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Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and vomiting, and deciding he wanted to be a producer/director. With his brothers and friends, ketchup for blood and his father's power tools, he made over fifty short films before attending film school at N.Y.U., where he won a student Academy Award and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1994. Eli worked in film and theater production in New York City for many years, doing every job from production assistant to assistant editor to assistant to the director. At the age of 20 Roth was development head for producer Fred Zollo, a position he soon left to write full time. To earn a living, Roth did budgets and schedules for the films A Price Above Rubies (1998) and Illuminata (1998) and often worked as a stand-in, where he could watch directors work with the actors. In 1995, Roth co-wrote the script that would eventually become Cabin Fever (2002) with friend Randy Pearlstein, and the two spent many years unsuccessfully trying to get the film financed. Roth left New York in 1999 to live in Los Angeles, and within four months got funding for his animation series Chowdaheads (1999). Roth and friend Noah Belson (Cabin Fever (2002)'s Guitar Man) wrote and voiced the episodes, which Roth produced, directed and designed. The episodes were due to run on W.C.W.'s #1 rated series WCW Monday Nitro (1995) but the C.E.O. was fired a day before they were scheduled to air, and the episodes never ran. Roth used the episodes to set up a stop motion series called The Rotten Fruit (2003) which he produced, directed and animated, as well as co-wrote and voiced with friend Belson. Between the two animated series, Roth worked closely with director David Lynch, producing content for the website In 2001, Roth filmed Cabin Fever (2002) on a shoestring budget of $1.5 million, with private equity he and his producers raised from friends and family. The film was the subject of a bidding war at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival, eventually won by Lion's Gate, instantly doubling their investors' money. It went on to not only be the highest grossing film for Lion's Gate in 2003, but the most profitable horror film released that year, garnering critical acclaim from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Empire Magazine, and such filmmakers as Peter Jackson, Quentin Tarantino and Tobe Hooper. Roth used the film's success to launch a slew of projects, including The Box (2009), a horror thriller he co-wrote with Richard Kelly. In May of 2003, Roth joined forces with filmmakers Boaz Yakin, Scott Spiegel, and Greenestreet Films in New York to form Raw Nerve, LLC, a horror film production company. In 2014, Eli married Chilean model and actress Lorenza Izzo.  See full bio on IMDb »

Eli Roth Says 'Cancel the Super Bowl' Because Tom Brady's Unbeatable

Eli Roth
'Cancel the Super Bowl' ... Nobody Beats Brady

Eli Roth's got a grand idea for the NFL -- CANCEL THE DAMN SUPER BOWL ... 'cause no squad's got a chance in hell of overthrowing Tom Brady and the Patriots dynasty.  "It's over! Just… READ MORE >

Eli Roth Says Thanks for the Controversy Over 'Death Wish', Everyone's Talkin' 'Bout My Movie

Eli Roth
Thanks for the Flack Over 'Death Wish' The Buzz is Awesome!!!

Eli Roth is standing strong in the wake of criticism over his new movie, "Death Wish" ... in fact, he views the controversy as something of a blessing. Eli was leaving M Cafe in Bev Hills Friday… READ MORE >

- 323 days ago
Eli Roth Won't Destroy Steve Harvey for Memo, Can't Imagine His Pressure (VIDEO + PHOTO)

Eli Roth
Steve Harvey's Under Pressure ... That Memo Kinda Makes Sense

Eli Roth's got Steve Harvey's back in the aftermath of the comedian's now infamous memo ... but he still would've handled it differently. The guru of gore flicks was out at Wolfgang's in Bev… READ MORE >

- 408 days ago
Shark Week's Eli Roth -- Key to Preventing Shark Attacks ... Sharknado 3?!! (TMZ TV)

Shark Week's Eli Roth
Key to Preventing Shark Attacks ... Sharknado 3?!! [TMZ TV]

"Shark After Dark" host Eli Roth knows why there's been a rash of shark attacks lately, and dropped some serious knowledge on how to avoid becoming bait. And if Eli's plan doesn't work, we've… READ MORE >

- 1083 days ago
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 >

- 1719 days ago
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 >

- 1867 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 >

- 1885 days ago

Eli Roth

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 >

- 2131 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 >

- 2430 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 >

- 2492 days ago
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