Tim Robbins

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August 15, 2022

Timothy Francis Robbins (West Covina, California, October 16, 1958), better known as Tim Robbins, is an Oscar-winning American actor and director.

Biography

Tim Robbins was born in West Covina, California, and raised in New York. He is the son of actress Mary Robbins and singer/musician Gil Robbins.[5] He began acting at the age of 12 at the Theater New City when he was in Stuyvesant High School. He studied acting at UCLA. After graduating, he formed a theatrical group called Actor's Gang in 1981, through which he began to represent avant-garde plays with sociopolitical content. In the 80s, he worked on television series. In the cinema he began to play small roles in films such as "Click, click" directed by Jerry Schatzberg and starring Demi Moore. He later he was doing more important supporting roles like a brief appearance in "Top Gun" (1986) directed by Tony Scott. In 1988 he began a relationship with actress Susan Sarandon, whom he had met on the set of the movie "The Buffaloes of Durham". In 1992 he made his directorial and screenwriting debut with the political satire "Citizen Bob Roberts." In 1994, he masterfully portrayed convict Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption opposite Morgan Freeman. Subsequently he has done many roles as a leading or secondary luxury. In 2003, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Mystic River," directed by Clint Eastwood. In 2005 he starred in Isabel Coixet's film "The Secret Life of Words", winner of the award for best film at the 20th Goya Awards. It has been characterized by its strong ideals contrary to the international policy established by George Bush, and has supported acts against him together with his then-partner Susan Sarandon, or with fellow actor Sean Penn. He directed a theatrical version of George Orwell's novel 1984, which was performed in Madrid and Barcelona at the end of September 2009. [6] In December 2009 he announces, with Susan Sarandon, the end of their relationship, after 23 years of life together in which they never got married.[7]

Filmography

Castle Rock (2019) (TV series) Dark Waters (2019) A Perfect Day (2015) Life of Crime (2013) Thanks for Sharing (2013) Cinema True (2011) Green Lantern (2011) Gil Kenan's City of Ember (2008) The Lucky Ones (2008) Overcoming the Limit (Noise), by Henry Bean (2007) Catch the Fire, by Phillip Noyce (2006) Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny (2006) Zathura by Jon Favreau (2005) The secret life of words, by Isabel Coixet (2005) The War of the Worlds, by Steven Spielberg (2005) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, by Adam McKay (2004) Code 46, by Michael Winterbottom (2003) Clint Eastwood's Mystic River (2003) The Truth About Charlie, by Jonathan Demme (2002) Human Nature, by Michel Gondry (2001) Conspiracy on the Net, by Peter Howitt (2001) High Fidelity, by Stephen Frears (2000) Mission to Mars, by Brian De Palma (2000) Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, by Jay Roach (1999) Cradle Will Rock (Down the curtain), by Tim Robbins (1999) Arlington RoadMark Pellington (1999) Nothing to Lose, by Steve Oedekerk (1997) Ready-to-Wear by Robert Altman (1994) The Genius of Love, by Fred Schepisi (1994) The Big Leap, by Joel and Ethan Coen (1994) The Shawshank Redemption, by Frank Darabont (1994) Crossed Lives, by Robert Altman (1993) Citizen Bob Roberts by Tim Robbins (1992) The Player, by Robert Altman (1992) Jungle Fever, Spike Lee (1991) Jacob's Ladder by Adrian Lyne (1990) Erik the Viking (1989) Bill Fishman's Tapeheads (1988) Tony Bill's Five Corners (1987) Amazing Tales - Camera... Action! Martin Scorsese (1986) The Sure Thing (1985) Top Gun (1986) Howard... a new hero (1986) Vacation Nerds (1985)

Awards and distinctions

Oscar AwardsGolden GlobesAward