Polanski gets his 'Pianist' Oscar

From Associated Press

Roman Polanski finally took home his Academy Award statue for best director this past weekend, nearly six months after winning for "The Pianist."

Harrison Ford, a friend of Polanski and the star of his 1988 movie "Frantic," handed him the prize Sunday at the Deauville film festival in France, where the 70-year-old director is serving as jury chairman. Ford also had announced Polanski's win at the March 23 ceremony in Los Angeles, which the director didn't attend.

Polanski faces arrest in the United States since fleeing the country in 1978 to avoid sentencing in a case in which he pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

From Associated Press

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