Not many actors can say that their very first film scene is one of the most iconic sequences in cinema history, but that’s exactly what happened when Ronny Cox made his screen debut in the 1972 classic, Deliverance. Even though the song did not originate in the film, Cox helped make “Duelling Banjos” one of the most recognizable pieces of music of all time.
Anyway, this role would help Ronny Cox become one of Hollywood’s top character actors and he currently has over 130 film and television credits to his name. However, Cox would find his greatest fame under director Paul Verhoeven, who decided to cast him as the main villain in his two ultra-violent sci-fi/action classics: Robocop and Total Recall. And in both films, his characters got the truly epic death scene they so richly deserved. Cox turns 74 today, and we hope that he’ll blow this place up and be home in time for Corn Flakes!