says his government tipped off U.S. officials about Roman Polanski's arrival in the country for a film festival.
Polanski's bail bid denied again

Polanski's bail bid denied again

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Imprisoned French-born film director Roman Polanski is not to be released on bail pending extradition, the Swiss Criminal Court said Tuesday.
Polanski hospitalized in Zurich

Polanski hospitalized in Zurich

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- French-born film director Roman Polanski, who was jailed last month on an outstanding U.S. arrest warrant, is undergoing medical tests in a Swiss hospital.
Roman Polanski's bail bid denied

Roman Polanski's bail bid denied

BERN, Switzerland, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A judge in Bern has denied French-born filmmaker Roman Polanski's bid to be released from the Swiss jail where he has been held for more than two weeks.

Polanski may not have honored settlement

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Movie director Roman Polanski may not have paid a cash settlement reached in a lawsuit brought by a woman he raped when she was 13, court documents indicate.
Schwarzenegger won't pardon Polanski

Schwarzenegger won't pardon Polanski

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says recently arrested filmmaker Roman Polanski should be treated like anyone else in the eyes of the law.
Polanski accuser has no comment on arrest

Polanski accuser has no comment on arrest

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. woman French-born filmmaker Roman Polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with when she was 13 says she has no comment on his recent arrest.
Lawyer: Polanski fighting extradition

Lawyer: Polanski fighting extradition

ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Roman Polanski's French lawyer says the filmmaker is fighting extradition to the United States to face charges in a 1977 child sex case.
French officials support Roman Polanski

French officials support Roman Polanski

ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- French officials said they are hoping for a "favorable resolution" to filmmaker Roman Polanski's recent arrest on a 1970s sex charge.
Polanski victim would drop the case

Polanski victim would drop the case

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The woman director Roman Polanski raped when she was 13-years-old has said she does not want him "held to further punishment," the Los Angeles Times reported.
Film director Polanski arrested in Zurich

Film director Polanski arrested in Zurich

ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Director Roman Polanski could stay in Switzerland for months if he fights extradition to the United States for a 1977 underage sex case, authorities said.
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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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