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Alex Cox
Born near Liverpool, 15 December 1954. 
Studied at Wirral Grammar School; Worcester College, 
Oxford; Bristol University; and UCLA; taught film production and screenwriting at the University of Colorado.

1980 -- directed EDGE CITY aka SLEEP IS FOR SISSIES (40 minutes, UCLA).

1983 -- wrote and directed REPO MAN in Los Angeles. It opened at the Berlin Film Festival the following year.

1984 -- Co-wrote SID & NANCY with Abbe Wool;  directed it in 1985.  Screened at the Cannes Festival.

1986 -- co-wrote, with Dick Rude, and directed STRAIGHT TO HELL in Almería, Spain.   Received the Critics' Prize, awarded by Sergio Leone, at the Madrid Festival.

1987 -- directed WALKER in Nicaragua and Tucson, Az., produced by Lorenzo O'Brien, from a script by Rudy Wurlitzer, in concert with the Sandinista Government.   Screened at the Havana Film Festival, the Torino Festival, and in competition at Berlin.

From 1987 to 1994, presented the BBC TV series "Moviedrome"

1991 -- directed EL PATRULLERO (HIGHWAY PATROLMAN) in Mexico, from Lorenzo O'Brien's script.   Roberto Sosa received Best Actor award at San Sebastian / Donostia.

1996 -- completed DEATH & THE COMPASS, a Mexican/British/Japanese  co-production based on the short story by Jorge Luis Borges, shot in Mexico City.     

1998 -- directed THREE BUSINESSMEN in Liverpool, Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Japan, and Albaricoces, Spain.

1999 -- directed KUROSAWA, THE LAST EMPEROR, a documentary featuring Tasuyo Nakadai, Tereyo Nogami, Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Coppola, John Woo, Mike Hodges, and others, for Channel 4, VPRO and the Independent Film Channel.

2000 -- directed EMMANUELLE - A HARD LOOK, a documentary featuring Sylvia Kristal, Laura Gemser, Just Jaeckin, Nadine Strossen, James Ferman and others, for Channel 4.

2001 -- directed REVENGERS TRAGEDY, in Liverpool, for BARD Entertainments / Exterminating Angel. The screenplay was by Frank Cottrell Boyce, based on the play by Thomas Middleton.

2002 -- directed MIKE HAMA MUST DIE! - episode 11 of a 12-part TV detective series, HAMA MIKE, in Yokohama, Japan.

2003 -- co-artist-in-residence, with Tod Davies, at St Johns College, Oxford; directed I'M A JUVENILE DELINQUENT - JAIL ME! a half-hour drama for BBC Education. 

2004, 2005 -- directed national election broadcasts for the Green Party in England, Wales, and Scotland.

2006 -- directed and wrote SEARCHERS 2.0, set on the road from LA to Monument Valley, AZ. World premiere, Venice, 2007, US premiere AFI/AFM, Los Angeles, UK premiere Bradford.

2008 -- author of two film-related books, XFILMS and TEN THOUSAND WAYS TO DIE.

2009 -- directed, wrote and produced REPO CHICK.

2010 -- supervised HD transfer of STRAIGHT TO HELL and its reconstruction as STRAIGHT TO HELL RETURNS.

2013-14 - adapted and directed Harry Harrison's BILL THE GALACIC HERO, funded by Kickstarter, perhaps the most expensive student film of all time!

Actor in various films including BACKTRACK, directed by Dennis Hopper; LA REINA DE LA NOCHE, directed by Arturo Ripstein; PERDITA DURANGO and THE OXFORD MURDERS, directed by Alex de la Iglesia; and LA LEY DE HERODES and UN MUNDO MARAVILLLOSO, directed by Luis Estrada.

Co-author, with Tod Davies, of the screenplays BACKTRACK, RESTLESS, FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and KEITH MOON WAS HERE!  Co-author with Rudy Wurlitzer of the screenplays BODY PARTS and ZERO TOLERANCE.  Writer of four GODZILLA comic books and the graphic novel WALDO'S HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY.   Co-author, with Stan Lee, of the screenplay DOCTOR STRANGE. 

Film-related articles for The Guardian, The Independent, Film Comment, the New York Times, and Sight & Sound.

IMDb Credits

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Mullholland 1997
photo - Sam Jones

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Gouldings Lodge, 2006
photo - Alex Cox


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Cox, Montiel, Sandoval
in Monument Valley, 2006

photo - Dale Alexander


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Liverpool 2001
photo - Kath Brice