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Jeremy Piven (born 26.07.1965)
Jeremy Piven is an American actor best known for playing Ari Gold in 'Entourage'.
Jeremy Piven: Childhood
Jeremy Piven was born in Manhattan, New York City but was raised in Evanston, Illinois. His parents are actors and drama teachers Byrne Piven and Joyce Hiller Piven.
He attended Evanston Township High School as well as the Harand Theater Camp and the Piven Theatre Workshop which is owned by his parents.
He later attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity before going on to the National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut for a single semester.
He once shared an apartment with John Cusack who he was friends with in high school.
He was brought up Jewish and calls himself Jewish/Buddhism.
Jeremy Piven: Acting career
Jeremy Piven landed a role in 'The Larry Sanders Show' in 1992.
Since then he has appeared in various movies including 'Singles'; 1998's 'Very Bad Things' with Jon Favreau and Cameron Diaz; 'The Kingdom' in 2007 which starred Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper and Jennifer Garner; 1994's 'PCU' opposite Chris Young, 'Old School' in 2003 alongside Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell; 'Rock N Rolla' in 2008 with Gerard Butler, 2001's 'Serendipity' starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale; and 2006's 'Smokin' Aces' opposite Ryan Reynolds.
His breakthrough role came with 2004 TV series 'Entourage' for which he won three Emmy awards and a Golden Globe.
His other TV roles include a starring and producing role on ABC's 'Cupid' which ran from 1998 to 1999, after he finished appearing in the sitcom 'Ellen'.
He also appeared in the Broadway show 'Speed-the-Plow' but left his role after a few performances after contracting the illness hydrargaria, caused by an unexplained exposure to mercury.
In 2013, he played the lead role in the Brit TV drama 'Mr Selfridge'.
Jeremy Piven: Personal life
Jeremy Piven has been a pescetarian since the 90s; he eats only fish for protein and gave up other forms of meat.
He was in a documentary special entitled 'Jeremy Piven's Journey of a Lifetime' where he travelled to India.
He currently lives in Malibu, California.
Biography by Contactmusic.com
The cast of 'Entourage' open up about what the movie is really about.
Ever since the TV series wrapped up its eighth season in 2013, an Entourage movie has been on the cards. Producer Mark Wahlberg says it was always a plan to take the characters to the big screen.
The cast of 'Entourage' open up about the accuracies of the movie
"A lot of fans were very upset that it wasn't on air anymore," he says, "and everywhere I'd go, people asked me when the Entourage movie was coming. So I just kept pushing the project uphill. Every time I had a chance to talk about it in a meeting, I would talk about it. I'd have financed it myself, if I had to do it!"
Continue reading: Mark Wahlberg's 'Entourage' Is About Friendship Not Bikinis
Both shameless and shamelessly entertaining, this relentlessly boyish movie carries on exactly as the TV show left off after its eight-season run. In fact, it actually feels like a ninth season was condensed into 104 minutes, as it carries on with the same misogynistic approach, leering at women while laughing at the inappropriate behaviour of men. But these guys still have their charm, and when they get together the screen lights up with snappy banter and a hilariously knowing depiction of how crazy life is within the movie industry.
It's been four years since we last saw them, and Vince (Adrien Grenier) is just out of a disastrous marriage, yearning to direct his next movie, a raving sci-fi take on Jeckyll and Hyde. As luck would have it, his loyal ex-agent Ari (Jeremy Piven) is now a studio boss, so he lets him make the movie with his best pal Eric (Kevin Connolly) as producer, his older brother Johnny (Kevin Dillon) in a key supporting role and his pal Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) as their driver. But the Texan moneybags (Billy Bob Thornton) is dubious about all of this, and sends his know-it-all son Travis (Haley Joel Osment) to keep an eye on post-production. And Travis has some ideas of his own, much to everyone's horror.
While the rather bland Grenier holds the centre as Vince, the rest of the characters are given subplots to run with. Ari is in marriage counselling because he can't tear himself from his work; Eric goes through a few more women while preparing for his ex-girlfriend to give birth to their child; Johnny hopes this small role might finally kickstart his career; Turtle pursues a relationship with MMA champion-turned actress Ronda Rousey; and Travis is jealous of how much time Vince is spending with model-turned-actress Emily Ratajkowski. None of these plots have anywhere to go, but they pass the time amiably.
Continue reading: Entourage Review
The 'Entourage' movie relies too heavily on cameos.
Yeah, we knew this was going to happen. We saw it a mile off. As soon as Mark Wahlberg and Doug Ellin announced the Entourage movie, in fact. The beauty of the original HBO series was the subtlety of the cameos, blending the lives of Vinnie Chase, Eric, Turtle, Johnny and Ari with the showbiz circles that we're all familiar with.
The Entourage boys are back in town, though the movie fails to make the grade
Much like the Anchorman sequel, the producers appear to have gotten way too over-excited with the movie adaptation, cramming in as many cameos as possible and therefore watering down any attempt at a coherent narrative - or even a coherent attempt at recreating the appeal of the series.
Continue reading: So, The 'Entourage' Movie Didn't Really Work That Well
The jury is still out on Entourage: The Movie.
In the light of news that an Entourage movie is finally out, the internet is now wondering – is there any more story left to tell? Of course there are, according to creator Doug Ellin. The big screen version of the critical-darling-turned-nostalgia-watch show came out Friday and the critics are about to have their say.
Adrian Grenier plays the lead character - the talented, but flighty actor Vincent Chase.
Entourage was one of HBO’s highest-rated half-hour shows, and some seasons the highest, during its run, but viewership still just topped out at an average of 8.3 million (including on-demand and digital viewing) during Season 6. And its dismal performance in syndication, both on Tribune stations and later on Spike, raises a caution flag.
Continue reading: A Lot Has Changed Since The Golden Days Of "Entourage"
The uncompromising director has sparked outrage among some of Chicago's residence for using the city's nickname 'Chiraq', and are worried that the project may end up glamorising violence.
Famed director Spike Lee was accused of insulting the residents of the city of Chicago by titling his new project ‘Chiraq’, a movie which will look at education and violence. He has also been criticised for doing damage to the city’s reputation and hurting tourism by choosing the term.
The moniker ‘Chiraq’ is a nickname sometimes used for the city by its young inhabitants, referring to its reputation for street violence and gun crime. But a number of anti-gun crime campaigners and tourist officials have pulled up Lee, a director famed for his uncompromising depictions of struggles in society, for perpetuating an unhelpful stereotype by choosing the title.
Continue reading: Director Spike Lee Courts Controversy By Calling New Film 'Chiraq'
A Week In Movies: Starry premieres in Los Angeles and London, plus a glamorous BBC event and new trailers for Mission: Impossible 5, Entourage and Maggie. by Rich Cline
Home premieres in L.A. while in London Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh attend both the Cinderella premiere and a BBC anniversary. New trailers appear for films starring Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lake Bell and the Entourage gang...
The animated adventure Home held its American premiere in Los Angeles this week, with cast members Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez all looking glamorous on the red carpet.
Meanwhile in London, the UK premiere of Cinderella brought out cast members Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and director Kenneth Branagh, plus a flurry of other British celebrities
The world of acting is no longer enough for superstar Vincent Chase, whose now looking at a career in directing. With his lifestyle having taken a significant overhaul following several years of hedonism (though it might not seem like it), Ari Gold is still acting as his agent despite his new job as CEO of Time Warner and is willing to give his client a shot at what he wants to do - even if no-one else seems to think he can pull off directing. He lands a $100 million budget but things get complicated when he goes over by $15 million. Vince isn't overly concerned with the film becoming a flop, but it could mean the end of Ari's career before its started if it doesn't come through.
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Jeremy Piven will be back as 'Mr. Selfridge' in season four of the hit ITV drama. The 49-year-old American actor announced the news on Friday (13th March).
Jeremy Piven will reprise his role as Mr. Selfridge for a fourth season of the popular period drama. The upcoming series of the ITV hit will be broadcast in 2016. Piven confirmed the news on Good Morning Britain on Friday (13th March).
Jeremy Piven stars in Mr. Selfridge.
Continue reading: Jeremy Piven Will Return As Mr. Selfridge In Fourth Season
With such a great cast of cameos during its time on HBO, 'Entourage' had better have something impressive lined up for its feature film. Luckily, it certainly does.
Cameo appearances can make for some of the greatest moments in movies. Remember seeing Alice Cooper in 'Wayne's World'? Stan Lee in 'Mall Rats'? Mike Tyson in 'The Hangover'? Or, possibly the greatest cameo of all time, Bill Murray in 'Zombieland'? Well, for a show set in and around Hollywood, based on the exploits of rapper/actor/executive producer Mark Wahlberg, it was understandable why HBO's 'Entourage' has more than its fair share of A-list cameos.
'Entourage' is set to hit US theatres on 5th June, 2015.
Over the course of its seven-year runtime, 'Entourage' racked up a very impressive list of cameo performances, including Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Hefner, Peter Dinklage, James Cameron, Seth Green, Snoop Dogg, Peter Jackson - you get the idea. There were an awful lot of people getting involved in 'Entourage', so it stands to reason that when the trailer for the feature adaptation launched, people were eagerly looking to see who would be making an appearance outside of the main cast.
Continue reading: 'Entourage' Movie Finally Sees The Light Of Day [Trailer And Pictures]
Ruben Tabares, Tinie Tempah, Jeremy Piven and David Haye - British heavyweight boxer David Haye along with other celebs were photographed at the PT Club launch party at Frost of London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th October 2014
It's all about revenge in Sin City now as the wounded (both physically and mentally) set out on a trail of death and destruction in a bid to make sure justice is served in their town. Dwight McCarthy is on another rescue mission to save an abused wife as Ava Lord claims she is a prisoner at the hands of her wealthy husband Damien. Unfortunately, it seems her intentions are of the dishonest kind. Thought to be have been executed, Marv wakes up among several corpses with little memory of his alleged crimes, but a strong desire for vengeance. Nancy is heartbroken to the point of insanity following police officer John Hartigan's suicide, and there's no stopping her when she decides to sentence the father of child-killer Roark Junior, Senator Roark, to death. Notorious gambler Johnny is a newbie in the town with his own scores to settle, but it isn't long before he realises he's messing with criminals much bigger than him.
The second instalment of the 'Sin City' film franchise 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' is due for release nearly ten years following the 2005 original. Author of the original graphic novel Frank Miller ('300', 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns', 'Daredevil: Born Again') has adapted the screenplay and co-directs the movie with Robert Rodriguez ('Machete', 'Once Upon a Time in Mexico', 'From Dusk Till Dawn'). 'Sin City 2' is set to hit UK screens on August 25th 2014.
Date of birth
26th July, 1965
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