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Also Known As: Ely Raphael Roth Died:
Born: April 18, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newton, Massachusetts, USA Profession: director, animator, producer, writer, actor

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One of the most profitable directors working in the horror genre, Eli Roth earned both industry respect and fanboy acclaim following his first thriller, "Cabin Fever" (2002), a low-budget film that took years to make but propelled him into the spotlight. Roth followed up with "Hostel" (2006), an excessively graphic film that was a surprise box office hit and earned him the dubious honor of inventing the so-called horror subgenre, torture porn. Having become fast friends with the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Roth earned Hollywood cred for his association while directing the fake trailer that was shown in the Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez double feature "Grindhouse" (2007). After helming the less-successful sequel, "Hostel II" (2007), Roth stepped away from the director's chair and in front of the cameras for a major supporting role in Tarantino's award-winning "Inglorious Basterds" (2009) and a fun cameo in "Piranha 3-D" (2010). Though he planned to direct again, Roth enjoyed working behind the scenes as a producer on "The Last Exorcism" (2010) and co-writer on "The Man with the Iron Fists" (2012), which underscored the depth of his creative diversity.

One of the most profitable directors working in the horror genre, Eli Roth earned both industry respect and fanboy acclaim following his first thriller, "Cabin Fever" (2002), a low-budget film that took years to make but propelled him into the spotlight. Roth followed up with "Hostel" (2006), an excessively graphic film that was a surprise box office hit and earned him the dubious honor of inventing the so-called horror subgenre, torture porn. Having become fast friends with the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Roth earned Hollywood cred for his association while directing the fake trailer that was shown in the Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez double feature "Grindhouse" (2007). After helming the less-successful sequel, "Hostel II" (2007), Roth stepped away from the director's chair and in front of the cameras for a major supporting role in Tarantino's award-winning "Inglorious Basterds" (2009) and a fun cameo in "Piranha 3-D" (2010). Though he planned to direct again, Roth enjoyed working behind the scenes as a producer on "The Last Exorcism" (2010) and co-writer on "The Man with the Iron Fists" (2012), which underscored the depth of his creative diversity.

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  Hostel (2006)
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  Cabin Fever (2002) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Aftershock (2013)
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 Rock of Ages (2012)
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 Piranha 3D (2010)
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 Don't Look Up (2010)
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 Heckler (2008)
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 Grindhouse (2007)
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1995:
Won a Student Academy Award for his thesis film, "Restaurant Dogs"
1995:
Co-wrote the horror film "Cabin Fever" with his roommate and friend from NYU Randy Pearlstein
1997:
Worked as a production assistant on the feature film "Private Parts"
1999:
Directed and produced the animated series, "Chowdaheads"
2000:
Directed and produced the animated series, "The Rotten Fruit"
2001:
Made directorial debut with the horror film, "Cabin Fever" (sold at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival for $3.5 million dollars after a massive bidding war between eight studios)
2005:
Helmed second feature, the psychological thriller "Hostel"
2007:
Helmed the fake trailer segment "Thanksgiving" in addition to acting in "Death Proof," Quentin Tarantino's segment of the film "Grindhouse"
2007:
Directed, "Hostel Part II," the sequel to the 2006 film about a torture ring in Europe
2009:
Starred as a Nazi hunter in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds"
2010:
Played a Wet t-shirt contest emcee opposite Elisabeth Shue in the action thriller "Piranha 3-D"
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Education

Newton South High School: Newton , Massachusetts -
New York University: New York , New York - 1994

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