Rob Roy is a historical drama film directed by Michael Caton-Jones and released on April 7, 1995. The film was generally inspired by elements of the life of a 17th 18th century Scot named Robert Roy MacGregor and his battles with feudal landowners in the Scottish Highlands. United Artists, distributor of the film, describe Rob Roy as a "riveting adventure of courage, love and uncompromising honour. The film stars Liam Neeson in the title role, along with Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz and Brian Cox. Tim Roth was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the villain Archibald Cunningham.