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Tim Robbins Biography

Birth Name:
Timothy Francis Robbins
Birth Place:
West Covina, California, United States
Profession
Actor, director, writer

Fast Facts

  • His father, Gil, was a member of the late '50s-early '60s folk-music group the Highwaymen ("Michael, Row the Boat Ashore") and helped run the Gaslight Cafe in New York City's Greenwich Village
  • At 12, he worked at the Theatre for the New City, an avant-garde group in Manhattan's East Village, trying jobs such as actor and lighting technician
  • After graduating from college, cofounded the Actors' Gang, a collective that produced existential and surrealist works whose motto was "Dare to Be Stupid
  • " Met former partner Susan Sarandon on the set of Bull Durham (1988)
  • His brother, David, is a musician who composed the scores for many Actors' Gang productions and several of Tim's films, including: Bob Roberts (1992); Dead Man Walking (1995); and Cradle Will Rock (1999)
  • Released his debut album along with his band, the Rogues Gallery Band, in 2011

Awards

  • 2016Goya Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2004BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2004Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2004Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2003National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up): winner
  • 2003Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2003Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1999National Board of Review-Special Achievement: winner
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1995Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: nominated
  • 1993BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1992Cannes Film Festival-Best Actor: winner

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