• Brian Cox has made some candid confessions
  • The actor has said THIS about 'Napoleon'
  • Here is his take on other current topics as well


From Joaquin Phoenix's "appalling" performance in 'Napoleon' to his disdain for method acting and the political landscape of America. Known for his candidness, the 'Succession' star did not hold back at London's HistFest, making headlines and stirring controversy. Here's the scoop on Cox's explosive comments, his critique of historical accuracy in films, and his thoughts on leaving the U.S. if Trump returns to power.

'Napoleon' Nightmare: Joaquin Phoenix Under Fire

It was a night to remember at London's HistFest, where Brian Cox, the formidable 'Succession' patriarch, took the stage and left no stone unturned. From slamming Ridley Scott's 'Napoleon' to critiquing the state of theater criticism, Cox was in fine form, delivering zingers with the precision of a seasoned sharpshooter.

"It's terrible," Cox declared, targeting Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of the French emperor in 'Napoleon.'

"A truly terrible performance...appalling." Cox didn't stop there, suggesting he would have delivered a far superior rendition of the role himself. "It's lies," he continued, lambasting the film's departure from historical accuracy—a common Hollywood sin, in his view.

Switching targets, Cox reminisced about his time on the set of 'Braveheart,' labeling the film "a load of nonsense." Despite praising Mel Gibson's performance, he criticized the film's historical inaccuracies, particularly the fictionalized romance with the French princess. "It is a bollocks that film," Cox exclaimed, never one to mince words.

Cox's ire wasn't limited to the silver screen. He took a swipe at theater critics, lamenting the decline of quality criticism and dismissing comparisons of his stage role to Logan Roy as "stupid."

And don't get him started on method acting. "Oh no, that's all bollocks," he scoffed, emphasizing the importance of research over off-camera character immersion.

The conversation took a political turn, with Cox expressing frustration over America's governance and the threat of a Trump re-election.

"It's very hard to govern America, and you certainly don't need idiots like Trump doing that," he stated, hinting at a potential U.S. departure should the political winds blow unfavorably.

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In a world starved for authenticity, Brian Cox delivers in spades, proving once again why he's one of the most compelling figures in entertainment today. Whether you agree with his critiques or not, one thing's for certain: Cox never fails to entertain and provoke thought, making him a true force of nature in the celebrity world.