Facts about Eli Roth
Eli Roth Biography
Eli Roth is a filmmaker and actor who is best known for producing what are sometimes called “torture porn” horror movies, including Hostel and its sequel.
A movie maker since childhood, Roth broke through with his first feature, the low-budget horror film Cabin Fever, a movie that cost $1.5 million to make and earned nearly $9 million on its opening weekend in 2003.
Then Eli Roth wrote and directed Hostel (2005), cementing his reputation for adding new twists to old formulas. He caught the attention of Quentin Tarantino also, and Roth produced a “trailer” for the Grindhouse movies (2007); he also acted in Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds (2009), as Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz.
Since then, Roth has been active mostly as a producer. His films include Hostel: Part II (2007), The Last Exorcism and its sequel (2010 and 2013), RZA’s The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Aftershock (2012), The Sacrament (2013), The Stranger (2014), Clown (2014) and the television series Hemlock Grove (2013-15).
As director, Eli Roth’s movies include The Green Inferno (2013), Knock Knock (2015, starring Keanu Reeves) and Death Wish (2017).