Alex Cox

Alex Cox

Highest Rated: 100% Highway Patrolman (1992)

Lowest Rated: 17% Death and the Compass (1996)

Birthday: Dec 15, 1954

Birthplace: Liverpool, England, UK

Hailed as a wunderkind on the American midnight movie circuit in 1984 for his punk rock-fueled cult hit "Repo Man," expatriate British filmmaker Alex Cox was already pushing 30 years old and a graduate of the UCLA Film School by way of Oxford University. Balancing a love of European exploitation fare with a no less passionate admiration for the cinema of Luis Bunuel, Akira Kurosawa, Robert Aldrich and John Ford, the trenchantly funny, fiercely intelligent Cox stood poised to become Hollywood's go-to guy for major studio releases with an urgently anarchic bent. He followed "Repo Man" with the punk biopic "Sid and Nancy" (1986), which made a star of Gary Oldman, but it was the unabashedly political "Walker" (1987) that got him blacklisted in the States. Unconcerned with temptations of fame and fortune, Cox turned his hand to a string of personal projects financed with funds cadged from around the globe, including the Spanish language "Highway Patrolman" (1991), "Three Businessmen" (1998), and the micro-budgeted "Searchers 2.0" (2007), a lean and mean rejoinder to John Ford's Western classic. Marginalized but never invisible or afraid to speak his mind, Cox remained a formidable presence in world cinema, disseminating his views via the Internet and academic volumes devoted to his cinematic passions, as a film curator dedicated to the inexhaustible uses of cinema.

Highest rated movies

Mad God
Doc of the Dead
Herod's Law
Perdita Durango
The Oxford Murders




93% No Score Yet Mad God Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Curse of the Dragon Sword Blacksmith (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tombstone-Rashomon Director,
- 2016
91% 54% Doc of the Dead Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bill the Galactic Hero Director - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Straight to Hell Returns Director,
- 2010
40% 14% Repo Chick Director,
Film Editor
- 2009
17% 33% The Oxford Murders Kalman (Character) $3.6K 2008
No Score Yet 29% Searchers 2.0 Director,
Film Editor
- 2007
No Score Yet 74% A Wonderful World Maestro de Ceremonias (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 81% Rosario Tijeras Donovan (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 74% The Spaghetti West Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 9% Dominator Bishop (Voice) - 2003
60% 76% Revengers Tragedy Director - 2002
No Score Yet 61% In His Life: The John Lennon Story Bruno (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Hard Look Unknown (Character),
- 2000
68% 88% Herod's Law Gringo (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 62% Three Businessmen Frank King (Character),
- 1998
50% 89% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Screenwriter $10.6M 1998
36% 62% Perdita Durango Doyle (Character) - 1997
17% 40% Death and the Compass Director,
- 1996
17% 9% The Winner Director - 1996
No Score Yet 83% Dead Beat English Teacher (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen of the Night Klaus Eder (Character) - 1994
67% 55% Floundering Photographer (Character) - 1994
100% 58% Highway Patrolman Director - 1992
30% 58% Straight to Hell Director - 1987
36% 66% Walker Director $216.1K 1987
88% 76% Sid & Nancy Director,
$2.7M 1986
98% 78% Repo Man Director,
- 1984