Brian Cox

Biography: Considered one of the most important Scottish actors of his generation, Brian Cox has starred in more than 40 feature films already.

Born in Scotland, he attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and started out by playing in numerous plays on the stages of London, New York and Scotland; for his impressive performances he won numerous awards.

The movie that brought him world-wide recognition was Manhunter (1986), where he was the first actor ever to portray Dr. Hannibal Lecter. He went on to star in many movies, including academy award winner Braveheart, X2, The Bourne Identity and The Rookie.

He made his directorial debut on the acclaimed HBO television drama Oz.

Apart from this, he is also a writer, having published 2 books: The Lear Diaries and Salem in Moscow. He has also written many articles for publications such as Esquire, UK and The Guardian.

Brian Cox's Scores

Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 86 Rushmore
Lowest Metascore: 19 Kite
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 48
  2. Negative: 4 out of 48
48 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
68 Braveheart May 24, 1995 Argyle Wallace 8.6
41 Mad About Mambo Aug 4, 2000 Sidney McLoughlin 8.6
86 Rushmore Dec 11, 1998 Dr. Nelson Guggenheim 8.5
55 Rob Roy Apr 7, 1995 Killearn 8.5
68 X2: X-Men United May 2, 2003 William Stryker 8.4
44 The Long Kiss Goodnight Oct 11, 1996 Dr. Nathan Waldman 8.4
67 25th Hour Dec 19, 2002 James Brogan 8.3
40 The Good Heart Apr 30, 2010 Jacques 8.3
72 The Rookie Mar 29, 2002 Jim Morris Sr. 8.2
78 Zodiac Mar 2, 2007 Melvin Belli 8.1
78 Manhunter Aug 22, 1986 Dr. Hannibal Lecktor 8.1
73 The Bourne Supremacy Jul 23, 2004 Ward Abbott 8.0
49 The Flying Scotsman Dec 29, 2006 Douglas Baxter 7.8
tbd Trick 'r Treat Oct 4, 2009 Mr. Kreeg 7.8
68 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Aug 5, 2011 Cast 7.8
72 Match Point Dec 28, 2005 Alec Hewett 7.7
72 The Trials of Henry Kissinger Sep 25, 2002 Narrator 7.6
43 For Love of the Game Sep 17, 1999 Gary Wheeler 7.6
56 The Escapist Apr 3, 2009 Frank Perry 7.5
71 The Water Horse Dec 25, 2007 Old Angus 7.4
71 Red Eye Aug 19, 2005 Joe Reisert 7.3
68 The Bourne Identity Jun 14, 2002 Ward Abbott 7.3
34 As Good as Dead Oct 8, 2010 Reverend Kalahan 7.3
56 Troy May 14, 2004 Agamemnon 7.2
54 Battle for Terra May 1, 2009 General Hemmer 7.1
60 RED Oct 15, 2010 Ivan Simanov 7.0
61 Red Aug 8, 2008 Avery Ludlow 6.9
42 Ironclad Jul 8, 2011 Albany 6.9
73 L.I.E. Sep 7, 2001 Big John Harrigan 6.8
79 Coriolanus Dec 2, 2011 Menenius 6.8