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Age: 49 years old
Height: 182 cm
Born in: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Born on: 18/04/1972


Eli Roth, born Eli Raphael Roth, is born in Newton, Massachusetts on April 18, 1972 from a Jewish family from Europe. His passion for cinema developed at an early age, specifically the little Eli decided he wanted to become a director after watching theAlien (1979) by Ridley Scott. In the following years, together with his brothers, he made several short films, over fifty, most of which in the horror or thriller genre. After graduation, he decides to continue nurturing his dream and thus enrolled in New York University film courses. Graduated in 1994, he received his first assignments in the world of cinema as a screenwriter for the TV series The Practice (1997) and as a producer in the studio of Frederick Zollo, experience that allows him to get to know David Lynch.

In 1998 he participates in the production of Illuminated of John Turturro, presented at the Cannes Film Festival, and de The game of rubies starring Renée Zellweger. In 1995 Roth along with his roommate, Randy Pearlstein, had written down the script for Cabin Fever (2002), the script of which was completed while the still non-director worked as a production assistant for Private Parts (1997). The project saw the light only in 2001, when it was shot on a budget of 1.5 million dollars, with Roth himself in the role of one of the main characters and the music of Angelo Badalamenti, known thanks to Lynch. The film, which was sold at the Toronto Film Festival at Lionsgate, became the company’s best grossing of the year and consecrated the director as the new exponent of horror and Splat Pack. Cabin Fever, in addition to attracting the attention of fans of the genre, also aroused the interest of Quentin Tarantino, who defined Roth as the future of horror, marked the beginning of a fruitful new friendship for the budding director.

Given the success achieved, some directorial proposals began to arrive at Roth, such as The wax mask (2005), but he refused them all to shoot his second work, produced by Tarantino himself: Hostel (2005). Even the latter was made with a low budget (4 million dollars), also here Roth appears in a cameo and this film is also a box office success, earning an exorbitant sum between the screening in the hall and the home video version. The violent content, the gory scenes, the ferocious and direct shots have allowed Hostel to be elected by the readers of Empire Magazine as the best horror film of 2007. Moreover, given these recurring elements in the two works of Roth, the New York critic Magazine, David Edelstein, in 2006 attributed to the director the birth of a new horror sub-genre, called “torture porn” or “gorno”, given the almost sexual excitement of the viewer at the sight of the scenes of violence in his films.

In 2007 Roth returns the favor to his friend Quentin and makes the fake trailer Thanksgiving for Grindhouse – Planet Terror (2007), directed by Tarantino with Robert Rodriguez, winning together with Rob Zombie ed Edgar Wright – also hired for the fake trailers – a Spike TV Scream Award. Given the success of the previous one, Eli Roth decides to raise the stakes by turning Hostel: Part II (2007), which, despite predictions, grossed less than half its predecessor, but the low box office result is partly attributable to the film’s piracy disclosure prior to its release date. However Hostel: Part II did not shine even in terms of content, in fact it won two Razzie Awards in the year of its release as Worst Sequel and Worst Pretext for a Horror Film, wrecking the idea of ​​a possible trilogy directed by Roth – the third chapter was released in 2011, but directed by Scott Spiegel.

In 2008 the director, after having covered several cameos in horror films including Grindhouse himself, joins the cast of Inglourious Basterds (2009) by Quentin Tarantino, who reserves for him the role of Sergeant Donnie Donowitz aka “The Jewish Bear”, alongside Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz is Michael Fassbender. Meanwhile Roth, after watching Transformers (2007) and Cloverfield (2008), gives birth to the idea for a new film, focused on mass destruction and for which it already has a title, Endangered Species; the project, however, was put aside momentarily (or forever) and in 2013, inspired by the cult Cannibal Holocaust (1980) by Ruggero Deodato, delivery to the big screen The Green Inferno. Sadism is literally devoured by cannibalism, of which they are victims, as in previous works, of the unsuspecting young people whose fun journey is transformed, as always, into a truculent experience of death.

In the following years he devoted himself more to the production and script of horror films directed by others, including The last exorcism (2010), The Sacrament (2013) and Clown (2014). In 2015 he goes back behind the camera and for the first time in a long time not with a horror film, but with Knock Knock, a thriller with dark and splatter tones of which Keanu Reeves he is the protagonist seduced and tortured to excess by two young women. Although Roth’s latest works are reviewed as positive globally, no one seems to be retracing the footsteps of the first two films, although his name is now a sign of gratuitous violence. Intent on experimenting beyond horror, in 2016 Roth was hired to direct the crime thriller The executioner of the night (2018) with Bruce Willis as a doctor ready to avenge his family.




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The Death Wish

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Role: Film director
Year: 2018

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

Role: Film director
Year: 2015 Go to the complete Filmography


Hemlock Grove

Hemlock Grove

Role: Film director
Year: 2013 Go to all TV series


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