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Birth Name: Paul Cox
Born: 04/16/1940
Birth Place: Netherlands

When Cox first settled in Australia, he enjoyed some notice as a photographer. He also was pursuing the hobby of making Super 8 films and eventually moved into filmmaking, first with "Matuta" (1965) which was followed by a long string of documentaries and short films. In 1976, he directed his first feature film "Illuminations" and then gained international attention with the charming but offbeat romance "Lonely Hearts" (1981). Cox's particular blend of verite and artifice in his subsequent work, though, often divided critics who found his efforts well-acted if somewhat slowly paced and talky. His films, including "Man of Flowers" (1983), "My First Wife" (1984) and "Cactus" (1986, loosely ins... Continue Bio >>

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