Dewey the Cat from the 'Thanksgiving' movie (2023) (Cat)
In Eli Roth’s 2023 horror movie Thanksgiving, a cat actor named Tonic plays the role of Dewey. Tonic also played the role of Church in the 2019 remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.
Eli Roth, an American film director, producer, writer, and actor, has carved a unique space in the entertainment industry, especially known for his contributions to the horror genre. His career is marked by a distinct flair for creating intense, often gory, cinematic experiences that have both shocked and captivated audiences worldwide. Roth’s journey in film has been characterized by his ability to blend traditional horror elements with contemporary storytelling, establishing him as a significant figure in modern horror cinema.
Roth’s directorial prowess is best showcased in his breakthrough film, Cabin Fever (2002), which set the tone for his style: visceral, unapologetic, and often blending horror with dark humor. His Hostel series further cemented his reputation, introducing a level of brutality and psychological terror that was then groundbreaking. In addition to horror, Roth expanded his directorial portfolio with movies like The House with a Clock in Its Walls, showcasing his versatility. His acting credits include memorable roles, particularly in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, where he played the fearsome Donny Donowitz.
Collaboration has been a cornerstone of Roth’s career. He has worked closely with Quentin Tarantino, serving as a director, actor, and producer in several of Tarantino’s projects. His association with actors like Bruce Willis in Death Wish and Lorenza Izzo, who has been a recurring figure in many of his films, exemplifies his ability to foster strong professional relationships. Roth’s collaborative efforts extend beyond individual actors to include partnerships with other directors like Robert Rodriguez and producers like Jason Blum, contributing to a variety of projects across different genres.