Roman Polanski - This Week's Quiz (October 5th, 2009)

In the news, Roman Polanski is an Academy Award winning motion picture director and currently being held by European authorities for extradition proceedings to the United States for a 1977 conviction of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Polanski fled the United States after his conviction and has continued to make movies and avoid facing his sentencing until now.

This quiz is five questions about the life & career of Roman Polanski. He has faced challenges in his life. Roman Polanski was born Rajmund Roman Liebling in Paris, France in 1933. Both his parents were interred in Nazi concentration camps during World War II and only his father survived. Polanski escaped with the help of friends. He has directed 28 movies in his 50+ year career.

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Having My Baby

In 1968's Rosemary's Baby, Roman Polanski wrote and directed the film based on Ira Levin's novel and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing. The lead character is impregnated with the devil's child when a coven promises her husband career success for the use of his wife's womb. Who was the fair haired actress who was served divorce papers from Frank Sinatra during the filming of the movie?


Charles Manson  

The Cult of Personality

Roman Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, and her house guests were murdered by an infamous cult who scrolled "Helter Skelter" in blood on the wall of Polanski and Tate's home. Who was the leader of the murderous cult?



When the Director Yells Cut

Earning 11 Academy Award nominations, Chinatown was a 1974 American neo-noire film directed by Roman Polanski. He did not win the Oscar, but did win the Golden Globe for Best Director. Polanski did a cameo in the film where he slashes a part of Jack Nicholson's face. What part of Jack's face is cut?



The Fugitive...Director

Roman Polanski continued to make movies after he fled the United States. His first hit movie was Tess staring Nastassja Kinski, an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles. He was nominated for his third Best Director Oscar. But it wasn't until his forth nomination that he wins the Academy Award. The movie Polanski won the Best Director Academy Award was?


In Custody  

Not Neutral In This Case

On September 26, 2009, Polanski was arrested by police at the Zürich Airport while entering the country, in relation to his outstanding 1978 U.S. arrest warrant. Polanski had hoped to attend the Zurich Film Festival to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Where is Polanski presently under arrest pending extradition proceedings?




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