Polanski seems to have managed to live his life oblivious to the fact that he's harmed a thirteen year old, and has broken the law and been convicted of a crime. All his celeb buddies seem to be rushing to defend him from those who want him to be punished and those who label him a rapist.
Polanski has made movies and travelled the world, nothing ever happened to him as punishment for committing his crime.
From this site as of now, here's an alphabetical list of supporters of Polanski:
Akin, Fatih; Allagnon, Stephane; Allen, Woody; Almodovar, Pedro; Anderson, Wes; Annaud, Jean-Jacques; Arcady, Alexandre; Ardant, Fanny; Argento, Asia; Aronofsky, Darren; Assayas, Olivier; Astruc, Alexander; Auer, Gabriel; Barnier, Luc; Barratier, Christophe; Beauvois, Xavier; Begeja, Liria; Behat, Gilles; Beineix, Jean-Jacques; Bellochio, Marco; Bellucci, Monica; Bennecib, Djamel; Bertolucci, Giuseppe; Bouchitey, Patrick; Boujenah, Paul; Bral, Jacques; Braoudé, Patrick; Buytaers, Andre; Carion, Christian; Carlsen, Henning; Carre, Jean-Michel; Chereau, Patrice; Chouraqui, Elie; Cisse, Souleymane; Corneau, Alain; Cornuau, Jerome; Courtois, Miguel; Crevecoeur, Dominique; Cuaron, Alfonso; Dardenne, Luc et Jean-Pierre; Demme, Jonathan; Desplat, Alexandre; Deville, Rosalinde et Michel; Dybman, Georges; Fansten, Jacques; Farges, Joël; Farinelli, Gianluca; Fansten, Jacques; Faure, Etienne; Ferry, Michel; Foundas, Scott; Frears, Stephen; Fremaux, Thierry; Gabarski, Sam; Gainville, René; Gatlif, Tony; Gavras, Costa; Ghanassia, Jean-Marc; Gilliam, Terry; Gion, Christian; Guidoni, Marc; Henry, Buck; Heyman, David; Heynemann, Laurent; Hossein, Robert; Hubert, Jean-Loup; Inarritu, Alejandro Gonzalez; Jacob, Gilles; Jaeckin, Just; Jessua, Alain; Jolivet, Pierre; Jones, Kent; Kahane,, Roger; Kaplan, Nelly; Kar Wai, Wong; Kijno, Ladislas; Korine, Harmony; Kounen, Jan; Kurys, Diane; Kusturica, Emir; Landis, John; Lanzmann, Claude; Larquié, André; Lecocq, Vinciane; Leconte, Patrice; Lelouch, Claude; Lenne, Gérard; Lynch, David; Mann, Michael; Margolin, François; Marois, Jean-Pierre; Marshall, Tonie; Martone, Mario; Mauvernay, Nicolas; Mihaileanu, Radu; Miller, Claude; Monicelli, Mario; Moreau, Jeanne; Nicolier, Sandra; Ocelot, Michel; Payne, Alexander; Pena, Richard; Placido, Michele; Radault, Philippe; Rappeneau, Jean-Paul; Rebibo, Raphael; Reza, Yasmina; Richard, Jacques; Roulet, Laurence; Salles, Walter; Salomé, Jean-Paul; Sandberg, Marc; Schatzberg, Jerry; Schnabel, Julian; Schroeder, Barbet; Scola, Ettore; Scorcese, Martin; Silvera, Charlotte; Sissako, Abderrahmane; Sorrentino, Paolo; Stirn, Guillaume; Swinton, Tilda; Tacchella, Jean-Charles; Tadic, Radovan; Tanovic, Danis; Tavernier, Bertrand; Telerman, Cécile; Terzian, Alain; Thomas, Pascal; Tornatore, Giuseppe; Toubiana, Serge; Trintignant, Nadine; Tykwer, Tom; Tylski, Alexandre; Van Effenterre, Betrand; Wenders, Wim;
The petition in part states:
“We demand the immediate release of Roman Polanski,” urges the petition. “Film-makers in France, in Europe, in the United States and around the world are dismayed by this decision… It seems inadmissible to them that an international cultural event, paying homage to one of the greatest contemporary film-makers, is used by police to apprehend him.”Rather similar to the cloth brained actors and celebrities who supported the naked kiddie photographer/artist/exploiter/sexualiser here in Australia.