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Roman Polanski

Film director/producer Roman Polanski’s life has been one of both triumphs and tragedies. An Academy Award winner (for 2002’s The Pianist), Polanski is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest living filmmakers with movies such as Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown all part of his resume.

However, Polanski’s notoriety extends beyond his cinematic achievements. In 1969, Polanski’s then pregnant wife Sharon Tate’s name became forever linked to that of deranged mass murderer Charles Manson, as one of the victims of the infamous Manson Family Murders.

In 1977, Polanski fled to France after his arrest on charges of having sex with a minor — in this case, a girl who was thirteen years old at the time. On September 26, 2009 Polanski was arrested in Switzerland, ending some three decades of life as a fugitive in countries like Poland and France, after that original warrant was first served.

You’ll find bloggers talking about Roman Polanski at sites like Roman Polanski Vision and Crooked Timber.

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Glen Boyd is the author of Neil Young FAQ, released in May 2012 by Backbeat Books/Hal Leonard Publishing. He is a former BC Music Editor and current contributor, whose work has also appeared in SPIN, Ultimate Classic Rock, The Rocket, The Source and other publications. You can read more of Glen's work at the official Neil Young FAQ site. Follow Glen on Twitter and on Facebook.

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