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Today is Friday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2006 with 135 to follow.
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Tonino Delli Colli is dead at 81

ROME, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Italian cinematographer Tonino Delli Colli, who worked in "Life is Beautiful" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," has died in Rome at the age of 81.

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2005 with 135 to follow.
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Polanski wins libel case

LONDON, July 22 (UPI) -- A London jury has found Vanity Fair libeled director Roman Polanski in a story saying he propositioned a woman right after his wife was murdered.

Mia Farrow defends Polanski sex claims

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- Actress Mia Farrow told a London Court Tuesday director Roman Polanski ignored two women who came onto him after his wife's death.

Polanski accuses Vanity Fair of libel

LONDON, July 18 (UPI) -- Director Roman Polanski testified via video from Paris Monday that a 2002 Vanity Fair article about actions during his wife's funeral was "absolutely not true."

Mia Farrow to testify in Polanski suit

LONDON, July 3 (UPI) -- Mia Farrow is key witness in a libel action filed in London by director Roman Polanski against Conde Nast, the publisher of Vanity Fair magazine.

All-star lineup for AIDS benefit at Cannes

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Liza Minnelli and Sharon Stone will headline a May 19 AIDS benefit at the Cannes Film Festival, organizers announced Wednesday.

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Today is Monday, March 28, the 87th day of 2005 with 278 to follow.
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Analysis: Experts predict Oscar for 'Baby'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- As the final polls close for voting on this year's Academy Awards, a panel of leading entertainment reporters and movie critics has pronounced "Million Dollar Baby" the favorite to win for Best Picture and Clint Eastwood the likely winner over Martin Scor
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Polanski to testify by satellite

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Director Roman Polanski won a round in a British court that allows him to proceed with his libel lawsuit against Vanity Fair by satellite from France.

Polanski wants to sue mag long-distance

LONDON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A British court will decide whether director Roman Polanski can sue a magazine for libel without having to actually appear in court.

'Rosemary's Baby' miniseries set

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- ABC will adapt Ira Levin's horror classic "Rosemary's Baby" as a four-hour miniseries in 2005, Daily Variety said Wednesday.

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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 18, the 231st day of 2004 with 135 to follow.
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Roman Polanski
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)

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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