Johnny Rotten

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 ... Read more »
Born: 01/31/1956 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Music (22)

McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Song

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

("Anarchy In The U.K.") (Song)

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

("Anarchy In The Uk (Guitar Hero Version)") (Song)

It Might Get Loud 2009 (Movie)

("Pretty Vacant") (Song)

The Promotion 2008 (Movie)

("Rise") (Song)

Control 2007 (Movie)

("Problems-" Live Version) (Song)

Full of It 2007 (Movie)

("Liar") (Song)

Lost In Translation 2003 (Movie)

("God Save The Queen") (Song)

The Million Dollar Hotel 2001 (Movie)

("Anarchy in the U S A" (retitled from anarchy in the U k)) (Song)

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? 2001 (Movie)

("Anarchy in the UK") (Song)

The Filth and the Fury 2000 (Movie)

songs("God Save the Queen (Symphony)" "Submission" "Seventeen" "Anarcky in the UK" "Pretty Vacant" "Did You No Wrong' "Liar" "EMI" "No Feelings" "I Wanna Be Me" "God Save the Queen" "Way Over (In Dub)" "Problems" "Holidays in the Sun" "Bodies") (Song)

Rogue Trader 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Song

Point Break 1991 (Movie)

("Criminal") (Song)

Hardware 1990 (Movie)

("The Order of Death") (Song)

Moscow Music Peace Festival 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song

Slaves of New York 1989 (Movie)

("Warrior") (Song)

Hiding Out 1987 (Movie)

("Seattle") (Song)

Train of Dreams 1987 (Movie)

("Anarchy in the UK") (Song)

Sid and Nancy 1986 (Movie)

songs("God Save the Queen" "Anarchy in the UK" "No Feelings" "Holidays in the Sun" "Pretty Vacant" "Problems") (Song)

American Pop 1981 (Movie)

("Pretty Vacant") (Song)

Party, Party 1981 (Movie)

("No Feelings") (Song)

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle 1978 (Movie)

("God Save the Queen" "Anarchy in the UK" "No Feelings" "Pretty Vacant" "Bodies" "Holidays in the Sun" "Belsen Was a Gas" "Black Arabs Medley") (Song)
Actor (19)

Super Duper Alice Cooper 2014 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Beware of Mr. Baker 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sons of Norway 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Belzer Connection 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Rotten Television 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Independent 2001 (Movie)

Baruce (Actor)

Stand and Be Counted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Filth and the Fury 2000 (Movie)

The Sex Pistols Member (Actor)

VH1's 1999 Live Grammy Post-Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1's 1999 Live Grammy Pre-Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Presents the '70s 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Punk 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Punk Rock Movie 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Copkiller 1982 (Movie)

Leo Smith (Actor)

D.O.A. 1980 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle 1978 (Movie)

Collaborator (Actor)

Biography

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, though their penchant for violence and crass behavior made them among the most loathed musicians in their native country. 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 swore that the Pistols would never reunite, Lydon gleefully 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 an acerbic 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.

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