Eli Raphael Roth (born April 18, 1972) is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. He is part of a group of filmmakers dubbed the Splat Pack, because of their association and their focus on the horror genre. Roth is known for making violent, low-budget horror films and for bringing back the R rating to horror movies at a time when studios were only producing PG-13. Roth is an award-winning actor, most known for his role as Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, for which he won both a SAG Award (Best Ensemble) and a BFCA Critic's Choice Award (Best Acting Ensemble). Roth has had #1 box office hits as a writer, director, producer, and actor. He was rumored to be engaged to British Socialite Peaches Geldof, but shortly after dispersing these rumors they announced their split due to "scheduling conflicts" in November 2010 read full bio here.