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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) / (producer) (filming)
 2015 Lake Mead (executive producer) / (producer) (filming)
 2015 Knock Knock (producer) (post-production)
 2014 Clown (producer) (completed)
 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:

People don't enjoy violence in real life, but they love it in their movies. And I think a lot of studio horror movies don't want to offend anybody. If there's anything that's too far out there, they test it and if it offends people, they take it out. But Open Water, Wolf Creek, The Devil's Rejects -- these are movies made outside of the studio system, that don't have a happy ending. [The studios ... See more »

Trivia:

Is red/brown and blue/black color blind in low light. See more »

Trademark:

Photographs in 2:35 aspect ratio to give his films a 'bigger budget' feel. Roth prefers the widescreen frame, which John Carpenter used in his early films. See more »

Nickname:

Gorilka

Star Sign:

Aries

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