Tim Roth quotes

  • A character I would love to play is Iago, from Othello.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Character #Play

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

    #Fall

  • 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

    #Thinking #Years #Actors

  • I believe there is also a Tim Roth Monastery.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Believe #I Believe #Monasteries

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

    #Trying #Compare #Comparison

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

    #Acceptance #Kind #Film

  • 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

    #Asking #Too Much #Teeth

  • I get invited to an awful lot of Jewish functions.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Awful #Function

  • I will watch everything that Cary Grant did, or Kubrick made or Bergman.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Watches #Bergman #Made

  • My dad was a Communist Party member who fought for his country.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Country #Dad #Party

  • The first role I ever did... I played a Nazi skinhead.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Roles #Firsts #Nazi

  • When you know youre whoring it hurts. I have kids. I'm not going to run down an actor for doing this.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Running #Hurt #Kids

  • 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

    #Hands #Acting #Care

  • 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

    #People #Trying #Credit

  • 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

    #Hands #Editors #Challenges

  • Ilike ideas writers have that I might not have written. Writers are there for a reason... to write for me.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Writing #Ideas #Might

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

    #Scare #Musician #More Money

  • 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.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Change #Nice #Thinking

  • Everyone is an abused child, if you think about what governments do.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Children #Thinking #Government

  • I miss my family, and I like being a tourist when I go back.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Missing #Tourism #Tourists

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

    #Thinking #Romantic Love #Firsts

  • 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

    #Thinking #Different #Directors

  • Certainly coming to America has been extraordinary.
    -- Tim Roth

    #America #Extraordinary

  • 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.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Jobs #Thinking #Unemployment

  • The more varied the characters, the better, as far as I'm concerned.
    -- Tim Roth

    #Character #Concerned

  • 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

    #Brother #Real #Father

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

    #Movie #Dog #Scripts