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10 Best TV Courtroom Portrayals of Real People

by | February 1, 2016 | Comments

The first season of FX’s anthology show American Crime Story is making headlines for its on-point casting in its dramatization of the O.J. Simpson murder trial, including Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the disgraced footballer, Sarah Paulson as head prosecutor Marica Clark, and John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro. Before the show’s premiere on February 2, here’s 10 of the best and most memorable court room portrayals of real people on TV.

  • Mike Robison

    I would add Steve Railsback as Charles Manson in Helter Skelter

  • truthfinders

    I’m sorry….we totally disagree with you including Al Pacino as a best portrayal of murderer Phil Spector in the horrible HBO bomb (rotten tomato) “Spector”. Those of us who lived that trial and represented real life people who were raped and murdered by Spector know what a phony portrayal it was–as well as a phony script and screwball producers and writers David Mamet and Barry Levinson. Pacino has confided that he wishes he never did it. We agree. Also the portrayal of Al Cowlings by Jamal Warner in the FX OJ production is hilarious and nothing correct. To HBO and FX–have your producers do a little research. Edward Lozzi, President Edward Lozzi & Associates PR and press agent to Al Cowlings, and the late Lana Clarkson (murdered by Phil Spector)

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