Acclaimed documentary director Alex Gibney has just released his latest work, The Crime of the Century, on HBO Max. The nearly four-hour-long doc examines the beginnings of the opioid crisis in America, detailing the epidemic from the early oughts onwards. Gibney is best known for his documentaries exposing corruption, which are often narrated with great detail; and The Crime of the Century fits both of those bills. But who is the narrator of The Crime of the Century? Read on.
“The Crime of the Century is a difficult, sorrowful exploration of how widespread avarice led to mass murder and why no one seems willing to stop it,” writes our Meghan O’Keefe in her review of the two-part documentary. With his resume of stacked directorial and narrating work, Gibney has a lot to live up to, and the spectacular Crime of the Century seems to have done the trick.
If Gibney directed The Crime of the Century, though, who narrated it? Was it him, again? Or, he’s worked with celebrity narrators like Laura Dern and Stanley Tucci — could it be one of them? Here’s everything you need to know about the narrator of Gibney’s The Crime of the Century:
Who is the narrator of The Crime of the Century on HBO Max?
Known for narrating his own work, director Alex Gibney steps into the role once more with this mini-series. Gibney narrates both episodes of The Crime of the Century.
What other films has Alex Gibney also narrated and directed?
In 2008, Alex Gibney won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film Taxi to the Dark Side, which he also narrated. The director was also nominated for his Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, though he did not narrate the doc.
His features combining his work as a narrator and director include Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison Belief, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, and Park Avenue: Money, Power, and the American Dream.
Is there a trailer for The Crime of the Century?
There sure is — you can check out Alex Gibney’s narration in action by scrolling up and watching the trailer above.
Stream The Crime of the Century on HBO Max