Popular Celebrities Who Once Showed Their Support For Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski is a well-known Polish filmmaker. In 1978, he pled guilty to statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl and fled the country before he could be properly sentenced. Though his case is still being contested by the law enforcement community, it continues to be in limbo due to his current status as an international fugitive.

In 2009, a US judge arrested him for a crime he committed many years earlier. As a result, some famous international celebrities decided to take matters into their own hands. They created a petition that demanded Polanski be freed from jail. They say they’re upset that all these judicial proceedings have come back up again, mostly because they feel it is unfair and unjust that an artistic event honoring one of the world’s greatest filmmakers has ended up being used by police to apprehend him when art is meant to serve humanity and not be used against it. That being said, here’s a list of popular celebrities who once showed their support for Roman Polanski –

Woody Allen

Arguably the most noteworthy comedian and writer of his generation, Woody Allen was born on the 1st of December in 1935. He was born to Russian Jewish immigrants living in Brooklyn, NY. He was the only son of middle-aged parents, Martin Konigsberg and Nettie Konigsberg. Allen didn’t have any siblings growing up but he is known to be very close with his younger sister Letty Aronson. His interest in illusion began early and as a teenager, he delved deeper into magic tricks developing an interest in comedy that still runs strong today.

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Asia Argento

She is an Italian actress who has pursued both acting and making films in her early years. While Asia Argento did have small roles at the age of 9 in Sergio Citti’s Sogni e bisogni (1985), it wasn’t until she was 22 that we saw her on the big screen, starring as a lead in Cristina Comencini’s, Zoo.

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Asia Argento

Paul Auster

The author of Smoke and Mirrors and In the Country of Last Things; Paul Auster, the famous author, was born in New York on February 12, 1969. His father owned several buildings and used to rent them in the Brooklyn city. He has one sister, who is six years younger than him. As a child, he loved to read books and watch movies. And over time he broke various bones – which only served to make him even more interested in the world of books because he loved the way that words could create images inside his head.

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Paul Auster

Adrien Brody

Born to a Jewish father and a Hungarian mother, Adrien Brody is an American actor widely considered to be influential in his respective film industry. He was awarded the “Academy Award” as part of his contributions and achievements as an actor in such films as Sin City and The Pianist.

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Adrien Brody

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford was born in Chicago on July 13, 1942. His birth parents Dorothy (Nidelman), an actress, and John William Ford, a radio engineer turned commercial advertiser, were both from Chicago’s North Shore. His father was Irish, German, and had roots in Russia while his mother was half Jewish with German roots. He is a famous actor known for movies such as Heroes, Hanover Street, and Force 10 from Navarone.

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