TIM ROBBINS (Frank Dawson) ranks among contemporary cinema's most acclaimed and
provocative voices. A multifaceted talent, he has acted in, written, directed
and produced films such as Dead Man Walking, The Shawshank Redemption, Mystic
River, The Player, Bob Roberts, Short Cuts, Bull Durham, Jacob's Ladder, The
Hudsucker Proxy, Code 46, Catch a Fire, The Secret Life of Words and Cradle Will
Most recently, he co-starred opposite Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joely
Richardson, Josh Gad and Alecia Moore (aka Pink) in Thanks for Sharing, directed
by Stuart Blumberg. On the small screen, Robbins recently starred in Matt
Piedmont's "The Spoils of Babylon," a six-episode miniseries for IFC. Will
Ferrell, Jessica Alba, Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire co-starred in this parody
of epic television miniseries.
Robbins has been the recipient of an Academy Award, the Prix D'InterprÃ©tation
Masculine at the Cannes Film Festival, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, a
Screen Actors Guild Award and the Humanitas Prize. He won the Bronze Prize at
the Tokyo International Film Festival for his debut film, Bob Roberts, and won
both Best Director and Best Film at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain for Cradle
Will Rock. He accepted four awards at the Berlinale Film Festival for Dead Man
Walking, in addition to an Oscar nomination for Best Director. Most recently he
was honored to be named Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the
Republic of France.
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 toured extensively in
the United States with productions including Robbins' anti-Iraq War play
"Embedded," George Orwell's "1984," "The Exonerated," "The Guys," "The Trial of
the Catonsville Nine" and MoliÃ¨re's "Tartuffe."
Robbins has also been instrumental in the development and expansion of education
and outreach programs at The Actors' Gang that reach hundreds of children
currently without school funding for theater programs. He 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