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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst 

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Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.
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Top Rated TV #85 | Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Robert Durst ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2015
Andrew Jarecki ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2015
Gary Napoli Gary Napoli ...  Robert Durst 4 episodes, 2015
Debra Kay Anderson Debra Kay Anderson ...  Susan Berman 3 episodes, 2015
Dick Deguerin Dick Deguerin ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2015
Michael Simon Hall ...  Seymour Durst 3 episodes, 2015
Kevin J. Hynes Kevin J. Hynes ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2015
Jeanine Pirro ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2015
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A groundbreaking six-part documentary directed and produced by Andrew Jarecki and produced and shot by Marc Smerling (the Oscar nominated behind "Capturing the Friedmans (2003)") delves into the strange history of real estate heir Robert Durst, long suspected in the still-unsolved 1982 disappearance of his wife as well as the subsequent murders of family friend Susan Berman and neighbor Morris Black. It features an extended, revealing interview with Durst himself, with whom Jarecki developed a unique relationship following the release of "All Good Things (2010)", Jarecki's 2010 feature about Durst's life starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. "The Jinx" results from nearly a decade of research by the filmmakers, who expose police files, key witnesses, never-before-seen footage, private prison recordings, and thousands of pages of formerly hidden documents. Written by Jwelch5742

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English

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8 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Robert Durst agreed to be interviewed after he saw Andrew Jarecki's film All Good Things, and wanted to give his side of the story. Durst seeing the film, led to Jarecki being contacted to create this documentary. See more »


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Amazing Documentary Series!
21 March 2015 | by kajmelSee all my reviews

Just finished the entire series. This was such a good watch!! At first it didn't sound interesting enough, but after a few episodes of seeing bits and pieces while my husband watched, I was hooked.

I won't give away any spoilers, but this show basically did the amount of investigative research that you'd hope police detectives would do (but apparently, in this case, didn't). Jarecki and his team did a wonderful job... I don't know how this could have been any better. Also love the scenes and music in the beginning credits (Fresh Blood, by Eels).

The last two episodes are just breathtaking. I don't think anyone expected the outcome of this show when they first watched (or started filming)!

This show definitely deserves some Emmys next year!!


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