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Alex Cox

Highest Rated:   100% Highway Patrolman (1991)
Lowest Rated:   10% The Oxford Murders (2010)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Bill The Galactic Hero
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2015
40% Repo Chick
  • Producer
  • Professor
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2011
10% The Oxford Murders
  • Kalman
2010
No Score Yet Searchers 2.0
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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
85% 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
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Screenwriter
1998
No Score Yet Three Businessmen
  • Frank King
  • Director
1998
17% The Winner
  • Director
1997
33% Perdita Durango
  • Doyle
1997
17% Death and the Compass
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Borges
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% Backtrack
  • D.H. Lawrence
1990
40% Walker
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1987
38% Straight to Hell
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1987
89% Sid and Nancy
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1986
No Score Yet Scarred
  • Actor
1984
98% Repo Man
  • Screenwriter
  • Carwash Attendant
1984

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