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Darren Criss Talks Playing Spree Killer Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace

The second series in Ryan Murphy‘s American Crime Story franchise premieres tonight with the story of the murder of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) outside his palatial Miami Beach home in 1997 at the hands of spree killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss).

Inspired by actual events and based on the book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth, The Assassination of Gianni Versace begins with the shooting of Versace outside his home in South Beach, but also traces the cross-country, three-month spree of murders committed by Cunanan and examines how cultural homophobia and prejudice delayed law enforcement’s capture of the murderer.

Parade.com spoke to the former Glee star about getting inside the head of the murderer who was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List.

Is this the most difficult role you’ve played?

An actor’s job playing anybody has to take into account not only the worst moments, but the best moments, and

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Homicide victims earlier than Versace: Andrew Cunanan’s 1997 spree

The victims who came before Versace: How murderer Andrew Cunanan went on a homicidal cross-country spree that culminated in the death of the Italian fashion designer and the killer’s own suicide in 1997

The manhunt and the crimes that transfixed America in 1997 had elements that could have been lifted right out of a movie plot: high society, high fashion, celebrity, nightlife, sadomasochism – and a pathological liar genius who progressed to serial murder. By the time Gianni Versace was shot dead outside his Miami mansion on July 15, 1997, killer Andrew Cunanan had left behind a web of terror across the country and even more unanswered questions.

And, while the Italian fashion designer was his most famous victim, Cunanan killed at least four men before him – some targeted and others, seemingly, at random.

The killings are the subject of the controversial

Read more at: https://kaplanherald.com/2018/01/12/homicide-victims-earlier-than-versace-andrew-cunanans-1997-spree/

The victims who came before Versace: How murderer Andrew Cunanan went on a homicidal cross-country spree that …

The manhunt and the crimes that transfixed America in 1997 had elements that could have been lifted right out of a movie plot: high society, high fashion, celebrity, nightlife, sadomasochism – and a pathological liar genius who progressed to serial murder. By the time Gianni Versace was shot dead outside his Miami mansion on July 15, 1997, killer Andrew Cunanan had left behind a web of terror across the country and even more unanswered questions.

And, while the Italian fashion designer was his most famous victim, Cunanan killed at least four men before him – some targeted and others, seemingly, at random.

The killings are the subject of the controversial second season of American Crime Story, starring Ricky Martin, Penelope Cruz, Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez. Investigative reporter Maureen Orth spent months tracking still-active killer Cunanan’s movements when he was on the run in 1997 – far before he

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5259495/Murder-victims-Versace-Andrew-Cunanans-1997-spree.html

‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Team on Exploring ‘What Went Wrong’ That Made Andrew Cunanan Kill

The latest installment of FX and Ryan Murphy’s anthology drama “American Crime Story,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” starts with the murder of the fashion icon (played here by Edgar Ramirez), but that is just the jumping off point for a deep dive into a handful of horrific crimes committed by Andrew Cunanan (played by Darren Criss) in the 1990s.

“This case is famous because of the murder of Versace,” executive producer Tom Rob Smith said at FX’s Television Critics Assn. press tour Friday in Pasadena, Calif. “That’s all I knew, but it was the tip of the iceberg.”

Smith, alongside executive producers Murphy, Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobson used Maureen Orth’s 1999 book “Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in US History” as research and the basis for the nine-episode series.

Since Cunanan’s victims were no longer alive to confirm exactly how

Read more at: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/american-crime-story-versace-andrew-cunanan-terrorist-1202654859/

Carolinas native Andrew Jackson called a butcher, monster and mass murderer this week

When President Donald Trump honored a group of Native American war heroes this week, the event was staged in front of a White House portrait of Carolinas native Andrew Jackson, who is not exactly revered by Indigenous Americans.

The resulting backlash has provided a view into Jackson’s shrinking status as one of the nation’s greatest presidents.

Social media posts referred to him as a monster, Indian killer, butcher and “the father of ethnic cleansing.” He was even likened to Adolph Hitler.

North Carolina has long taken pride in calling Jackson a native son. He was born in 1767 in the Waxhaw area of Union County, but the lack of an exact spot has led both North and South Carolina to claim him. (A 360-acre park is named in his honor in Lancaster County.)

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Carolinas native Andrew Jackson was dragged through the mud as …

When President Donald Trump honored a group of Native American war heroes this week, the event was staged in front of a White House portrait of Carolinas native Andrew Jackson, who is not exactly revered by Indigenous Americans.

The resulting backlash has provided a view into Jackson’s shrinking status as one of the nation’s greatest presidents.

Social media posts referred to him as a monster, Indian killer, butcher and “the father of ethnic cleansing.” He was even likened to Adolph Hitler.

North Carolina has long taken pride in calling Jackson a native son. He was born in 1767 in the Waxhaw area of Union County, but the lack of an exact spot has led both North and South Carolina to claim him. (A 360-acre park is named in his honor in Lancaster County.)

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Darren Criss pictured as Andrew Cunanan who killed Versace

Filming is underway on the third American Crime Story anthology series that details the killing of Gianni Versace by drifter and hustler Andrew Cunanan in 1997.

Glee alum Darren Criss was spotted in character as Cunanan as cameras rolled on location in Miami Beach on Tuesday.

The Ryan Murphy project for FX explores the events leading up to the famous designer’s murder on the steps of his Ocean Drive mansion and the manhunt for Cunanan that ended when he took his own life while hiding out on a houseboat.

In character: Darren Criss was spotted filming scenes in Miami Beach, Florida, on Tuesday in his role as Andrew Cunanan for American Crime Story: Versace

In character: Darren Criss was spotted filming scenes in Miami Beach, Florida, on Tuesday in his role as Andrew Cunanan for American Crime Story:

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4468060/Darren-Criss-pictured-Andrew-Cunanan-killed-Versace.html

Darren Criss pictured as spree killer Andrew Cunanan who gunned down Gianni Versace as FX’s American Crime …

Filming is underway on the third American Crime Story anthology series that details the killing of Gianni Versace by drifter and hustler Andrew Cunanan in 1997.

Glee alum Darren Criss was spotted in character as Cunanan as cameras rolled on location in Miami Beach on Tuesday.

The Ryan Murphy project for FX explores the events leading up to the famous designer’s murder on the steps of his Ocean Drive mansion and the manhunt for Cunanan that ended when he took his own life while hiding out on a houseboat.

In character: Darren Criss was spotted filming scenes in Miami Beach, Florida, on Tuesday in his role as Andrew Cunanan for American Crime Story: Versace

In character: Darren Criss was spotted filming scenes in Miami Beach, Florida, on Tuesday in his role as Andrew Cunanan for American Crime Story:

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4468060/Darren-Criss-pictured-Andrew-Cunanan-killed-Versace.html