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Johnny Rotten

Johnny Rotten

Highest Rated: 100% The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Independent (2000)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1956

Birthplace: London, England, UK

As Johnny Rotten, singer John Lydon spread fear into the hearts of middle-class Britain as the volcanic frontman for the legendary Sex Pistols. Lydon's sneering voice and cutting lyrics helped to establish the band as leading figures in the growing punk movement of the 1970s. When the Sex Pistols combusted under the weight of internal tensions in 1977, Lydon formed Public Image Limited, a new outfit whose eclectic approach to rock had a major influence on alternative rock, electronica and industrial music. Though he initially swore that the Pistols would never reunite, Lydon eventually announced that the band would come together in 1996 for a series of well-received dates around the world. They would remain semi-active for the next decade while Lydon became a personality on UK TV. If the John Lydon that plugged butter on commercials or appeared in reality television shows seemed a far cry from Johnny Rotten, the importance of his music with the Sex Pistols helped to cement his position as one of punk's leading architects.

Highest rated movies

100% The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
83% Cop Killers
63% Super Duper Alice Cooper
60% The Independent

Photos

THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN, JOHN LYDON, CIRCA 1980S, 2017. © ABRAMORAMA THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN, JOHN LYDON (AS JOHNNY ROTTEN), PERFORMING WITH THE SEX PISTOLS, WINTERLAND BALLROOM, SAN FRANCISCO, JANUARY 14, 1978, 2017. © ABRAMORAMA THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN, JOHN LYDON, 2017. © ABRAMORAMA THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN, JOHN LYDON, 2017. © ABRAMORAMA THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN, JOHN LYDON, PERFORMING WITH PUBLIC IMAGE LTD, 2017. © ABRAMORAMA

Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% 83% The Public Image Is Rotten Self $11.3K 2017
No Score Yet 68% Who the F... Is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago Self - 2017
63% 75% Super Duper Alice Cooper Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 62% Sons of Norway Johnny Rotten (Character) - 2011
60% 49% The Independent Baruce (Character) $238.4K 2000
95% 88% The Filth and the Fury Self $606.6K 2000
83% 63% Cop Killers Leo Smith (Character) - 1984
100% 72% The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle The Collaborator (Character),
Original Music
- 1980
No Score Yet 71% Cop Killer Unknown (Character) - 1977

TV

Credit
71% No Score Yet Punk Self 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Classic Albums Self 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show Guest 2000