NEW YORK - MAY 10:  (U.S. TABLOIDS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT)  Actor Brian Cox and wife Nicole Ansari attend the premiere of "Troy" on May 10, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
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Why Agamemnon
From Troy Looks
So Familiar
The actor who played Agamemnon in “Troy” is Brian Cox, who plays Logan Roy in “Succession.” Despite often appearing in smaller roles, Cox possesses the scene-devouring charisma of a leading man, and he delivers truly towering work as the hard-nosed head of house.
Cox has made it a habit to book gigs with up-and-coming filmmakers, including when he signed on to front “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” from Norwegian writer-director André Øvredal. Cox plays the dad in a father-and-son coroner team and provides grounded humanism for the tragic and spooky film.
The Autopsy Of Jane Doe
X2 is considered by most X-Men aficionados to be among the best of the franchise's big-screen hits, and Cox plays the villainous scientist William Stryker in the film. As the man who created Wolverine, Brian Cox chews the scenery in X2 to the point that he nearly outshines franchise stalwarts Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman.
X2: X-Men United
In one of his first roles well-known to U.S. audiences, Cox portrayed the headmaster of the titular academy in Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore.” The film was a landmark for the ‘90s indie scene and the career of Wes Anderson, and it’s impossible to imagine Rushmore working as well as it does without Cox’s involvement.
Cox played Dr. Lecter in “Manhunter,” Michael Mann's 1986 big-screen adaptation of Thomas Harris' famed novel “Red Dragon.” This means he originated the role Anthony Hopkins would later make legendary.