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Robert Durst Said Some Creepy Things About The Movie Based On Himself

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Before HBO's The Jinx aired, suspected murderer Robert Durst actually provided DVD commentary for a fictional feature film inspired by his life. And he made some pretty chilling comments.

The Jinx's director Andrew Jarecki directed and produced All Good Things, a film starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst that was released in 2010. Although the names of the characters were changed, the story was pretty much based on events surrounding Durst's life—namely the mysterious disappearance of his wife Kathie Durst in 1982, and the equally strange deaths of his friends Susan Berman in 2000 and Morris Black in 2001. The film, however, delved deeper into a story about the married couple's tumultuous relationship.

As bizarre as it was for the 71-year-old wealthy New York real estate scion to agree to be interviewed for The Jinx, and inadvertently leading to some potentially new damning evidence linking him to the murder of Berman, it was just as shocking that he provided commentary for a movie that accused him of doing some horrible things. Vulture pulled out the creepiest quotes from Durst's recorded chat with Jarecki while they were watching All Good Things together, which ended up as a DVD extra.

Durst talked about being "always, always, always very controlling" when it came to Kathie and their finances. He also talked about dismembering Black's body and stuffing the parts in 15 garbage bags, a murder case which he was acquitted for because he said he did it out of self-defense. One of the most chilling things he said was in regards to a scene in All Good Things where Gosling's character pulled Dunst's character by the hair to get her out of a graduation party. Durst said:

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"This is close. After a number of years, before, where we would go to her family’s house for a function, I would insist that we agree on how long we are going to stay: two hours, three hours, four hours. We would always do a negotiation, and when the time was up, I was ready to leave." "I’ve seen the story about the hair two different ways. One way, I drag her out of the house by her hair; the other way, I grab her hair and a big chunk comes out. Either way is close enough."

Durst was arrested in New Orleans on March 14 in connection with Berman's death in Beverly Hills, and is awaiting to be extradited to Los Angeles for his trial. When the FBI took Durst into custody, they found a .38 Smith & Wesson revolver and weed in his room, and he showed up in court today for a preliminary hearing for possessing these items, according to the L.A. Times. However, the hearing was postponed to next week because three of the witnesses Durst's attorney had called upon didn't end up showing up in court.

Here's the trailer for All Good Things: