Eli Roth

Director, Writer, Actor
One of the most profitable directors working in the horror genre, Eli Roth earned both industry respect and fanboy acclaim following his first thriller, "Cabin Fever" (2002), a low-budget film that took years to make ... Read more »
Born: 04/18/1972 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Clown 2016 (Movie)

Frowny the Clown (Actor)

Fear: Buried Alive 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

Shark After Dark 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Aftershock 2013 (Movie)

Gringo (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Cupcake Wars 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock of Ages 2012 (Movie)

Stefano (Actor)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

Wolf Clan #2 (Actor)

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Don't Look Up 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Piranha 3-D 2010 (Movie)

Wet T-shirt Contest MC (Actor)

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Inglourious Basterds 2009 (Movie)

Sgt Donnie Donowitz (Actor)

Scream 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Even Scarier Movie Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Grindhouse 2007 (Movie)

Dov (Actor)

Heckler 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Best Year Ever 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Thanksgiving (Movie)

Tucker (Actor)
Producer (20)

Baywatch 2017 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Cabin Fever 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Clown 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lake Mead 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Knock Knock 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Green Inferno 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Stranger 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hostel: Part III 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sacrament 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Aftershock 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Exorcism Part II 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Exorcism 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cabin Fever 2 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hostel: Part II 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

2001 Maniacs 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hostel 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cabin Fever 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Thanksgiving (Movie)

(Producer)

Trailer Trash (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (15)

Cabin Fever 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cabin Fever 2016 (Movie)

(Story By)

Knock Knock 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Green Inferno 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Green Inferno 2015 (Movie)

(Story By)

Hostel: Part III 2014 (Movie)

(Based on characters created by) (Source Material)

Aftershock 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cabin Fever 2 2008 (Movie)

(from characters created by) (Source Material)

Hostel: Part II 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hostel: Part II 2007 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Hostel 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cabin Fever 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cabin Fever 2003 (Movie)

(Story By)

Thanksgiving (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Director (10)

Knock Knock 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

South Of Hell 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The Green Inferno 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Hemlock Grove 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Hostel: Part II 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Hostel 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Cabin Fever 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Harker (Movie)

(Director)

Thanksgiving (Movie)

(Director)

Trailer Trash (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

The Green Inferno 2015 (Movie)

(Peru Unit) (Camera Operator)
Music (1)

Hostel 2006 (Movie)

("The Surgeon") (Song)
Physical Effects (1)

The Green Inferno 2015 (Movie)

Hand Double(for Mr. Sabara) (Stunt Double)
Other (3)

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Consultant

Private Parts 1997 (Movie)

(Set Production Assistant)

Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

Biography

One of the most profitable directors working in the horror genre, Eli Roth earned both industry respect and fanboy acclaim following his first thriller, "Cabin Fever" (2002), a low-budget film that took years to make but propelled him into the spotlight. Roth followed up with "Hostel" (2006), an excessively graphic film that was a surprise box office hit and earned him the dubious honor of inventing the so-called horror subgenre, torture porn. Having become fast friends with the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Roth earned Hollywood cred for his association while directing the fake trailer that was shown in the Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez double feature "Grindhouse" (2007). After helming the less-successful sequel, "Hostel II" (2007), Roth stepped away from the director's chair and in front of the cameras for a major supporting role in Tarantino's award-winning "Inglorious Basterds" (2009) and a fun cameo in "Piranha 3-D" (2010). Though he planned to direct again, Roth enjoyed working behind the scenes as a producer on "The Last Exorcism" (2010) and co-writer on "The Man with the Iron Fists" (2012), which underscored the depth of his creative diversity.

Relationships

Peaches Geldof

Companion
Began dating March 2010 Split as of early 2011

Lorenza Izzo Actor

Wife

Sheldon Roth

Father
Professor at Harvard University medical school

Gabriel Roth Actor

Brother
Born Dec. 3, 1974

Adam Roth Actor

Brother
Born May 5, 1970

Cora Roth

Mother
Showed her work at the OK Harris gallery in New York City

EDUCATION

Newton South High School

Newton , Massachusetts

New York University

New York , New York 1994
Graduated summa cum laude

Milestones

2016

Wrote and produced the reboot of his original horror film "Cabin Fever."

2015

Wrote and directed the psychological thriller "Knock Knock."

2013

Directed the cannibal themed horror film "The Green Inferno."

2013

Executive produced the horror series "Hemlock Grove."

2010

Played a Wet t-shirt contest emcee opposite Elisabeth Shue in the action thriller "Piranha 3-D."

2009

Starred as a Nazi hunter in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds."

2007

Helmed the fake trailer segment "Thanksgiving" in addition to acting in "Death Proof," Quentin Tarantino's segment of the film "Grindhouse."

2007

Directed, "Hostel Part II," the sequel to the 2006 film about a torture ring in Europe.

2005

Helmed second feature, the psychological thriller "Hostel."

2001

Made directorial debut with the horror film, "Cabin Fever," which was sold at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival for $3.5 million dollars after a massive bidding war between eight studios.

2000

Directed and produced the animated series, "The Rotten Fruit."

1999

Directed and produced the animated series, "Chowdaheads."

1997

Worked as a production assistant on the feature film "Private Parts."

1995

Won a Student Academy Award for his thesis film, "Restaurant Dogs."

1995

Co-wrote the horror film "Cabin Fever" with his roommate and friend from NYU Randy Pearlstein.

Bonus Trivia

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Speaks English, French, and Italian.

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Produced over 100 short films with his brothers Gabriel and Adam before graduating from high school.

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Worked as a cybersex operator for Penthouse Magazine to fund his films during college.

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Spent time during his early career working on budgets and schedules for film producer Frederick Zollo,

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Recruited native Peruvians to appear in his film "The Green Inferno" by showing them their first film ever. He chose the horror film "Cannibal Holocaust," which reportedly prompted major laughter from the tribe.

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"I think it’s bullsh*t when you watch a movie where everyone is politically correct and everybody is nice and you like them all. That’s not life; you don’t like everybody you meet. You like your friends and then everybody else you have to put up with. " - from The A.V. Club, Oct. 9, 2015

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