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    Which Hollywood actor moved to France?

    Roman Polanski is a Polish-French film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor who was born on August 18, 1933, as Raymond Thierry Liebling.
    In 1937, his Polish-Jewish parents relocated the family from Paris to Kraków. Two years later, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, triggering World War II, and the family was incarcerated in the Kraków Ghetto. Polanski spent his formative years in foster homes under an adopted identity after his mother and father were abducted in raids, surviving the Holocaust.

    Knife in the Water (1962), Polanski’s debut feature-length picture, was made in Poland and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in the United States. He directed three films in the United Kingdom, the first of which was Repulsion (1965). He traveled to the United States in 1968 and made a name for himself by directing the horror thriller Rosemary’s Baby (1968).

    Roman Polanski

    In 1969, his pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate, and four friends were brutally killed by members of the Manson Family, which marked a turning point in his life. In England, he directed Macbeth (1971), while in Hollywood, he directed Chinatown (1974).

    Roman Polanski was arrested in 1977 on suspicion of drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of unlawful intercourse with a child as part of a plea agreement. He escaped to Paris in 1978 after learning that the judge planned to reject his plea offer and impose a prison sentence instead of probation. As a result, Polanski is a wanted criminal in the United States.

    Renate Langer, a woman examined by Swiss authorities in October 2017, claimed Polanski raped her in Gstaad in 1972 when she was 15 years old. In the same month, Marianne Barnard accused Polanski of assaulting her when she was ten years old in 1975. Valentine Monnier, a French actress, claimed in November 2019 that Polanski raped her in 1975 in a ski resort in Gstaad.

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