Judges are not only found in reality, but they are also found in different mediums. Such people can be found in books, in plays, in television shows and of course, in films. The portrayal of the fictional individual in this profession has the tendency to vary greatly, depending on the settings these characters find themselves in. It can range from being highly accurate to slightly exaggerated and then there are those that are downright inaccurate.
Here are a few examples of fictional judges and how they are portrayed within their medium:
* Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd) - Judge Turpin serves as the primary antagonist in the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Abusing his power as a judge, Turpin wrongfully sentences an innocent barber, Benjamin Barker, to life imprisonment so that he could have an affair with Barker's wife. Later on, he adopts Barker's daughter as his ward, but lusts after her the same way he lusted after her mother.
Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin
* Judge Constance Harm and Judge Snyder (Simpsons) - These two are characters from the extremely popular and long running sitcom, The Simpsons. Of the two, Judge Constance Harm is the harsher one. As a frightening disciplinarian, she enjoys devising cruel punishments for criminals in her court. In contrast, Judge Snyder is friendlier, more lenient and is a firm believer in 'boys will be boys.'