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Cox, Alex 1954–

PERSONAL

Born December 15, 1954, in Liverpool, England; son of Jack and Moyna Reese (maiden name, Hinton) Cox; married Cecilia Luzmila Montiel Ginocchio, December 14, 1989. Education: Studied film at Bristol University; University of California at Los Angeles, M.F.A., film; studied law at Worcester College, Oxford University.

Addresses: Agent—The Dench Arnold Agency, 10 Newbaugh St., London, W1F 7RN United Kingdom.

Career: Actor, director, editor, and writer. St. Johns College, Oxford, co-artist-in-residence.

Member: BECTU (UK film union), 1985; STIC (Mexican film union), 1990.

Awards, Honors: Fulbright Scholarship, 1981; Mystfest Award nomination, best film, 1984, Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best screenplay, Saturn Award nomination, best writing, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1985, all for Repo Man; Critics Award, Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 1986, for Sid and Nancy; Golden Berlin Bear nomination, Berlin International Film Festival, 1988, for Walker; Golden Seashell nomination, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Mystfest Award nomination, best film, 1992, both for El Patrullero; Golden Leopard Award nomination, Locarno International Film Festival, 2002, for Revengers Tragedy; Special Career Award, Fantasporto, 2002.

CREDITS

Film Work; Director:

Sleep Is for Sissies (also known as Edge City), 1980.

Repo Man, 1984.

Sid and Nancy (also known as Sid and Nancy: Love Kills), 1986.

Walker, 1987.

Straight to Hell, 1987.

El Patrullero (also known as Highway Patrolman), 1992.

Death and the Compass (also known as La muerte y la brujula), 1996.

Three Businessmen, 1998.

Revengers Tragedy, Fantoma, 2002.

Film Work; Other:

Assistant director and story consultant, Scarred (also known as Red on Red and Street Love), 1984.

Editor, Walker, 1987.

Still photographer, El Patruello (also known as Highway Patrolman), 1991.

Clip director, ("Well, Did You Evah!," Red, Hot & Blue), Philadelphia, 1993.

Film Appearances:

Roy Rawlings, Sleep Is for Sissies (also known as Edge City), 1980.

Voice, The Strange Case of Mr. Donnybrook's Boredom, 1981.

(Uncredited) Carwash attendant, Repo Man, 1984.

Porno stud, Scarred (also known as Red on Red and Street Love), 1984.

(Uncredited) Man sitting in Mr. Head's room, Sid and Nancy (also known as Sid and Nancy: Love Kills), 1986.

(Uncredited) A thug in the Amazulu Band, Straight to Hell, 1987.

(Uncredited) D. H. Lawrence, Catchfire (also known as Backtrack and Do It the Hard Way), 1989.

Gringos, El Patrullero (also known as Highway Patrolman), 1992.

English teacher, Dead Beat (also known as The Phony Perfector), 1994.

Klaus Eder, La Reina de la noche (also known as The Queen of Night and La Reine de la nuit), 1994.

Photographer, Floundering, 1994.

Borges, Death and the Compass (also known as La muerte y la brujula), 1996.

Agent Doyle, Perdita Durango (also known as Dance with Devil), Trimark, 1997.

Frank King, Three Businessmen, 1998.

Lust for Frankenstein, 1998.

Gringo, La Ley de Herodes (also known as Herod's Law), Artecinema, 1999.

Kurosawa: The Last Emperor, 1999.

Himself, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (documentary), Warner Bros., 2001.

Himself, Back in Hell (documentary), 2002.

Duke's driver, Revengers Tragedy, 2002.

Voice of the Bishop, Dominator, 2003.

Himself, The Wages of Sin (documentary short), Paramount Home Video, 2003.

Himself, Something to Do With Death (documentary short), Paramount Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, Railroad: Revolutionising the West (documentary short), Paramount, 2003.

Himself, An Opera of Violence (documentary short), Paramount Home Entertainment, 2003.

Rosario Tijeras, Columbia TriStar, 2005.

Maestro de Ceremonias, Un mundo maravlloso (also known as A Wonderful World), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Television Director; Movies:

The Winner, The Movie Channel, 1997.

Mike Hama—Private Detective: Mike Hama Must Die!, 2002.

I'm a Juvenile Delinquent, Jail Me!, BBC, 2004.

Television Director; Specials:

"Well, Did You Evah!," Red, Hot & Blue, ABC, 1990.

A Hard Look (documentary; also known as Emmanuelle: A Hard Look), 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Presenter, Moviedrome, BBC2, 1988–94.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Gaston, The Winner, The Movie Channel, 1997.

Bruno, In His Life: The John Lennon Story, NBC, 2000.

Doctor, I'm a Juvenile Delinquent, Jail Me!, BBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

David Cronenberg and the Cinema of the Extreme, 1997.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters, BBC, 1998.

Host, A Hard Look (documentary; also known as Emmanuelle: A Hard Look), 2000.

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, Cinemax, 2001.

Forty Years of Fuck, 2005.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Sleep Is for Sissies (also known as Edge City), 1980.

Repo Man, 1984.

Sid and Nancy (also known as Sid and Nancy: Love Kills), 1986.

Straight to Hell, 1987.

Death and the Compass (also known as La muerte y la brujula), 1996.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1998.

Film Songs:

"10,000 Dollares de Recompensa," The Winner, The Movie Channel, 1997.

Television Movies:

Mike Hama—Private Detective: Mike Hama Must Die!, 2002.

Television Specials:

A Hard Look (documentary; also known as Emmanuelle: A Hard Look), 2000.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996.

Periodicals:

Film Comment, January-February, 1994, p. 82; May, 2000, p. 18.

The Guardian, August 18, 1994, p. 210.

Electronic:

Alex Cox Website, http://www.alexcox.com, February 7, 2007.

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