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The Trial of the Century “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit," said lead defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran, in what's become one of the most famous quotes from the O.J. Simpson trial, which captivated America from 1994 to 1995. The line itself referenced a glove that became a key piece of evidence, and the infamous trial is being dramatized for the first time, after two decades, in the FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. At the Television Critics Association earlier this year, Jeffrey Toobins, who wrote the book on which the series is based, said, “This was the most famous event in human history that had never been dramatized.”
For those who aren’t familiar with the trial and its key players, or for those who need a refresher, we’ve put together a who’s who guide of the real-life people (and the actors playing them) taking center stage in court when the drama premieres.