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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Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie)
Scaled height comparison illustration of Harley Quinn in relation to other DC Comics characters

Harley Quinn, also known as Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, is a fictional antihero in Birds of Prey and the extended DC Comics universe. A brilliant psychologist, she turned to the dark side after falling in love with the Joker. When they broke up, her anger turned her somewhat good, and she joined the Suicide Squad, as well as helping the Birds of Prey.

She lacks any traditional superpowers, but can demonstrate increased immunity to chemicals. An extremely talented roller skater, she uses her wheels in both hand-to-hand combat and car or motorcycle chases. She also has a pet hyena and a love of breakfast sandwiches.

Harley Quinn, portrayed by Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad (2016), has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Set of illustrations of Harley Quinn in various poses measured with overall height
Harley Quinn, also known as Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, is a fictional antihero in Birds of Prey and the extended DC Comics universe. A brilliant psychologist, she turned to the dark side after falling in love with the Joker. When they broke up, her anger turned her somewhat good.

Harley Quinn, portrayed by Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad (2016), has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

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Suicide Squad (2016)

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Ryan Gosling
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Ryan Gosling is a famous Canadian actor. He began his career in The Mickey Mouse Club, alongside Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. He is known for performances in The Notebook, Half Nelson, and Lars and the Real Girl. He rose to A list status after his appearance in several critically acclaimed films, including The Big Short, The Ides of March, and Blade Runner. He won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of a jazz pianist in the musical romance, La La Land. He is in a romantic relationship with actress Eva Mendes – they have two children together.

Ryan Gosling has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Ryan Gosling is a famous Canadian actor. He began his career in The Mickey Mouse Club, and is known for adult dramatic performances in The Notebook, Half Nelson, and Lars and the Real Girl. He rose to A list status after his appearance in many critically acclaimed films.

Ryan Gosling has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Ryan Gosling
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1993–present
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November 12, 1980

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Ryan Gosling front, front (walking), side (walking)

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Pulp Fiction - Jules Winnfield & Vincent Vega
Dimensioned drawings of Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction standing and talking from the side view

Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are two of the main characters of Pulp Fiction, the 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino. They work for crime boss Marsellus Wallace, who sets them on a task to return a briefcase to him, and to protect Mia Wallace, his wife, at all costs. Vincent is lacking in intelligence, but is the gentler, softly spoken of the pair. Unfortunately, he has a terrible heroin addiction. Jules is much more astute but is also much more violent.  Vincent is played by John Travolta, and Jules by Samuel L. Jackson.

Jules Winnfield & Vincent Vega, played by Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta respectively, are both 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

Pair of drawings of Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega standing together in various attires from the front view
Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are two of the main characters of Pulp Fiction, the 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino. They work for crime boss Marsellus Wallace, who sets them on a task to return a briefcase to him, and to protect Mia Wallace, his wife, at all costs.

Jules Winnfield & Vincent Vega, played by Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta respectively, are both 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

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Pulp Fiction - Jules Winnfield & Vincent Vega
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Vincent Vega
Height: 74.0” (6’2”) | 1.88 m
Nationality: American
Actor: John Travolta

Jules Winnfield
Height: 74.0” (6’2”) | 1.88 m
Nationality: American
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson

Release
1994

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Jules Winnfield & Vincent Vega standing (side), standing (front), standing (front, casual)

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The Penguin (Danny DeVito)
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The Penguin, also known as Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, is a fictional villain and mobster in Batman Returns and the extended DC Comics universe. A rich mob boss, he fancies himself a gentleman even as he’s unafraid to get his hands dirty.

Having grown up rich but mocked for his disfigured nose, Oswald spent his entire youth waiting to exact his revenge. Though he has no superpowers naturally, his signature umbrella morphs into a variety of tools and weapons, including a gun, knives, and even a helicopter. His nickname comes from both his physical stature and the suits he’s so fond of wearing.

The Penguin, portrayed by Danny DeVito in Batman Returns (1992), has a height of 4’10” (1.47 m).

Series of elevation drawings of The Penguin in multiple poses and measured with overall height
The Penguin, also known as Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, is a fictional villain and mobster in Batman Returns and the extended DC Comics universe. A rich mob boss, he fancies himself a gentleman even as he’s unafraid to get his hands dirty. Having grown up rich but mocked for his disfigured nose.

The Penguin, portrayed by Danny DeVito in Batman Returns (1992), has a height of 4’10” (1.47 m).

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Danny DeVito
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Batman Returns (1992)

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The Penguin front, side, front (formal), side (formal)

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Mel Gibson
Set of illustrations of Mel Gibson in various poses dimensioned with overall height

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).

Mel Gibson
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1976–present
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January 3, 1956

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Mel Gibson front (formal), side, front (walking)

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