For his performance in Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, Robbins received the Oscar, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has also been honored with numerous Best Actor accolades, including the Golden Globe Award and Cannes Film Festival Award for his role in Robert Altmans' The Player; a Golden Globe nomination for Bob Roberts; and a SAG Award nomination for Frank Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption.
Robbins received an Oscar nomination for Best director as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay for Dead Man Walking, which he also produced. The critically acclaimed film won multiple awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress for Susan Sarandon, the Christopher Award, the Humanitas Award and four awards at the Berlin Film Festival.
His directorial debut, Bob Roberts, won the Bronze Award at the Tokyo International Festival and awards for Best Film, Director and Actor at the Boston Film Festival. He went on to distinguish himself with Cradle Will Rock, which he also wrote and produced. The film garnered awards for Best Film and Director at the Sitges Film Festival in Barcelona and the National Board of Review Award for Special Achievement in Filmmaking in the United States.
Among Robbins' other film roles are Isabel Coixet's The Secret Life of Words, Philip Noyce's Catch a Fire, Robert Altman's Short Cuts, The Coen Brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy, Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds, Mark Pellington's Arlington Road, Michael Winterbottom's Code 46, Michel Gondry's Human Nature, Tony Bill's Five Corners, Adrian Lyne's Jacob's Ladder and Ron Shelton's Bull Durham.
As a playwright, Robbins has been produced in London, Paris, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. His 2003 play, Embedded, sold out for over four months at the Public Theater in New York before playing the Riverside Studios in London and embarking on a National Tour in the U.S. From 2006 until the present, Le Petit Theatre de Pain's production of Embedded has been touring France, most recently playing at the Theatre du Soleil in Paris. In the U.S., Embedded also saw productions staged in Chicago and Tampa Bay. His most recent play, Break the Whip, the first of a trilogy exploring the beginnings of the United States, was recently performed to sold-out audiences at the Actors Gang Theater in Los Angeles.
He also serves as Artistic Director for the Actors' Gang, a theater company formed in 1982 with over 80 productions and more than 100 awards to their credit. Most recently, he directed the Actors Gang in their shockingly relevant and wildly successful adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, which, for the past four years, has toured to over 40 states and four continents. Robbins is also very proud to sponsor educational arts programs with the Actors Gang for students in the L.A. area as well as L.A. inmates.
In addition, Robbins' stage adaptation of Dead Man Walking has been performed in over 140 universities nationwide. Rights are exclusive to educational institutions until 2014 and to perform the play they must commit to offer courses on the death penalty.
Born in West Covina, California and raised in New York City's Greenwich Village, Tim Robbins lives where his hat drops and is the father of three independent and mischievous young adults.
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Tim Robbins Facts
|Birth Name||Timothy Francis Robbins|
|Birthday||October 16, 1958 (59)|
|Birthplace||West Covina, California, USA|
|Height||6' 5" (1m96) How tall is Tim Robbins compared to you?|
|Awards||2004 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for Mystic River)|
|2004 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Mystic River)|
|2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role (for Mystic River)|
|1993 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for The Player)|
|A Perfect Day|
|The Shawshank Redemption|
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