Tim Roth Biography

Birthday: 1961-05-14
Place of Birth: London, England UK
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m) Mini Biography Brit
Wiki Biography: British actor whose greatest success came after 1990 when he moved to the States to play American heavies. He has been a favorite of director Quentin Tarantino. IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel Mini Biography Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Timothy Simon Smith in London, England on May 14, 1961 to mother Ann, a teacher and landscape painter, and father Ernie, an American born journalist who changed the family name to "Roth". Tim grew up in Dulwich, a middle-class area in the south of London. He demonstrated his talent for picking up accents at an early age when he attended school in Brixton, where he faced persecution from classmates for his comfortable background and quickly perfected a cockney accent to blend in. He attended Camberwell Art College and studied sculpture before he dropped out and pursued acting. The blonde actor's first big break was the British TV movie Made in Britain (1982) (TV). Roth made a huge splash in that film as a young skinhead named Trevor. He next worked with director Mike Leigh on Meantime (1984) (TV), which he has counted among his favorite projects. He debuted on the big screen when he filled in for Joe Strummer in the Stephen Frears neo-noir The Hit (1984). Roth gained more attention for his turn as Vincent Van Gogh in Vincent & Theo (1990) and his work opposite Gary Oldman in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990). He moved to Los Angeles in search of work and caught the eye of young director Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino had envisioned Roth as a possible Mr. Blonde or Mr. Pink in his heist flick Reservoir Dogs (1992), but Roth campaigned for the role of Mr. Orange instead, and ultimately won the part. It proved to be a huge breakthrough for Roth, as audiences found it difficult to forget his performance as a member of a group of jewelry store robbers who is slowly bleeding to death. Tarantino cast Roth again in the landmark film Pulp Fiction (1994). Roth and actress Amanda Plummer played a pair of robbers who hold up a restaurant. 1995 saw the third of Roth's collaborations with Tarantino, a surprisingly slapstick performance in the anthology film Four Rooms (1995). That same year Roth picked up an Academy Award nomination for his campy turn as a villain in the period piece Rob Roy (1995). Continuing to take on disparate roles, Roth did his own singing (with an American accent to boot) in the lightweight Woody Allen musical Everyone Says I Love You (1996). He starred opposite Tupac Shakur in Shakur's last film, the twisted comedy Gridlock'd (1997). The pair received positive critical notices for their comic chemistry. Standing in contrast to the criminals and baddies that crowd his CV, Roth's work as the innocent, seafaring pianist in the Giuseppe Tornatore film The Legend of 1900 (1998) became something of a fan favorite. Grittier fare followed when Roth made his directorial debut with The War Zone (1999), a frank, critically acclaimed drama about a family torn apart by incest. He made his next high-profile appearance as an actor as General Thade, an evil simian in the Tim Burton remake of Planet of the Apes (2001). Roth was, of course, all but unrecognizable in his primate make-up. Roth has continued to enjoy a mix of art house and mainstream work, including everything from the lead role in Francis Ford Coppola's esoteric Youth Without Youth (2007) to becoming "The Abomination" in the special effects-heavy blockbuster The Incredible Hulk (2008). Roth took his first major American television role when he signed on to the Fox-TV series "Lie to Me" (2009)

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Planet of the Apes Thade 1974 - 1974 Action
The Incredible Hulk Emil Blonsky 1980 - 1981 Action
A World Apart 1987 Drama
Tsunami, The Aftermath Nick Fraser 2006 Drama
Magic Numbers Gig 2010 Family
Lie To Me Dr. Cal Lightman 2011 Crime
Young Blood Febre the Man in Black 2011 Adventure
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Planet of the Apes Thade 1968 Sport, 0, 0, 0
Made in Britain 1982 Crime, Drama
The Hit Myron 1984
Murder with Mirrors Edgar Lawson 1985 Crime, Mystery
Return to Waterloo Boy Punk 1985 Musical, Drama
Meantime 1986 Comedy, Drama
A World Apart 1988 Drama
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Mitchel 1989
To Kill a Priest Feliks 1989 Drama, History, Thriller
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Guildenstern 1990
Farendj Anton 1991 Drama
Jumpin' at the Boneyard Manny 1992 Drama
Reservoir Dogs Mr. Orange - Freddy Newandyke 1992 Game Show, Comedy, 0
Backsliding Tom Whitton 1992 Drama, Thriller
Bodies, Rest & Motion Nick 1993 Drama
Murder in the Heartland Charles Starkweather 1993 Drama, Thriller
El marido perfecto Milan 1993 Comedy, Drama
Little Odessa 1994 0
Heart of Darkness Marlow 1994 Drama
Pulp Fiction Pumpkin 1994 Crime, Thriller
Rob Roy Archibald Cunningham 1995 Action, Drama
Captives 1996 Crime, Drama, Romance
Gridlock'd Stretch 1997
Funny Games George Farber 1997
Hoodlum Dutch Schultz 1997 Crime, Drama
No Way Home Joey 1997 Crime, Drama
Deceiver Wayland 1998 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Animals with the Tollkeeper Henry 1998 Romance, Fantasy
The Legend of 1900 Danny Boodmann T.D. Lemon Nineteen Hundred '1900' 1998 Drama, Music, Romance
The Musketeer 2001 Action, Drama, Adventure
Invincible Herschel Steinschneider / Erik Jan Hanussen 2002 Drama
Emmett's Mark John Harrett / Frank Dwyer 2002 Drama, Crime, Thriller
To Kill a King Oliver Cromwell 2003
Dark Waters Jeff Platzer 2003 Reality Tv, 0, Game Show
The Beautiful Country 2004
Silver City 2004 Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Dark Water Jeff Platzer 2005 0, Reality Tv
Don't Come Knocking Sutter 2005
The Last Sign Jeremy Macfarlane 2005 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Virgin Territory Gerbino 2007 0, 0, Biography
Youth Without Youth Dominic 2007 Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
The Incredible Hulk Emil Blonsky 2008 Sport, 0
Even Money 2008 Crime, Drama
King Conqueror King Pedro II of Aragon 2009 Action, Adventure, Biography
Arbitrage Det. Michael Bryer 2012 Drama, Thriller
Möbius Ivan Rostovsky 2013 Drama, Thriller
The Liability Roy 2013 Action, Comedy, Crime
Grace of Monaco Prince Rainier III 2013 Biography, Drama
A Fall from Grace Michael Tabb 2014 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
United Passions Sepp Blatter 2014
October Gale Tom 2014 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Selma George Wallace 2015 Drama, History
600 Millas Hank Harris 2015 Drama, Thriller
Chronic David 2015 Drama