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Eli Roth

Eli Raphael Roth (born April 18, 1972) is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. He is known for directing the horror film Hostel and its sequel, Hostel: Part II. He is also known for his role as Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds for which he won both a SAG Award (Best Ensemble) and a BFCA Critic's Choice Award (Best Acting Ensemble). He is part of a group of filmmakers dubbed the Splat Pack because of their explicitly violent and bloody horror films. Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Dr. Sheldon Roth, a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst and assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School, and Cora Roth, a painter. His grandparents emigrated from Austria, Russia, and Poland; Roth was raised Jewish. Roth began shooting films at the age of eight after watching Ridley Scott's Alien (1979). He made over 50 short films with his brothers Adam and Gabe before graduating at Newton South High School and attending film school (the Tisch School of the Arts) at New York University, from which he graduated in 1994. By the age of 20, and while still a student at NYU, Roth ran the office of producer Frederick Zollo, eventually

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Eli Roth -- Plans New Haunted House -- DEATH to Bankruptcy!

Eli Roth
Plans New Haunted House DEATH to Bankruptcy

Eli Roth's Goretorium may rise from the dead ... because he has a plan to resurrect the house of terror in Vegas, after the OG (Original Goretorium) went into bankruptcy.The guru of gore hit up… READ MORE >

Eli Roth's Goretorium -- Haunted House Sued For Alleged STIFFING

Eli Roth's Goretorium
Haunted House Sued For Alleged Stiffing

This could get bloody ... a design company has sued Eli Roth's Goretorium, saying the Las Vegas haunted house and its business partners have been dragging their feet on a $50K bill ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 337 days ago
Eli Roth -- I Wear Pinky-Sized Condoms After Octopus Mishap

Eli Roth
I Wear Pinky-Sized Condoms After Octopus Mishap

Forget Magnums ... Eli Roth's strapping up with extra small rubbers these days ... thanks to a nasty bite from an OCTOPUS in Hawaii.Eli tells TMZ, he recently overcame his fear of the ocean while… READ MORE >

- 355 days ago
Eli Roth -- I GOT ROOFIED

Eli Roth
I GOT ROOFIED

Eli Roth says he came dangerously close to being taken advantage of by a mother and her daughter in Vegas 5 years ago -- after the insidious duo ROOFIED one of his drinks ... but thankfully,… READ MORE >

- 601 days ago
Eli Roth -- Marilyn Manson Always Gets Mistaken For ...

Eli Roth
Marilyn Manson Always Gets Mistaken For ...

Eli Roth recently went on a man-date with good friend Marilyn Manson ... and told our photog that the shock rocker always gets recognized by fans ... who don't quite know who he is. Roth -- who is… READ MORE >

- 900 days ago
Eli Roth Honored In Italy -- By Zombie Tranny Lady Gaga

Eli Roth
Honored In Italy By Zombie, Tranny Lady Gaga

"Hostel" director Eli Roth -- master of all things gruesome -- was the guest of honor at the Italian Horror Fest this weekend ... and to prove they REALLY care, the locals threw him a party… READ MORE >

- 962 days ago
Eli Roth: Russell Crowe Is NOT Anti-Semitic

Eli Roth: Russell Crowe Is NOT Anti-Semitic

Eli Roth is outraged that a reporter for The Hollywood Reporter took what he says was a "joking exchange between friends" -- Eli and Russell Crowe -- and then attacked Crowe as being… READ MORE >

- 1041 days ago
Peaches Geldof's Husband Files for Divorce

Peaches Geldof's Husband Files for Divorce

It's been over 2 years since Peaches Geldof announced her split from her estranged hubby -- Chester French rocker Maxwell Drummey -- but neither officially filed for divorce ... until now.Drummey… READ MORE >

- 1090 days ago
Eli Roth -- Passing Over His Friend on Passover

Eli Roth -- Passing Over His Friend on Passover

Eli Roth held a star-studded Passover seder this year -- but failed to invite a childhood friend and former co-star ... who happens to work at TMZ. Such mishigas. Check out TMZ on TV -- click here… READ MORE >

- 1092 days ago
TMZ Live -- 'Jew Not a Jew' Rematch!!

TMZ Live -- 'Jew Not a Jew' Rematch!!

Special TMZ Live today!! "Lawyer Friday" was hijacked by Eli Roth -- who showed up unexpectedly to challenge Harvey to another round of everyone's favorite annual game ... "Jew Not a… READ MORE >

- 1215 days ago

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