- Morgan Freeman, Bonfire of the Vanities, 1990. Tom Wolfe based his Judge Kovitsky on the Bronx Supreme Court Judge Roberts. And director Brian De Palma auditioned hizzoner. The judge was ambivalent about movies. Or this one. “Some of it was ridiculous. They had a judge grabbing a gun from a court officer and firing it in the air!” Alan Arkin was less ambivalent, just annoyed when De Palma switched to a black judge.
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