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.
Eric Ladin, Maribeth Monroe, Carla Gugino, Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Esai Morales, Aasif Mandvi and Mary Faber - Los Angeles Premiere for HBO's new comedy series THE BRINK at Paramount Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 9th June 2015
The veteran actress says looking for love among both genders "increases your chances" of finding a suitable partner.
Susan Sarandon is keeping an open mind when it comes to her next relationship, admitting she wouldn't rule out finding romance with another woman since splitting from toyboy lover Jonathan Bricklin.
Susan Sarandon: 68 and ready to date
The Thelma & Louise star appeared on popular talk show 'The View' on Friday (29 May), where she described what she might want from a potential partner, KMBZ reports. "I'm not actively looking, but if there's a person, I would leave open the age, the color, the gender even. I'm open," she said. "Well, it increases your chances, doesn't it?"
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Tim Robbins - Celebration of the 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl' with music, words and funny people at The Ace Hotel Theater at The Theater at Ace Hotel Los Angeles CA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 7th April 2015
Tim Robbins - Photographs from the Women In Film IFS event which was held at the 2014 IDA Screening Series of 'ELENA' at Landmark Theatres in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 7th October 2014
Although the plot itself is nothing special, this kidnapping comedy keeps the audience entertained by filling every scene with outrageous characters and twisty interaction. Based on an Elmore Leonard book, this free-wheeling movie is such a tangle of colourful people and riotous 1980s hairstyles that it can't help but be enjoyable. Especially once we realise that the story isn't the most important thing.
It's set in 1984 Detroit, where trophy wife Mickey (Jennifer Aniston) has finally had it with her chilly husband Frank (Tim Robbins). As she's thinking about taking their son (Charlie Tahan) and leaving, he's holed up in the Bahamas with his mistress Melanie (Isla Fisher) while preparing to serve Mickey with divorce papers. Just then, low-life criminals Louis and Ordell (John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def), kidnap Mickey and demand a $1 million ransom. Of course, Frank thinks his problem is solved until he realises that they also know about his dodgy business dealings. And things are further complicated by Louis and Ordell's Nazi-loving sidekick (Mark Boone Junior) and an amorous dork (Will Forte) who's in love with Mickey.
As the chaos escalates, writer-director Daniel Schechter keeps the focus tightly on the offbeat characters rather than the gyrations of the narrative. This makes it easy to identify with everyone on-screen, particularly Aniston and Hawkes, who have the most complex roles. They're the only people who have either emotional shadings or a story arc to travel, so watching them become increasingly aware of the opportunities around them is a lot of fun. Everyone else is here to get laughs, and it's amusing to see each of them reveal things about themselves that add to the mayhem, from Fisher's surprisingly savvy bombshell to Bey's womanising prowess. And of course each character approaches the various moral dilemmas from a distinct angle.
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On the eve of the release of 'Jersey Boys', we look at Eastwood's ten biggest successes as a director.
Having first installed himself within American culture with his recurring role as Rowdy Yates in the cowboy seriesRawhide, San Francisco native Clint Eastwood would become renowned across the world for his roles in a succession of violent and iconic Westerns. The ‘Man With No Name’ character, first seen in the hallowed ‘Spaghetti Western’ trilogy, saw Eastwood become internationally known as a steely actor who went down a storm with domestic and global audiences.
Clint Eastwood on the set of 'Changeling'
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Life of Crime sees Jennifer Aniston put in the awkward position of unwanted hostage; her husband (Tim Robbins) wants rid so won’t put up the ransom, and the kidnappers have a dud payload on their hands.
Jennifer Aniston is faced with a troubling predicement
Robbins’ character is a business trip-taking, lascivious, adulterous pig, who has been indulging in a long-running affair while his wife stays at home. On one of these so-called business trips, a couple of chancer criminals attempt to extort a million dollars from him by kidnapping Aniston, only to find out he values her a big fat $0.
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Jaume Roures, Tim Robbins, Melanie Thierry, Fernando Leon de Aranoa, Olga Kurylenko, Benicio Del Toro and Fedja Stukan - 'A Perfect Day' Madrid photocall at Casa de America - Madrid, Spain - Friday 14th March 2014
Not only is this documentary a superbly well-assembled biography of the notorious author-commentator, but it's also a bracingly clear-eyed look at the America most people don't want to admit exists. The late Gore Vidal was a thorn in society, using his snappy intelligence to speak the truth even if it left him persona non grata. But when asked about his legacy, he famously replied, "I couldn't care less."
This echoes in his main message that America is resolutely ignoring its own history. "We miraculously forget everything," he said. "The lessons we should be learning we will have forgotten in no time at all." But history was his passion, as he wrote novels, plays, films and essays about the USA's evolution from a republic to an empire. No one wanted to hear this, even as he astutely noted how the nation essentially turned into a military monolith after WWII, and then became even more driven after 9/11, waging war without provocation or respect for any other country while using the Patriot Act to remove fundamental rights of habeas corpus and due process at home.
Filmmaker Wrathall packs the film with interview footage, allowing Vidal to narrate his own story and deliver his own lacerating comments (there's also narration from his literary executor Parini). And the screen is littered with Vidal's pithy, eerily astute remarks about politics ("Our form of democracy is bribery on the highest scale") and life in general ("Love is a fan club with only two fans"). This is all set within the framework of Vidal's life story. Descended from a long line of authors, politicians and innovators, he was raised to be a deep, free thinker. So it's no wonder that he took on society's "basic values", which he knew were false notions of what is natural.
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Even if we've never been to a 12-step meeting, an intelligent script and sharp performances help us see ourselves in these characters and situations. The film may sometimes get a little preachy, but writer-turned-director Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right) strikes a terrific balance between comedy and drama.
At the centre is Adam (Ruffalo), who has just passed the five year mark in his battle against sex addiction. His sponsor Mike (Robbins) is proud of him, but he and his wife (Richardson) have their own issues since their ex-addict son (Fugit) has just returned home. Meanwhile, Adam is sponsoring Neil (Gad), who was court-ordered to attend rehab and doesn't take his addiction seriously until he gets to know Dede (Moore aka P!nk), a fellow rebel in the group. Then out in the real world Adam meets Phoebe (Paltrow) and has an instant spark of attraction. But as their relationship develops, he knows he'll have to tell her about his addiction.
The script is very tightly constructed to explore the topic from several angles through a handful of characters and sideplots. But while this may feel a bit tidy, Blumberg keeps everything grounded in honest experience. So the comedy is edgy and surprising, while the dramas avoid the usual cliches, never going quite where we expect them to as Blumberg and the cast explore the deep flaws all of these people have. So we can cheer for their small victories and sympathise with their failures. And each actor is excellent.
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Gwyneth Paltrow's underwear will be the most talked about moment from the 'Thanks for Sharing' trailer - though the film could turn out to be pretty decent.
Ok so this happened. Gywneth's Paltrow's underwear, well, lingerie, is on full show in the trailer for her new movie 'Thanks for Sharing,' about three people who undergo a 12-step treatment to cure sex addiction. The 40-year-old wife of Coldplay's Chris Martin strips down to her smalls in the new clip which rolled out online on Wednesday (June 26, 2013).
Gywneth Paltrow At The Iron Man 3 Premiere - She Plays Pepper Potts In The Movies
Obviously you may have better things to do than watching Paltrow parading about in lingerie, but just in case you don't, the trailer's below. The comedy-drama also stars Tim Robbins (Shawshank Redemption), Josh Gad (Book of Mormon), Mark Ruffalo (Zodiac) Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), Carol Kane (Annie Hall) and the pop-star Pink.
After the 'Shawshank Redemption' actor ended their two-decade marriage in 2009, Susan Sarandon found it very difficult to start dating again.
'Cloud Atlas' actress Susan Sarandon was shocked by her sudden split from 'Shawshank Redemption' actor Tim Robbins. The couple were married from 1988 until their sudden split in 2009, having two sons in the process - Jack and Miles. The split came as part of what Robbins described as his "mid-life crisis", and led to 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show Actress' being devastated and having to lean on her friends to help her through.
In an interview with 'The Daily Mail' newspaper, Sarandon explained that: ''I didn't think it would ever happen. You need your girlfriends. You need to take long walks until you're exhausted and no longer crying out and you hold on until a new dawn.'' The 66-year-old actress later began dating 36-year-old Jonathan Bricklin, an entrepreneur.
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Over the last century, GM has made 400 million petrol-burning vehicles. They also created the EV1, the first modern electric car, but gave up on the idea, recalled and crushed them. As technology and commercial prospects improved, red-hot entrepreneur Musk launched Tesla, a high-end electric roadster. GM's car-guru Lutz responded with the Volt, a much-cheaper hybrid, while shark-like Nissan CEO Ghosn became determined to tap into a generation that won't even consider buying a fuel-burning car. Meanwhile, Gadget is quietly converting classic cars to electric engines.
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Date of birth
16th October, 1958