Eli Roth Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

10th June 2015

Fact: Filmmaker/actor Eli Roth will close out the Los Angeles Film Festival by directing a live reading of 1982 movie FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH. The Inglourious Basterds star will take charge of the event on 18 June (15), according to Variety.com. The cast will be announced at a later date.

28th January 2015

Fact: Actor/filmmaker Eli Roth's new movie, featuring Keanu Reeves and Roth's wife Lorenza Izzo as a predator, has been picked up by Lionsgate executives at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Knock Knock sold to the film studio for $2.5 million (Gbp1.6 million) on Tuesday (27Jan15).

28th June 2013

Tweet: "World War Z is a masterpiece. I haven't been that tense in a movie in a long, long, long time. Worth every penny they spent making it." Actor/director Eli Roth is a big fan of Brad Pitt's new zombie movie.

25th June 2013

Tweet: "Happy Birthday to the beautiful mindy kaling, one of my favorite people on the planet. Please thank your parents for me for making you." Actor/director Eli Roth sent his best wishes to his actress pal as she turned 34 on Monday (24Jun13).

27th March 2013

Tweet: "Happy 50th Quentin! Here's to another 50 years of happy memories!!!" Actor/filmmaker Eli Roth celebrates his director pal Quentin Tarantino's milestone birthday.

1st November 2012

Fact: Snoop Dogg turned the set of his new reggae video La La La into a kid-friendly costume party by inviting children to dress up as their favourite animals. The rapper himself, under his new moniker Snoop Lion, appears as the king of the jungle in the clip, which was directed by Hostel filmmaker Eli Roth.

7th October 2011

Tweet: "I used to dread fasting for Yom Kippur but now that I live in Hollywood I love it." Director/actor Eli Roth is enjoying taking part in the Jewish holiday tradition.

29th August 2011

Fact: Moviemaker Eli Roth was the guest of honour at the Italian Horror Fest over the weekend (27-28Aug11), taking home a prize for his contribution to scary movies. The Last Exorcism producer told fans on his Twitter.com page, "Is there really any other way to receive an award than by zombie tranny?"

2nd August 2011

Fact: Horror filmmaker Eli Roth is devising a gruesome maze attraction based on his notorious 2005 film Hostel for Universal Studios this Halloween (31Oct11).

5th April 2011

Quote: "I remember her being so excited and telling me about all the crazy people she was going to interview. So I really, really want to see it." Moviemaker Eli Roth still takes an interest in his ex-girlfriend Peaches Geldof's projects - and is keen to see her British TV show Omg! WITH Peaches Geldof.

2nd December 2010

Quote: "Quentin has an obsession with movies, Uma (Thurman) and women's feet." Actor/director Eli Roth pokes fun at his pal Quentin Tarantino for his foot fetish during his 'roast' at New York's Friars Club on Wednesday (01Dec10).

5th October 2010

Tweet: "I deactivated my Facebook so I could focus more on my Tweeting." Moviemaker Eli Roth is concentrating on Twitter.com from now on.

26th August 2010

Fact: Quentin Tarantino will be subjected to a star-studded 'roast' when he is inducted into New York's legendary Friars Club in October (10). Uma Thurman, Eli Roth and Patricia Arquette are all set to attend and SAMUEL L. JACKSON will be 'roastmaster'.

19th August 2010

Fact: Moviemaker Eli Roth will be honoured with an Eyegore Award for his gruesome films at the annual Eyegore event on 24 September (10). The awards are held annually during the launch of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, which will run up to Halloween (31Oct10).

7th August 2009

Quote: "It's not the first time I have acted before - I had been in a film with Brad Pitt for 10 minutes, called Meet Joe Black, where I was working as a stand-in on the film and I was so bad at it that I got fired after 10 minutes." Moviemaker/actor Eli Roth reveals he has worked with his INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS co-star before.

22nd May 2009

Quote: "Being Jewish, this is definitely for me like Kosher porn. It's something I fantasised about since I was a very young child." Moviemaker Eli Roth on playing a Nazi hunter in Quentin Tarantino's new war movie INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

31st October 2007

Quote: "I actually like the blood stains. They are like a badge of honour." Horror filmmaker Eli Roth wears his corn syrup and food colouring stains with pride.

18th October 2007

Quote: "It really depends who I'd be killing. ... There are certain weapons that you just think, 'God, I wonder what that would do to someone's face!'" Horror director Eli Roth on how he chooses the weaponry used in his films.

28th August 2007

Quote: "I was an answer in The New York Times crossword puzzle in March and May (07)." HOSTEL director Eli Roth is amazed by his fame.

3rd July 2007

Quote: "Everybody says that I'm different on the days we're shooting the gore - that I'm just extra happy." Hostel director Eli Roth enjoys filming graphic scenes in his horror movies.

4th June 2007

Quote: "If you're going to see a movie like Cheaper By The Dozen at the end you're supposed to feel good. The point of a horror movie is you're supposed to feel terrible." Hostel director Eli Roth wants audiences to leave his films feeling sick.

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