Tim Roth

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Tim Roth at Comic-Con in San Diego (2017)

Tim Roth (* 14. May 1961 in London , England , as Timothy Simon Roth ) is a British actor and director .


Tim Roth is the son of a journalist as well as a teacher and painter. His father originally had the family name Smith , but had it changed to Roth in 1944 . Tim Roth first attended Camberwell College of Art to study sculpture. But then Roth decided to become an actor. Despite a lack of training, he soon got roles in various English theaters.

He had his first television role in 1983 in the role of teenage skinhead Trevor in Made in Britain , and he made his cinema debut in 1984 in The Hit . In 1989 he played the painter Vincent van Gogh in Robert Altman's drama Vincent and Theo .

In 1990 he moved to Los Angeles . His grumpy and introverted manner quickly became his trademark. In 1991 Roth was cast by Quentin Tarantino for his directorial debut Reservoir Dogs , which made him known internationally. With the cult film Pulp Fiction , the episode film Four Rooms and the Western The Hateful Eight , the two collaborated three more times. With Once Upon a Time in Hollywood the overall fifth. However, his role was cut out of the theatrical version.

He had further great successes with Gridlock'd - full of it! , Woody Allens Everyone says: I love you , Vatel and Planet of the Apes . In 1999 he made his directorial debut with the incest drama The War Zone . In 1994, Rob Roy received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. From 2009 to 2011 he starred in the Fox series Lie to Me . In 2012 he was presented as the jury president for the Un Certain Regard series at the 65th Cannes Film Festival .

Tim Roth has been married to Nikki Butler since 1993, with whom he has two sons. He has another son from his first marriage to actress Lori Baker.

Filmography (selection)

Tim Roth (2008)

Web links

Commons : Tim Roth  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Tim Roth - personal details. kino.de, accessed on August 12, 2009 .
  2. Catherine Shoard: Tim Roth: who's the daddy? ( English ) In: The Guardian . May 20, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2016.