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article imageWoody Allen comes to the defense of Roman Polanski

By Andrew Moran     May 16, 2010 in Entertainment
Cannes - It seems that one of the most critically acclaimed directors is coming to the defense of one of the other most critically acclaimed directors. During an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, Woody Allen showed support for Roman Polanski.
Filmmakers Roman Polanski and Woody Allen are one of the greatest directors to hit Hollywood with such great films as Polanski’s “Chinatown,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Macbeth” and Allen’s “Annie Hall,” “Love and Death,” and “Manhattan.” However, the two have also had their personal lives in the newspapers and have been the hot topic of Hollywood gossip.
During an interview at the Cannes Film Festival with France Info radio, 75-year-old Allen showed support for Polanski who is facing house arrest for his child sex scandal in the late 1970s, according to the Associated Press.
Allen explained that Polanski is “an artist and a nice person” and was completely “embarrassed by the whole thing,” which Allen believes he “has suffered” for and “has paid his dues.” Allen added that Polanski “did something wrong and he paid for it.”
The director of “Match Point” also said, reports ABC News, that Polanski’s critics aren’t happy unless “he pays the rest of his life. They would be happy if they could execute him in a firing squad.”
“There are a million people out there in the United States, robbing banks, shooting people and selling narcotics. And they're going after a 75, 77-year-old man who has for years has caused no trouble who's lived a good life,” said Allen.”
Allen further added that they are wasting money on the case and should spend the money catching drug dealers and rapists.
The Press Association reports that Allen signed a petition calling for Polanski’s release.
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