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Eli Roth

Eli Roth burst onto the film scene at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival, with his debut film CABIN FEVER which he produced, directed, and co-wrote. Produced independently on a low budget, CABIN FEVER was the highest selling film at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival, after a frenzied bidding war between seven studios. The film went on to be Lionsgate's highest grossing film (no pun intended) of 2003, opening on 2,100 screens, and has to date grossed over $100 million dollars worldwide in theatrical, home video, and DVD sales. Roth's second film HOSTEL, which he wrote, produced, and directed, (Executive Produced and Presented by Quentin Tarantino) was a massive hit worldwide, opening #1 both at the box office and on DVD. Produced independently for a nominal budget of $4 million dollars, HOSTEL has to date earned $150 million dollars in theatrical and DVD revenue.

Both of Roth's films garnered overwhelming critical acclaim around the globe, with glowing review from The New York Times, Le Monde, Rolling Stone, Empire Magazine, Film Comment, Entertainment Weekly, and Premiere Magazine. Roth has been profiled and interviewed in such publications as GQ, Elle, The New York Times, Esquire, New York Magazine, I-D, Stuff, and Maxim. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including MTV's Total Request Live, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Best Week Ever, The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell, and The Howard Stern Show. His name has become so synonymous with horror that in 2006 he had twice been an answer in the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle. Roth is widely credited for bringing back the current wave of R-rated horror films that revived the box office, and his films have redefined the movie studios perception of low budget horror films.

Most recently Roth appeared as an actor in the Quentin Tarantino film DEATH PROOF and wrote and directed Thanksgiving, a faux trailer that will play in GRINDHOUSE between two feature films. Future projects include an adaptation of Stephen King's bestseller Cell for The Weinstein Company.

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Eli Roth Facts

OccupationDirector, Writer, Producer
BirthdayApril 18, 1972 (51)
BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Eli Roth compared to you?
Social Media eliroth

Selected Filmography

Knock Knock
Hostel: Part II
The Green Inferno
4-Film Collection Cabin Fever/ Cabin Fever 2/ Descent/ Descent 2
Demons Are Forever
Hostel & Hostel II
Hostel Part II
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