Veteran actor Brian Cox is telling it all in his new memoir, according to the New York Post. The Scottish performer hasn’t shied away from thrashing several Hollywood bigwigs including Johnny Depp and Quentin Tarantino.
Ahead of the January release, the 75-year-old admits the memoir might drive certain people away from him, but he believes the thought hasn’t deterred him from speaking out his mind.
“I’m expecting probably never to hear from some people again. But that’s the way it goes,” he told the newspaper. He also went on to talk about “Pulp Fiction” helmer Tarantino.
“I find his work meretricious. It’s all surface. Plot mechanics in place of depth. Style where there should be substance. I walked out of ‘Pulp Fiction’ … That said, if the phone rang, I’d do it.”
The “Succession” actor also didn’t mince words when talking about “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp, rating the 58-year-old as “so overblown, so overrated.”
“Personable though I’m sure he is, is so overblown, so overrated. I mean, ‘Edward Scissorhands.’ Let’s face it, if you come on with hands like that and pale, scarred-face makeup, you don’t have to do anything. And he didn’t. And subsequently, he’s done even less.”
Cox claims he was offered the part of Governor Weatherby Swann in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise but rejected it. Jonathan Pryce would go on to play the character in the multi-billion-dollar blockbuster.
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