Tim Roth

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

43% The Song of Names Martin 2019
88% QT8: The First Eight Actor 2019
91% Luce Peter Edgar 2019
No Score Yet QT8: The First Eight 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 David Executive Producer $5.7K 2016
50% 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 Hank Harris 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
63% 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
52% 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
91% 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
75% Meantime Colin 1983
No Score Yet Made in Britain Trevor 1982
No Score Yet King of the Ghetto Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

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

QUOTES FROM Tim Roth CHARACTERS

Oswaldo Mobray
"Kick it in! Kick it in!"
Oswaldo Mobray
Kick it in! Kick it in!
Oswaldo Mobray
The man who pulls the lever that breaks your neck, will be a dispassionate man. And that dispassion, is the very essence of justice. For justice delivered without dispassion, is always in danger, of not being justice.
Oswaldo Mobray
If you're found guilty, the poeple of Red Rock will hang you in the Town Square. And as the Hang Man, I will perform the execution. And, if all those things end up taking place, that's what civilized society calls 'Justice'. , However, if the relatives, and the loved ones of the person you murdered were outside that door right now, and after BUSTING down that door....they drag you out into the snow and hang you up by the neck, that would be Frontier Justice. To me it doesn't matter what you did. When I hang you I'll get no satisfaction from your death. It's my job. I hang you in Red Rock, I move on to the next town..I hang someone else there.
Mr. Orange/Freddy
He's convinced me, gimme back my dollar!
Prince Rainier III
Why are you still here Grace?
Pumpkin
What's in the case?
Jules Winnfield
My boss's dirty laundry.
Pumpkin
Your boss makes you do his laundry?
Jules Winnfield
When he wants it cleaned.
Pumpkin
Sounds like a shit job.
Jules Winnfield
I was thinking the same thing.
Marvin Nash
Hey Freddy. How do I look?
Mr. Orange/Freddy
(chuckles) I don't know what to tell you Marvin.
Mr. Orange/Freddy
[chuckles] I don't know what to tell you Marvin.
Mr. Brown
Let me tell you what "Like a Virgin" is about. It's all about a girl who digs a guy with a big dick. The entire song. It's a metaphor for big dicks.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
No, no. It's about a girl who is very vulnerable. She's been fucked over a few times. Then she meets some guy who's really sensitive...
Mr. Brown
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa... Time out Greenbay. Tell that fucking bullshit to the tourists.
Joe Cabot
Toby... Who the fuck is Toby? Toby...
Mr. Brown
"Like a Virgin" is not about this sensitive girl who meets a nice fella. That's what "True Blue" is about, now, granted, no argument about that.
Mr. Orange/Freddy
Which one is "True Blue"?
Nice Guy Eddie
"True Blue" was a big ass hit for Madonna. I don't even follow this Tops In Pops shit, and I've at least heard of "True Blue".
Mr. Orange/Freddy
Look, asshole, I didn't say I ain't heard of it. All I asked was how does it go? Excuse me for not being the world's biggest Madonna fan.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Personally, I can do without her.
Mr. Blue
I like her early stuff. You know, "Lucky Star", "Borderline" - but once she got into her "Papa Don't Preach" phase, I don't know, I tuned out.
Mr. Brown
Hey, you guys are making me lose my... train of thought here. I was saying something, what was it?
Joe Cabot
Oh, Toby was this Chinese girl, what was her last name?
Mr. White/Larry
What's that?
Joe Cabot
I found this old address book in a jacket I ain't worn in a coon's age. What was that name?
Mr. Brown
What the fuck was I talking about?
Mr. Pink
You said "True Blue" was about a nice girl, a sensitive girl who meets a nice guy, and that "Like a Virgin" was a metaphor for big dicks.
Mr. Brown
Lemme tell you what 'Like a Virgin' is about. It's all about this cooze who's a regular fuck machine, I'm talking morning, day, night, afternoon, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick.
Mr. Blue
How many dicks is that?
Mr. White/Larry
A lot.
Mr. Brown
Then one day she meets this John Holmes motherfucker and it's like, whoa baby, I mean this cat is like Charles Bronson in "The Great Escape", he's digging tunnels. Now, she's gettin' the serious dick action and she's feeling something she ain't felt since forever. Pain. Pain.
Joe Cabot
Chew? Toby Chew?
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
It hurts her. It shouldn't hurt her, you know, her pussy should be Bubble Yum by now, but when this cat fucks her it hurts. It hurts just like it did the first time. You see the pain is reminding a fuck machine what it once was like to be a virgin. Hence - "Like a Virgin".
Joe Cabot
Wong?
Joe Cabot
Wait a minute, who didn't throw in?
Mr. Orange/Freddy
Mr. Pink.
Joe Cabot
Mr. Pink? Why didn't you throw in?
Mr. Orange/Freddy
He don't tip.
Joe Cabot
He don't tip? What do you mean you don't tip?
Mr. Orange/Freddy
He don't believe in it.
Joe Cabot
Shut up.
Joe Cabot
Hey, who didn't throw in?
Mr. Orange/Freddy
Mr Pink
Mr. Orange/Freddy
Mr Pink.
Mr. Orange/Freddy
Mr. Pink.
Mr. Orange/Freddy
Larry,...... I'm a cop.
Mr. Orange/Freddy
Larry... I'm a cop.
Thade
We underestimate this human!
Thade
If you see the humans, kill them all!
Emil Blonsky
You don't deserve this power. Now watch her die!
Emil Blonsky
Is that all you got?
Jules Winnfield
I want you to go in that bag, and find my wallet.
Pumpkin
Which one is it?
Jules Winnfield
It's the one that says Bad Motherfucker
Jules Winnfield
[All while Honey Bunny is screaming] Tell that bitch to be cool! Say 'bitch be cool'!
Pumpkin
Be cool honey!
Jules Winnfield
Say bitch be cool! Tell that fuckin' bitch to chill!
Pumpkin
Be cool Honey Bunny!
Jules Winnfield
Chill that fuckin' bitch out!
Pumpkin
Shut up, Honey!
Rosencrantz
To sum up: your father, whom you love, dies. You are his heir. You come back to find that hardly was the corpse cold before his young brother pops onto his throne and into his sheets, thereby offending both legal and natural practice. Now... why exactly are you behaving in this extraordinary manner?
Guildenstern
I can't imagine.
Pumpkin
(pulls out a gun) Everyone stay cool. This is a robbery!
Pumpkin
[pulls out a gun] Everyone stay cool. This is a robbery!
Honey Bunny
(pulls out a gun) ANYONE OF YOU FUCKING PRICKS MOVE AND I'LL EXECUTE EVERY LAST FUCKING ONE OF YOU
Honey Bunny
[pulls out a gun] ANYONE OF YOU FUCKING PRICKS MOVE AND I'LL EXECUTE EVERY LAST FUCKING ONE OF YOU!
Killearn
Would you like me to take your chamberpot?
Cunningham
...
Killearn
I know many a Scotsman who would be glad of this on a cold morning; it's almost pure spirit, and I'm no judge of a pint of pish.
Jules Winnfield
I love you, Pumpkin.
Honey Bunny
I love you, Pumpkin.
Pumpkin
I love you, Honey Bunny.
Pumpkin
All right, everybody be cool, this is a robbery!
Jules Winnfield
Any of you f**king pricks move, and I'll execute every motherf**king last one of ya!
Honey Bunny
Any of you f**king pricks move, and I'll execute every motherf**king last one of ya!
Betty
But I love you, Archie!
Cunningham
Love is a dunghill, Betty, and I am but a cock who climbs upon it to crow.
Sutter
Share this quote -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Howard Spence: Mind if I turn the radio on? Sutter: Yes, I do, as a matter of fact. I don't like outside influence. Howard Spence: Outside? Sutter: That's right. The world at large. It's a nasty place. Why allow it in? Livestalk reports, Navajo chanting, beheadings, bestiality. Nothing's changed. Black Death, the Inquisition, the Crusades, conquest of Mexico. What's changed? Howard Spence: I was thinking... Sutter: What? Howard Spence: I don't know. Sutter: Nothing's changed. Howard Spence: Guess not.
Howard Spence
Mind if I turn the radio on?
Sutter
Yes, I do, as a matter of fact. I don't like outside influence.
Howard Spence
Outside?
Sutter
That's right. The world at large. It's a nasty place. Why allow it in? Livestalk reports, Navajo chanting, beheadings, bestiality. Nothing's changed. Black Death, the Inquisition, the Crusades, conquest of Mexico. What's changed?
Howard Spence
I was thinking...
Sutter
What?
Howard Spence
I don't know.
Sutter
Nothing's changed.
Howard Spence
Guess not.
Major Kathleen Sparr
How are you feeling sir?
Major Kathleen Sparr
How are you feeling, man?
Emil Blonsky
Like a monster.
Nice Guy Eddie
Cummon, throw in a buck
Nice Guy Eddie
C'mon, throw in a buck!
Joe Cabot
C'mon, throw in a buck!
Mr. Pink
uh-uh....i dont tip.
Mr. Pink
Uh-uh, I don't tip.
Nice Guy Eddie
Whaddaya mean you don't tip?
Joe Cabot
Whaddaya mean you don't tip?
Mr. Pink
I don't believe in it.
Mr. Orange/Freddy
He don't believe in it.
Honey Bunny
I love you, Pumpkin.
Pumpkin
I love you, Honey Bunny. Everybody be cool, this is a robbery!
Honey Bunny
Get up, you fucking pricks move, or I'll execute every motherfucking last one of you!
Dutch Schultz
Sometimes you win, sometimes you fuckin loose
Dutch Schultz
Sometimes you win, sometimes you fuckin' loose.
Honey Bunny
[about to rob a diner] I love you, Pumpkin.
Honey Bunny
[About to rob a diner] I love you, Pumpkin.
Pumpkin
I love you, Honey Bunny.
Pumpkin
[Standing up with a gun] All right, everybody be cool, this is a robbery!
Honey Bunny
Any of you fucking pricks move, and I'll execute every motherfucking last one of ya!
Emil Blonsky
This is a whole new level of weird.