Creator: Tim Roth

Tim Roth is an English film actor and director best known for his roles in the American films Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, Planet of the Apes (2001), The Incredible Hulk (with Edward Norton) and Rob Roy, for which he received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He starred in the TV series Lie to Me as Cal Lightman.

Roth's debut role was in a 1982 movie Made in Britain, where he played a violent skinhead. Since then, he has been typecast as thugs, convincts and/or murderers, which makes his casting as Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead interesting.

Roth impressed director Quentin Tarantino and was cast as Mr. Orange in his 1992 ensemble piece Reservoir Dogs. This film paved the way for more work in Hollywood. In 1994, Tarantino cast him again as a robber in the acclaimed Pulp Fiction. They worked again in the 1995 movie Four Rooms, where Roth played the extremely physically animated role of "Ted the Bellhop". Roth was very successful playing viciously evil English nobleman Archibald Cunningham in Rob Roy opposite Liam Neeson. 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 Marlow opposite John Malkovich as Kurtz in a TV Movie adaptation of Heart of Darkness. Hes also played the role of a genius piano player in The Legend of 1900.

Has a very special friendship with Gary Oldman.

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