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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.

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.

Personal Life: Schreiber is married to fellow actress Naomi Watts. They have two children; Alexander Pete (b. 2007) and Samuel Kai (b. 2008). Liev's half-brother is Pablo Schreiber, best known for his role as Nick Sobotka in The Wire.



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Liev Schreiber Almost Brought Sabretooth To 'Logan'


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Though he was one of the first mutants seen in the 'X-Men' series of movies, Sabretooth was only truly brought to life by Liev Schreiber when the role was recast in Wolverine spin-off, 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. Revealing the mutants to be half-brothers, many wondered if Schreiber's character would be brought back to the big screen in a later release.

Liev Schreiber has starred as Sabertooth in the 'X-Men' moviesLiev Schreiber has starred as Sabertooth in the 'X-Men' movies

The last chance for this to happen - at least alongside Hugh Jackman's Wolverine - was in this year's theatrical release, 'Logan'. Whilst the option was discussed between all involved, it's unfortunately something that didn't take place.

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Liev Schreiber at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

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Liev Schreiber seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 19th September 2016

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Liev Schreiber - 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach - Outside Arrivals at Santa Monica, Independent Spirit Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 27th February 2016

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Pawn Sacrifice - Featurette


Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard talk about Bobby Fischer, the main inspiration and character in their new film Pawn Sacrifice. It's the 1970's and the relationship between Russians and the US is still very volatile. Bobby Fischer is a chess player at the top of his game, many consider him the finest Chess player to have ever lived, though away from the public eye, Fischer faces a battle of his own with inner demons and paranoia.

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The 5th Wave Trailer


Cassie Sullivan is only 16-years-old but her fighting spirit and courage has left her as one of the only survivors on a demolished Earth. The world has been taken over by alien forces known only as The Others, and they have launched a strategic attack on the planet in order to gain ownership. First came the darkness as the mothership wiped all power from the globe; the second wave brought total devastation in the cities, flooding everything in sight; and with the third wave came an airborne infection so deadly it took out whole nations in months. It wasn't long before they launched their invasion, killing any survivors and possessing human beings as hosts to walk among people in secret. Now what's left of the world is preparing for what may be the most apocalyptic wave of all, but the strongest people have survived and they're not ready to give up their home just yet. Cassie knows to trust no-one, but when she meets another apparent survivor, she knows she has to put her faith in him if she wants to find her missing brother.

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Spotlight Trailer


Michael Rezendes is a dedicted reporter for the Boston Globe and part of their Spotlight Team; an investigative division focused on justice and whistle-blowing. When accusations of child sex abuse by members of the Catholic Church arise, he leads the team into their latest case, determined to uncover the truth about a morally questionable priest and his scandalous activities across six different parishes over the course of several decades. It is alleged that the church knew what was going on, but chose not to act and hold their reputation above the welfare of their children. Not only that, but past statements from attorneys don't appear to add up and a delicate battle ensues with the government and police all getting involved as the Boston Globe take on the church. There's a large team at the newspaper working on bringing this case into the open once and for all, and they refuse to let these atrocities be swept under the rug another time.

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Bond Is Back, But Here Are Five Other Daniel Craig Films Worth Watching


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As the latest 007 outing, Spectre, draws ever closer, we're taking a look back at five films from Daniel Craig's varied big-screen career - none of which involve the iconic superspy in a suit.

1. Layer Cake (2004)

Layer Cake stillDaniel Craig looking Bond-like in Layer Cake

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Pawn Sacrifice Trailer


Sometimes, the greatest conflicts and clash with smaller and internal conflicts in a major way. Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) is the greatest chess player in the United States, and he is desperate to seek out the greatest players in the world. The problem is, they happen to be Russian, and with the Cold War at its height, the American government steps in to inform him that his game will be used as propaganda. This sends him down a path of introspection, as the pressure of a simple chess match holds the weight of the Cold War upon his shoulders.

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Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts - LACMA 50th Anniversary Gala sponsored by Christies - Arrivals at LACMA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 18th April 2015

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Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber - A host of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which were held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015

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Video - Rebel Wilson Poses With Crystal The Monkey At 'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' Premiere - Part 3


Rebel Wilson posed alongside Crystal the Monkey on the red carpet at the New York premiere of 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb'. Crystal, who plays Dexter in the movie, appeared to have a rather firm grip on Wilson's perfectly preened hair, though no damaged was caused when the pair parted ways.

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Fading Gigolo Review


Very Good

With a witty observational script, amusing characters and a jazzy sense of life in New York, this feels like an old-fashioned Woody Allen movie, even though Allen merely costars in it. Instead, it was written and directed by leading actor John Turturro, with an easy-going charm that's irresistible even if it feels vaguely dated. And despite its potentially controversial premise, the film is so gentle that it's unlikely to ruffle many feathers.

Turturro stars as Fioravante, a florist whose life hasn't gone as planned. His one-time mentor Murray (Allen) has just been forced to close his grandfather's rare-book shop, and with too much time on his hand has started working on Fior's life. Murray thinks Fior could make a living as an escort, and sends him on a date with his dermatologist (Sharon Stone). When that goes well, a string of wealthy clients follow, including the man-eating Selima (Sofia Vergara). But one of Murray's friends is more reluctant: the devout Avigail (Vanessa Paradis) is a widowed rabbi's wife who can't have contact with other men. As she and Fior begin a tentative friendship, there might be something meaningful developing. Then a jealous community cop (Schreiber) notices that something is amiss.

As a director, Turturro keeps the scenes grounded in real situations that centre on the characters rather than the machinations of the plot. This offers a lively depiction of this neighbourhood as a melting pot of African-Americans, Italians and Hasidic Jews who are part of each others' lives. Some of this might feel a bit contrived (Murray also adopts a sprawling black family), but the interaction is jaggedly funny and packed with a generous stream of honest emotion.

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John Turturro In 'Fading Gigolo' Realises Every Man's Fantasy? [Trailer + Pictures]


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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 skint florist worker Fioravante who gets paid for sex though, as the movie twists the common assumptions of prostitution.

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John Turturro's Fioravante Is Paid To Sleep With Beautiful But Lonely Women.

John Turturro's character decides to accept a rather unusual job offer from his friend Murray (Woody Allen) who recently learned that his dermatologist and her friend were looking for a stranger to try out new sexual experiences with. After Fioravante consents, Murray charges the women $1,000, sends his friend to carry out his assigned task whilst keeping a portion of the cash for himself.

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Fading Gigolo Trailer


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 wanting a new sexual experience with a stranger. Murray charged them a huge $1,000, offering the modest Fioravante the chance to be a male escort for a large paycheque while keeping a portion himself. After realising that he quite enjoys the experience of worshipping single and lonely women in the bedroom, Fioravante continues his exploits with Murray and ends up meeting a particularly shy woman named Avigal. Consumed by loneliness, Avigal seeks comfort and recognition, but just how deep does her solitude go?

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Liev Schreiber

Date of birth

4th October, 1967

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Liev Schreiber Movies

Spotlight Movie Review

Spotlight Movie Review

This film demonstrates that you don't need guns to make an exciting thriller. Based on...

The 5th Wave Movie Review

The 5th Wave Movie Review

Also based on the first in a trilogy of post-apocalyptic teen novels, this thriller feels...

Pawn Sacrifice - Featurette Trailer

Pawn Sacrifice - Featurette Trailer

Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard talk about Bobby Fischer, the main inspiration and...

The 5th Wave Trailer

The 5th Wave Trailer

Cassie Sullivan is only 16-years-old but her fighting spirit and courage has left her as...

Spotlight Trailer

Spotlight Trailer

Michael Rezendes is a dedicted reporter for the Boston Globe and part of their Spotlight...

Pawn Sacrifice Trailer

Pawn Sacrifice Trailer

Sometimes, the greatest conflicts and clash with smaller and internal conflicts in a major way....

Fading Gigolo Movie Review

Fading Gigolo Movie Review

With a witty observational script, amusing characters and a jazzy sense of life in New...

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Fading Gigolo Trailer

Fading Gigolo Trailer

Strapped for cash, handsome but middle-aged bookshop worker Fioravante decides to accept an offer of...

The Butler Movie Review

The Butler Movie Review

This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and...

The Butler Trailer

The Butler Trailer

Cecil Gaines is a modest and dedicated butler at the White House who manages to...

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