THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE
TIM ROBBINS (Mr.
Batholomew) made his acting
debut in 1972 at the Theatre for the New City in New York City. After I
graduating from UCLA, he made his professional debut on the first three
episodes of St. Elsewhere. In 1992, Robbins received critical acclaim for
his portrayal of the amoral studio chief in Robert Altman's The Player, a
performance that earned him the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and
the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. His starring
performance in Bob Roberts also earned him a Golden Globe nomination for
Other notable acting
performances include The Shawshank
Redemption for which
Robbins received a Screen
Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Actor, Robert
Altman's Short Cuts, giving Robbins his second
Golden Globe Award, Tony Bill's Five
Corners, the Coen Brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy, Adrian
Lyne's Jacob's Ladder, Ron Shelton's Bull
Durham and Michel Gondry's Human Nature. He
is currently filming Clint Eastwood's Mystic
River, co-starring with Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon.
This past summer
Robbins performed in The Guys, a play about a fire captain who lost eight
of his men on September11. The play was performed at the Actor's Gang Theatre
in Los Angeles with Helen Hunt and then at the Edinburgh Festival and the Abbey
Theatre in Dublin with Susan Sarandon.
As a filmmaker, Robbins
wrote, directed and produced Cradle Will Rock, which debuted to a
standing ovation at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. The film, which chronicles
the real-life drama behind the Orson Welles production of Mark Blitzstein's
1930's musical, won the National Board of Review Award for Special Achievement
in Filmmaking and won Best Film at the Barcelona Film Festival.
Robbins also wrote,
directed and produced the highly acclaimed film, Dead Man Walking, adapted
from the book by Sister Helen Prejean. Robbins received an Academy AwardÂ®
nomination for Best Director along with four awards at the Berlin Film Festival,
the Humanitas award and the Christopher award. The film also earned a nomination
for Best Actor for Sean Penn as well as the Academy AwardÂ® for Best Actress for
Robbins made his
directing and screenwriting debut with the award-winning political satire, Bob
Roberts, a "mockumentary" about a dubious right-wing candidate's
race for the Senate. Robbins also starred in and co-wrote the songs for this
film which was nominated for a Golden Globe award and received the Best Film,
Best Director and Best Actor Award at the Boston Film Festival, as well as Best
Film in The Tokyo International Festival.
executive-produced The Typewriter, The Rifle and the Movie Camera, a
documentary about filmmaker Sam Fuller, which won the 1996 Cable ACE Award for
In 1982, Robbins
co-founded the Actors' Gang, the highly acclaimed and respected Los Angeles
theatre ensemble dedicated to the production of wild, original and provocative
theatre. He is currently its Artistic Director as it celebrates its 21st
anniversary. The Actors' Gang has received more than 100 Awards including Dramalogue,
L.A Weekly and Ovation Awards, and the prestigious Margaret Hartfor
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