Played by Tim Robbins
Actor, director, writer and producer Tim Robbins (Bill Loud) won an Oscar®, Golden Globe and SAG Award for his role as Dave Boyle in Mystic River. For Dead Man Walking, he was nominated for an Oscar® for directing, nominated for a Golden Globe for the screenplay and won a Humanitas Award, as well as four awards at the Berlin Film Festival. He won the Golden Globe and Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his lead role in The Player and was nominated for a Golden Globe for the title role in Bob Roberts (which he also wrote and directed). His other credits include The Secret Life of Words, Catch a Fire, The Shawshank Redemption, Short Cuts, Bull Durham, War of the Worlds, The Hudsucker Proxy and Cradle Will Rock. Robbins can be seen in the upcoming film Green Lantern. He has served for the last 30 years as the artistic director of the theater company Actor’s Gang, which has staged more than 80 productions and won more than 100 awards. His Iraq war satire Embedded played to sold-out audiences for five months at New York’s Public Theater in 2004 before moving to London and touring the U.S. He recently directed an adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, which has toured four continents and 40 states over the past three years. Robbins’ stage adaptation of Dead Man Walking has been performed at more than 140 universities nationwide. Robbins was also the director of the episode of the HBO drama series Treme that debuts May 1.