Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Brian Cox, The Face and Voice of McDonalds and DirectTV, Making Millions, Crabs About Losing “Anonymity”

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“Succession” star Brian Cox tells The UK Guardian: “I’ve lost my anonymity and I’ve realized that that was what was important to me. I haven’t ever experienced anything like this. I mean, you ask for success in your work, and you get it, and then you have to deal with the consequences. I’ve always valued my privacy, but that’s gone. I’ve been very lucky that I’ve had it for so long. You know, I’ve been doing this for over 60 years. And finally it’s over.”

Prior to being in “Succession,” Cox was largely unknown. He played a pedophile in an indie movie called “L.I.E.”

With “Succession,” Cox became the ubiquitous face and voice for McDonalds, and the voice of DirectTV, in commercials. You can’t get away from him. He chose this path. Fame and fortune weren’t forced on him.

Hold the pickles, Brian, hold the relish.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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