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Ten fun facts about Tim Roth


1. From Made in Britain to Hollywood's Most Wanted

In 1983, Tim Roth made his big screen debut in the British drama, Made in Britain. The film, which was directed by Alan Clarke, follows the story of a young, white, working-class delinquent who is sent to a detention center. Roth's performance in the film earned him critical acclaim and helped launch his career in the film industry.

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2. " From Tarantino Films to Acclaimed Actor"

Tim Roth is an acclaimed actor who has worked with renowned director Quentin Tarantino on several films, including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Four Rooms. Roth has received critical acclaim for his performances in these films, particularly for his role as 'Mr. Orange' in Reservoir Dogs, which earned him a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. His other collaborations with Tarantino include Pulp Fiction, where he played 'Pumpkin', and Four Rooms, where he played 'Ted the Bellhop'.

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3. Tim Roth Almost Cast as Hannibal Lecter

Tim Roth was almost cast as the iconic Hannibal Lecter in the 2001 film Hannibal, but ultimately the role went to Anthony Hopkins, who had previously portrayed the character in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs. Roth was considered for the part, but Hopkins ultimately returned to reclaim the role, making him the only actor to have played the character in more than one film.

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4. 21-Year-Old Tim Roth Makes Acting Debut in Powerful TV Film

At the tender age of 21, Tim Roth made his acting debut in a powerful and thought-provoking TV film titled Made in Britain. The film, released in 1983, saw Roth take on the challenging role of a white power skinhead, a role which he embraced and used to showcase his immense talent. This was the start of a long and successful career for Roth, who has since gone on to star in a number of critically acclaimed films and television shows.

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5. Tim Roth on Manic Street Preachers Album Cover

Tim Roth, the acclaimed actor, made a special appearance on the cover of Manic Street Preachers' 2010 studio album, Postcards from a Young Man. His presence on the album cover was a testament to his long-standing friendship with the band, which had been established since the early 2000s. Roth's appearance on the album cover was a surprise to many fans, as it was the first time he had ever been featured on an album cover. The album was a commercial success, reaching number two on the UK Albums Chart and number one on the UK Indie Chart.

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6. An Actor with a Range of Success

Tim Roth is an acclaimed actor who has starred in a variety of films and television shows. Most notably, he played the lead role of Cal Lightman in the hit Fox series Lie to Me. The show ran for three seasons and earned Roth a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama. Roth's performance as Lightman was praised by critics and fans alike, and the show remains a cult classic to this day.

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7. The Brit Pack: Tim Roth

Tim Roth was part of a group of young British actors in the 1980s, dubbed the 'Brit Pack', which included Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Bruce Payne and Paul McGann. This nickname was based on the Brat Pack of the US, and the group of actors went on to become some of the most successful and acclaimed actors of their generation.

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8. Tim Roth's Big Break: Mr. Orange in 'Reservoir Dogs'

Tim Roth's career was given a major boost when he was cast as Mr. Orange in Quentin Tarantino's 1992 ensemble film Reservoir Dogs. His performance in the iconic crime thriller was widely praised, and opened the door for him to take on more prominent roles in Hollywood. Since then, Roth has gone on to star in a number of critically acclaimed films, including Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, and The Hateful Eight.

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9. From Dark and Brooding to Charismatic and Funny

In 1996, Tim Roth starred alongside Drew Barrymore in Woody Allen's musical comedy Everyone Says I Love You. The film was a critical success, with Roth's performance being praised for his comedic timing and chemistry with Barrymore. Roth's role as a charming, yet mischievous, con artist was a departure from his usual dark and brooding characters, and he was able to showcase his versatility as an actor. The film was a box office success, grossing over $17 million worldwide.

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10. From Snape to Thade in Apes Remake

Tim Roth was offered the role of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, but he chose to take on the role of Thade in the Planet of the Apes remake instead. Roth was the first actor to be considered for the part of Snape, but ultimately decided that the Planet of the Apes role was a better fit for him. He has since gone on to star in a variety of films, including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and The Incredible Hulk.

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