Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins

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Tim Robbins is an American Actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He is best known for portraying the main protagonist in Shawshank Redemption, and his Emmy-award winning performance in Mystic River. Most recently he has starred in the HBO series Here and Now.

Robbins has been known to use his voice to speak up for important causes. He recently worked with congressman Ted Lieu to support prison reform policy, and has personally taught acting classes in prisons as a form of rehabilitation. He has also starred in various PSAs in the past, and has used his platform to protect school-funding in the state of California.

"Over 90 percent of inmates currently serving time are going to get out of prison. They’ll be living in your neighborhood. Don’t we want them to come out of prison with better tools to deal with the challenges of life on the outside?"         -Tim Robbins