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Johnny Rotten was the lead singer for the legendary punk band, the Sex Pistols. He is also the lead singer for his band, PiL (Public Im age Limited). He authored the book, No Irish, no Blacks, no Dogs (an autobiography). See full bio »
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 2011 W.E. (lyrics: "Pretty Vacant") / (music: "Pretty Vacant")
 2011 I Melt with You (writer: "Pretty Vacant")
 2010 Get Him to the Greek (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K." - as John Rotten)
 2010 The A-Team (writer: "ANARCHY IN THE UK (GUITAR HERO VERSION)")
 2010 The Runaways (writer: "Pretty Vacant")
 2008 The Promotion (writer: "Rise" (1986))
 2007 Control (Live version, as Johnny Lydon, "Problems")
 2003 Lost in Translation (writer: "God Save the Queen" (1977))
 2002 The Rules of Attraction (writer: "Rise")
 2002 24 Hour Party People (writer: "Anarchy In The UK")
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (writer: "Problems")
 2000 The Million Dollar Hotel (writer: "Anarchy in the U.S.A.")
 1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (writer: "Anarchy in the UK")
 1999 Rogue Trader (writer: "Open Up")
 1996 Basquiat (writer: "Public Image", "Rise")
 1995 Hackers (performer: "Open Up") / (writer: "Open Up")
 1994 The Flintstones (writer: "ANARCHY IN THE UK" - as J. Lydon)
 1991 Point Break (writer: "Criminal" - as Johnny Lydon)
 1990 Hardware (writer: "The Order of Death")
 1989 Slaves of New York (writer: "Warrior")
 1987 Hiding Out (writer: "Seattle")
 1986 Sid and Nancy (writer: "God Save The Queen", "Anarchy In The UK", "No Feelings", "Holidays In The Sun", "Pretty Vacant", "Problems" - as Rotten)
 1983 Party Party (writer: "No Feelings" - as J. Rotten)
 1982 A Night at Halsted's (writer: "Anarchy in the U.K." - uncredited)
 1981 American Pop (writer: "Pretty Vacant" - as Johnny Rotten)
 1981 Fear No Evil (writer: "Anarchy in the UK")
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Other Works:

TV commercial series for "Country Life" British butter (2008- ).

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 7 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Public Image Ltd. | Johnny Lydon | the Sex Pistols | Johnny Rotten | The Sex Pistols

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[on the 1986 biopic Sid and Nancy] I cannot understand why anyone would want to put out a movie like Sid and Nancy and not bother to speak to me; Alex Cox, the director, didn't. He used as his point of reference - of all the people on this earth - Joe Strummer! That guttural singer from The Clash? What the fuck did he know about Sid and Nancy? That's probably all he could find, which was really ... See more »

Trivia:

Son of John Christopher and Eileen Lydon. See more »

Trademark:

Spiked hair and sneer See more »

Nickname:

Johnny Rotten

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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