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.
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
Oprah obsessed Alice Klieg suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder which causes her to be socially awkward, impulsive and stubborn, and she's about to find out that money truly can buy you anything. After winning an impressive $86 million in the lottery, her first port of call is a major TV station, where she pitches an idea for hosting her own talk show. They offer her a slot at a cool $15 million, and she subsequently decides to stop taking her medication and pursue fame and recognition. The only problem is, she sucks at hosting her own show. The producers know they have to do something to save their embarrassment over this fiasco of a deal, but with Alice stuck in her own world and resolutely ignoring advice from friends and family, there's not a lot they can do to help her.
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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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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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Frank Dawson is a filthy rich, arrogant real estate developer who regularly takes 'business trips' in order to continue an affair with his young lover Melanie Ralston. During one of his trips away, his wife Mickey is held for ransom in her own home by a gang of masked men who call Frank to demand he deposit $1 million into an offshore bank account if he ever wants to see his wife again. But there's just one tiny problem: he doesn't want to see her again. He's been racking his brains to find a way he might possibly be able to leave her without the costly disadvantages of alimony, divorce costs and child support and now it seems the solution has finally dropped into his lap. Mickey doesn't believe Frank would pay that much to save her but now it's down to his own morals.
'Life Of Crime' is a crime comedy full of unexpected twists and turns. Based on the novel 'The Switch' by Elmore Leonard, the movie adaptation has been directed and written by Daniel Schechter ('Supporting Characters', 'Goodbye Baby', 'The Big Bad Swim') and it is due to be released in UK theatres on September 5th 2014.
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