Michael Wincott

Michael Wincott

Highest Rated: 83% The Crow (1994)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Sicilian (1987)

Birthday: Jan 21, 1958

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Brooding, charismatic and sensuously evil villains were the stock and trade of Michael Wincott, a classically trained stage actor who first found broad recognition as the malevolent Guy of Gisborne in the Kevin Costner hit "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991). The Toronto-born Wincott began acting in Canadian film and television before moving to New York City to attend Julliard School of Drama. There, he established himself on stage in the original 1987 production of "Talk Radio" and on film in Oliver Stone's big screen adaptation of the play the following year. Wincott worked steadily on stage and television, appearing in two more back-to-back films for Oliver Stone, "Born of the Fourth of July" (1989) and "The Doors" (1991), but it would be his performance as Guy of Gisborne in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991) that would introduce Wincott to his then largest audience. His ability to play both menacing and seductive would see him frequently cast as villains, most notably in "The Three Musketeers" (1993), "The Crow" (1994), "Alien: Resurrection" (1997), "Along Came a Spider" (2001) and "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002). His signature baritone growl of a voice also made him a sought-after voice actor for such blockbuster videogames as "Halo 2" (2004) and "Darksiders 2" (2012). A talented and versatile actor on both stage and screen, Michael Wincott nevertheless embraced the mantle of a character actor and created some of the most memorable screen villains of the 1990s and 2000s.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
42% 87% Forsaken Gentleman Dave Turner (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From Nagasaki Goro (Character) - 2013
60% 60% Hitchcock Ed Gein (Character) $6M 2012
No Score Yet 67% A Lonely Place for Dying Anthony Greenglass (Character) - 2009
50% 22% What Just Happened? Jeremy Brunell (Character) $1.1M 2008
55% 53% Seraphim Falls Hayes (Character) $413.9K 2006
67% 69% The Assassination of Richard Nixon Julius Bicke (Character) $697.8K 2004
73% 88% The Count of Monte Cristo Doleac (Character) $54.2M 2002
69% 72% Treasure Planet Scroop (Voice) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Phone: Manhunt Unknown (Character) - 2001
32% 53% Along Came a Spider Gary Soneji (Character) $74.1M 2001
73% 84% Before Night Falls Herberto Zorilla Ochoa (Character) $4.2M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Agenda Larry Gleason (Character) - 1998
20% 53% Gunshy Frankie McGregor (Character) - 1998
54% 39% Alien Resurrection Captain Elgyn (Character) $47.7M 1997
15% 27% Metro Michael Korda (Character) $32M 1997
68% 77% Basquiat Rene Ricard (Character) $3M 1996
71% 88% Dead Man Conway Twill (Character) $1.1M 1995
62% 73% Strange Days Philo Gant (Character) $7.3M 1995
27% 75% Panther Tynan (Character) $6.3M 1995
83% 90% The Crow Top Dollar (Character) $47.3M 1994
28% 62% The Three Musketeers Rochefort (Character) $53.7M 1993
32% 50% 1492: Conquest of Paradise Adrian de Moxica (Character) $6.5M 1992
51% 72% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Guy of Gisborne (Character) $165.1M 1991
57% 79% The Doors Paul Rothchild (Character) $32.7M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story Ulrich Weber (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suffering Bastards Chazz (Character) - 1989
82% 81% Talk Radio Kent/Michael/Joe (Character) $3.3M 1988
11% 42% The Sicilian Cpl. Silvestro Canio (Character) $4.4M 1987
No Score Yet 60% Wild Horse Hank Charlie Connors (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
82% 75% Westworld Old Bill (Guest Star) 2016
87% 84% 24 Adrian Cross (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Heat Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1979

QUOTES FROM Michael Wincott CHARACTERS

Rene Ricard says: Everybody wants to get on the Van Gogh boat. There's no trip so horrible that someone won't take it. The idea of the unrecognized genius slaving away in a garot is deliciously foolish one. We must credit the life of Vincent Van Gogh for really sending this myth into orbit. I mean, how many pictures did he sell, one? He couldn't give them away. He has to be the most modern artist, but everybody hated him. He was so ashamed of his life that the rest of our history will be contribution to Van Gogh's neglect. No one wants to be part of a generation that ignores another like Van Gogh. In this town, one is at the mercy of the recognition factor. One's public appearance is absolute. Part of the artist's job is to get the work where I will see it. I consider myself a metaphor on the public.

Skank says: [frantic upon seeing Eric's picture] That's him! That's him! But he looked different. He was all painted up white like some sort of dead whore! I've seen him! T-Bird, he sent me in some road beers, right? Then he took him away. But, I chased him down. And he flash fried T-bird to his fucking car! [puts his flask to the sky] Aww, T-Bird here's to you buddy! [drinks his flask] "Fire it up! Fire it up! Fire it up!"

Top Dollar says: [amused by Skank's behavior] Maybe we oughta just video tape this; play it back in slow motion.

Top Dollar says: I want you to set a fire so goddamn big, the gods'll notice us again, that's what I'm sayin'. I want all of you boys to be able to look me straight in the eye one more time and say: ARE WE HAVING FUN OR WHAT?! (to Skank) Hey, you! What's your name? Skank? You don't feel that?

Skank says: I feel like a little worm on a big fuckin' hook!

Top Dollar says: "I feel like a little worm on a big fucking hook." Well, boy, your mama must be damn proud of you!

Top Dollar says: Quick impression for you: Caw! Caw! Bang! Fuck, I'm dead!

Guy of Gisborne says: Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?

Sheriff of Nottingham says: Because it's dull, you twit. It'll hurt more!

Top Dollar says: Our friend T-Bird won't be joining us this evening on account of a slight case of death.

Guy of Gisborne says: My Lady.

Hayes says: I never was much for scripture.

Carver says: Nothing to fear Mr. Hayes. Just words. Ain't no God out here.

Dorleac says: Now you're thinking, just now "Why me, O God?". The answer is, God has nothing to do with it. In fact, God is never in France this time of year.

Dorleac says: Now you're thinking, just now 'Why me, O God?'. The answer is, God has nothing to do with it. In fact, God is never in France this time of year.

Top Dollar says: [gazing at falling-snow crystal ball containing a mini-cemetery] Dad gave me this. Fifth birthday. He said, "Childhood's over the moment you know you're gonna die."

Top Dollar says: Dad gave me this. Fifth birthday. He said, 'Childhood's over the moment you know you're gonna die.'

Top Dollar says: Our friend T-bird won't be joining us this evening on account of a slight case of death.

Eric Draven says: Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children.