Eli Roth Biography
(Film Director & Screenwriter Known for His Horror Films 'Cabin Fever' & 'Hostel')
Birthday: April 18, 1972 (Aries)
Born In: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Eli Roth is an American director, writer, actor and producer, known for directing highly controversial horror films like ‘Hostel’. Born and brought up in Massachusetts, USA, Eli was always interested in filmmaking since his early childhood. Before reaching adulthood, he had already made about 100 short films with the help of his family and friends. Roth managed to grab eyeballs when he made the student film, ‘Restaurant Dogs’, inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’. His film won the Oscar award for Best Student film and that paved the way for Roth to enter the industry with confidence. After working under David Lynch for a few years, Eli began to venture on his own, but found it hard to gather enough money for his feature length script titled ‘Cabin Fever’ and hence, decided to start his career with acting. He made his acting debut through ‘The Horse Whisperer’ and finally made and released ‘Cabin Fever’ as his debut directorial flick in 2002. The film went on to achieve critical and commercial acclaim. Influenced by the likes of David Lynch and some Japanese gore films, he directed ‘Hostel’ in 2005 and its sequel in 2007, and went on to direct more horror flicks. As an actor, his biggest claim to fame remains to be his supporting role in Quentin Tarantino’s World War 2 drama, ‘Inglourious Basterds’.