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Tim Roth

Tim Roth [2]


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Born:May 14, 1961 (57)
Filmography Rating:7.53 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.59 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.57 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:58.45%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Planet of the Apes [2001](40) => Thade
The Incredible Hulk [2008](47) => Emil Blonsky

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Planet of the Apes [2001]
  • In order to star in the film, Tim Roth declined the role of Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [2001]
  • Tim Roth was a leading contender for the role of Professor Severus Snape. Roth dropped out of contention, however, to pursue his role as General Thade in Tim Burton's adaptation of Planet of the Apes.
    The Incredible Hulk [2008]
  • Tim Roth signed on the film because he was a fan of [The Incredible Hulk], as well as to please his comic-book-fan sons. On set, he constantly asked whether this would "be a cool shot" for his kids to see him in. He thoroughly enjoyed playing Blonsky, but found it difficult since to portray Blonsky's over-the-hill state he could not work out; but he hired a personal trainer to assist him in motion-capturing the Abomination's movements.
  • In the Bruce Jones Hulk comics, Betty Ross aided Bruce Banner as a shadowy contact under the alias "Mr. Blue." Mr. Blue appears in the film, but is revealed to be Samuel Sterns. The title Mr. Blue is also a reference to Tim Roth's crime film Reservoir Dogs, which featured Roth as Mr. Orange, and a Mr. Blue portrayed by [?] Edward Bunker.