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Eli Roth


Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora, a painter, and Sheldon Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. He is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (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 ... See full bio »

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 2015 Cabin Fever (executive producer) (filming)
 2015 Lake Mead (executive producer) / (producer) (filming)
 2015 South of Hell (TV Series) (filming)
 2015 Knock Knock (producer) (post-production)
 2014 Clown (producer)
 2014/IV The Stranger (producer)
 2014 The Green Inferno Survival (Video Game) (producer)
 2013-2014 Hemlock Grove (TV Series) (executive producer - 23 episodes)
- Lost Generation (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Tintypes (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Demons and the Dogstar (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Unicorn (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Such Dire Stuff (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 The Green Inferno (producer)
 2013 The Sacrament (producer)
 2013 The Last Exorcism Part II (producer)
 2012 The Man with the Iron Fists (producer)
 2012 Aftershock (producer)
 2011 Curiosity (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- How Evil Are You? (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 The Last Exorcism (producer)
 2007 Hostel: Part II (producer)
 2007 Grindhouse (producer - fake trailer segment)
 2005 Hostel (producer)
 2005 2001 Maniacs (producer)
 2004 Cabin Fever: Beneath the Skin (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 The Rotten Fruit (Video short) (producer)
 2002 Cabin Fever (producer)
 1999 Chowdaheads (TV Series) (executive producer)
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Alternate Names:

David Kaufbird | Eli R. Roth

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I will be forever stuck in classic rock. I listen to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie. I have a soft spot for '80s metal, because I grew up in Massachusetts, so I listened to Guns N' Roses, AC/DC and Iron Maiden. I like weirder, more obscure stuff too like Devo. See more »

Trivia:

Was the inspiration for the character Eli, the aspiring porn director, in the film The Girl Next Door (2004). One of the writers was friends with Cabin Fever (2002) editor Ryan Folsey, and spent time in the editing room, secretly writing down everything Roth was saying. Roth found out about this when several actors he knew auditioned for the film, and told him there was a character named Eli who ... See more »

Trademark:

Classical orchestral score. Roth prefers the "classical" style of filmmaking, and scores his films with classical instruments. His one use of electronic music was a conscious choice for his "Grindhouse" trailer "Thanksgiving" to parody the era, but for his features Roth uses classical music. His favorite scores are "Psycho," "Jaws," and "The Shining," as well as Angelo Badalamenti's music, and ... See more »

Nickname:

Gorilka

Star Sign:

Aries

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