Roman Polanski’s life has been just as dramatic as his films. Raised in Nazi Poland, his mother died in Auschwitz, and he survived the Holocaust by hiding with other Polish families. His pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, was killed by members of Charles Manson’s cult in 1969 in one of the most highly-publicized murders of the decade. And he was indicted on sex abuse charges in 1977 for having sex with a 13-year old girl in Jack Nicholson’s house. Oh, and in the meantime, he directed Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown and The Pianist, for which he won an Oscar.
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