Top 26 Quotes of Tim Roth

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

Tim Roth

When you know youre whoring it hurts. I have kids. I’m not going to run down an actor for doing this.

Tim Roth

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

Tim Roth

There just seems to be more acceptance now of… other kinds of British films, than the picture-postcard ones.

Tim Roth

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.

Tim Roth

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

Tim Roth

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

Tim Roth

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

I’m a workaholic.

Tim Roth

Ilike ideas writers have that I might not have written. Writers are there for a reason… to write for me.

Tim Roth

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.

Tim Roth

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

Tim Roth

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

Tim Roth

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.

Tim Roth

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.

Tim Roth

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

Tim Roth

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.

Tim Roth

I get invited to an awful lot of Jewish functions.

Tim Roth

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.

Tim Roth

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

Tim Roth

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

Tim Roth

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

Tim Roth

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.

Tim Roth

Certainly coming to America has been extraordinary.

Tim Roth

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

Tim Roth

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

Tim Roth