Liev Schreiber

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Liev Schreiber (b. 4th October 1967)

Isaac Liev Schreiber is an American actor known for starring in the 'Scream' trilogy and 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. He directed and wrote his first film 'Everything Is Illuminated' which was released in 2005.

Liev Schreiber: Early Life
Liev Schreiber was born in San Francisco, California. His mother is Heather, and his father is Tell Carroll Schreiber who is a stage actor and director.
Schreiber's family moved to Winlaw, Slocan Valley in Canada when he was one. Over the years, his mother's mental health deteriorated after a bad experience with the hallucinogenic drug LSD and she fled to America with Liev. His mother and father ended up divorcing after a custody battle. By the age of five he was living in Manhattan with his poverty-stricken mother.
Schreiber attended a private day school called Friends Seminary before starting his actor training at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
In 1989, he played Antonio in The Merchant of Venice. In 1992, He graduated from Yale School of Drama. He has also attended London based school Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Live Schreiber: Career
Schreiber had played many supporting roles in independent film s before he got his first break in Hollywood playing Cotton Weary in the film 'Scream'.
The actor was then cast in the HBO film 'RKO 281' playing a young Orson Welles. From there he starred in 'The Hurricane' with Denzel Washington and he played opposite Ben Affleck as spy and assassin in the 'Sum of All Fears'.
In 2004, the remake of 'The Manchurian Candidate' saw Schreiber playing alongside Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep. The film caused controversy due to it being released during the presidential election time. Schreiber is a very experienced stage actor, renowned for his acting in several Shakespeare plays, one of which was 'Cymbeline'.
In 2003, he gained a title role in 'Henry V' and was highly appreciated by critics. During the months of June and July 2006, Schreiber played Macbeth.
In 2006, Schreiber played Charlie Townsend opposite Edward Norton and Naomi Watts in 'The Painted Veil'. In the same year, he starred in the horror re-make 'The Omen'.
In 2010, Schreiber starred in stage production 'A View from the Bridge'. He received a Tony nomination.

Liev Schreiber: Personal Life
Schreiber is rumoured to be married to fellow actress Naomi Watts. They have two children; Alexander Pete (b. 2007) and Samuel Kai (b. 2008).
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7th October 2014 -

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Naomi Watts was joined by her 'Ray Donovan' star boyfriend Liev Schreiber as she attended the New York premiere of her latest film 'St. Vincent'. The comedy is about a kid who finds an unlikely...

Fading Gigolo

24th May 2014 -

 Movie Review

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13th January 2014 -

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The trailer has been released for upcoming comedy drama Fading Gigolo, the movie that sets out to test one man's endurance of having someone find and pay for women to sleep with him. It's actually...

Fading Gigolo

13th January 2014 -

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Strapped for cash, handsome but middle-aged bookshop worker Fioravante decides to accept an offer of an unusual job from his friend Murray, who recently had a brainwave after his dermatologist and her friend admitted to...

Golden Globes 2014 Celebrates New Shows Over The Old as Television Nominations are Revealed

13th December 2013 -

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The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards were revealed this week and although there were few surprises in the movie nominations; in the television categories however, it's time for change in the established order...

The Butler

14th November 2013 -

 Movie Review

This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and The Paperboy) bristled with unexpected life. By contrast, this star-packed drama uses a true story to trace the Civil Rights...

Liev Schreiber And Naomi Watts Snapped On The Red Carpet At 'The Butler' Premiere - Part 6

9th August 2013 -

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Liev Schreiber and his partner Naomi Watts were among the star arrivals at the New York premiere of 'The Butler'. Liev played the part of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the flick, while Naomi is...

Oprah And Forest Hit 'The Butler' NY Premiere, While Mariah Carey Makes A Fashion Statement Out Of An Arm Injury [Photos]

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'The Butler' looks set to be one of the most memorable movies of the year with an all-star cast that glittered on the red carpet at the New York premiere last night (August 5th...

The Butler

6th August 2013 -

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Cecil Gaines is a modest and dedicated butler at the White House who manages to make for himself a respectable career despite his underprivileged upbringing and cotton farm roots. Starting out as a regular kitchen...

Ray: Yay Or Nay? What's Being Said About Ray Donovan?

1st July 2013 -

 News

In new Showtime drama, Ray Donovan, Liev Schreiber (X Men Origins: Wolverine, Salt) and Paula Malcomson (Lost, The Hunger Games) play antihero Californian fixer, Ray, and his wife, making arrangements for Hollywood's rich and famous,...

Ray Donovan: Showtime's Bid To Expose The Darker Side Of Hollywood

29th June 2013 -

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The TV drama Ray Donovan features broken arms, drug-fueled ragers, baseball bat beatdowns – it sounds like the perfect storm, a good fit for Showtime’s summer roster. The series will premiere this Sunday, after he...

Ray-diant Reviews: 'Ray Donovan' Receives Glowing Critical Praise Ahead Of Premiere

27th June 2013 -

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Early reviews for Showtime's latest series Ray Donovan have been extremely favourable. Critics have said this latest offering is 'testosterone' filled, 'muscular' and with great performances by Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight. Liev Schreiber plays...

Forest Whitaker As 'The Butler' Could Be A Recipe For Success [Trailer]

23rd May 2013 -

 News

The first trailer for 'Precious' director Lee Daniels' new movie The Butler starring Forest Whitaker has rolled out online. It has always been assumed that Harvey Weinstein believes the film is one of his better...

The Butler

23rd May 2013 -

 Video

Cecil Gains is a devoted White House butler who grew up on a simple cotton farm where he and other black workers were not treated with any respect by their white counterparts. From a simple...

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

10th May 2013 -

 Movie Review

A terrific story is compromised by the demands of commercial filmmaking, adding action-thriller scenes to what should be an introspective drama while distractingly beefing up side-roles for American stars. But at the centre is another...

Forest Whitaker's 'The Butler' Clearly Has Oscar Glory In Its Sights [Trailer]

8th May 2013 -

 News

The first trailer for 'Precious' director Lee Daniels' new movie The Butler starring Forest Whitaker has rolled out online and Harvey Weinstein's ambitions of taking this film all the way to the Oscars couldn't be...

Movie 43

25th January 2013 -

 Movie Review

A collection of random shorts that focus mainly on idiotic male behaviour, this portmanteau comedy is only occasionally amusing, never making anything of its astonishing cast. Frankly, we spend most of the time wondering how...

Sarah Jessica Parker And Naomi Watts Snapped At New 42nd Street Gala

6th December 2012 -

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'Sex and the City' actress Sarah Jessica Parker and 'Mulholland Drive' star Naomi Watts were snapped coming down some stairs at the New 42nd Street Gala which honoured the Australia Council for the Arts at...

Movie 43

22nd November 2012 -

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If you were hoping for a romantic comedy with a harmless storyline, romance and inoffensive jokes, the here's a warning: read no further. 'Movie 43' is one of the most cringe-worthy and uncensored taboo-filled flicks...

Mental

16th November 2012 -

 Movie Review

Even for a riotous Australian black comedy, this film packs in just a bit too much chaos. It's consistently smart and funny, with lively characters and especially witty dialog, but some of the sideroads never...

Goon

22nd December 2011 -

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Doug Glatt is a pleasant pub bouncer who's a little bit dim. He feels left out in his home life; his brother and father are both doctors. Doug has a best friend, Pat, who seems...

Repo Men

15th February 2010 -

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Watch the trailer for Repo Men Remy and Jake are best friends, they work and play together, their job is a gruesome one, they are the repo men sent to collect the mechanical organs from...

Salt

11th November 2009 -

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Watch the trailer for Salt Evelyn Salt is a CIA officer who's always been on top of her game. The oath she took when she joined the service she lives by. When a Russian defector...

Taking Woodstock

9th October 2009 -

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Watch the trailer for Taking WoodstockWoodstock Festival was almost not meant to be, originally the permit was pulled, only when Elliot Tiber stepped in and spoke to the organisers offering them the use of his...

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

17th December 2008 -

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Watch the trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine.X-Men Origins: Wolverine is set before the first X-Men film, it tells the story of how he X Men came to be, specifically Wolverine, the life he led before...

Defiance

3rd December 2008 -

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Watch the trailer for Defiance.During the second world war Jews through out eastern Europe feared for their lives, Nazi rule was increasing and there seemed to be fewer places people were safe. 3 brothers had...

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