Notable Newtonians: Celebrities from Newton
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Roth, director of horror movies "Hostel" and "Cabin Fever," grew up in Newton, where he still has family.
He's still close to many friends from town but he remains critical of what he considers the focus on "serious" careers in the community. He remembers the people laughing when they learned he wanted to make movies, including disapproval from the Newton South High counselor.
"I got a great education from Newton, but all the encouragement about being an artist came from my parents," Roth says.