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

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I miss my family, and I like being a tourist when I go back.

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Everyone is an abused child, if you think about what governments do.

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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.

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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.

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I will watch everything that Cary Grant did, or Kubrick made or Bergman.

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There just seems to be more acceptance now of.

.. other kinds of British films, than the picture-postcard ones.

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You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction', and it goes right in the bin.

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When you know youre whoring it hurts.

I have kids. I'm not going to run down an actor for doing this.

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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.

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Certainly coming to America has been extraordinary.

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Now, people can watch the entire first series over a period that would probably take you a couple of nights.

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Any show in its first season is going to probably have some growing pains.

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About Tim Roth

Quotes 39 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

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.

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The more varied the characters, the better, as far as I'm concerned.

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I love the idea of messing around with different mediums.

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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.

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Doing TV is a different kind of language.

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Well, I think first it was rare for me to do anything that had any kind of a romantic note to it.

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The first role I ever did... I played a Nazi skinhead.

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A character I would love to play is Iago, from Othello.

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I get invited to an awful lot of Jewish functions.

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Television has changed. The very nature of it is not even television anymore.

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My dad was a Communist Party member who fought for his country.

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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.

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The better the writing, the easier it gets.

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The only thing I won't do is theater.

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I'm so scared of doing theater. I've got stage fright, although they keep asking me to come back.

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How would you compare Polanski or Kubrick? I try not to do any comparisons.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bring back dueling, I say. Drive-by sword fight.

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Ilike ideas writers have that I might not have written.

Writers are there for a reason... to write for me.

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I can't do anything else. So if this falls through, I'm screwed.

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I'd seen musicians act, and it scares me. And they make more money than me.

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I'm a workaholic.

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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.

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