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Gael García Bernal , Jason Schwartzman - On Location with Mozart in the Jungle at Washington Square Park - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 15th September 2015

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Jason Schwartzman - Jason Schwartzman leaves a pharmacy in Beverly Hills talking on his cell phone and fumbling with a tin - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 29th July 2015

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Jason Schwartzman Is Worried His Daughter's Principal Saw Him Naked


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Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott open up about getting butt naked on the set of their new movie 'The Overnight', only they weren't quite as naked as you might've thought. These guys were blessed with prosthetic appendages to protect their modesty, and they were more than grateful for it.

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The actors appeared on 'Conan', where the host brought up the subject of nudity. As it turns out, wearing the fake penises was a lot more fun, and 'weirdly comfortable' according to Adam, than they imagined it would be so they had no worries walking around the set with no clothes - the same cannot be said for the crew members.

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The Overnight Trailer


Alex and Emily are feeling distinctly out of place in their sparkly new neighborhood of Eastside Los Angeles, having just moved from humble Seattle with their young son RJ. As luck would have it, making friends is not particularly difficult as they find themselves invited to a dinner date while out in the park. Kurt is a charismatic father eager to welcome the couple to LA with his family pizza night, but this will turn out to be a night neither of them were prepared for. Spellbound upon arriving at Kurt and his wife's huge home, they enjoy a family dinner, but when bedtime comes around, Alex and Emily are hesitant to agree to let the kids go to bed while the adults stay up and enjoy the rest of the evening. Fuelled with endless bottles of wine, the couple find themselves embarking on a sex driven journey, learning ever more weird and wonderful secrets about their new friends and indulging in some seriously awkward scenarios.

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Jason Schwartzman Is 'Writing Music Every Day'


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In 2006, Jason Schwartzman created Coconut Records in Los Angeles to add to his creative outputs. In 2007, the indie-pop solo music project led to the creation of 'Nighttiming', before returning in 2009 to release 'Davy', both of which went on to achieve critical acclaim. When Schwartzman took some time to talk to us about the film 'Listen Up Philip', he also took some time to discuss the possibility of more music from Coconut Records.

Jason Schwartzman at the premiere of Mozart In The JungleJason Schwartzman at the premiere of Mozart In The Jungle

Straight off the bat, Schwartzman confirmed that there was no official word on a new musical project. He cited the reason for his lack of time in the studio to being his new child, "but typically," he revealed, "I like to be doing some form of music every day." According to Schwartzman, there is music in the household every day. "If it's not writing," he explained "it's learning someone else's song and I'm always thinking about it and always cooking up ideas."

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Jason Schwartzman - Listen Up Philip Interview


An interview with Jason Schwartzman

Since bursting into the film industry in Wes Anderson's 1998 film 'Rushmore', Jason Schwartzman has proved himself as an acting juggernaut on both the small and silver screens, as well as establishing himself as an accomplished musician. Now, ahead of the UK release of 'Listen Up Philip' on 5th June, 2015, Schwartzman took some time to speak to us here, at Contact Music, to discuss the interestingly unlikeable (yet compelling) character of Philip, as well as discussing the upcoming second season of 'Mozart's Jungle', and the potential of working on more music for Coconut Records.

How's everything going at the moment?
Everything's going well. I'm just here in Los Angeles; I just dropped my daughter off at school and that's always a great way to start the day. I'm one of four executive producers on a television show called 'Mozart's Jungle', and we're gearing up for our second season, and we're currently in our writer's room environment, and trying to cook up ideas. I do parent stuff in the mornings and then work all day uninterrupted in the room.

How's that all coming along?
Good enough - everyday we're just trying to move the ball forward. In general I'm just curious in the way people make anything; I mean, I love listening to and reading interviews with people where they talk about how they make stuff, because it's always different and there's no real formula to it, but some days are really good and some days are not good.

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Jason Schwartzman's Meanest Role To Date?


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Ahead of the upcoming UK release of 'Listen Up Philip', the film's star, Jason Schwartzman, took some time to talk to contactmusic.com about the character of Philip in the film. From the start, Schwartzman knew that Philip was saying a lot of nasty things and treating people in a bad way, all the while making terrible life choices. Schwartzman found this extreme, but it certainly didn't impact his desire to appear in the role.

Jason Schwartzman stars in 'Listen Up Philip'Jason Schwartzman stars in 'Listen Up Philip'

"I moved to New York," explained Schwartzman, while discussing how he got into the character, before talking about how he and Alex Ross Perry approached the idea of making Philip likeable."We discussed and asked if we should just try for a second to imagine what this movie would be like with a little bit of sunshine here and there for this character." When looking into changing the character, however, they Schwartzman and writer/director Alex Ross Perry realised it wouldn't work.

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Listen Up Philip Trailer


Philip Lewis Friedman is a very successful writer, though not the most likeable of people. He has no shame in bragging and expressing his genius, but his persistent self-involvement starts to put quite a strain on his relationship with girlfriend Ashley. Not only that, but while the people around him are suffocating in his endless egoism, he's also finding the humdrum world of life at home particularly difficult to stomach - even without his romance issues. Soon, though, he is offered some solace when he meets his all-time favourite author Ike Zimmerman who invites him to stay with him at his country retreat and reassess his life, love and career. Will he learn to realise and appreciate the truly important things in his life? And will they even be around anymore once he has?

'Listen Up Philip' is a comedy drama which made its premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It has been directed and written by Alex Ross Perry ('The Color Wheel', 'Impolex'), and has already landed several awards at a handful of other film festivals such as Locarno International and Philadelphia Film Festival. It is set to be released in cinemas in the UK on June 5th 2015.

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Bill Murray Wishes You 'A Very Murray Christmas' This December


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Christmas has come early. Well, Christmas advertising has come early. Netflix has announced their upcoming mini-series 'A Very Murray Christmas', set to appear in December. The show will star Bill Murray - as the name suggests - and will serve as a homage to variety shows.

Bill Murray wishes you 'A Very Murray Christmas'...Bill Murray wishes you 'A Very Murray Christmas'...

Murray stars as himself. He served as the writer alongside Mitch Glazer and Sofia Coppola who will direct. Murray and Coppola worked together on the well-received 2003 film 'Lost in Translation', while Glazer wrote the 1988 adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' entitled 'Scrooged', starring Murray. 

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Our Favourite Pictures From The Sundance Film Festival 30th Anniversary [Photos]


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The Sundance Film Festival is currently in full swing, having begun on 22nd January, and wrapping up on 1st February. This year, something particularly special is in the air at Salt Lake City, as the festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. That's right, the Sundance Film Festival has been running for 30 years! Starting out back in 1985, Sundance screened 86 films with the help of 13 staff members. Last year, the festival showcased 186 films of 12,218 that were submitted. That sort of growth has helped Sundance become one of the biggest independent film festivals in, not only North America, by the world.

Kevin Bacon at The Sundance Film Festival, 2015 (Credit: Larry Busacca - Getty Images)
Kevin Bacon at The Sundance Film Festival, 2015 (Credit: Larry Busacca - Getty Images)

This year, 54 first-time filmmakers are having their films premiered at the festival, but there are plenty of well-known faces there, as well, as 200 films are being shown this year for the monumental anniversary. For the 12th year running, The Village at the Lift has been set up in Park City with a café, restaurant, nightclub and photo studio. And this photo studio has seen a host of celebrities for the festival flocking in to pose for pictures in promotion for their various films, taken by Larry Busacca.

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Big Eyes Review


Extraordinary

Tim Burton combines his sunnier filmmaking style (Big Fish) with his more deranged impulses (Dark Shadows) for this amazing true story about both the nature of art and how easy it is to slip into an unhealthy relationship. This is the true story of Margaret Keane, the painter responsible for those huge-eyed waifs that peered eerily from virtually everyone's wall in the 1960s and 70s. It's funny and shocking, and best of all deeply moving.

The film opens in 1958 as Margaret (Amy Adams) is fleeing with her daughter Jane (Raye, then Arthur) from an abusive marriage. She settles in San Francisco, and as she begins to establish herself as a local painter she meets fellow painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), a fast-talking charmer who not only discovers that Margaret's paintings have an audience, but he takes credit for painting them himself. At first it's a case of mistaken identity, then it becomes a commercial issue. But as Walter innovates with printed posters and postcards, creating a whole industry around the mournful images, he begins to live the high life, hanging out with movie stars and world leaders while Margaret is locked in her studio at home painting to meet the demand. After he threatens her with legal ramifications and physical violence if she tells anyone the truth, Margaret finally snaps.

Burton keeps Adams at the centre of the film, drawing out her feisty personality and deep artistic sensibilities while letting Waltz become an almost cartoonish villain whirling around her. It's a clever trick, because it forces the film's central question about whether Margaret's paintings are indeed art (Terence Stamp's snooty New York art critic definitely thinks not), even as her artistic integrity is never in doubt. Adams is terrific in the role, especially since Burton focusses on her expressive eyes to draw the audience in. By comparison, Waltz is rather over-the-top, but he keeps adding subtle shades to Walter's manic bravura, and he makes the climactic courtroom sequence hilariously ridiculous.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes


While preparing to film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', director Wes Anderson and company scouted for locations, finding an abandoned shopping centre which they converted into the lobby of the hotel. The exterior of the hotel was primarily shot through the use of miniatures, as were certain action sequences from the film. The minute detail was continued into the creation of costumes for the extras, as each one was supposedly created to have their own entire backstory. Furthermore, the setting for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is the fictional Republic of Zubrowka. This, too, was created in detail, with various passports, newspapers and small businesses that were designed with a tremendous amount of detail. 

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Jason Schwartzman, Brady Cunningham and Marlowe Schwartzman - Jason Schwartzman with his wife Brady Cunningham and daughter Marlowe at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Sunday 13th October 2013

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Jason Schwartzman, Brady Cunningham and Marlowe Schwartzman
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Jason Schwartzman, Brady Cunningham and Marlowe Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman, Brady Cunningham and Marlowe Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman, Brady Cunningham and Marlowe Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Wes Anderson and Cannes Film Festival - Jason Schwartzman, Bruce Willis, Wes Anderson, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray Wednesday 16th May 2012 'Moonrise Kingdom' photocall - during the 65th Cannes Film Festival

Jason Schwartzman - Jason Schwartzman and guest London, England - Premiere of 'The Darjeeling Limited' at The Odeon in Leicester Square Thursday 1st November 2007

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Jason Schwartzman

Date of birth

26th June, 1980

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.68


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The Overnight Trailer

The Overnight Trailer

Alex and Emily are feeling distinctly out of place in their sparkly new neighborhood of...

Listen Up Philip Trailer

Listen Up Philip Trailer

Philip Lewis Friedman is a very successful writer, though not the most likeable of people....

Big Eyes Movie Review

Big Eyes Movie Review

Tim Burton combines his sunnier filmmaking style (Big Fish) with his more deranged impulses (Dark...

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes Trailer

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes Trailer

While preparing to film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', director Wes Anderson and company scouted for...

Big Eyes Trailer

Big Eyes Trailer

Margaret is an inspirational American painter desperate to sell her unique artwork depicting women and...

The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

The cast and crew of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' discuss the story, the main characters'...

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