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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Liev Schreiber cycles with family

Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts and Samuel Kai Schreiber - Bicycle made for three as Naomi Watts takes a back seat as she joins Liev Schreiber and son Samuel for a tandem ride through Manhattan - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts and Samuel Kai Schreiber
Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts and Samuel Kai Schreiber
Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts and Samuel Kai Schreiber
Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts and Samuel Kai Schreiber
Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts and Samuel Kai Schreiber

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

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

Naomi Watts and husband Liev Schreiber go fishing

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber - Naomi Watts and husband Liev Schreiber go fishing off a pier in Malibu on Father's Day with their boys - Malibu, California, United States - Sunday 21st June 2015

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Naomi Watts and husband Liev Schreiber go fishing

Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Samuel Kai Schreiber and Alexander Pete Schreiber - Naomi Watts and husband Liev Schreiber go fishing off a pier in Malibu on Father's Day with their boys - Malibu, California, United States - Monday 22nd June 2015

Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Samuel Kai Schreiber and Alexander Pete Schreiber
Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Samuel Kai Schreiber and Alexander Pete Schreiber
Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Samuel Kai Schreiber and Alexander Pete Schreiber
Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Samuel Kai Schreiber and Alexander Pete Schreiber
Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Samuel Kai Schreiber and Alexander Pete Schreiber

Naomi Watts at Farmers Market with the family bunch

Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Alexander and Samuel - Actress Naomi Watts accompanied by husband Liev Schreiber takes their two boys Alexander and Samuel out at the farmers market in Brentwood Ca. - Brentwood, California, United States - Sunday 19th April 2015

Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Alexander and Samuel
Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Alexander and Samuel
Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Alexander and Samuel
Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Alexander and Samuel
Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Alexander and Samuel

Naomi Watts and family at Farmers Market

Samuel Kai Schreiber and Liev Schreiber - Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber shopping at Farmers Market with their children - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 19th April 2015

Samuel Kai Schreiber and Liev Schreiber
Samuel Kai Schreiber and Liev Schreiber
Samuel Kai Schreiber and Liev Schreiber
Samuel Kai Schreiber, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Samuel Kai Schreiber, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Katie Holmes Lands Major Role in Showtime's 'Ray Donovan'


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Katie Holmes has landed what is being described as a "major guest role" in Showtime's drama Ray Donovan. The Toledo-born actress will play a shrewd and chic businesswoman named Paige who enlists the services of Ray (Liev Schreiber).

Katie HolmesKatie Holmes will play a major guest role in Showtime's critically acclaimed Ray Donovan

Paige is also the daughter of Ian McShane's billionaire producer character Andrew, according to Variety, who first reported the news. McShane was cast in a recurring role in the series earlier this month.

Continue reading: Katie Holmes Lands Major Role in Showtime's 'Ray Donovan'

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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Video - Naomi Watts Brings Partner Liev Schreiber To New York 'St. Vincent' Premiere - Part 2


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 friend in his irresponsible new neighbour Vincent - Vincent shows him how to have fun after his parents' divorce, while he shows Vincent how to finally grow up.

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Fading Gigolo Review


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


Kevin Spacey Robin Wright Corey Stoll Michael Sheen Bryan Cranston Aaron Paul Julianna Margulies Kerry Washington James Spader Liev Schreiber Rob Lowe Michael Douglas Matt Damon Amy Poehler Zooey Deschanel Lena Dunham Edie Falco Andy Samberg Jim Parsons Don Cheadle Jason Bateman Michael J Fox Helen Mirren Jessica Lange

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 of critically-acclaimed TV. Former nomination regulars like Mad Men and Homefront are nowhere to be seen in the nominees lists, replaced instead by the new order of critically-acclaimed shows.

Master of Sex
Master of Sex, along with House of Cards, is now the show to beat

Master of Sex and House of Cards now look like the shows to beat, with Breaking Bad making what will be its final appearance at the Golden Globes with the series ending this year. This comes just a year after Homeland achieved the impressive feat of winning Best Drama Series, Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor all in one night, although this does mark the second year in a row that the 2007-2009 winner Mad Men has not appeared in the Best Drama category.

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

The Butler Review


OK

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 struggle from the 1950s to the present day. But it's been so fictionalised that it feels kind of like a variation on Forrest Gump.

Cecil Gaines (Whitaker) grew up on a Georgia cotton plantation, where the cruel master's kindly mother (Redgrave) taught him to be a house servant. Years later, he marries Gloria (Winfrey) and moves to Washington DC, where he gets a job in the White House as a butler to presidents from Eisenhower (Williams) to Reagan (Rickman). His job description is simple: "You hear nothing, you see nothing, you only serve." And yet as the nation grapples with its racist culture, he has a quiet influence on each leader who moves through the house.

Whitaker narrates the film in drawling flashbacks, while the story flickers between Cecil and his eldest son Louis (Oyelowo), an activist who is involved in every key moment in the Civil Rights movement. And their younger son (Kelley) is sent to Vietnam. So it's like a condensed version of late 20th century American history, made notable by the lively cast of cameo players including Marsden (as JFK), Schreiber (LBJ), Ellis (MLK) and Cusack (Nixon), plus Fonda as a lively Nancy Reagan.

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


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 set to portray a similarly important historical figure in her new film 'Diana' as the titular Princess.

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

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


Forest Whitaker Oprah Winfrey Mariah Carey Liev Schreiber James Marsden Minka Kelly Jane Fonda Lenny Kravitz Nelsan Ellis Lee Daniels

'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 2013).

Sparkling the brightest was Oprah Winfrey in a pretty pink sequined gown with her hair in full afro form, alongside her onscreen husband Forest Whitaker who plays the title role, and her real partner Stedman Graham. Nursing a dislocated shoulder in a funky studded sling was Mariah Carey, who has not been letting her injury get in the way of anything she does at the moment as this wasn't the first time she has stepped out in a quirky bling sling. Some of the presidents from the movie also showed up, including Liev Schreiber who played Lyndon B. Johnson and James Marsden who was John F. Kennedy, as well as First Ladies Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy and Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan.

Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker plays the title character in 'The Butler'

Continue reading: 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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Liev Schreiber

Date of birth

4th October, 1967

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.91