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->''"There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring."''

Tim Roth (born May 14, 1961) is an English film actor and director best known for his roles in the American films ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Film/FourRooms'', ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' (with Creator/EdwardNorton) and ''Film/RobRoy'', for which he received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He starred in the TV series ''Series/LieToMe'' as [[LivingLieDetector Cal Lightman]].

Roth's debut role was in a 1982 movie ''Made in Britain'', where he played a [[ThoseWackyNazis violent skinhead]]. Interestingly enough, he originally entered the theatre where they were holding the auditions to ask if he could borrow a bike pump for his bicycle.

Since then, he has been [[TypeCasting typecast]] as [[{{Mooks}} thugs]], convicts and/or murderers, which makes his [[StarMakingRole casting as Guildenstern]] in Creator/TomStoppard's ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' [[PlayingAgainstType interesting]].

He impressed director Creator/QuentinTarantino and was cast as Mr. Orange in Tarantino's 1992 ensemble piece ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. This film paved the way for [[LimeyGoesToHollywood more work in Hollywood]]. In 1994, Tarantino cast him again as the robber Pumpkin in the acclaimed ''Film/PulpFiction''. They worked again in the 1995 movie ''Film/FourRooms'', where Roth played the extremely physically animated role of "Ted the Bellhop". Roth was very successful playing viciously evil English [[AristocratsAreEvil nobleman]] [[SissyVillain Archibald Cunningham]] in ''Film/RobRoy'' opposite Creator/LiamNeeson. For that role he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe nomination, and won a British Academy Award. He also played [[PlayingAgainstType Marlow]] opposite Creator/JohnMalkovich as Kurtz in a TVMovie adaptation of ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness''. He's also played the role of a genius piano player in The Legend of 1900.

Roth is part of the Brit Pack, a group coined by the media for young British actors who achieved success in Hollywood in the late 1980s. Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/ColinFirth and Creator/DanielDayLewis are among the actors in the group.

Has a [[HoYay very special]] [[http://www.tim-roth.com/?id=penpal friendship]] with Creator/GaryOldman.
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!!Notable works:

* ''Made in Britain'' as Trevor, a violent and terrifying skinhead. His first on-screen role.
* ''Meantime'' as Colin.
* ''The Hit'' as Myron. Tim Roth's first film role.
* ''Vincent & Theo'' as Creator/VincentVanGogh.
* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' as Guildenstern.
* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' as Mr. Orange.
* ''Film/PulpFiction'' as the robber Pumpkin.
* ''Film/RobRoy'' as hammy [[AristocratsAreEvil nobleman]] Archibald Cunningham.
* ''Film/FourRooms'' as Ted the Bellhop.
* ''The Legend of 1900'' as Danny Boodmann T.D. Lemon Nineteen Hundred '1900'.
* ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001'' as General Thade.
* ''Invincible'' as Erik Jan Hanussen.
* ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' as Emil Blonsky [=/=] the Abomination.
* ''{{Film/Arbitrage}}'' as Detective Michael Bryer.
* ''Broken'' as Archie.
* ''{{Film/Selma}}'' as Governor George Wallace.
* ''Film/UnitedPassions'' as Sepp Blatter, albeit for all the wrong reasons. He has since admitted he did the movie solely [[MoneyDearBoy for financial reasons]] and regretted it while he was making it.
* ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' as Oswaldo Mobray.
* ''Film/HardcoreHenry'' as Henry's father.

'''TV Series'''
* ''Series/LieToMe'' as [[LivingLieDetector Cal Lightman]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' as Doctor Who, Gandalf and Curious George Narrator