Eli Roth
American actor and film director
Eli Roth
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).
Biography
Eli Roth's personal information overview.
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News
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9 Weird And Creepy Museums That Will Give You The Chills
Huffington Post - 5 months
By DeAnna Janes Walls of skulls, display cases containing demonic dolls or massive hairballs removed from the stomachs of beasts and humans—oh, yes, it’s about to get weird. Come along with us as we step inside the country’s freakiest museums. 1. Museum of Death – Los Angeles, California Hollywood gets Hollyweird at Los Angeles’ Museum of Death, a site that’s packed to the max with demented artifacts. If there’s one message this place wants to hammer home, it’s that everybody dies. Murderabilia mingles with all things ghastly—autopsy videos, Manson Family crime scene photos, and the severed head of French serial killer Henri Désiré Landru (aka The Bluebeard of Paris). Then again, such items are exactly what you’d expect from an institution that greets its patrons with a giant skull at its entry gate. Recommended: Final Destination: A Freaky Trip to the Museum of Death 2. The National Museum of Health and Medicine – Washington, D.C. Founded by the U.S. Army durin ...
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Universal Studio's Halloween Hororr Nights: Opening Night
Huffington Post - 5 months
Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights kicked off not with a bang, but with screams and terror. Visitors descended upon the sold out evening on Septmeber 16, 2016 and put their fears to the test by subjecting themselves to extreme horror situations such as walking through haunted mazes where real-life actors in dressed in costumes accosted and scared them. Meanwhile, the opening night red carpet brought out such folks as horror filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Whannel, musician Slash and actors Seth Green, Jon Heder and Elizabeth Reaser. While Linda Blair, best known for her role as the possessed child in the 1973 film The Exorcist, walked the red carpet..... .......her alter ego was terrorizing visitors in the "The Exorcist: The Possession of Regan MacNeil" haunted maze: When it was Blair's turn to enter the maze, she enjoyed some bonding time with her character. Horror filmmaker Eli Roth also came out to the event. This year, Roth took over the Terror Tra ...
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Jim Carrey and Eli Roth team up for 'Aleister Arcane' movie adaptation
LATimes - 8 months
Horror comic “Aleister Arcane” is headed for the big screen. Jim Carrey has signed on to star and executive produce the movie adaptation with Eli Roth attached to direct.  A 2004 comic written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Breehn Burns, “Aleister Arcane” tells the story of Aleister Green, a...
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Jim Carrey and Eli Roth team up for 'Aleister Arcane' movie adaptation
LATimes - 8 months
Horror comic “Aleister Arcane” is headed for the big screen. Jim Carrey has signed on to star and executive produce the movie adaptation with Eli Roth attached to direct.  A 2004 comic written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Breehn Burns, “Aleister Arcane” tells the story of Aleister Green, a...
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Jim Carrey and Eli Roth team up for 'Aleister Arcane' movie adaptation
LATimes - 8 months
Horror comic “Aleister Arcane” is headed for the big screen. Jim Carrey has signed on to star and executive produce the movie adaptation with Eli Roth attached to direct.  A 2004 comic written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Breehn Burns, “Aleister Arcane” tells the story of Aleister Green, a...
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Jim Carrey and Eli Roth team up for 'Aleister Arcane' movie adaptation
LATimes - 8 months
Horror comic “Aleister Arcane” is headed for the big screen. Jim Carrey has signed on to star and executive produce the movie adaptation with Eli Roth attached to direct.  A 2004 comic written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Breehn Burns, “Aleister Arcane” tells the story of Aleister Green, a...
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Review: In ‘Cabin Fever,’ the Flesh-Eating Virus Strikes Again
NYTimes - about 1 year
The director Travis Z. remakes Eli Roth’s 2002 film about vacationing post-adolescents who fall victim to a viral nightmare.
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Aruba Film Festival Showcases Local Talent Against Beautiful Backdrop
Huffington Post - over 1 year
When was the last time you saw a film by a Caribbean filmmaker? Exactly. While blockbuster films like the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise use the islands' stunning scenery as the backdrop for adventure, actual filmmakers from the Caribbean struggle mightily to get their stories seen, even in their own island nations. Last week, the fifth annual Aruba International Film Festival highlighted the triumphs and challenges of Caribbean talent. The white sands of Palm Beach in Aruba - Photo by Gina Hall Oscar-nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Sideways) was in attendance and serves as what she calls "the unofficial ambassador" of the fest. She hopes to drum up support for the films among locals and tourists from South America, Europe and the U.S. She told me that while no one really has to twist her arm to come to an island as beautiful as Aruba, she really loves coming each year to see films from local talent, which she would otherwise miss back in the U.S. "Especially the ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eli Roth
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 43
    In 2016 it was announced that he had left the project due to creative differences.
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  • 2015
    Age 42
    In 2015 Roth was announced as the director of an adaptation of the best-selling shark novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.
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  • 2014
    Age 41
    Roth produced 2014 the British Horror film Clown and portrayed in a minor role the figure of Frowny the Clown.
    More Details Hide Details Roth directed the cannibal horror film The Green Inferno (2013), which was inspired by his love of Mondo horror films such as the infamous Cannibal Holocaust. He next helmed Knock Knock (2015), about two young girls who seduce a married man and then do unspeakable things to him. Keanu Reeves starred and executive produced.
  • 2013
    Age 40
    Roth directed the music video for Snoop Lion's lead single "La La La" from his reggae-genre album Reincarnated which was released on April 23, 2013.
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    Roth directed the pilot of Hemlock Grove, a horror/thriller series, that premiered on Netflix on April 19, 2013.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    In September 2012, he opened a haunted house, Eli Roth's Goretorium, in Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details Haunted Desert LLC, which owns Goretorium, filed for bankruptcy protection in July 2013, and the attraction closed in October.
  • 2009
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Roth won a Telly Award for his spot (Public Service Category: Bronze.) Through his company Arcade, with Eric Newman and Strike producer Marc Abraham, Roth produced the horror film The Last Exorcism, (originally titled Cotton) which was directed by Daniel Stamm. Completed in December 2009 and retitled in February 2010, The Last Exorcism cost $1.5 million to produce. It opened at more than $20 million in US sales, and earned No. #1 opening spots in Canada and the U.K. The film had paid for itself when rights in a few foreign territories were sold before shooting began. It earned over $40 million box office in the US, and $70 million worldwide. Roth also had a cameo as a contest emcee in Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3-D. Roth is a curator of the EMP Museum's exhibit "Can't Look Away", detailing the history of horror. He was selected, along with directors John Landis and Roger Corman, to represent three generations of film directors who have shaped the genre. The installation opened in September 2011, and ran through 2014.
  • 2008
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Soon, the three reunited friends were touring the world, doing charity screenings. In March 2006, Ain't It Cool News announced that Dimension Films had bought the rights to the Cell by Stephen King and would produce a film to be directed by Roth. In 2009, King finished the screenplay, and actors John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson have since joined the project.
  • 2007
    Age 34
    He spoke of his love for fashion in his interview in the October 2007 issue of Italian Vogue.
    More Details Hide Details Roth also participated in the 2006 animated comedy film, Disaster!, voicing the lumberjack character in the opening moments. The lumberjack's comical "death by squirrels" is inspired by Roth's gruesome and often ironic ways of killing characters in his own films. Roth recorded an audio commentary for Troma's 2005 DVD release of Blood Sucking Freaks with no formal credit, billed only as a "Blood and Guts Expert." The DVD is one of Troma's highest-selling. Roth often makes uncredited cameos in Troma films, such as his role as a Tromaville citizen in Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV in 2000. Roth's role in Quentin Tarantino's segment of Grindhouse came about because Tarantino was impressed by Roth's brief part as Justin in Cabin Fever. Roth—who left preproduction on Hostel Part II in Prague and flew to Austin, Texas, to film the scene at the Texas Chili Parlor—said working as an actor for Tarantino is like taking a master class in directing. He quipped that the only directors he would ever act for are people who have won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Roth has also appeared in several projects David Lynch directed for his website Davidlynch.com.
    Roth and co-writer Jeff Rendell won a 2007 Spike TV Scream Award for best "screamplay" for their work in Grindhouse, sharing the honor with Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Rob Zombie and Edgar Wright.
    More Details Hide Details Hostel: Part II opened in sixth place in June 2007, with $8.2 million; it went on to gross $17.6 million in US theaters. The film, which cost $10.2 million, earned $35 million in theaters worldwide and $50 million on DVD and pay television. Lionsgate attributed the lower grosses to the summer release, opposite blockbusters such as Shrek 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Ocean's 13, as well as the film's workprint having been leaked online before its release. Close to 2 million illegal workprint downloads were tracked the day Hostel 2 opened. Hostel Part II was nominated for six Spike TV Scream Awards, including best horror film and best director. It was on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 20 best horror films of the past 20 years. In 2009, while acting in Inglourious Basterds, Roth said he would soon begin his next film, Endangered Species.
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 33
    In April 2006, on Roth's birthday, the Hostel DVD opened at No. 1.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details An allegory to the Holocaust can also be inferred with the unspeakable horrors being casually visited on unsuspecting innocent victims ensnared into a sinister Eastern European torture/death enclave devoid of human conscience or empathy.
  • 2005
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The film went on to gross $80 million worldwide in box office, and more than $180 million on DVD.
  • 2004
    Age 31
    In a 2004 Premiere Magazine interview, Quentin Tarantino called it his favorite new film and Roth "the future of horror."
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  • 2003
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Lionsgate stock rose from $1.98 a share when it bought Cabin Fever to nearly $6 a share after the film was released; the company used its new net worth to buy Artisan Entertainment. Cabin Fever made Roth a star in the horror genre.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 23
    Much of it was written in 1996, while Roth worked as a production assistant for Howard Stern's movie Private Parts.
    More Details Hide Details In 2001, Cabin Fever, produced by Lauren Moews of Tonic Films and executive-produced by Susan Jackson, was made on a budget of $1.5 million raised from private investors. Jackson, who brokered the deal, sold the film to Lionsgate at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival for $3.5 million, the biggest sale of that year's festival.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 18
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on April 18, 1972.
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