"Wait"? Are you kidding me? Did you just say "wait"? Judge Dredd! You see Judge Dredd, He finally gets 'em in the wrong hand of the gun, and what he says is "wait". You know what? I expected more of you. I mean wait for what? Wait for me to change my mind? Wait for another two or three seconds of life because you're so f***ing weak you just can't stand to see it end?
~ Lex's last words to Dredd before Anderson shoots him.
Judge Lex
is one of the antagonists of the comic book film Dredd. He is a corrupt judge from Mega City One.

He was portrayed by Langley Kirkwood.


He has worked for over twenty years as a street judge from the Mega-City One Justice Department and over this time he became disillusioned with the city and justice system leading him to become a corrupt judge who works as a mercenary for hire from crime lords with the funds to purchase his services.

In the film, Ma-Ma bribes him and the three other corrupt judges Alvarez, Chan, and Kaplan to kill Dredd. Their cover was blown when Chan attacks and is murdered by Dredd, the film's title protagonist. Dredd then kills Alvarez yet he runs out of ammunition, while Lez shoots him on the torso. He moves in to kill Dredd however he takes him long enough for Anderson to arrive and then kill Lex.