Eli Roth

Eli Roth

Biography

Eli Roth (born 18.04.1972) Eli Roth is an award-winning American director and actor famous for his work on the movie 'Hostel' and 'Cabin Fever'.

Childhood: Eli Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts to Jewish parents. His parents are psychiatrist Dr. Sheldon Roth and painter Cora Roth. He was inspired to embark on a filmmaking career after watching Ridley Scott's 'Alien' when he was 8. He attended Newton South High School and the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. While at University, he ran film producer Frederick Zollo's office. One of his first jobs when he moved to LA was as an extra on legal drama 'The Practice'.

Film Career: Towards the end of university, Eli Roth wrote and directed a movie called 'Restaurant Dogs' after watching Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs' and it was nominated for a Student Academy Award. He met 'The Elephant Man' director David Lynch through his work with Zollo and subsequently met composer Angelo Badalamenti through him, who went on to write the music for Roth's first feature film 'Cabin Fever'. He moved to LA in 1999 and made a series of short animations for Mandalay Sports Entertainment with Noah Belson called 'Chowdaheads' which was meant to air between 'WCW Monday Nitro' wrestling matches but never did because the CEO at the time was fired. The pair also made a stop motion animation series called 'The Rotten Fruit'. Roth's first big break was with 2003's 'Cabin Fever'; a horror movie inspired loosely by a skin infection he caught horseriding in Iceland. It was made with a $1.5 million budget and grossed 35 million worldwide on its release. Quentin Tarantino called it his favourite new film in 2004 and dubbed Roth 'the future of horror'. His next film, 'Hostel', was number one at the box office when it opened in 2006 and grossed $80 million at the box office worldwide - 20 times the movie's budget. Roth has been credited with the creation of sub-genre 'torture porn' or 'gorno' which refers to the excitement built up in a movie from excessive violence. 'Hostel' was voted as Best Horror Film of 2007 in Empire Magazine. 'Hostel: Part II' did not fare as well as the first movie at the box office, though it is thought that an online leak of the movie resulting in millions of illegal downloads contributed to the poor sales. In 2007, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed horror double feature called 'Grindhouse' which included Rodriguez's 'Planet Terror' and Tarantino's 'Death Proof'. Each feature was preceded by a series of fake movie trailers; Roth created a trailer for a movie called 'Thanksgiving' in the 'Death Proof' segment (as well as also appearing in that movie) but is set to release a full length version of it in 2013.

Other Career Centures: Eli Roth is producing martial arts film 'The Man with the Iron Fist' directed by and starring The RZA. Quentin Tarantino is also said to be involved. Roth has contributed to DVD extras and audio commentaries of various films including horror flicks Juan Piquer Simon's 'Pieces' and Lucio Fulci's 'Cat in the Brain' as well as Troma's 'Blood Sucking Freaks'. He voiced the lumberjack in animated comedy 'Disaster!' He also co-starred in Tarantino's WW2 movie 'Inglourious Basterds' alongside Brad Pitt and had a cameo in 'Piranha 3DD'. He produced 'The Last Exorcism' with Eric Newman and Marc Abraham which was released in 2010. He also worked on the sequel 'The Last Exorcism Part 2' which will be released in March 2013. Roth hosted an episode of the Discovery Channel's 'Curiosity' series called 'How Evil Are You?' which saw him explore the science behind evil and undergo a brain scan. He has written and stars in Chile based horror 'Aftershock' which will be released in 2013.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Premiere Of The Weinstein Company's 'The Hateful Eight' - Arrivals

Eli Roth , Lorenza Izzo - Premiere of The Weinstein Company's 'The Hateful Eight' - Arrivals at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 7th December 2015

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What Should You Watch This Halloween? 2015 Horror Films Ranked


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It's almost Halloween and, if you're staying in, you're going to have to go through that difficult process of deciding what film to put on. 2015 has seen rather a few horror movies, but it has to be noted that only a handful of them are worth your time.

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Here's the top five best and worst scary films of the year:

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Premiere Of Lionsgate's "Knock Knock" - Red Carpet

Eli Roth - Premiere of Lionsgate's 'Knock Knock' at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood - Arrivals at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 7th October 2015

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'Knock Knock' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Lorenza Izzo , Eli Roth - 'Knock Knock' Los Angeles premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 7th October 2015

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Film Fan Faints During Festival Screening Of Eli Roth's New Cannibal Thriller


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The director retweeted the alert from the festival after the unnamed viewer needed medical attention after finding the cannibal survival horror too much to handle.

The film, which features Roth's new wife Lorenza Izzo, follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon as part of an effort to raise awareness about the plight of the rainforest.

Following a plane crash, they are captured by a tribe of bloodthirsty cannibals.

Knock Knock Trailer


Evan Webber is a loving father facing a Father's Day weekend alone with nothing but his dog and his architectural work to keep him company while his wife and kids take to the beach. He's not alone for very long, however, as when night falls two young women arrive on his doorstep amidst a storm begging to use the phone. He lets them in, allows them to dry off, and before long gets taken in by their seductive wiles and forceful advances. The next morning, feeling a little hazy and regretful, he asks them to leave, which turns out to be his second mistake of the last 24 hours. They soon return with much more than sex on their mind; this these two femme fatales are out for blood under the guise of revenge for his cheating ways.

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Eli Roth Teaming With Rainforest Preservation Campaign Group To Promote New Film


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The moviemaker, whose new film centres upon a group of college students who travel to the Amazon in a bid to help save the rainforest, is teaming up with bosses at website Mongabay and charity fundraising platform Prizeo to help launch a journalism fund focusing on stories about threats the area and its people are facing, according to Variety.com.

The campaign will also provide funds to nonprofit organisations helping people in the Peruvian Amazon to protect the area.

Roth says, "I'm thrilled to be partnering with two terrific organisations that will help fans channel their goodwill towards helping the unprotected tribes of the Amazon in a truly effective way. Horror films have always provoked discussion by pointing out a social injustice in the world, and I made The Green Inferno to spark discussion and bring awareness to the devastation these tribes face at the hands of corporations."

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 - Outcast Bash

Lorenza Izzo and Eli Roth - San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 - Outcast bash held at the Andaz Hotel Rooftop at Andaz Hotel Rooftop - San Diego, California, United States - Thursday 9th July 2015

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Celebrities At Comic Con

Eli Roth - Celebrities at Comic Con in San Diego - San Diego, California, United States - Thursday 9th July 2015

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Eli Roth: 'I Was Almost Killed Filming Inglourious Basterds'


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The star was filming a climatic gun battle scene in a burning French theatre with co-star Omar Doom for the Quentin Tarantino action movie, but the flames became uncontrollable as various set props, including flags and cinema seats, caught fire all around them.

Roth tells HuffPost Live, "We were almost killed doing that sequence.

"(The flames) were spreading so exponentially. They (fire safety experts) said if we were in there another 15 seconds, the stage we were on would have collapsed and we all would have been killed."

Eli Roth Recruits Lily Collins And Courtney Love For All-star Reading


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The Hostel moviemaker, who is directing the script read, has hired castmembers including actress Collins and rocker Love, as well as The Sixth Sense star Haley Joel Osment for the production, which will close the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival on Thursday (18Jun15).

Roth reveals the teen comedy, which was directed by Clueless filmmaker Amy Heckerling, is one of his favourite movies of all time and is a quintessential Los Angeles story.

In a statement, he says, "Everyone in the reading is going to bring something really special to their role. The original cast is so iconic you cannot replace them, but we can do a really fun alternate version of the movie with everyone interpreting the characters in their own unique way."

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Eli Roth In Talks To Direct Meg Adaptation


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The story centres on two men battling a prehistoric Megalodon shark off the coast of California, although reports suggest the film version will shift the location to China.

The project was first put into development in 1997 by executives at Disney, but they were unable to get the film into production before shark film the Deep Blue Sea hit theatres, and the project was subsequently shelved.

The film will now be developed through Warner Bros., according to Variety.com.

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Eli Roth's Delayed The Green Inferno Lands U.s. Release


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The cannibal project, which is set in the Amazon, marked Roth's first directorial feature in eight years and was expected to be unveiled in September (14), but plans for its release were thrown into disarray when Worldview Entertainment executives decided against honouring former CEO Christopher Woodrow's commitment to finance its promotion.

However, Roth had reason to celebrate on Monday (01Jun15) after announcing bosses at Blumhouse Productions label, BH Tilt, would be helping to cover costs for The Green Inferno's launch on 25 September (15).

A statement released by Roth reads: "The Green Inferno is a wild, fun ride that took us deeper into the Amazon than anyone has ever taken a film crew.

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Marilyn Manson Offers Explanation For That Leaked Lana Del Rey Video


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Last month a controversial NSFW video leaked online, directed by Eli Roth, which depicted singer Lana Del Rey being raped. The footage was said to have been shot for a Marilyn Manson music video, however the singer’s camp quickly released a statement denying his involvement. Now Manson has finally spoken out about the video and the exact nature of his involvement.

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson has spoken for the first time about the controversial Lana Del Rey video

Back when the video leaked online in November, a statement from Manson’s camp read, “"Manson did not direct this, shoot it, nor was it for a Marilyn Manson video or outtake footage made by him or to be used by him with his music.” Adding, “It must be a fan video splicing up old Manson video footage with someone else's Lana Del Rey footage.”

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Lorenza Izzo Posts Marriage Joy Shot Online After Becoming Mrs Eli Roth


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Chilean actress Lorenza Izzo has shared her marital joy with followers on Instagram.com after exchanging vows with moviemaker Eli Roth in Zapallar on Saturday (08Nov14).

The 22 year old, who is exactly 20 years younger than her new husband, donned silly sunglasses, stuck her tongue out and flashed the peace sign as she posed for the social media photo in her Vera Wang wedding dress lying on a lawn and holding a wine glass.

She captioned it, "Gracias/thank you."

Continue reading: Lorenza Izzo Posts Marriage Joy Shot Online After Becoming Mrs Eli Roth

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Eli Roth

Date of birth

18th April, 1972

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.82




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Anyone up for a cannibal feast in London this weekend?
Stunning #TheGreenInferno watercolor of @LorenzaIzzo by @Suspirialand
Can't believe today's marks the 10th anniversary of Hostel. I'm celebrating by sharing  some stories on @crypttv Instagram account so follow them for some memories. I had so much fun making this movie and the fan support over the years has meant the world to me. I can't thank everyone enough. As long as you keep watching my movies I'll keep making them.
THANK YOU @88_films!! This is the edition I've been waiting for. SPECTACULAR transfer of a lost classic!
CONGRATS to Chile's @punkrobotstudio for their Oscars nom on the excellent animated short #BearStory! 👏🏻🍾🎬 VIVA CHILE!
Tomorrow, Pick up @thegreeninferno on Blu-Ray and DVD. Can you survive it?
Best mail day of my life. THANK YOU @arrowvideo & #grindhousereleasing
CONGRATULATIONS to my @thegreeninferno & @knockknockmovie  Co-Writer @nicolaslopez (Chilean director) on his smash hit Sin Filtro over taking Star Wars at the box office. He made this movie with sweat and creativity and it's a brilliant film. His best work to date in an already amazing career of 9 films by age 31.
So proud of @lorenzaizzo


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