Watch a Rare Interview With Roman Polanski & Diane Sawyer From 1994

In 1967 producer Robert Evans bribed a young Polish director Roman Polanski to read Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby with the promise of a ski trip if he enjoyed it as much as Evans thought he might. And of course, we all know how history followed from there. So after going on to make Chinatown and becoming one of the most beloved new filmmakers of the decade and a marriage to one of the most beautiful women in the world, Polanski’s life changed with the blink of an eye. After the horrific Manson murders that robbed him of a wife and his happiness, it was almost a decade later in 1977 when he was arrested for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.  His story has been told through films like Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out, and Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir but in a rare 1994 interview with Diane Sawyer we see the Polish director give his first interview in a decade prior to that, in which he talks about everything from the death of Sharon Tate to his exile. See for yourself below.

James Franco To Star As Jay Sebring, Celeb Hairstylist Murdered By The Manson Family

You’ve got to hand it to James Franco for picking interesting projects: his newest role will be directing and starring in a film about Jay Sebring, the Hollywood hairstylist and sometime-boyfriend of Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the Manson family.

Beautiful People will be a biopic of Sebring, reports the Guardian, who was murdered with Tate (pictured above) at her and Roman Polanski’s home on Cielo Drive in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969. He was reportedly murdered by the Manson family during the home invasion while trying to protect Tate, who was pregnant with Polanski’s child and due to give birth in two weeks. 

His celebrity clients had included Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas, Steve McQueen, and Jim Morrison from The Doors. 

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