Tim Roth 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.
!!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