I'm sick of very white teeth and lots of gymnasium practice. I'm bored, you know, send in the next one. I wanted a real man that I could believe was my brother, my father, you know, my next-door neighbor - a real person.— Tim Roth
The most delighting Tim Roth quotes that are glad to read
I miss my family, and I like being a tourist when I go back.
Everyone is an abused child, if you think about what governments do.
I don't care to analyze acting. On the other hand there is a fascination because distributors are putting out British films. You get films here with great performances you'll never see again. Why compare. We should go after the businessmen.
If you meet somebody who's spent any length of time in prison, you don't let your guard down. Ever. And really, that's what that was about-if you open up too much, you're asking to get your teeth kicked in.
I will watch everything that Cary Grant did, or Kubrick made or Bergman.
There just seems to be more acceptance now of.
.. other kinds of British films, than the picture-postcard ones.
You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction', and it goes right in the bin.
When you know youre whoring it hurts.
I have kids. I'm not going to run down an actor for doing this.
There is less pressure as a character actor.
It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring.
Certainly coming to America has been extraordinary.
Now, people can watch the entire first series over a period that would probably take you a couple of nights.
Any show in its first season is going to probably have some growing pains.
I have a bad time between jobs because I'm always convinced I'll never work again. I think it may be an English thing, this fear of unemployment.
The more varied the characters, the better, as far as I'm concerned.
I love the idea of messing around with different mediums.
Mostly, people watch their shows online and they watch them in a block.
They don't have to tolerate the commercials, and they also don't have to wait another week. People binge watch. It's interesting.
Doing TV is a different kind of language.
Well, I think first it was rare for me to do anything that had any kind of a romantic note to it.
The first role I ever did... I played a Nazi skinhead.
A character I would love to play is Iago, from Othello.
I get invited to an awful lot of Jewish functions.
Television has changed. The very nature of it is not even television anymore.
My dad was a Communist Party member who fought for his country.
Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because you are in the hands of the editor after the fact. I am hoping I can do some more soon, I enjoy doing comedy.
The better the writing, the easier it gets.
The only thing I won't do is theater.
I'm so scared of doing theater. I've got stage fright, although they keep asking me to come back.
How would you compare Polanski or Kubrick? I try not to do any comparisons.
I like the idea of experimenting with different kinds of formats, and I think you've got to keep on your toes and keep changing.
A good part of why I never went back to England was part of that, I didn't want to be in those sort of flowery films. But I think it's a nice change of pace-I don't know how long it'll go for. There will always be the Merchant-Ivory/Kenneth Branagh movies, but there's something else now-really, it's always been there but the Americans getting to see it makes all the difference.
I have come close to producing films.
But generally by the time they hit the screen, there's about 50 people with producer credits, so what's the point. I usually find scripts I like with no money attached and take them to producers that I know and try to raise finance.
I think every director has a different take, some are good, some are bad.
The directors you get on best with sometimes don't make the best films, so who's to say who is right.
Bring back dueling, I say. Drive-by sword fight.
Ilike ideas writers have that I might not have written.
Writers are there for a reason... to write for me.
I can't do anything else. So if this falls through, I'm screwed.
I'd seen musicians act, and it scares me. And they make more money than me.
I'm a workaholic.
I started off on stage because it was the only work I could get.
I haven't been back for 11 years. I think any stage experience is good experience, as far as being an actor is concerned.