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Ronny Cox  
What You Know Him From: If you need a slimy bastard to represent mustache-twirling corporate villainy of the future, look no further than Ronny Cox. He was the ne plus ultra of late ’80s/early ’90s bad guys, fitting perfectly into Paul Verhoeven ’s often hilarious, ultra-violent action satires from the era. But dude is the epitome of a working character actor, still working consistently today, mostly in TV. You may remember him from the first two “ Beverly Hills Cop ” movies, but beyond his villainous turns, his other most famous role has to be Drew, the banjo-playing nice guy in “ Deliverance .” Lucky for his character, he narrowly avoided all that pig-squealing sodomy at the hands of sadistic rednecks (poor Ned Beatty ), but he didn’t fare much better in the end. 
Movies: Before we knew him by name, any time Ronny Cox appeared in another movie or TV show, all we could think of was, “Hey! That’s the deliciously assholish, power-hungry corporate bad guy from ‘ Robocop ‘ and the deliciously assholish, power-hungry corporate bad guy from ‘ Total Recall .’ ” So yeah, he’s been at this acting thing for a long while, but Cox was so memorable, so easily hateable in “Robocop,” that seeing the titular hero lay waste to him at the film’s climax was unquestionably a highlight of an already great film (that’s aged quite well, we have to say), leaving behind any quaint notions of the questionable nature of bloodlust in big budget Hollywood cinema, and simply making the audience stand up and cheer. So good was Cox, that Verhoeven called on the man to basically reprise his villain turn for “Total Recall,” another film that’s aged well since it opened in 1990. In both films, Cox’s bad guy is always the puppet master, relying on even nastier sub-villains ( Kurtwood Smith and Michael Ironside , respectively) and disposable henchmen to do his dirty work. You knew he was great, because even though you hated these two villains, the movie would be worse without Cox’s wonderfully smug portrayals. 
Rating On The Creep-O-Meter: Fairly high. Slimy, slithery, the embodiment of ’80s corporate of greed and hubris. In short, awesomely loathsome. 

Milestones ( Latin : Miliarium ) were originally stone obelisks – made from granite , marble , or whatever local stone was available – and later concrete posts. They were widely used by Roman Empire road builders and were an important part of any Roman road network: the distance travelled per day was only a few miles in some cases. [ citation needed ] Many Roman milestones only record the name of the reigning emperor without giving any placenames or distances. [1] The first Roman milestones appeared on the Appian way . At the centre of Rome, the " Golden Milestone " was erected to mark the presumed centre of the empire: this milestone has since been lost. The Golden Milestone inspired the Zero Milestone in Washington, ., intended as the point from which all road distances in the United States should be reckoned. Odometers were used to measure the Roman milestone spacing, most likely based on Ancient Greek Technology . [ citation needed ]


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