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Tim Roth

Birth name Timothy Simon Smith
Born May 14, 1961
London, England, UK Flag of the United Kingdom

Tim Roth (born 14 May 1961, as Timothy Simon Smith in Dulwich, London) is an Academy Award-nominated English film actor and director. Image File history File links Tim-roth. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role it was created only in 1981 and actors of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... Rob Roy is a movie that was released on April 7, 1995. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Dulwich (pronounced or ) is a settlement mostly in the London Borough of Southwark with parts in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

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Biography

Roth was born in Dulwich, London to a landscape painter mother and a journalist father. His father adopted the German surname Roth after World War II to hide his nationality when traveling in countries hostile to the British. , Dulwich (pronounced or ) is a settlement mostly in the London Borough of Southwark with parts in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


As a young man, Roth wanted to be a sculptor and studied at London's Camberwell School of Art. After some time there, he tried acting and made his debut at the age of 21 playing a racist skinhead in a TV movie entitled Made in Britain. A sculpture is a three-dimensional object, which for the purposes of this article is man-made and selected for special recognition as art. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Categories: Stub | University of the Arts London | Art schools | Visual arts in the United Kingdom ... Nazi-Skinheads are a right wing subculture that developed in the United Kingdom in the first half of the 1980s. ... Made in Britain is a state-of-the-nation style short film (70 minutes) directed by Alan Clarke and written by David Leland. ...


In 1984, Roth played an apprentice hitman in Stephen Frears' The Hit with Terence Stamp and John Hurt, earning an Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer. With that recognition, he appeared in several other films during the end of the decade. In 1989 he had a memorable supporting role as the buffonish lackey, "Mitchell", in Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. In 1990, Roth began to enjoy international attention with starring roles as Vincent Van Gogh in Robert Altman's Vincent & Theo and in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. A hitman (alternately, hit man), also referred to as a contract killer, is a hired assassin, usually in the employ of organized crime. ... Stephen Frears in Sweden, 1989 promoting his movie Dangerous Liaisons. ... The Hit is a 1984 feature film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Hurt, Terrance Stamp and Tim Roth. ... Terence Stamp (born July 22, 1939) is an English actor. ... John Vincent Hurt CBE (born January 22, 1940) is an Academy Award-nominated British actor. ... A character of a book, play, movie, TV show or other form of storytelling usually used only to give dimension to a main character, by adding a relationship with this character, although sometimes supporting characters may develop a complexity of their own. ... Peter Greenaway Peter Greenaway (b. ... The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (punctuated onscreen as The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover) is a 1989 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the titular roles. ... Vincent Willem van Gogh (sometimes erroneously pronounced [ˈvɪnsənt væn ˈɡɒf] in British English and [ˈvɪnsənt væn ˈɡoʊ] in US English; the correct Dutch pronunciation is ) (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist. ... Robert Bernard Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective. ... Vincent & Theo is a 1990 biography drama directed by Robert Altman, starring Tim Roth and Paul Rhys. ... Sir Tom Stoppard, OM, CBE (born as Tomáš Straussler on July 3, 1937)[1] is an Academy Award winning British playwright of more than 24 plays. ... Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is a 1990 film written and directed by Tom Stoppard based on his play of the same name. ...


Roth impressed director Quentin Tarantino and he cast him as "Mr. Orange" in his 1992 ensemble piece Reservoir Dogs. This film paved the way for more work in Hollywood. In 1994, Tarantino cast him again as a robber in the acclaimed Pulp Fiction. They worked again in the 1995 flop Four Rooms. However, Roth returned to the successful road playing viciously evil English nobleman "Archibald Cunningham" in Rob Roy opposite Liam Neeson. For that role he won an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe nomination, and a British Academy Award. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and screenwriter. ... Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 debut feature film of director Quentin Tarantino. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary and directed by Tarantino. ... Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Years Eve. ... Rob Roy is a movie that was released on April 7, 1995. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Oscar-nominated Irish actor. ...


In 1996, he went a different way, starring with Drew Barrymore in Woody Allen's musical comedy Everyone Says I Love You, in which he amused audiences with his comic flair and his singing (in his own voice). He also starred as "Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900", or just "1900" in the movie The Legend of 1900. Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress and film producer, the youngest member of the Barrymore family of American actors. ... Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian, and playwright. ... Everyone Says I Love You (1996) is a musical film written and directed by Woody Allen. ... The Legend of 1900 (original title being La Leggenda del Pianista sullOceano) is a 1998 film starring Tim Roth, done by the Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore. ...


In 1999 he made a critically acclaimed debut as a director with The War Zone, a film of Alexander Stuart's novel. In 2001, he made another important move by portraying "General Thade" in Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes. He turned down the role of "Severus Snape" in the Harry Potter series of films to take this part.[1] The War Zone is a 1999 movie written by Alexander Stuart, based on his novel, and directed by Tim Roth. ... Alexander Stuart (born January 27, 1955) is a British-born, Los Angeles-based novelist and screenwriter, whose books have been translated into eight languages and published in the US, Britain, Europe, Israel and throughout the world. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer. ... Film poster for Planet of the Apes (2001) Planet of the Apes is a 2001 science fiction film in which an astronaut finds himself on a planet where humans are enslaved by apes. ... Severus Tobias Snape is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ...


He is currently working on several projects, including Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth and the upcoming film The Incredible Hulk, in which he is cast as Emil Blonsky. There are also rumors that he will be cast in the next Quentin Tarantino film called Inglorious Bastards which is slated to come out in 2008. Roth is also linked to Marilyn Manson's first feature film: Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll, alongside Daryl Hannah, scheduled for a 2008 release. Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Youth Without Youth is a 2007 film by Francis Ford Coppola. ... The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character the Hulk, directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, and William Hurt. ... The Abomination (Emil Blonsky) is a fictional supervillain that appears in the Marvel Universe and is a perennial foe of the Incredible Hulk. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and screenwriter. ... Inglorious Bastards is an upcoming war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician and artist known for his outrageous stage persona and image as the lead singer of the eponymous band. ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. ...


It has been recently rumored that he has been cast for the part of Pete Townshend for the movie See Me Feel Me: Keith Moon Naked for Your Pleasure with Mike Meyers as Keith Moon.[citation needed] Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer. ...


Filmography (Actor)

Made in Britain is a state-of-the-nation style short film (70 minutes) directed by Alan Clarke and written by David Leland. ... Meantime (1984) is a Mike Leigh film, primarily looking at how the dole affects the underclass in Britain. ... The Hit is a 1984 feature film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Hurt, Terrance Stamp and Tim Roth. ... A World Apart is an Anti-Apartheid drama, written by Shawn Slovo and directed by Chris Menges, produced in 1988. ... Twice Upon a Time is an animated movie directed by John Korty and Charles Swenson and released in 1983. ... The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (punctuated onscreen as The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover) is a 1989 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the titular roles. ... Vincent & Theo is a 1990 biography drama directed by Robert Altman, starring Tim Roth and Paul Rhys. ... Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is a 1990 film written and directed by Tom Stoppard based on his play of the same name. ... Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 debut feature film of director Quentin Tarantino. ... A list of films produced in Argentina by year in the 1990s in the List of Argentine films //      Cinema of Argentina Film Chronology â€¢ 1897-1929 â€¢ 1930s â€¢ 1940s â€¢ 1950s â€¢ 1960s â€¢ 1970s â€¢ 1980s â€¢ 1990s â€¢ 2000s Actors â€¢ Awards â€¢ Composers â€¢ Directors â€¢ Editors â€¢ Films A-Z â€¢ Cinematographers â€¢ Festivals â€¢ Producers â€¢ Screenwriters Argentine film at the Internet... Murder in the Heartland (1993) The television miniseries aired on ABC in 1993. ... Captives is a 1994 romantic crime drama film directed by Angela Pope. ... Little Odessa is a film realised in 1994 by James Gray, featuring Tim Roth and Edward Furlong. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary and directed by Tarantino. ... Rob Roy is a movie that was released on April 7, 1995. ... Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Years Eve. ... Everyone Says I Love You (1996) is a musical film written and directed by Woody Allen. ... Gridlockd is a 1997 film starring Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, and Thandie Newton, and directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall. ... Hoodlum is a 1997 United Artists film that gives a partially fictional account of the gang war between the Italian/Jewish mafia alliance and the black gangsters of Harlem that took place in the late 1920s and early 1930s. ... The Legend of 1900 is a 1998 film starring Tim Roth, done by the Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore. ... The Million Dollar Hotel is an English language 2000 movie based on a concept story by Bono of Irish rock band U2 and Nicholas Klein and directed by Wim Wenders. ... Lucky Numbers is a 2000 comedy film written by Adam Resnick, directed by Nora Ephron and starring John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow and Tim Roth. ... Film poster for Planet of the Apes (2001) Planet of the Apes is a 2001 science fiction film in which an astronaut finds himself on a planet where humans are enslaved by apes. ... Invincible is a 2001 drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog. ... The Musketeer is a Peter Hyams film based on Alexandre Dumas classic novel The Three Musketeers, starring Catherine Deneuve, Tim Roth, Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Nick Moran, Bill Treacher and Justin Chambers. ... To Kill a King is a 2003 film directed by Mike Barker, starring Tim Roth and Dougray Scott. ... New France (French: la Nouvelle-France) describes the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 to the cession of New France to the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1763. ... The Beautiful Country is a 2004 Vietnam-related drama film set in 1990. ... With It is the second 12 single by Giant Panda. ... Silver City is a 2004 political satire and drama film written and directed by John Sayles. ... Dont Come Knocking is a 2005 film directed by Wim Wenders. ... Dark Water is a 2005 American horror film directed by Walter Salles and starring Jennifer Connelly. ... Youth Without Youth is a 2007 film by Francis Ford Coppola. ... Funny Games is the announced American remake of the 1997 Austrian thriller of the same name. ... Inglorious Bastards is an upcoming war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character the Hulk, directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, and William Hurt. ...

Filmography (Director)

The War Zone is a 1999 movie written by Alexander Stuart, based on his novel, and directed by Tim Roth. ...

Personal life

Roth had a son Jack with Lori Baker in 1983. He married Nikki Butler in 1993, and had 2 sons with her: Hunter (b. 1995) and Cormac (b. 1996).


Quotes

"There's a lot of blood in that film. I think there's only nine pints in a body; we had about four gallons." (on Reservoir Dogs)
"Like going to Liberace's house on acid." (On attending the Academy Awards Ceremony)
"I have a bad time between jobs because I'm always convinced I'll never work again. I think it may be an English thing, this fear of unemployment."
"I never do my own stunts...that's actor nonsense." (around Planet of the Apes filming)
"I was having a great time scaring people." (as "Thade" in Planet of the Apes)
"The War Zone is right. It's the truth. It's the truth about this subject. And I'm bullet-proof on that. Probably more so than I will be on any other film that I make as a director."

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Awards
Preceded by
Samuel L. Jackson
for Pulp Fiction
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1996
for Rob Roy
Succeeded by
Paul Scofield
for The Crucible

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