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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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TMZ Live: Gibson, Lohan and Eli Roth

TMZ Live: Gibson, Lohan and Eli Roth

Today on TMZ Live -- Eli "The Bear Jew" Roth stopped by to say he's ready to smack Mel Gibson upside the head with his "Inglourious Basterds" bat ... hit up Part 4 to check that out.Plus: Harvey… READ MORE >

Eli Roth -- I've Finally Been Unpricked!

Eli Roth -- I've Finally Been Unpricked!

Five months after a sea urchin treated Eli Roth's foot like like a Tiger Woods mistress -- and pricked the holy hell out of it -- the "Inglorious Basterds" star is finally stickler-free after a… READ MORE >

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TMZ Live: Harvey & Eli In Final Jew-Off!

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Harvey & Eli in Final Jew-Off!

Today on TMZ Live -- Harvey Levin and Eli Roth competed menorah-a-menorah today to finally crown the champion of everyone's favorite game ... "Jew, Not a Jew?" Harvey and Eli were tied up 1-1… READ MORE >

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