Mickey Knox

Abraham "Mickey" Knox (December 24, 1921 − November 15, 2013) was an American actor with nearly 80 films to his credit. He was also a screenwriter, film producer and novelist. Blacklisted during the McCarthy era, he moved to Paris and Rome to work. His screenwriter credits where he adapted approximately 150 Italian and French into English translations include the English adaptation of Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.[1] As a dialogue director he coached many non-English speaking actors in performing convincingly in the English language.

Mickey Knox
Abraham Knox

(1921-12-24)December 24, 1921
New York City, United States
DiedNovember 15, 2013(2013-11-15) (aged 91)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Film producer
Years active1947–2001

Selected filmography as an actor

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino named his lead character, portrayed by Woody Harrelson, after Knox in the film Natural Born Killers.[2]

Knox's 2004 memoir is titled The Good, the Bad and the Dolce Vita: The Adventures of an Actor in Hollywood, Paris and Rome.

See also


  1. "Mickey Knox Biography". Fandango.com. 1922-01-01. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  2. Bio at imdb.com
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