The Crime genre deals with all aspects of crime, from their detection, the motives of those committing the crime, and the punishment involved. Sometimes a crime narrative is based on a real life situation, or is entirely fictitious. A common structure of a crime narrative begins with the crime itself, the investigation, and then the outcome or judgement. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle is an example of an early crime novel. Sherlock Holmes, a famous London detective, solved crimes using his extraordinary deducting skills.

Why are people interested in crime stories?

People are interested in crime stories as they are naturally fascinated by evil, interested in the news cycle, and looking at crime stories makes people feel prepared. Also, people are interested in crime stories because people are glad that they are not the victim, receive an adrenaline rush, and are always to solve the mystery of the story. Another reason people are interested in crime stories is because the storytelling is good and interesting.

What is a TV crime drama?

A TV crime drama is a type of drama show that has a focus or depicts characters whose main occupation is to investigate, punish, or commit crimes like homicide, assault, or robbery. Examples of tv crime dramas are Dragnet, Hill Street Blues, Homicide: Life on the Street, NYPD Blue, Law & Order, The Sopranos, and CSI. One of the pleasures of TV crime dramas is seeing the crime get solved and the offender receive punishment.

What is true crime?

True Crime is a genre in that explores an actual crime and the actions that occurred. The true crime genre is often depicted in books, films, podcasts, and television shows. True crime works are able to create an impact on the crimes that they cover as well as the audience who views this type of genre. The genre is often criticized for being insensitive and is sometimes referred to as trash culture.

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Samuel L. Jackson
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Samuel L. Jackson is a prominent American film actor. He was born in Washington DC, and grew up as an only child in Tennessee. He was involved in the civil rights movement, and was an usher at the funeral of Martin Luther King. He began his acting career in the 1980s, first appearing on the stage. He became known for his roles on Goodfellas, Jurassic Park, Jungle Fever, and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino, including the now cult film, Pulp Fiction. In the year 2000, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Samuel L. Jackson is 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

Samuel L. Jackson is a prominent American film actor. He began his acting career in the 1980s, first appearing on the stage. He became known for his roles on Goodfellas, Jurassic Park, Jungle Fever, and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino, including the now cult film, Pulp Fiction.

Samuel L. Jackson is 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

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Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
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Arthur Fleck is a failed stand up comedian living in Gotham City in 1981. Framed by his co-worker, he was fired from his job. Arthur struggles with his mental health and is misunderstood by those around him. Losing access to medication and services, Arthur descends into insanity, angry at those who live with ease whilst so many people suffer. He takes on the identity of The Joker, and becomes a mass murderer, killing those who have wronged him. Arthur is known for his maniacal laughing, and love of dancing. He is portrayed by actor Joaquin Phoenix, who has received critical acclaim for his performance.

The Joker, as portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019), is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Arthur Fleck is a failed stand up comedian living in Gotham City in 1981. Arthur struggles with his mental health and is misunderstood by those around him. Losing access to medication and services, Arthur descends into insanity, angry at those who live with ease whilst so many people suffer.

The Joker, as portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019), is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

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Ben Affleck
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Ben Affleck is an American actor, producer and director. He was born in California but lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts from a young age, where he met and became close friends with future actor Matt Damon. They wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting together, which was a major cinematic success. Ben Affleck was subsequently cast as the lead alongside Bruce Willis in space epic, Armageddon. He moved into directing, winning an Academy Award for his work on Argo, an American historical drama. In 2016, he appeared as the iconic character, Batman. He has three children with actress Jennifer Garner.

Ben Affleck has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Ben Affleck is an American actor, producer and director. He was born in California but lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts from a young age, where he met and became close friends with future actor Matt Damon. They wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting together, which was a major cinematic success.

Ben Affleck has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

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August 15, 1972

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Joker (Heath Ledger)
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Heath Ledger plays The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film The Dark Knight. The Joker is considered a criminal mastermind with psychopathic tendencies. He is hired by the mob to kill the superhero Batman, so they can carry out their criminal work undisturbed. The Joker is a sadistic, brutal and murderous character, who seems to enjoy inflicting pain on others. He enjoys chaos. He is known for his clownlike makeup, which hide deep scars around his mouth- later revealed to be the result of a brutal attack when he was young.

The Joker, as portrayed by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008), is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Heath Ledger plays The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film The Dark Knight. The Joker is considered a criminal mastermind with psychopathic tendencies. He enjoys chaos. He is known for his clownlike makeup, which hide deep scars around his mouth—the result of a brutal youth.

The Joker, as portrayed by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008), is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

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Mel Gibson
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Mel Gibson is an American actor. He was born in Peekskill, New York in 1956 but moved to Sydney, Australia at the age of 12, where he later trained as an actor. His breakthrough role was  the lead in the post-apocalyptic Mad Max in 1979 which launched his Hollywood career. He went on to star in the Lethal Weapon series playing LAPD detective Martin Riggs. He moved on to directing and in 1995 directed, produced and starred in Scottish war film Braveheart, which was a box office success. His 2004 film The Passion Of The Christ about the life of Jesus Christ was met with conflicting reviews. He has a total of nine children.

Mel Gibson has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Mel Gibson is an American actor. He was born in Peekskill, New York in 1956 but moved to Sydney, Australia at the age of 12, where he later trained as an actor. His breakthrough role was the lead in the post-apocalyptic Mad Max in 1979 which launched his Hollywood career.

Mel Gibson has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

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January 3, 1956

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