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The Man Who Would Be Vogue 

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The murder of Gianni Versace turns the eyes of the world onto Miami Beach.


Ryan Murphy


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edgar Ramírez ... Gianni Versace (as Edgar Ramirez)
Darren Criss ... Andrew Cunanan
Ricky Martin ... Antonio D'Amico
Penélope Cruz ... Donatella Versace (as Penelope Cruz)
Dascha Polanco ... Detective Lori Wieder
Will Chase ... Detective Paul Scrimshaw
Jay R. Ferguson ... FBI Agent Keith Evans
José Zúñiga ... Detective George Navarro (as Jose Zuniga)
Christine Horn ... FBI Agent Talarah Gruber
Max Greenfield ... Ronnie
Joe Adler ... Jerome
Annaleigh Ashford ... Elizabeth Cote
Giovanni Cirfiera ... Santo Versace
Vincenzo Amato ... Versace Spokesman
Cathy Moriarty ... Vivian Oliva


San Francisco, 1990. Gianni Versace enjoys ultimate VIP status and is approached by divine-looking mythomaniac Andrew Cunanan, whose claim to be a Como lake acquaintance of Italian descent gets him access to a gay VIP club lounge and an opera invitation and the master's blessing for his novelist ambition. in his grand beach mansion.\On the morning of July 15, 1997, fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot and killed outside his Miami Beach mansion by wanted spree killer Andrew Cunanan. Seven years earlier, he shoots and fatally wounds Gianni in his grand Miamia beach mansion, fleeing Versace's gay life partner Antonio D'Amico. As FBI and local police start to investigate, Versace's sister Donatella and brother Santo plan the future of the decapitated business empire, opting out of going public. Cunanan purchases newspapers covering Versace's death with a remorseless expression. Written by KGF Vissers

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Biography | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

17 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) is intermittently seen reading English author Caroline Seebohm's 1982 book "The Man Who Was Vogue: The Life and Times of Condé Nast". See more »


By 1990 the Medusa logo, which origins Versace explains to Andrew after the opera hadn't yet been introduced. It was launched in 1993. See more »


Gianni Versace: To me, family is everything.
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Adagio in G Minor
Written by Tomaso Albinoni
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American Crime Story: Assassination of Gianni Versace - What a Frightening Ride
14 January 2019 | by Tail_End_CharlieSee all my reviews

I appreciated this season of American Crime Story more than anticipated. The writing supercedes most other series, because the writers doggedly escavate the background of each lead character. And what they reveal is fascinating. The story carries on at a nice pace, and thankfully it is absent of the redundancy which most series are plagued with. The direction, production design, and editing were also well done.

The only warning I would give: if you avoid series which reflect true-to-life violence, then take pause.

Darren Criss was quite convincing in the lead -- in fact, he was scary-good. This year, I'm happy to discover his fine work, along with Richard Madden (starred in another series, "Bodyguard") -- both are quite attractive in a typical way, and this can limit the viewer's perceptions of their range... but they both blew it out of the water. Criss is deservedly winning various awards.

The rest of the Versace cast is quite committed, yet I felt the role of Donatella should have gone to someone like Lady Gaga (who is 3/4 Italian). She is blessed with such passion and a vocal prowess, that I am sure if she spoke (English) with an Italian accent, it would have been thoroughly convincing. Penelope tried her hardest, but I did not buy it, and her Spanish accent was distracting.

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