English actor and director Tim Roth will be the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury at the Cannes Film Festival 2012.
Un Certain Regard is part of the festival’s Official Selection, for which twenty films will be announced on April, 19th.
Tim Roth is an English actor who began his career in television before moving on to cinema with The Hit directed by Stephen Frears. He made his first appearances at Cannes with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino (Palme d’or, 1994). In 1995, he was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Rob Roy directed by Michael Caton-Jones.
Roth directed his first film in 1999: The War Zone, which received nominations at Cannes, Sundance and Toronto. He also appeared in The New World directed by Terrence Malick, Don’t Come Knocking directed by Wim Wenders, Planet of the Apes directed by Tim Burton, Funny Games directed by Michael Haneke and Everyone Says I Love You directed by Woody Allen.
The 65th Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 16-27, 2012.