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Reversal of Fortune
  • OSCAR WINNER:
  • Best Actor - Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons won an Academy Award for his riveting portrayal of the icy socialite Claus von Bulow in this stunning true story about two men of vastly different backgrounds who form an uneasy alliance.

Emmy-nominee Ron Silver is Alan Dershowitz (whose book the film is based on), the combative lawyer with working class New York roots and a passion for clear-minded justice who decides to defend von Bulow in the attempted murder of his heiress wife, Sunny (played by Glenn Close) even though he's not sure of von Bulow's innocence.

Genre: Oscar WinnersDrama
Original Theatrical Date: October 17, 1990