Michael Wincott - Rotten Tomatoes

Michael Wincott

Lowest Rated:   13% The Sicilian (1987)
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Birthplace:   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michael Wincott's filmography contains a veritable rogues' gallery of brooding villains and charismatic scalawags. Interestingly, he consistently wins high marks for his performances but remains largely unknown outside of a growing circle of devoted fans. He was born in London, Ontario, and trained at the prestigious Juilliard School. He launched his professional career on the New York Stage, appearing in such productions as The Plough and the Stars, When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder, and 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore. He also appeared in a few Broadway dramas, including Sam Shepard's premiere production of States of Shock. He made his feature film debut in a Canadian production, Wild Horse Hank (1979). Some of his more memorable roles include his reprisal of his Broadway performance as a zoned-out rocker in Oliver Stone's film adaptation of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio (1988). In villainous roles, Wincott projects a charismatic intensity that eclipses the actor behind the them, which is perhaps one reason why major stardom has eluded him. He was riveting as Top Dollar, the supervillain in The Crow (1994). Wincott's brother, Jeff Wincott, is also an actor.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
46% Knight of Cups
  • Herb
$0.4M 2016
42% Forsaken
  • Dave Turner
2016
No Score Yet The Girl From Nagasaki
  • Goro
2013
62% Hitchcock
  • Ed Gein
$6.1M 2012
No Score Yet A Lonely Place for Dying
  • Anthony Greenglass
2012
51% What Just Happened?
  • Jeremy Brunell
$1.1M 2008
94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Himself
$5.9M 2007
54% Seraphim Falls
  • Hayes
$0.3M 2007
No Score Yet Alien Resurrection (Special Edition)
  • Actor
2007
68% The Assassination of Richard Nixon
  • Julius Bicke
$0.6M 2004
69% Treasure Planet
  • Scroop
$38.2M 2002
73% The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Dorleac
$54.2M 2002
31% Along Came a Spider
  • Gary Soneji/Jonathan Mercuzio
$73.6M 2001
73% Before Night Falls
  • Heberto Zorilla Ochoa
$2.8M 2001
No Score Yet Special Unit AT 13
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Hidden Agenda
  • Actor
1999
20% Gunshy
  • Frankie
1998
54% Alien Resurrection
  • Elgyn
1997
15% Metro
  • Michael Korda
1997
70% Basquiat
  • Rene Ricard
1996
63% Strange Days
  • Philo Gant
1995
71% Dead Man
  • Conway Twill
1995
27% Panther
  • Tynan
1995
82% The Crow
  • Top Dollar
1994
31% The Three Musketeers
  • Rochefort
1993
22% Romeo Is Bleeding
  • Sal
1993
39% 1492: Conquest of Paradise
  • Moxica
1992
50% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
  • Guy of Gisborne
1991
54% The Doors
  • Paul Rothchild
1991
No Score Yet The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story
  • Actor
1991
90% Born on the Fourth of July
  • Vet #2
1989
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway
  • Soupy Mike
1989
82% Talk Radio
  • Voice of Joe
1988
13% The Sicilian
  • Cpl. Silvestro Canio
1987
60% Curtains
  • Matthew
1983
78% Ticket to Heaven
  • Gerry
1981
No Score Yet Circle of Two
  • Paul
1980
No Score Yet An American Christmas Carol
  • Choir Leader
1979
No Score Yet Wild Horse Hank
  • Charlie Connors
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% 24: Live Another Day
2014
  • Adrian Cross
  • 2014

Quotes from Michael Wincott's Characters