Eli Roth

Actor and Film Director
Born Apr 18, 1972

Eli Raphael Roth is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. He is known for directing the horror film Hostel and its sequel, Hostel: Part II. He is also known for his role as Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds for which he won both a SAG Award (Best Ensemble) and a BFCA Critic's Choice Award (Best Acting Ensemble).… Read More

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1972 Birth Born on April 18, 1972.


1991 19 Years Old They based the premise on Roth's having contracted a skin infection while riding ponies at a family friend's farm in Iceland in 1991.


1996 24 Years Old Much of it was written in 1996, while Roth worked as a production assistant for Howard Stern's movie Private Parts. … Read More


2003 31 Years Old Released in 2003, it was Lionsgate's highest-grossing film of the year, earning $22 million at the U.S. box office and $35 million worldwide. … Read More
2004 32 Years Old In a 2004 Premiere Magazine interview, Quentin Tarantino called it his favorite new film and Roth "the future of horror."
2005 33 Years Old In 2005, Roth's second feature, Hostel, was made for just over $4 million. It opened No. 1 at the box office in January 2006, taking in $20 million its first weekend. … Read More
2006 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In January 2006, film critic David Edelstein in New York magazine credited Roth with creating the horror subgenre 'torture porn,' or 'gorno,' using excessive violence to excite audiences like a sexual act. … Read More
In 2007, Roth directed and narrated the faux trailer segment Thanksgiving for Grindhouse as well as appearing in Death Proof, Tarantino's segment of the film.
2008 36 Years Old …  Roth, feeling their film was so powerful he had to do whatever he could to make sure fans saw it, introduced it at its premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in May 2008, five and a half years after he first gave the tape to Knowles. … Read More
2009 37 Years Old In 2009, Roth wrote, directed and acted in a PSA for P.E.T.A. about the link between violence against animals and violence against people. … Read More


2012 40 Years Old In September 2012, he opened a haunted house, Eli Roth's Goretorium, in Las Vegas. … Read More
2013 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Roth directed the pilot of Hemlock Grove, a horror/thriller series, that premiered on Netflix on April 19, 2013.
2014 42 Years Old Roth produced 2014 the British Horror film Clown and portrayed in a minor role the figure of Frowny the Clown. … Read More
2015 43 Years Old In 2015 Roth was announced as the director of an adaptation of the best-selling shark novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.
2016 44 Years Old In 2016 it was announced that he had left the project due to creative differences. … Read More
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