Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz

Highest Rated: 100% The Accountant of Auschwitz (2018)

Lowest Rated: 63% Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (2013)

Birthday: Sep 1, 1938

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Alan Dershowitz was born on September 1, 1938, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Raised an Orthodox Jew, Dershowitz graduated from Brooklyn College in 1959 and went on to graduate first in his class from Yale Law School in 1962. He served a clerk to the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for a year, then as clerk of Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg during the 1963-64 term. In 1964, he became assistant professor at Harvard Law School, and became full professor in 1967; at the time, he was the youngest full professor of law in the school's history. Dershowitz described himself as a lawyer of last resort and only accepted cases he felt were challenging and precedent setting, mostly in criminal defense. He represented many high-profile defendants in his legal career, either as a defense attorney or consultant, including Patty Hearst, Harry Reems, Leona Helmsley, Mike Tyson, Michael Milken, OJ Simpson, and Julian Assange. One of Dershowitz's most renowned cases was his appellate defense of socialite Claus von Bulow, convicted of the attempted murder of his wealthy wife Sunny, who had slipped into a coma under mysterious circumstances. His appeal was successful in overturning von Bulow's conviction, and the attorney published his account of the trial in the book Reversal of Fortune: Inside the von Bulow Case, published in 1985 and adapted into the 1990 film "Reversal of Fortune." Over his career, Dershowitz wrote dozens of books (both fiction and non-fiction) and made innumerable appearances on TV news programs as a legal pundit. He retired from teaching at Harvard in 2013. In his later years, Dershowitz devoted a good deal of his time and energy to finding a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Highest rated movies

The Accountant of Auschwitz
Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 79% The Accountant of Auschwitz Unknown (Character) - 2018
100% 100% Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boycott This! Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roadmap Genesis Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Body and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation Unknown (Character) - 2014
63% 25% Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet If These Knishes Could Talk Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 82% Unmasked Judeophobia: The Threat to Civilization Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 0% The Case for Israel Host - 2009
79% 78% William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Unknown (Character) $57.8K 2009
97% 80% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg Self $1.7M 1999

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Huckabee Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tooning Out the News Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Politicking With Larry King Guest 2018 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace Guest 2020
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Week With George Stephanopoulos Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wise Guys Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life, Liberty & Levin Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Morning Futures Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper Guest 2018
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1994