He's the iconic director with equally iconic personal dramas:
First, in 1969, his wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered by the Manson Family.
Second, and the most intriguing, in 1978, he pled guilty to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a thirteen year old girl. Polanski fled to France, where he now resides and is considered by US authorities to be a fugitive from justice.
Now, filmmaker Marina Zenovich, unveiled her documentary at Sundance about the director's statutory rape trial and urges a second look at the particulars of the case.
And of course, The Weinstein Co., the first major American distributor to make a move at Sundance, picked up international rights to "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired."
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George Clooney has been named a U.N. "messenger of peace" by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The announcement is to promote the world body's peacekeeping efforts.
Clooney is the ninth U.N. messenger -- people chosen from the fields of art, music, literature and sports who have agreed to help focus attention on the United Nations' work.
Clooney, who is currently in Sudan, will receive his designation on January 31 at U.N. headquarters. The actor has been active in using his celebrity status, along with Don Cheadle and Brad Pitt, to raise money for refugees through their "Not On Our Watch" charity and draw attention to the crisis in Darfur in western Sudan.
Last month, he and Cheadle were honored by Nobel peace laureates in Rome for their efforts in Darfur.
The other U.N. messengers of peace are actor Michael Douglas, musicians Daniel Barenboim, Midori Goto and Yo-Yo Ma, authors Paulo Coelho and Elie Wiesel, naturalist Jane Goodall and Olympic equestrian Princess Haya of Jordan.
Not only is Clooney considered one of the hottest male stars, he's also an A-list celebrity, a good actor making great choices in films, and he's also politically-aware.
Wow, George Clooney is commendable! I'll vote for him :)
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"The Simpsons" characters will host the 12th annual Art Directors Guild Awards ceremony Feb. 16 at the Beverly Hilton.
Don't have a cow dudes, this will be fun!
So who are the best of the best Production Designers in 2007, and which films were nominated? Read More...
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I woke up this morning to find an email from Paramount Pictures about their new "Star Trek" reboot!
They said new official site launched, so I went, but it's still under construction. But, we now know it's going to be released Dec. 25, 2008!!!
Here are more info:
If you watch that monster movie, "Cloverfield," you will see the new "Star Trek" trailer.
You can also see the very first image from STAR TREK over on AOL/Moviefone
But there's only one picture (the new Enterprise), and we pretty much now know about the cast.
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