Tim Roth

Highest Rated: 99% Selma (2014)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Con Is On (2018)
Birthday: May 14, 1961
Birthplace: London, England, UK
With lean hangdog looks that make him a natural for the criminals and fringe dwellers he usually plays, Tim Roth has the uncanny and incredibly effective ability to make sleaze look sexy, or at least raggedly photogenic. Since his debut in the made-for-TV Made in Britain at the age of 18, Roth has joined fellow Briton Gary Oldman as one of the leading interpreters of society's underbelly. His ability has been particularly appreciated by director Quentin Tarantino, who helped to propel Roth to international recognition with prominent roles in Resevoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction in the early '90s. Since then, Roth has continued to portray a variety of gritty characters, occasionally making room for the odd sympathetic or lighthearted role.Born in London on May 14, 1961, to a journalist father and landscape painter mother, Roth initially wanted to become a sculptor. After an education at London's Camberwell School of Art, he decided to try his hand at acting, first appearing in a production of Jean Genet's The Screens. Roth's television debut in the 1981 film Made in Britain garnered critical raves for the actor, who portrayed a poverty-stricken juvenile delinquent with profanity-spewing gusto. The same year, he appeared with Gary Oldman in Mike Leigh's Meantime, a made-for-TV movie that was eventually released theatrically, but Roth's bona fide screen debut didn't come until 1984, when he played an apprentice hitman in Stephen Frears' The Hit. Co-starring Terence Stamp and John Hurt, the film did moderately well and earned Roth an Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Thanks to such positive notices, the young actor continued to find work throughout the rest of the decade, making appearances in a variety of films, including former Kinks frontman Ray Davies' 1985 musical Return to Waterloo. In 1990, Roth began to enjoy a limited amount of international attention, thanks to two starring roles, his acclaimed portrayal of Vincent Van Gogh in Robert Altman's Vincent and Theo and a title role in the critically lauded film adaptation of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Starring opposite Gary Oldman, Roth made an impression on many a filmgoer, including Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino cast Roth as undercover policeman Mr. Orange in his 1992 ensemble piece Resevoir Dogs, a film that allowed the actor to prove he could do an American accent and bleed to death convincingly. The success of Resevoir Dogs paved the way for more Hollywood work for Roth. In a drastic departure from his previous work, he next starred in the 1993 comedy Bodies, Rest & Motion alongside Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates, and Eric Stoltz. The following year, Roth returned to more familiar territory, as a hit man in Little Odessa and as one of the robbers who catalyzes the action of Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. After the enormous success of the latter film, the actor appeared the same year in the psychologically terrifying TV adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness alongside John Malkovich, who played the unhinged Kurtz. After a disastrous third collaboration with Tarantino, the critically and commercially disemboweled Four Rooms (1995), Roth had significantly greater success portraying an ominously prissy English nobleman in Rob Roy, winning a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his work, along with a Golden Globe nomination and a British Academy Award. Staying true to his habit of jumping from genre to genre, Roth next appeared as a convict with a jones for Drew Barrymore in Woody Allen's musical comedy Everyone Says I Love You (1996) before playing a mobster in 1930s Harlem in Hoodlum (1997). Roth remained in a down and dirty milieu for his next film, Vondie Curtis-Hall's Gridlock'd, which featured the actor, as well as Thandie Newton and Tupac Shakur, as modern-day heroin addicts. Although the film received critical praise, it failed to make a significant impression at the box office. Roth's subsequent films unfortunately suffered

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
94% Luce Peter Edgar 2019
92% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood Actor 2019
0% The Con Is On Peter 2018
No Score Yet La truffa è servita Actor 2018
No Score Yet 1 Mile to You Jarhead 2017
76% Chronic Executive Producer David $5.7K 2016
51% Hardcore Henry Henry's Father $9.3M 2016
44% Mr. Right Hopper $25.9K 2016
No Score Yet 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino Actor 2016
74% The Hateful Eight Oswaldo Mobray $54.2M 2015
0% United Passions Sepp Blatter $900 2015
19% October Gale Tom 2015
94% 600 Miles Executive Producer 2015
99% Selma George Wallace 2014
95% Finding Vivian Maier Actor 2014
11% Grace Of Monaco Prince Ranier III $0.7M 2014
90% A Fuller Life Actor 2014
64% Broken Archie 2013
61% The Liability Executive Producer Roy 2013
No Score Yet Möbius Rostovsky 2013
88% Arbitrage Det. Michael Bryer $8M 2012
75% These Amazing Shadows Actor 2011
No Score Yet Pete Smalls is Dead Pete Smalls 2011
No Score Yet Skellig Skellig 2009
No Score Yet Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special Actor 2009
No Score Yet King Conqueror Actor 2009
67% The Incredible Hulk Emil Blonsky $134.6M 2008
51% Funny Games George $1.1M 2008
No Score Yet Six Bullets from Now Actor 2008
32% Youth Without Youth Dominic $0.3M 2007
No Score Yet Virgin Territory Gerbino 2007
No Score Yet Tsunami, The Aftermath Nick Fraser 2006
24% Even Money Victor 2006
43% Don't Come Knocking Sutter $0.4M 2006
No Score Yet Killing Emmett Young John Harrett 2005
47% Dark Water Jeff Platzer $25.5M 2005
78% The Beautiful Country Captain Oh $0.3M 2005
No Score Yet Nouvelle-France Actor 2005
48% Silver City Mitch Paine $0.9M 2004
No Score Yet The Last Sign Jeremy 2004
17% Battle of the Brave William Pitt 2004
60% To Kill a King Oliver Cromwell 2003
No Score Yet Whatever We Do Actor 2003
54% Invincible Hanussen 2002
11% The Musketeer Febre $26.6M 2001
45% Planet of the Apes General Thade $178.1M 2001
No Score Yet We Know Where You Live Actor 2001
67% Bread and Roses Himself (uncredited) 2001
31% Vatel Marquis De Lauzun 2000
22% Lucky Numbers Gig $9.6M 2000
25% The Million Dollar Hotel Izzy Goldkiss (uncredited) 2000
84% The War Zone Director 1999
54% The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano) 1900 1999
No Score Yet Ángeles y Demonios Henry 1998
48% Deceiver Wayland $0.6M 1998
43% Hoodlum Dutch Schultz 1997
No Score Yet No Way Home Joey 1997
88% Gridlock'd Stretch 1997
14% Four Rooms Ted the bellhop 1996
79% Everyone Says I Love You Charles 1996
25% Captives Philip Chaney 1996
61% Little Odessa Joshua Shapira 1995
73% Rob Roy Cunningham 1995
92% Pulp Fiction Pumpkin 1994
40% Heart of Darkness Marlow 1994
No Score Yet Murder in the Heartland Charles Starkweather 1993
52% Bodies, Rest & Motion Nick 1993
No Score Yet The Perfect Husband Milan 1992
91% Reservoir Dogs Mr. Orange 1992
No Score Yet Jumpin' at the Boneyard Manny 1992
62% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Guildenstern 1991
88% Vincent & Theo Vincent van Gogh 1990
87% The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Mitchel 1989
80% To Kill a Priest Feliks 1988
89% A World Apart Harold 1988
No Score Yet Bloody Pom Poms (Cheerleader Camp) Actor 1988
No Score Yet Murder with Mirrors Edgar Lawson 1985
85% The Hit Myron 1984
71% Meantime Colin 1983
No Score Yet Made in Britain Trevor 1982
No Score Yet King of the Ghetto Actor

TV

CREDIT
57% Tin Star
2017
Jim Worth
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2017
83% Rillington Place
2016
Reg Christie
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
80% Klondike
2014
The Count
  • 2014
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Cal Lightman Dr. Cal Lightman
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Henry Rollins Show
2006-2007
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1991
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Nick Finchley

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