Roth at the Spike TV Scream Awards, 2007
|Born||Eli Raphael Roth|
April 18, 1972
Newton, Mass., USA
Eli Roth (born April 18, 1972) is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. The Spike TV Scream Awards is the first awards show dedicated to the horror, sci-fi, and Fantasy genres of feature films Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of Newton in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, is an important residential Suburb of Boston, which abuts it on the east The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works
He established himself as a director after his first film Cabin Fever. Cabin Fever is an American Horror film about a group of College graduates who rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating Roth is considered the pioneer member of a group of filmmakers recently dubbed the Splat Pack (a play on the term Rat Pack, referring to a group of 1950s/1960s entertainers), because of their close ties to one another and their dedication to the horror genre. The Splat Pack is a collection of filmmakers who since 2002 have rekindled Horror film. The Rat Pack was a group of popular entertainers most active between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s Roth is widely credited with bringing back R-rated horror, which had all but disappeared from cinemas before Cabin Fever was released, and for making extremely violent low-budget horror films mainstream worldwide box office hits.
Roth was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Dr. Sheldon Roth, a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst and professor at Harvard University, and Cora Roth, a painter. A psychiatrist (also archaically called an alienist) is a Physician who specializes in Psychiatry and is certified in treating Mental disorders Psychoanalysis is a body of ideas developed by Austrian physician Sigmund Freud and his followers which is devoted to the study of human psychological functioning and behavior Painting (pān'tīng in Art, is the practice of applying Color to a Surface (support base such as e He had a Jewish upbringing. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ 
Roth began shooting films at the age of eight after watching Ridley Scott's Alien (1979). Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear) is a British Academy Award Nominated and Golden Globe Emmy Award and BAFTA Award winning Alien is a 1979 science fiction / Horror film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver. He made over 50 short films with his brothers Adam and Gabe before graduating at Newton South High School and attending film school (the Tisch School of the Arts) at New York University, from which he graduated in 1994. Newton South High School is one of two public high schools in the city the other being Newton North. New York University ( NYU) is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research University in New York City. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar)
By the age of 20, and while still a student at NYU, Roth was an intern / office manager / development head for producer Frederick Zollo, eventually leaving to devote himself to writing full-time. A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. To earn his living, Roth did budgets and schedules for films such as A Price Above Rubies and Illuminata. Illuminata is a 1998 Romantic comedy film directed by John Turturro and written by Brandon Cole ( 13 Moons) and John Turturro based
After chatting together at her mother's seder, actress Camryn Manheim gave Roth one of his first jobs in Hollywood, putting him on as an extra on The Practice when he first moved to Los Angeles. Seder (plural sedarim) is a Hebrew word meaning "order" and can have any of the following meanings For Jewish holidays Camryn Manheim (born March 8, 1961) is an American Emmy Award - and Golden Globe Award -winning Actress known primarily The Practice is a American Legal drama created by David E Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West (Roth had originally met Manheim in NYC at a 1993 premiere. )Roth would stay in Manheim's dressing room working on his scripts while she filmed the show. Roth also met Manheim's cousin Howie Nuchow (former EVP of Mandalay Sports Entertainment and also from the Boston, MA area) at this same seder -- this led to Roth's two animation projects in the years that followed. Roth also co-wrote a project called "The Extra" with Manheim; Manheim would later sell the pitch to producer (and former CEO and Chairman of Fox Studios) Bill Mechanic's Pandemonium company.
In his final years (1993/1994) at NYU film school, Roth wrote and directed a student film called Restaurant Dogs as an homage to Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs. The film was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 1995, and won its division (Division III. )
Through his internship with producer Fred Zollo in years prior, Roth met David Lynch, and Roth remained in contact with Lynch over the years, eventually producing content for Lynch with his fledgling website in the late 1990s. David Keith Lynch (born January 20 1946 is an American director, Screenwriter, producer, painter, Cartoonist, Composer Roth met film and TV composer Angelo Badalamenti through Lynch; Roth would later use Badalamenti's music in his first feature film. Angelo Badalamenti (born March 22 1937 is an Italian-American Composer, known for his movie soundtrack work for movie director David Lynch, notably Roth also met a member of special effects company KNB EFX through Lynch; KNB EFX would later contribute to his first feature.
Roth moved from NYC to LA in 1999; shortly thereafter Roth wrote, directed, edited, produced, animated, and provided voices for a series of animated shorts called Chowdaheads for Mandalay Sports Entertainment. The shorts were intended to be shown between WCW Monday Nitro pro wrestling matches, but the C. E. O. of WCW who had green lit the project was fired the weekend before the aired, and they were never actually broadcast, despite being completed. Roth's friend Noah Belson co-wrote the shorts and provided additional character voices.
After receiving $40,000 from the website Z. com to deliver a 5-minute pilot, Roth wrote, directed, animated and produced a series of stop-motion shorts in mid-2000 called The Rotten Fruit. The company (z. com) folded shortly after several episodes were completed, and the domain name "z. com" was picked up by Nissan years later to promote their sports car of the same name. A portion of the work for The Rotten Fruit was done at the Snake Pit studios in Burbank using miniature sets, poseable clay and foam figures, two high-end digital still cameras, and a pair of Macintosh computers. Macintosh, commonly nicknamed Mac is a Brand name which covers several lines of Personal computers designed developed and marketed by Apple Inc Roth's friend Noah Belson co-wrote the shorts and provided additional character voices.
In 1995, a year after graduating from NYU, Roth co-wrote Cabin Fever with his roommate and friend from NYU Randy Pearlstein. Cabin Fever is an American Horror film about a group of College graduates who rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating Roth based the premise of the script on his own unfortunate encounter with an allergy he contracted while training horses at a farm in Selfoss, Iceland, in 1991. Much of the script was written while Roth was working as a production assistant for Howard Stern's movie Private Parts; Stern remembered and congratulated Roth on his January 11, 2006 radio show. Howard Allan Stern (born January 12 1954 is an American radio host and Television personality. This article is about the 1997 film For other uses see Private Parts (disambiguation. Events 1055 - Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Roth's NYU classmate Evan Astrowsky agreed to sign on as a producer Cabin Fever with Roth; Astrowsky brought the project to a pair of producers he had worked with before, Lauren Moews and the North Carolina-based Sam Froelich. The four producers were eventually able to raise enough money to begin production, but only three days before shooting began the main funding pulled out. They had already spent $50,000, but did not shut down production, and were raising money every day while they were shooting. Cabin Fever was filmed in 2001 on a shoestring budget of $1. 5 million (raised with private investors, including Roth's own father who put in his retirement savings, and Roth's Aunt Gladys) despite being shut down by the union, who demanded back pay and took a good deal of the profits. Cabin Fever was sold at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival for $3. The Toronto International Film Festival ( TIFF) is a publicly-attended Film festival held each September in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 5 million dollars after a massive bidding war between eight studios. It was the biggest sale of the festival that year. Cabin Fever made $34,553,394 theatrically worldwide. It was the highest grossing film for Lionsgate that year (who also committed $12 million to prints and advertising for the film).
Lionsgate used the theatrical success of Cabin Fever to raise the money to purchase Artisan Entertainment. Lionsgate redirects here For other meanings see Lions' Gate (disambiguation. Artisan Entertainment was a privately held independent American Movie studio until it was purchased by Lionsgate & Universal Studios Lionsgate's stock rose from $1. 98 a share at the time Cabin Fever was purchased at the Toronto Film Festival to nearly $6 a share after "Cabin Fever" was released theatrically. 
Roth's second feature film, Hostel, was made on a budget of a little more than $4 million, in 2005. Hostel is a 2005 Horror film written and directed by Eli Roth, starring Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Jennifer It opened to #1 at the box office in January of 2006, taking in $20 million dollars opening weekend, and knocking out The Chronicles of Narnia from the #1 spot. The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 Fantasy film directed by Andrew Adamson based on The Lion It went on to gross $80 million worldwide in box office, and over $180 million worldwide on DVD. In April of 2006, on Eli Roth's birthday, Hostel opened on DVD at #1, again outselling The Chronicles of Narnia, which had opened at the #1 sales slot only one week prior. The movie takes place in Slovakia, where three college students visit a hostel, where they think that all of their sexual fantasies will come true. Slovakia (long form Slovak Republic; Slovak:, long form, is a Landlocked country in Central Europe with a population of over five million Instead, they find an international syndicate with the express purpose of torturing and killing backpackers for the sadistic pleasures of rich businessmen. The film pushed the boundaries of realistic violence and was voted the #1 scariest movie moment on the Bravo TV special 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Even Scarier Moments. Empire Magazine readers voted the "Hostel" Best Horror Film of 2006. Empire is a British Film Magazine published Monthly by Bauer Consumer Media. In October 2007 H. M. V. stores annual horror poll ranked "Hostel" as one of the ten scariest horror films of all time. It was the only film on the list made after 1988.
Roth reportedly turned down numerous studio directing jobs to make Hostel. Roth took a directing salary of only $10,000 on Hostel in order to keep the budget as low as possible, so there would be no limitations on the violence. Roth shot the film as an NC-17 movie, but the film passed through the ratings board with an R. The Motion Picture Association of America's film-rating system is used in the U R is the eighteenth letter of the modern Latin alphabet. Its name in English is spelled ar (ɑr pronounced or)
At the very first public screening of "Hostel" at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, two separate ambulances were called for people having such extreme reactions to the film. One man left the theater during Josh's torture, fainted, and tumbled down the escalator, and during Paxton's torture a woman had festival volunteers call an ambulance, claiming the film was giving her a heart attack. Both patrons were okay, and local media thought it was a publicity stunt by director Eli Roth. Ironically, Roth knew nothing of the incident, as he was in the theater watching the film, and only found out after when he was told by festival programmer Colin Geddes of the chaos that transpired.
In January 2006, film critic David Edelstein in New York Magazine credited Roth with creating the horror sub-genre 'torture porn,' or 'gorno,' using excessive violence to excite audiences like a sexual act. David Edelstein (born 1959 is the chief film critic for New York Magazine, as well as the film critic for NPR 's Fresh Air and New York is a weekly magazine concerned with the life culture politics and style of New York City. A splatter film or gore film is a type of Horror film that deliberately focuses on graphic portrayals of gore and Graphic violence.  Writer and Attorney Julie Hilden denounced the term 'Torture Porn' and defended the "Hostel" films in an essay. Julie Cope Hilden is a Novelist and Lawyer. She grew up in Hawaii and New Jersey and now lives in Los Angeles. 
In 2007, Roth directed the fake trailer segment Thanksgiving for Grindhouse, in addition to acting in Death Proof, Quentin Tarantino's segment of the film. Grindhouse is a 2007 Film co-written produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award - BAFTA Award - and Palme d'Or -winning Emmy - and Roth and co-writer Jeff Rendell won a 2007 Spike TV Scream Award for Best Screamplay for their writing in "Grindhouse," sharing the award with Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Rob Zombie, and Edgar Wright. Spike (formerly called Spike TV) a division of MTV Networks, is an American cable network designed for an audience described Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award - BAFTA Award - and Palme d'Or -winning Emmy - and Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20 1968 is an American director, writer, producer, Cinematographer, editor and Musician Robert Bartleh Cummings (born January 12, 1965) better known by his Stage name, Rob Zombie, is an American Musician Edgar Wright (born 18 April 1974 in Poole, Dorset) is an English film and Television director.
While Hostel Part II did not produce the same box office results as the first Hostel, the production costs were a mere $10 million dollars, and earned close to $30 million dollars worldwide within three weeks of its release, and was nominated for six Spike TV "Scream Awards," more than any other horror film that year. Hostel Part II is the 2007 Sequel to writer-director Eli Roth's 2005 Horror film Hostel. Spike (formerly called Spike TV) a division of MTV Networks, is an American cable network designed for an audience described Roth was nominated for Best Director, and along with singer Amy Lee introduced the grand finale of the show, an all star tribute to Alice Cooper. Amy Lynn Hartzler ( née Lee; born December 13, 1981) best known as Amy Lee, is an American Singer-songwriter Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer songwriter and musician whose career spans five
Roth is working on other film projects, including an adaptation of the Stephen King novel Cell. Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, Cell is an apocalyptic Horror novel published by American author Stephen King in January 2006 He also talked about doing a film called Trailer Trash; a film made of fake trailers; according to an appearance on G4. Roth confirms that MGM will be releasing Trailer Trash on August 22 2008, Roth was quoted saying "Trailer Trash is not a horror film, it's a comedy. It will be very R-rated and completely insane, and I'm producing it with Mike Fleiss". Mike Fleiss is the creator producer, and Writer of The WB 's Superstar USA, The Bachelorette, and High School Reunion.
Roth has been a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Your World Today with Neil Cavuto," "The Howard Stern Show," "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," and served as a guest judge on the filmmaking reality series "On The Lot. " He has been profiled and interviewed in the New York Times, G. Q. , Elle Magazine, Maxim, Le Monde, La Republica, Time Out: London, Time Magazine, Empire Magazine, Premiere, and Italian Vogue. Dolce & Gabbana and Nike give him clothes for all his public appearances. Roth has also appeared three times as an answer in the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle.
"Men's Fitness" magazine voted Roth Most Fit Director in their July 2006 issue, a title Roth takes very seriously with a strict workout routine that he documents on the "Hostel" DVDs. Roth claims he treats every red carpet like it was a Milan runway, and often jokes that he only makes films as a way to live out his lifelong dream of being a male supermodel. He spoke of his love for fashion in his interview in the October 2007 issue of Italian Vogue.
Roth is an accomplished animator, having written, produced, directed, animated and voiced two series: Chowdaheads (1999) and The Rotten Fruit (2000). Chowdaheads is an animated television series created by Noah Belson and Eli Roth. The Rotten Fruit is an animated television series created by Noah Belson and Eli Roth. Chowdaheads was co-written and co-voiced with friend Noah Belson, and was made with traditional hand-drawn animation. The Rotten Fruit, which Roth again co-wrote and co-voiced with Belson, was made with stop-motion animation done with foam puppets.
Roth also participated in the 2006 animated comedy film, Disaster!, voicing the lumberjack during the opening moments of the film. The comical 'death by squirrels' the lumberjack suffers is inspired by Roth's gruesome and often ironic ways of killing characters in his own films.
Roth participated in a DVD audio commentary for Blood Sucking Freaks in 1996, having no formal credits, as a "Blood and Guts Expert. On disc based video formats an audio commentary is an additional audio track consisting of a lecture or comments by one or more speakers that plays in real time with video Blood Sucking Freaks is a 1976 Horror film, sometimes considered an Exploitation film. " The DVD is one of the highest selling DVDs for Troma. Troma is a Film production and distribution company founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974 Roth often makes uncredited cameos in Troma films, thanks to NYU friend Gabe Friedman, a former Troma editor also hailing from the Boston, MA area. Troma is a Film production and distribution company founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974
Roth had a role in Quentin Tarantino's half of Grindhouse, Death Proof, in a scene with Jordan Ladd. Tarantino was so impressed by Roth's brief role as Justin in "Cabin Fever," he asked Roth to audition for the film. Roth left his preproduction on "Hostel Part II" in Prague to fly to Austin Texas for one week to film the scene at the Texas Chili Parlor. Roth said working as an actor for Tarantino was like taking a masterclass in directing, and said the only directors he would ever act for were people who had won the Palme D'Or at Cannes. Roth also made appearances in several projects that David Lynch directed for Davidlynch. com.
Eli Roth brought the now-infamous "Raiders of the Lost Ark" shot for shot remake by kids to the attention of both Harry Knowles and Steven Spielberg. Roth had a copy in his collection of videos for years before showing it at Harry Knowles' butt-numb-a-thon film festival in December, 2002. The response was so overwhelming that Roth took the tape to his very first meeting at Dreamworks, and gave it to an executive to give to Steven Spielberg. The executive called Roth the next week saying that Spielberg loved it and wanted to contact the filmmakers. Roth had never met the filmmakers, but google searched every name in the credits until he got a hold of Jayson Lamb, the cinematographer. The three filmmakers, Lamb, Chris Strompolis, and Eric Zala had not spoken to each other in years when Roth contacted them out of the blue saying that Spielberg wanted to write them a letter. This reunited the friends, who began touring the world doing charity screenings with the film. Roth felt that the film was so powerful he had to do whatever he could to make sure fans around the world saw it. Roth introduced the film at its premiere at Mann's Chinese Theater in May of 2008, five and a half years after he first got the tape to Knowles and Spielberg.