Mickey Knox - Blacklisted Hollywood Star Mickey Knox Dead At 92

Mickey Knox, the actor who inspired Woody Harrelson's character in Natural Born Killers, has died, aged 92.

The former blacklisted star, who was novelist Norman Mailer's onetime brother-in-law, appeared in films like Knock on Any Door, The Godfather: Part Iii, and I Walk Alone.

He also served as the English dialogue writer on two classic Sergio Leone spaghetti Westerns: Once Upon a Time in the West and The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

Knox was blacklisted during the MCCarthy era of the late 1950s. He moved to Europe to become a screenplay translator.

Actor Eli Wallach, who starred in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, convinced director Leone to use Knox as a translator on the set.

In 2004, he penned the memoir The Good, the Bad and the Dolce Vita: The Adventures of an Actor in Hollywood, Paris and Rome. Mailer supplied the introduction.

Knox died on 15 November (13).


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