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Tim Robbins (born 16.10.1958)
Tim Robbins is an American actor, as well as a director, producer and screenwriter. Robbins is also the partner of the actress Susan Sarandon.
Tim Robbins: Childhood
Tim Robbins was born in West Covina, in California. He was then raised in New York City. His mother, Mary, is an actress and his father, Gilbert, is a musician and nightclub owner. He was also formerly a folk musician with the group The Highwaymen.
At the age of 12, Tim Robbins took up acting lessons at Stuyvesant High School. On leaving high school, Robbins spent two years at SUNY Plattsburgh, before returning to California to attend the Film School at UCLA.
Tim Robbins: Film Career
Tim Robbins' acting career was launched at the Theatre for the New City. In 1981, in Los Angeles, he formed the 'Actor's Gang' which was an experimental theatre group. In 1985, Robbins had a role in Fraternity Vacation but his breakthrough role came in 1988, as 'Nuke' in Bull Durham, which also starred Kevin Costner.
In 1992, Tim Robbins won the Best Actor Award at Cannes, for his lead role in Robert Altman's The Player. The same year, Robbins made his directorial and screenwriting debut with the political satire, Bob Roberts.
Two years later, Robbins landed a seminal role in the award-winning prison drama, The Shawshank Redemption, alongside Morgan Freeman. The film was an adaptation of a short story written by Stephen King. Also that year, Robbins was the director of Dead Man Walking, which starred his partner Susan Sarandon and the actor Sean Penn. Robbins earned a Best Director Oscar nomination for his work on the film.
In 1999, Tim Robbins returned to the director's chair in The Cradle Will Rock, a musical set in the Depression era. He also appeared in Arlington Road, playing a terrorist.
Robbins has made appearances in a number of critically acclaimed comedy films, such as The Hudsucker Proxy and High Fidelity.
In 2003, Tim Robbins won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Mystic River. In the film, he plays a man who is traumatised by his childhood abuse.
In 2006, Robbins returned to directing, this time in the theatre, with an adaptation of George Orwell's 1984. It has been reported that Robbins has considered adapting the production for a film release.
Tim Robbins: Personal Life
Tim Robbins has been in a relationship with the actress Susan Sarandon, since 1988. The couple met whilst filming Bull Durham. They have two children together, Jack Henry (b. 1989) and Miles Guthrie (b. 1992).
Tim Robbins has been very vocal in his opposition to the views of ex-U.S. President George W. Bush.
12th March 2014
Susan Sarandon refuses to be called grandma.The legendary actress, whose daughter Eva Amurri Martino is expecting a baby girl with...
12th February 2014
High Fidelity co-stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins are re-teaming and heading to the small screen in a new dark...
5th February 2014
Susan Sarandon has no regrets about ending her relationship with Tim Robbins.The Oscar-winning actress, who split from 'The Shawshank Redemption'...
12th December 2013
Susan Sarandon got ''stoned'' before going to most award shows.The Oscar-winning actress has revealed she enjoyed getting high on marijuana...
30th June 2013
Tim Robbins' cult horror film Jacob's Ladder is set for a remake, 23 years after its release.The 1990 movie was...
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