Alex Cox

Highest Rated: 100% Highway Patrolman (1991)
Birthday: Dec 15, 1954
Birthplace: Not Available
English director Alex Cox studied law at Oxford--at least until being deflected into theatre through his participation in the University's drama department. Cox switched to a film studies program at University of Bristol, received a Fulbright scholarship, then traveled to the United States to attend the UCLA film school. His plans to become the next Welles or Scorsese were muddied by several years' inactivity, during which time he took a job repossessing automobiles. Drawing from the experience, Cox made his feature-film directorial bow with the wildly inconsistent but very entertaining Repo Man (1984), which served as one of the first starring assignments of Emilio Estevez. Repo Man's musical score was drenched in punk-rock, a symbolic form of violent rebellion explored further in Cox's Sid and Nancy (1987), a fascinating if depressing chronicle of the life and death of "punk" musician Sid Vicious and groupie Nancy Spungen. Critically celebrated for both films, Cox's reputation declined with the meandering western spoof Straight to Hell and the political satire Walker. In the '90s he began repairing the damage with his low-budget, Spanish-language black comedy Highway Patrolman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Dennis Hopper: Uneasy Rider Actor 2016
No Score Yet Bill The Galactic Hero Screenwriter Director 2015
40% Repo Chick Professor Screenwriter Producer Director 2011
9% The Oxford Murders Kalman $4.1K 2010
No Score Yet Bringing Godzilla Down to Size: The Art of Japanese Special Effects Actor 2008
No Score Yet Searchers 2.0 Director Screenwriter 2007
No Score Yet A Wonderful World Actor 2007
No Score Yet Rosario Tijeras Donovan 2005
No Score Yet The Spaghetti West Actor 2005
No Score Yet Dominator Actor 2003
63% Breakfast With Hunter Actor 2003
60% Revengers Tragedy Duke's Driver Director 2001
86% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Actor 2001
No Score Yet In His Life: The John Lennon Story Bruno 2000
68% La Ley de Herodes (Herod's Law) Gringo 2000
50% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Screenwriter 1998
No Score Yet Three Businessmen Director Frank King 1998
17% The Winner Director 1997
33% Perdita Durango Doyle 1997
17% Death and the Compass Borges Director Screenwriter 1996
No Score Yet La reina de la noche Klaus Eder 1994
67% Floundering Photographer 1994
No Score Yet Dead Beat English Teacher 1994
100% Highway Patrolman Director Gringo 1991
50% Catchfire (Backtrack) D.H. Lawrence 1990
40% Walker Screenwriter Director 1987
38% Straight to Hell Director Screenwriter 1987
88% Sid and Nancy Director Screenwriter 1986
No Score Yet Scarred Actor 1984
98% Repo Man Screenwriter Carwash Attendant 1984

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