Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins

Age
55
Birthday
Oct. 16th, 1958
Born in
West Covina, California, USA
Height
6' 5"

Tim Robbins' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Spoils Of Babylon TV Show
The Spoils Of Babylon
A Current Affair (AU) TV Show
A Current Affair (AU)
Legmen TV Show
Legmen
 

Main Movie Roles

2011 - Green Lantern
2008 - City of Ember
2008 - The Lucky Ones
2007 - Then She Found Me
2006 - Catch a Fire
2005 - The Secret Life of Words
2005 - War of the Worlds
2005 - Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
2005 - Zathura: A Space Adventure
2004 - WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception
2004 - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
2003 - Mystic River
2003 - Code 46
2002 - The Truth About Charlie
2001 - Antitrust
2001 - Human Nature
2000 - Mission to Mars
2000 - High Fidelity
1999 - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
1999 - Arlington Road
1997 - Nothing to Lose
1994 - The Shawshank Redemption
1994 - Prêt-à-porter
1994 - I.Q.
1994 - The Hudsucker Proxy
1993 - Short Cuts
1992 - Bob Roberts
1992 - The Player
1991 - Jungle Fever
1990 - Jacob's Ladder
1990 - Cadillac Man
1989 - Erik the Viking
1988 - Bull Durham
1988 - Tapeheads
1986 - Top Gun
1986 - Howard the Duck
1985 - The Sure Thing
1985 - Fraternity Vacation
1976 - Network

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Andrew Reinhardt
3
Young Erik
2
Himself
2
Bob Roberts
2
Excellency
2
Narrator
2
Jordan's Phantom
1
Fremmer
1
Jim Hope (Voiced)
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins (I). Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors' Gang theater group, an experimental ensemble that expressed radical political observations through the European avant-garde form of theater. He started film work in TV movies in 1983, but hit the big time in 1988 with his portrayal of dim-witted fastball pitcher "Nuke" Laloosh in Bull Durham (1988). Tall with baby-faced looks, he has the ability to play naive and obtuse (Cadillac Man (1990) and The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)) or slick and shrewd (The Player (1992) and Bob Roberts (1992)).


TRIVIA:
  • (August 2001) LA Weekly cover story detailed his struggle taking creative control of The Actors' Gang, the theater company he founded in 1981. Many long-time members of the group left the company during the controversy.
  • Graduated with honors from UCLA with a degree in drama (1981)
  • Was considered for the role of Charles Van Doren in _Quiz Show (1994)_ (qv), when 'Steven Soderbergh' (qv) was offered the opportunity to direct it.
  • Serves as the artistic director and member of the board of directors of the Actors' Gang theater company.
  • During an interview with 'Charlie Rose (II)' (qv) regarding the 10-year anniversary of _The Shawshank Redemption (1994)_ (qv), he said he regarded that film, _Bull Durham (1988)_ (qv), _Dead Man Walking (1995)_ (qv), and _Mystic River (2003)_ (qv) as the highlights of his career so far.
  • At 6' 5", he is the tallest actor ever to have won an Oscar. The tallest actor ever nominated was 'James Cromwell (I)' (qv) at 6' 7".
  • Was considered for the role of Dr. Doom in _Fantastic Four (2005)_ (qv) and Eddie Darko in _Donnie Darko (2001)_ (qv).
  • Called for Hollywood boycott of 'Elizabeth Hurley (I)' (qv) and Proctor & Gamble products in 2000 after she crossed a picket line to make a commercial for a P&G product. At a pro-union rally in New York he said, "We're bringing her [Hurley] to trial after this is over. She won't get away with it!" Apparently she did "get away with it" whatever "it" was, since nothing came to pass in the intervening seven years.


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