Tim Robbins ranks among contemporary cinema’s most acclaimed and provocative voices; a multifaceted talent, who has acted, written, directed and produced films including Dead Man Walking, Shawshank Redemption, Mystic River, The Player, Bob Roberts, Short Cuts, Bull Durham, Jacobs Ladder, Hudsucker Proxy, Code 46, Catch a Fire, The Secret Life of Words and Cradle Will Rock. He has been the recipient of the Academy Award, the Prix D’Interpretation Masculine at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globe Award for best actor, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Humanitas Award, the Bronze Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival for his debut film Bob Roberts, Best Director and Best Film at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain for Cradle Will Rock, as well as four awards at the Berlinale Film Festival for Dead Man Walking, for which he received an Oscar nomination for best director. Most recently Mr. Robbins was honored to be named Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Republic of France.
In addition Robbins has been a consistent and influential voice in the theater for the past 32 years as an actor, director, playwright and Artistic Director of the Actors’ Gang, which has traveled the world to five continents and extensively in the United States with productions including Robbins anti-Iraq war play Embedded, George Orwells’1984,The Exonerated, The Guys, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, and Molieres’ Tartuffe.
Robbins has also been instrumental in the development and expansion of education and outreach programs at the Actors Gang, arts programs that reach hundreds of children currently without school funding for theater programs. In addition Robbins and several other Actors Gang members regularly conduct theater workshops with incarcerated men in an effort to fill the gap in arts rehabilitation programs in the California prison system.
Robbins is set to star in Life of Crime, based on the late Elmore Leonard’s 1978 novel The Switch. Directed by Daniel Schechter, the film also stars Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, and Isla Fisher. Life of Crime debuted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and will be released by Roadside Attractions in 2014.
On the small screen, Robbins joins an all-star cast in Matt Piedmont’s The Spoils of Babylon, a six episode miniseries for IFC due out in early 2014. Will Farrell, Jessica Alba, Kristen Wiig, and Tobey Maguire also star in this parody of television mini-series of epic proportions.