It's hard to bring up Roman Polanski without acknowledging his recently aggravated legal problems, but he remains one of the world's best known directors.
Polanksi began his career in Poland, where he grew up, spent some time in France and then came to Hollywood. He moved back to Europe after his wife's brutal murder by the Manson gang in 1969, returning to shoot 1974's 'Chinatown.' After fleeing the US for France in 1978 to avoid his statutory rape sentencing, Polanski continued to make movies in Europe. His career stagnated somewhat until 'The Pianist' in 2002, for which he received a directing Oscar in absentia.
Take a look back at the movies Polanski has directed and vote on his biggest hits and misses.
|Death and the Maiden (1994)|