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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 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). He is part of a group of filmmakers dubbed the Splat Pack, because of their dedication to the genre and their relentless horror films.… 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 - 2004 2 More Events
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.
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
2011 39 Years Old On May 17, 2011, Roth returned to the director's chair for a film titled The Green Inferno, inspired by his love of Mondo horror films such as the infamous Cannibal Holocaust.


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.
Roth produced 2014 the British Horror film Clown and portrayed in a minor role the figure of Frowny the Clown.
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